The Day I Mustered Up the Gumption: A Personal Post
Jun18

The Day I Mustered Up the Gumption: A Personal Post

The first time I saw you I knew you were out of my league. I nudged the guy next to me. “Who…is that?!” We were sitting in the back row of the room where the speech team held its meetings at Bradley University. “Dedee Wallace. She transferred in from Southeastern.” “She’s….gorgeous! Wow.” “Forget it, Lhamon. She’s out of your league.” See, even my friends knew. Back then, my experience with beautiful women was that they...

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An Inspiring Ad that Affirms Goodness. A Powerful Ending.
Apr18

An Inspiring Ad that Affirms Goodness. A Powerful Ending.

Every once in a while a commercial is created that truly affirms goodness. This ad for a life insurance company in Thailand is one of them. The ending packs an emotional wallop. [youtube...

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Stephen King Taught Me What Not to Say to a Person Who is Grieving
Apr03

Stephen King Taught Me What Not to Say to a Person Who is Grieving

Some of the best advice I’ve ever received on what to say to someone who is grieving came from Stephen King. Or better said, what not to say. I read Pet Sematary back in high school. Like all Stephen King novels, it’s creepy and at times profane but is also filled with tremendous insights into humanity. Louis Creed — the main character in the novel — loses his infant son Gage when the toddler wanders into the...

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A Simple Thought that Made Praying Easier for Me

I’m lousy at praying. I’m not proud of this. I tend to pray only when I’ve exhausted all other possibilities. And when I do sit down to pray, my mind wanders and I think about work or pizza or about how badly I need to clean the garage. Then I catch myself, kick myself, knuckle down, concentrate harder, and start again. Twenty-seven seconds later I start wondering what I’m going to eat for breakfast. I’m...

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