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DISCOVERIES : Brand loyalty

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DISCOVERIES : Brand loyalty

The below post is part of an ongoing series I’ll be doing in 2020 entitled, DISCOVERIES, which will feature unfinished or not-posted content found in my Draft Archives during a review conducted in January 2020. The present post contains the original content, edited lightly for publication.    Here’s a lesson and brand loyalty. If you have a brand that you’ve been using for a long time, support it. If you go to the store to get replacement parts, and it’s unavailable, please don’t just go for the next brand. It will backfire, and you...

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2/15/2020 Truth Be Told

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Life is going to be harder than you can possibly imagine. The hard roads always feel the longest. Day-in, Day-out we struggle. We toil. We grind. It never feels like it’s enough, not for the things we really want. We endure our weeks by interspersing our struggles with numbing trivialities or moments of pleasure. If we are lucky, we experience goodness, truth, and beauty; but in our culture, we must make an effort to do so. It’s not often trending on Youtube or recommended on Amazon Prime ; it’s not a category on Netflix and...

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Displays February 2020

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Displays : February 2020 Short but sweet. I have displays where I want them for February 2020.  Two weeks from now I intend to change them again. For now, I am really digging them! Left Shelf : Bible Toy Mix. BIBLE TOYS , BIBLE GREATS. Good stuff. To be honest, I feel like I am virtue signaling a little with these…I debated posting about them. I have the disciples, Mary and Joseph, Pharaoh Action and lots more! RIGHT SHELF : Star Wars Vintage 1980 Bespin World with Original Box and a Galoob Action Fleet cloud car form the 90’s to...

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02/08/2020 Slow but Steady Progress

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  Life is hard, often harder than we expect. This is not a bad thing, but it’s the way it is. It’s good for human beings to acknowledge that. Our best laid plans are laid to waste, and sometimes circumstances work in our favor in ways we do not expect. Fortune and failure seem to have an ab and flow, and success is not the result of having ongoing fortune but rather, the ability to turn the failures into valuable experiences and continue to move in the direction one wants. Sending this is far easier than living it. Truth be told,...

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Be Prepared for Inconvenience

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Be Prepared for Inconvenience

Life is full of surprises. Sometimes they are not convenient; that does not mean, however, that they are “bad”. Inconvenience can create opportunity. I had one such experience today, and I felt it worthwhile to share. I went to the mechanic for an oil change that should have taken less than 90 minutes. While waiting, I was informed that I had a broken caliper on the driver’s side, and it was leaking break fluid, he took me to the garage and showed it to me. This was not convenient. But that does not mean it was...

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02/01/2020 Finding Focus

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We are a month into 2020. I feel like February arrives far more quickly than I expect every year. It is what it is. Some days, life feels this way: it is what it is. My therapist and I had a good conversation on Thursday, wherein we agreed that over the last 2 years I have become more pessimistic and caustic in general. To some degree, the sentimental optimism of my youth has gone silent and been replaced by a rather firm realist. To be fair, this development is inevitable as one ages and carries a deeper disappointments, regrets, and...

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DISCOVERIES The Day is Hard, But It Will Not Always Be. ISAIAH 25: 8-9

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  The below post is part of an ongoing series I’ll be doing in 2020 entitled, DISCOVERIES, which will feature unfinished or not-posted content found in my Draft Archives during a review conducted in January 2020. The present post contains the original content, edited lightly for publication.    Sometimes, we fetch it a beating. We make poor choices and suffer the consequences. We make the right choices, but the devil comes at us. In some seasons, trouble pours on us like rain. I know that the path we walk here is hard. Loving others is...

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1/25/2020 Pacing and Tone

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Well, Thursday’s Post proved a valuable exercise. I was jotting down goals for the year in consideration of what I would like to have achieved in 2020. I am beginning to hone those desires, and I am confident that by Mid-February, I’ll have a good sense of where I am headed this year and why. Hope continues to flourish here at home. Again, I cannot divulge details today, but I’ll say this much: The Lord is immensely faithful, and he is really blessing our home in big ways. If I lose sight of hope mid-year, feel free to...

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Looking Toward The End of 2020

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Yes, the title is correct. As I continue to work through this first month of 2020, I have begun to achieve a handful of goals for the year or at least start the path toward their completion. Even as I do so, however, I think often about the last days of 2020. What do I want them to entail? What do I want to have accomplished? What do I want for my wife? For my son? For myself? And Why do I want those things? As an exercise, I thought it might be both fun and worthwhile to just jot down a list of some items and ideas with which I am wrestling....

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1/18/2020 Gaining Momentum

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Last week, I was feeling low. Illness does that. And brooding. Fortunately, a week can do wonders. After spending the last few days working hard, getting back on the eBay taskset, and having a handful of successes, I am feeling that 2020 is beginning to take shape. Hope is the air at our house. It makes for good, deep breathing. I’ll get down to a few bullet points to sum up the last seven days: Big things on the horizon. I cannot share now, but I by this time next month. Stay tuned. I continue to wrestle with my entertainment/art...

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