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[Podcast] Our Perception of People Governs Our Actions

I’ve been thinking these days about how our perception of people changes when we allow ourselves to get to know them. Prefer to read? The content continues below: I read about a woman who was wrongly convicted of murder and spent a number of years on death row. She said the guards weren’t allowed to […]

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[Podcast] The Troll Under the Bridge

When we bought our house it was listed as a fixer-upper since it was so long since it had been properly cared for. Once we started cleaning, we discovered many high-end feature that the builder had included, but because of neglect and abuse, it was hard to tell. Prefer to read? The content continues below: […]

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[Podcast] Not Shaken By The Storm

These days, many of the conversations around me center on questions about Covid. What are the numbers for today? What phase are we in? What about school and work? What about..? What if ….? I don’t know about you, but those conversations make me feel like I’m on a little, storm-tossed boat and the circumstances […]

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[Podcast] Different

Have you heard of Jessica Cox, the world’s first licensed armless pilot, as well as the first armless black-belt in the American Taekwondo Association. Prefer to read? The text continues below: Jessica was born in 1983 and due to a rare birth defect, she was born without arms. In spite of that, Jessica flies airplanes, […]

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[Podcast] When the Banks Closed

I’m reading a book about the Depression called ‘We Had Everything But Money’. One chapter is titled ‘When the Banks Closed, Our Hearts Opened’. Even though the hard times our world is experiencing right now are different from those of the depression, there are a lot of lessons we can learn from the courage and […]

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[Podcast] Victory Over Fear

60 years after the war ended, two old men emerged from the dense jungle of a Philippine island and declared they were soldiers. What does that have to do with us today? Prefer to read?  The text is below: The Japanese men, both in their 80s, said they had been hiding on the island after […]

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[Podcast] Climb the Mountains In Your Way

I do a lot of reading and gathering stories, and I’m afraid that this time I forgot to write down the original source so I can give proper credit. This story has two parts and I’ll finish off with one of my own. Prefer to read?  Here ya go: While a man was driving down […]

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[Podcast] Remember The Duck

The following story about the duck comes from the book “Will Daylight Come” by Richard Hoefler. It goes like this: Prefer to read? A little boy visiting his grandparents was given his first slingshot. Johnny practiced in the woods, but he could never hit his target. As he came back to Grandma’s backyard he spied […]

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