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Becoming a father takes a moment.  Being a dad takes a life time.

Yet, the greatest pleasure in my life is the time I spend with my kids and their mom.  It’s not a sacrifice.  There’s nothing I would rather do.

For all I have taught my children they have taught me a hundred fold more.  I would not be the person I am today if I had not been blessed with them.

So to all you fathers who are trying to be dads.  To all who are feeling swamped with diapers or car insurance or college expenses hang in there.  We only go through this life once.  And this is the best.

There is no greater calling and no greater joy than to have your kids call you “Dad.”  Enjoy it!

Happy Father’s Day!

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How to Handle Criticism Constructively

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“Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves.”  Bertrand Russell

Have you ever ventured out into something unconventional and been criticized?  Ever tried to change your world and been personally attacked?  Attempted something new you felt would make a positive difference only to have it undermined by a friend?

Go down the list through history—scientists, religious leaders, political leaders, artists, writers, entrepreneurs, inventors.  Everyone who has challenged the status quo and attempted to change it for the better has faced criticism. Read More→

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Last week I was in the midst of one of those questioning times.  I periodically wonder if what I’m communicating really is helping people.  I want to maximize my life.  So I was reexamining.

I received a phone call on Tuesday afternoon at my office.  My secretary told me the name which sounded vaguely familiar.  So I took the call.

When I answered he said, “This is Larry (giving his last name).  I don’t know if you remember me but I went to seminary with you in Chicago.” Read More→

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The Search to Belong

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I have been busy writing a guest post which when up I will share with you.  So please enjoy again one of my most popular posts.

Why do we search for our roots?

What’s important about knowing where we come from?  Which tribe we belong to?

I’ve know people who were raised in a loving home yet when they discovered they had been adopted searched at great expense for their biological parents.  There was a hole they needed to fill. Read More→

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