Monthly Archives: December 2012

Gifts to Self: Four Big Things You Could Use

As you’ve gone about your holiday shopping intent on finding the perfect gifts for the special people in your life, have you been tempted to buy a few things just for yourself? Don’t feel bad; most people do. We come … Continue reading

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Inner Fire: Discovering Your Calling

In your lifetime, you may have many jobs, but your calling is different. It is that which you were meant to do, and if you don’t answer the call, you will feel unfulfilled. You may make enough money, and you … Continue reading

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Appreciating Your Life

Soon after their births, my first thoughts on holding each of my children: “Thank you for this precious life.” It remains at the core of my thoughts, grounding and shaping my actions, as a father, a husband, a friend and … Continue reading

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Making the Most of Your Christmas

At the end of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Zuzu Bailey says, “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings!” These days, every time a Christmas song is played, some grownups grit their teeth. Though this is a season … Continue reading

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