Inspiration, Letting Go, Faith – The BridgeMaker - Part 39

A Digital Slowdown Challenge_A Five-Point Plan A Digital Slowdown Challenge: A Five-Point Plan

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Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. – Confucius I admire my wife. Mary Beth is a mother of four children, a practicing Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a brain surgery survivor. However, her current status is she has no status, at least in a virtual sense, because Mary Beth has given up Facebook for Lent.…

A Simple Path_To Finding Patience A Simple Path – To Finding Patience

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“Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you and scorn in the one ahead” – Mac McCleary We changed the family cell phone plan recently. A company was offering free Smartphones along with unlimited data and texting. Our current plan was set to expire so we jumped at the chance to bring a little more connectivity into our lives.…

6 Tips for Becoming a Better Man 6 Tips for Becoming a Better Man

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Better the man that conquer a thousand thousand men is the one who conquer one, himself. – Buddha The desire to become a better person is a noble goal for any individual. But the desire to become a better man requires a dedication to continuous character development that is specific for men.…

A Simple Path_Serving Others A Simple Path – To Serving Others

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“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – Dr. Seuss Mary Beth and I made another trek across Kansas last weekend. Andrew’s college baseball team was playing in Pratt, Kansas which is about one hour west of Wichita and four hours from our home.…

Kindness is Alive Because of You Kindness is Alive Because of You

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Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. – Plato March is going out like a lion; and a lamb. The weather in the Midwest has wavered between freezing rain and mild temperatures all month. After living in Kansas for 10 years, I’ve come to understand the concept of snow one day followed by an 85-degree day the next is just a way of life here.…

The Most Powerful Word The Most Powerful Word

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Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs. – Pearl Strachan Hurd The power of a single word can bring peace, start a war, spark love and provide inspiration. The power of a single word can make you smile while another word can make you cry.…

Arise

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When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love – Marcus Aurelius The world is hurting.
Hopelessness is spoken
in every language right now.…

How to Live Well How to Live Well

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The art of living well and dying well are one. – Epicurus Living in awareness of our mortality guides us in living life to its fullest. It serves as a compass – pointing us in the right direction, according to each one of our maps.…

25 Ways to Be Good for the World 25 Ways to Be Good for the World

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We can do no great things, only small things with great love. – Mother Teresa The world is hurting one more time. My corner of the world learned about the latest destruction last Friday morning. Though similar events have happened recently, seeing the faces affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami in the Pacific didn’t ease the sting.…