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Doorways

Doorways

Metaphors can often help us see when we can’t find the exact words to say. When it comes to integrity and more precisely core values, I have come to find increasing value in the gift of metaphors as I try to share the insight and wisdom I gleam from others who are...

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Best Intentions

Best Intentions

In the not so distant past, phones were solely an audio tool. Today, not so much … as they’ve evolved into much more of a visual device. And when used in the right place, at the right time for the right reason … they can be a valuable asset. Yet, that same phone can...

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From Where I Stand

From Where I Stand

Recently, my wife and I were looking out of different kitchen windows to our backyard. She was repeatedly trying to point-out a baby bunny in the grass which I was failing to see. She finally said, “Come over here … you can’t see it from where you’re standing because...

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Bird Watch

Bird Watch

It’s not unusual, when meeting a new acquaintance who is discovering that I speak professionally, for them to respond, “you must fly a lot.” I simply smile and answer, yes. Yet, technically, I don’t fly at all … I ride a lot. Birds fly. I don’t. I just wish I could....

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Sound Check

Sound Check

Over the last couple of years, I’ve become a big fan of something I never imagined. Audio books. I have always been the kind of reader who likes to dissect the pages of book. I go through a lot of highlighters in great books. I underline, use asterisks, and make...

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Sticky Business

Sticky Business

Plastic bins can make for an efficient means of storage. Especially when you buy a number of them at the same time … all the same size and designed to nicely stack one on top of the other. I recently bought a lot of those bins. The containers have dark grey bottoms...

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Accountable to Love

Accountable to Love

It was meant to be a practical question yet led to an unintended realization. A dozen years ago, my publicist Nanette Noffsinger was preparing me for a media tour for the launch of my first book, Silent Alarm. As we sat in a crowded Nashville coffee shop, she said,...

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Questioning the Unquestionable

Questioning the Unquestionable

If you could question one thing that seems to be unquestionable, what would that one thing be? I’m not talking about the kind of inquiry that provides some additional data. Or even incremental insight. I’m talking about the kind of question that has the potential to...

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