October 2011

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What’s Your Story?

    In Fully Engaged: How to DO less and BE more, I tell the story of my friend Paul who wrote out 37 questions for his father. Although they enjoyed a wonderfully close relationship right up to when George died at age 100, Paul ...


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Scattered, Smothered, Covered, Chunked and Diced

    Brown potatoes scattered (spread on the grill), smothered (with onions), covered (with cheese), chunked (with diced ham) and diced (with tomatoes).   It’s sort of a health food menu item on the Waffle House menu!   It’s also the condition of a lot ...


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Quiet Love

  Thousands came to Washington DC yesterday to celebrate the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial. Bernice King, daughter of the slain civil rights leader, reminded the assembled throng that neither a hurricane nor an earthquake could stop the dedication. It had simply ...


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WAIT…

    The new iPhone 4S includes artificial intelligence and Siri, a system that answers questions out loud.   If you ask it, “Will tomorrow’s weather be the same?” it might answer, “No, it will be better” and pull up weather.com at the same time ...


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The Parade Was Over

    Downtown Minneapolis was unusually packed yesterday. Streets were closed. Sidewalks were jammed. The skyways were an ant farm of activity.   The excitement was for the Minnesota Lynx parade celebrating their league championship. People were standing five deep on the sidewalks and completely ...


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Delighting in Being Found

    It was a glorious evening at The Upper Room Community Sunday night.   Katie preached her first sermon since being licensed as a minister. She has the gift of revealing God’s wisdom through her own life and faith journey in a powerful way. ...


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Valuing Time—Even When You’re Not Dying

    Time is your most valuable currency.   Not money. Not work. Not even friendships.   Given time, we can usually make more money, find more work or develop more friendships. But given money, we can’t create a minute more time.   According to ...


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Paying the Legacy Forward

    Steve Jobs passed away yesterday at the age of 56.   Facebook, Twitter, Apple Stores are filled with eulogies, remembrances, tributes and statements of grief. All well deserved—Jobs was the premier inventor and entrepreneur of this age.   In his daily blog, Seth ...


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DO less Sports

      Statistic:    In 17 seasons as the New York Yankees premier closer, Mariano Rivera has recorded an all-time record 603 saves.   More impressively, he has spent 334 days, 18 hours, 29 minutes on the NYY roster and logged an amazing 64 ...


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Get Engaged

    Former NFL coach Tony Dungy commented in last Friday’s USA Today that, “There’s no substitute for a full-time dad. Dads who are fully engaged with their kids overwhelmingly tend to produce children who believe in themselves and live full lives. And when dads ...


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