Category Archives: Endurance

Deadly Distractions and Sea Turtles

While on the Big Island of Hawaii [which explains why you haven’t seen a blog post for a while], we came across a bale of Green Sea Turtles hovering on the ocean’s edge. Seeing these turtles, I was reminded of … Continue reading

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Accepting Hardships as the Pathway to Peace

The above title is a line in the full length Serenity Prayer. On first glance, you shake your head and say, “How can this be?” But as you dig deeper, you begin to see how true this can be and … Continue reading

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Waiting

Waiting  n. – remaining inactive in one place while expecting something. It hit me this week – I’ve done SO MUCH waiting! And I’m not sure I like it! Waiting for a train to go or a bus to come, … Continue reading

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VIM

In 1904, the cleaning agent VIM first appeared on the scene. 109 years later it’s still a leading cleanser of choice because it works! VIM lives up to its name – coming from the Latin word vis or vim meaning … Continue reading

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The Secret to Experiencing Rhythm

Ol’ Fred had lived a good life and was now lying in a hospital bed near the end of his life. The family was gathered around along with their pastor who had come to say a few words and offer … Continue reading

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The Slinky Principle

The slinky first came out in 1945. I received my first one several years after that and remember coaxing it down the stairs until it eventually started to move on its own. I watched in amazement as the shiny coiled … Continue reading

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The 1 Degree Difference

Sometimes, just a little difference makes all the difference. At 211 degrees water is hot— at 212 degrees water boils. This may not seem like a big difference but the difference between just hot water and steam is significant.* A … Continue reading

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Wisdom – Air to a Drowning Man

A proud young man came to Socrates asking for wisdom. He walked up to him and said, “O great Socrates, I come to you for wisdom.” Socrates, recognizing a pompous fool when he saw one, led him down to the … Continue reading

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The Power of Positive Impact

Impact is defined as – “the effect or impression of one thing on another.” What impression have you made on others? What impression or effect have others had in your life? The possibilities for making a positive impact are endless! … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Healed Brokenness

The Japanese have an ancient craft known as kintsugi. It can be best understood this way: If a piece of valuable china is dropped and breaks, instead of throwing it away or repairing it perfectly, the kintsugi craftspeople use lacquer … Continue reading

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