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Hope

September 16, 2020

And if the whole wide world stops singing And all the stars go dark I’ll keep a light on in my soul Keep a bluebird in my heart Miranda Lambert, Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby

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Be

September 13, 2020

“Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.” Marvin J. Ashton

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Resilience

August 29, 2020

‘You cannot stop the waves in life…but you can learn how to surf.’ Paddy Steinfort

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Opening soon

August 23, 2020

Why is this fella smiling? Well…his dream is coming true with the opening of The Randy Ross Tennis Center in Dove Valley just south of Broncos Headquarters. Six beautiful indoor courts featuring top notch instruction, league play, and tennis specific training. For more information, go to randyrosstennis.com

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Oh well

August 23, 2020

A not so young cowboy was standing at the net talking to a 7 year tennis player last week while her sister picked up some stray balls. The bright eyed youngster lookup and said…’Cowboy, you’ve got a booger’. Is that what you clueing brutally honest?

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Joey

August 23, 2020

We didn’t know what to expect when Joey came to stay with us for six days. He’s leaving later this afternoon and he taught us a few things. You see, Joey is 13 years old and cannot see or hear. He’s also diabetic. Watching him try to navigate his way around the house was instructive. […]

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Ellie

February 28, 2016

A very young cowboy finished twenty-six holes of golf and was famished. A Mexican chicken salad sounded great and Cafe Rio was only five minutes away. Two twelve year old girls were laughing non stop while deciding what drinks to select. The taller youngster looked at her friend and said, ‘Ellie…I love you, you make […]

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Morning Pages

January 3, 2016

Well….a new year is here and another birthday too. Sixty-nine and all is well. The cup is full to overflowing still with barely a thought about the normal maladies that come with the territory. A very happy young cowboy puts on a favorite hat and watches yet another sunset. With eyes closed and a deep […]

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What if….

November 15, 2015

“What if the world was holding its breath…..waiting for you to take the place that only you can fill.” David Whyte

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Addiction

August 15, 2020

A very young cowboy is reading an enlightening book entitled Digital Minimalism. Paraphrasing the author, he posits that the creators of the iPhone set out, from the start, to create ‘a slot machine for your pocket’. I think their goal has been achieved but the benefits are debatable.

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Helpline

August 9, 2020

The mental health issues related to our lockdown are especially hard for people with depression. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has a 24 hour helpline: 1 800 273-8255. Please share this with two people to get this message out. “Be kind, everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” Plato

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No problem

August 2, 2020

If you exhibit composure or coolness, sometimes excessive, as shown in danger or under trying circumstances, you have sangfroid.

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Beginnings

July 12, 2020

“Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” Mother Teresa

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Share

July 5, 2020

“Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a […]

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Ride of a lifetime

June 29, 2020

A very young cowboy was fishing last Monday on The Colorado River near Parshall. It was a memorable day with some sizable rainbows and browns brought to the net. There was one rainbow that made the day extra special. I cast a size 18 soft hackle downstream and watched closely as it drifted 30 feet […]

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Live it

June 28, 2020

“The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.” Barbara Kingsolver

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Timeless

June 27, 2020

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. […]

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Stress

June 14, 2020

‘Beware the barrenness of a busy life.’ Socrates

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Go There

June 7, 2020

‘Do something radical…step out. You don’t want to die wondering if you could have. If you have it in you…Go There!’   Darlene Zschech One of the most anointed worship leaders in history and conquerer of breast cancer.

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Reggie nails it

June 7, 2020

‘I’m black, and despite all that I’ve accomplished, society still views me as a threat.’ Reggie Rivers I highly suggest reading Reggie’s piece in yesterday’s Perspective section of The Denver Post. If you tossed the paper, google the above and you can read it online. It hit home with me and I think it will […]

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Appreciate

May 30, 2020

“You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.”   Walter Hagen

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Belief

May 24, 2020

While watching episode 9 of The Last Dance, Reggie Miller of The Indiana Pacers was interviewed and spoke about the amazing Champion’s DNA of Michael Jordan and The Chicago Bulls. A Champion’s DNA. Did Michael and his mates really possess this at birth or was it created in the crucible of hard fought playoff series’ […]

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Harmony

May 20, 2020

‘A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.’ Ruth Bell Graham