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Update of physical condition

I have not completed a full, 5-day week of training since 21 March. I was traveling the week of 24 March and 7 April, but the big reason is that my right shoulder began hurting enough that I decided to back down on what I was...

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8 Traits of Successful People

Richard St. John interviewed many successful people to identify 8 traits of successful people: Love what you do; Work really hard; Focus on one thing, not everything; Keep pushing yourself; Come up with good ideas; Keep...

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A love letter for Momma

On a quiet afternoon when everyone else was taking a nap I taught myself to write.  I was five years old and tired of waiting for anyone to teach me.  I took a pad of paper, a pencil, my mother’s grocery list and began to copy....

A love letter for Momma

On a quiet afternoon when everyone else was taking a nap I taught myself to write.  I was five years old and tired of waiting for anyone to teach me.  I took a pad of paper, a pencil, my mother’s grocery list and began to copy....

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We share things like that

I started crying in the grocery store today. I didn’t let it get too far, but teared up in front of the canned fruit. After I went around the corner, I teared up again in front of the spices and then again in front of the...

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On My Prayer Rug – Part III

A speaker at the Islamic Center of North Fulton gave me the idea of combining physical prayer with the Lord’s Prayer when I visited a few months ago. He said the words of the opening chapter of the Quran was as important to...

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On My Prayer Rug – Part II

I learned the Lord’s Prayer when I was a child. We did not recite it during Catholic services, but had to learn it in catechism classes (Catholic Sunday School). The Boy Scout troop that I joined at age 15 recited the Lord’s...

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On my prayer rug – Part I

The Hebrew and Christian scriptures describe standing, bowing, kneeling, and prostrating oneself face down in prayer and worship. O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker! (Psalm 95: 6) Then...

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Better friends than me

A boy I knew from high school joined the Navy after we graduated. I can’t remember if we met before I dropped out of Junior Army ROTC at the end of the 10th grade or if he worked at the Jitney Jungle where I stocked shelves and...

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