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By Your Deeds

Living a life of truth can provide you with peace.
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You’re standing at the line and with one more roll of the ball, you will accomplish the first 300 game of your life. You’ve been bowling for 20 years now, since you were just in first grade. Your friends are watching you silently not wanting to put undue pressure on you and your heart is beating like a drum. Suddenly there’s a blaring message over the PA system. ”May I have everyone’s attention?! Stop bowling immediately and leave the building in an orderly manner. The building … Continue reading

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Lightning: Think Like The Animals

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Earlier this week, we had a monster thunderstorm roll through our area on the coast of South Carolina. This was a massive system that started from the Gulf of Mexico, went across Florida out into the Atlantic and then curved back to hit the southeastern coast. There was a lot of lightning in the system–the kind that is so close you can hear the sizzle before it lights up and the thunder is less than a three-count away. My wife and I love to … Continue reading

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My Shoes

Don't judge a man until you walk a mile in his shoes.
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I was a bit too cocky at 14.  I often said things I shouldn’t have. I was told that being quick-witted was a blessing if I knew when to button my lip … and a curse of I didn’t. The guy that told me that was dead-on right. One afternoon before class (in junior high school) one of my teachers was sitting around with a few of us guys and we were just talking like guys do. For those of you ladies that have … Continue reading

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It’s Hard To Be A Hero

What makes a hero?
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“I bet you’ve never heard ole Marshal Dillon say Miss Kitty have you ever thought of running away Settling down will you marry me If I asked you twice and begged you pretty please   –Toby Keith, “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” It’s not easy being a hero these days. I think it was easier to be a hero back when James Arness played Dodge City’s Marshall Matt Dillon on the TV series “Gunsmoke,” which ran for an amazing 20 seasons from 1955 to 1975. Of … Continue reading

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Put People First

Keep Your Cool.
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I’m a big fan of U.S. Representative Trey Gowdy from South Carolina. His vocabulary, direct approach, and strict demeanor are all traits that translate to me a man of character and solidarity. He has the ability to ask the tough questions and say the unpopular thing that has to be said, no matter how uncomfortable it might make the other person or himself. I respect that as a man and I respect that as a professional. Saying the embarrassing thing or posing the uncomfortable … Continue reading

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