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Rest

November 6, 2019

‘Come to Me all who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

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Essentials

November 6, 2019

‘Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul…one cannot live in health without them.’ Mahalia Jackson

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LTS

November 6, 2019

‘Life’s too short to wear boring socks.’ Plato

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Hope

November 4, 2019

‘You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees a hundred miles in the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile, the world goes on. Meanwhile, […]

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Perseverance

November 3, 2019

’Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass. Life is about learning how to dance in the rain.’ Vivian Greene  

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Amazed

November 3, 2019

‘When it’s over, I want to say:  all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom taking the world into my arms.’   Mary Oliver

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Australian humor

October 23, 2019

The late, great, Charles Krauthammer possessed an intellect admired by people worldwide. I’m learning he also had a terrific sense of humor. In the book entitled The Point of It All, he has a chapter called Why I Love Australia. Here are the first two paragraphs… ’In the Australian House of Representatives last month, opposition […]

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Vision

October 20, 2019

‘Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.’   Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Kindness

October 13, 2019

‘I have never heard anything about the resolutions of the apostles, but a good deal about their acts.’ Og Mandino

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Epiphany

October 6, 2019

“There is a switch inside many people set at “I can’t.” ”When it flips over to “I can” for one thing, it doesn’t stop there.”   James Fell

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The Story of 9/11

September 20, 2019

A very young cowboy just finished an amazing book about the tragedy of 9/11. The author is Mitchell Zuckoff and the title is ‘Fall and Rise…The Story of 9/11.’ This book is not for the faint of heart but gives the reader a real up close account of the many heroes at The World Trade Center, […]

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Joey

September 20, 2019

On a walk today with Luke and Joey, a kindly older lady asked if the cute dog with the skinny face was a deer. I was tempted to say ‘why, yes ma’am, it’s a rescue deer. We saved it from the clutches of a mountain lion near Telluride and he’s been the best pet ever.’ […]

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Trust

September 9, 2019

What if Your blessings come through raindrops and what if Your healing comes through tears What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know that You are near What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise What if my greatest disappointments or the aching of this life Is the […]

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Forever in Joy

June 3, 2019

There is a light that shines sooo bright… A heart powered by love… and a soul tethered to a God who never fails He walks by her side today and surely fills her heart tomorrow. Her joys give Him such pleasure To Him.. She’s a special treasure endowed with strength to rise above the stormy […]

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Amazing Amy

February 3, 2019

It’s reported that this meeting between Gary Woodland and Amy Brockerstette was the greatest experience of his golfing life. I think you’ll quickly see why.   ** fast forward to today and Gary Woodland played brilliantly to win The 119th. U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. I’m guessing his experience with Amy still ranks right up there […]

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Think again

November 30, 2018

Peter McWilliams wrote a terrific little book entitled ‘You can’t afford the luxury of a negative thought.’ It made a very young cowboy consider that this pertains to thoughts about: your neighbors, Father Time, a below average day on the courts or links, the weather, gridlock in Washinton…or on the highway, chronic aches and pains, […]

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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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The Darkest Hour

November 18, 2015

In your darkest hour….when loneliness and despair overtake you…I’ll be there In your darkest hour….as the fear and doubt overwhelm you….I will be there I am The Light shining in your soul….and the hope living in your heart I am the dream you cling to when your life seems torn apart I am the friend […]

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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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Window of Tolerance

October 19, 2015

A horse is beset by hundreds of flies on a summer afternoon in the pasture.  As best he can, he swishes his tail lazily at one after another to shoo them away.  These little annoyances (trifles) don’t ignite an agitated response from the mare because he knows that this is just part of the game. […]

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Meant to Be

September 21, 2015

It began with a simple poem I’d written to inspire public speakers. The poem was read at a national speaker’s convention and subsequently mailed to my e-mail distribution list. One of the people I sent it to was Cheryl Spicer in Australia. I became acquainted with Cheryl’s talents and work with disadvantaged people in Australia, […]

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Lefty

November 8, 2019

The famous fly fisherman Lefty Kreh passed away this past year and what a life he lived. A very young cowboy ran across a video online showing Lefty and his ideas on casting. I’m paraphrasing here but at the end the clip, he said that the surroundings he fished in and the people he fished […]

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Easy prey

October 30, 2019

Life lessons lie around every corner. Just the other night, a very young cowboy learned that you should arm yourself if reports of roaming raccoons have appeared in the neighborhood newsletter. Whilst attempting to replace the cover on the grill after dark…two of these angry, marauding, raccoons decided I was easy prey. You should have […]

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Dear Carly

October 29, 2019

Hi Sister,   is this better?

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Distraction

October 29, 2019

A very young cowboy picked up an interesting book yesterday at Koelbel library. The author is Tiffany Schlaen and the book is entitled 24/6…The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week. In the book, she cites the attachment we have to our devices and suggests this addiction can be harmful as much as helpful. It […]

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Trust

October 27, 2019

Who of us hasn’t run into a few days in our lives when feeling like we’ve been dealt a bad hand or the deck has been stacked against us? My great friend Wendy offered some sage advice this week…’just keep shuffling those cards until you get the hand you want.’ How simple…yet so profound. Like […]

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Bruno Nydam

September 27, 2019

Who could have guessed when Kevin Nydam was a tennis player at Mesa State College, that he would graduate…turn to golf, and excel on the links as well. Today, he played nine holes at Highlands Ranch Golf Course. When questioned about his play, ‘well, I birdied the final four holes.’ When queried about the other […]

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Friends

September 27, 2019

‘A true friend has your back and their heart beats in tune with yours. Surely, they are one of heaven’s greatest gifts.’

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Acceptance

September 26, 2019

‘You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself.’ Ethel Barrymore