Watching a bit of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” I’m struck by how desperately we need more of the spirit of George and Mary Bailey.
I wish you all a merry Christmas, filled with love and laughter. “And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14 Today we believers celebrate the day when Jesus, the Lion of Judah, theContinue reading “Merry Christmas!”
Today our Republic lost a patriot, a soldier, a statesman, and a man of tremendous character. Senator Bob Dole was 98 years old, and served our nation for 79 of them.
That was the one thing that made me think, well, this may be the shadow of a beginning. Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird I often grow discouraged with the trajectory of our society, but this past week has been encouraging, and cause for hope. As someone who makes a living teaching lawful self-defense techniquesContinue reading “The Shadow of a Beginning”
I’ve been delinquent in writing this last month, but that is in part due to the fact I’ve been speaking a good bit. It just dawned on me today (as I age I can occasionally be slow-witted) that I could also post my podcast appearances periodically so those discussions are archived and available as well.
Punctilious courtesy, good manners, and the Golden Rule reflect an attitude and acknowledgement that other people are, you know…actually people, equally deserving of consideration and basic decent and civil treatment despite our differences.
Today we celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, which told the world that the United States of America were a new, free, and independent republic joining the community of nations. This new Republic would in fact change and shape the course of western civilization and the world for the two centuries that followedContinue reading “Make America Great”
An Idea Isn’t a Plan. A Wish Isn’t a Goal. We often fail to achieve our aims in life because we mistake ideas for plans, and wishes for goals. I received a reminder of this recently, and in reflecting perhaps I can illuminate some aspects of goal setting and planning which might help others. ThisContinue reading “Why Can’t I Achieve My Goals?”
“We are what we habitually do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.” -Will Durant (Not Aristotle) “As it is not one swallow or a fine day that makes a spring, so it is not one day or a short time that makes a man blessed and happy.” -Aristotle, actually We Are WhatContinue reading “It’s Who You Are On the Outside That Matters”