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I put the below post together in May but for some reason, I never posted it. Not sure why. Seems it would have been worth doing. Here it is, updated and edited. Today I’m going to be brief, or at least try. Here’s the bottom line: I’ve been doing a lot of work on myself personally for the last eight months. Between different self assessments, observations about my past and present, and therapy, I’ve been putting in the wrench time to build a better life. I will have a lot more to say about this in the months to come, but for now I just want...

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Weekly Reflection : 08/04/2018

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Weekly Reflection : 08/04/2018

So, yeah. Life. It’s August now. We’re nearer to the end of the year than the beginning of it. Summer will be finished in eight weeks, though it will feel like it has ended in four. This has been one of the fastest years of my life, but it has been full. And good, despite it’s many challenges. Here’s one I faced this week. 1). The Week in Brief “Peter Pan is Dead, and I killed him.” I think I broke my friends’ heart this week. I had a rough task at work that put me at a deficit for the week early, and...

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Weekly Reflection : 07/28/2018

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Weekly Reflection : 07/28/2018

  Thanks for stopping into my little corner of the internet. It’s a beautiful day here in Wilmngton, DE. It’s hot, humid, and sunny. I love it. I hope that wherever you are and whatever you are doing, you love it, too. I hope that you are living the life you want to live; and if you are not, I hope you are taking steps toward that end. Life is a gift that God has given us against all manner of statistical improbability. Savor it. Here’s what’s up with me as I close this week. 1). The Week in Brief “You Versus...

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Weekly Reflection : 07/21/2018

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Hello, hello. Also, welcome. Another week in 2018 has passed, and here we are tell of it. I’ve been thinking a bit lately about weekly schedules. Sure, I have a morning routine and am developing a mid-evening one, too; but my weeks remain relatively fluid. I have heard that some entrepreneurs  and business types have made a practice of not only scheduling their days but also making certain weekly routines as part of life’s ebb-and-flow. I am beginning to wonder if that’s worth adding into my own life. We shall see. For more...

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Weekly Reflection : 07/14/2018

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Weekly Reflection : 07/14/2018

Here’s to another week of life, to the good that has come and the people blessed by it! I’ve had my fair share of decent days this past week. Granted, the ebbs and flows had high’s and low’s, but every week from now until glory will be that way. It’s how life is this side of things. And that’s not bad. I think folks my age were trained to believe that challenges, discomforts, and hardships are always negative and to be avoided at all costs. As someone who used to work out 6 days a week with a solid regimen,...

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Halfway Through 2018

Posted by on 8:31 pm in Circling, Faith, Hope, and Love | 0 comments

As I said in my debrief on Saturday, we are now halfway through the year 2018. I’m doing this post because I felt that a half-year’s reflection was warranted. So, here is where I stand. I’m not going to go back and rehash my weekend debriefs and recall how I felt on each given Saturday. I just want to take a look at where I am now versus where I was in January. The reason I’m using this approach rather than an analysis of the week by week debriefs is pretty simple: I am looking at the long-term benefit of the things that I’m doing even...

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Weekly Reflection : 07/07/2018

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Aaaaaand, we now live in the month of July, having officially crossed the halfway mark of 2018. Seriously, how in the world is live passing this quickly? I understand it has to do with relativity and the fact that as we get older each year is a smaller percentage of our lives; ergo, they seem to pass by far more quickly even though time itself has been constant. But this science doesn’t always help. It just means that next year is going to go even faster, and I have too much I’m still trying to do. I feel like I need a freeze-ray,...

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Weekly Reflection : 06/30/2018

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Weekly Reflection : 06/30/2018

So, I am going to warn you in advance: proceed at your own risk. This week, things got a bit dark. I do that. On a light note before that looming cloud drops its maelstrom, I think it’s worth reminding all of us that God is real and perfect. Whatever he allows to happen, whatever he chooses to do, however he chooses to do it—he’s making the right call. Every. Single. Time. That’s what makes him God. 1). The Week in Brief “Not There Yet” No analogies today, friends. I’mma cut to the chase. I’ve...

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Weekly Reflection : 06/23/2018

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Weekly Reflection : 06/23/2018

I’m going to start this post with a motto; maybe it’s a mantra, I don’t know, but here it is: Feelings are always real, but they are not always true. You can feel a thousand things that you are not. Not really. Knowing this is vital. It’s essential. It enables you to actual whatever is you’re feeling, then test it against where you really are, who you are, and what you are truly experiencing—not just feeling. Food for thought for a Saturday. Here’s some more. 1). The Week in Brief “Like...

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Weekly Reflection : 06/16/2018

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So, this is Father’s Day weekend. I gotta be honest; I love being a daddy. I don’t do it perfectly; no one does. And I don’t expect to. But I love my role, in all of its hardships and challenges—the exhaustion, the frustration, and the constant uncertainty. Regardless of the valleys, I savor time on the hills, and I earnestly believe that it’s going to continue being a wonderful journey for days, months, and years to come!!! Therefore, I continue to seek improvement. I am trying to understand myself better so...

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