Personal Development

Desire is Never Enough

July 7, 2014 Desire is Never Enough by Brian Black Over the years, our family planted a vegetable and flower garden.  Each winter, I mapped out a plan for a lush and productive garden.  I had dreams of people adding to their “bucket list” a trip to gaze upon our garden.  Despite my desire, our […]

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When Vulnerability Turns into Whining

May 20, 2014 When Vulnerability Turns into Whining by Jerry Murray I heard myself repeat the same refrain several times over the past month – My first quarter was the craziest first quarter I’ve ever experienced.  It’s a true statement (I think).   The craziness came from every direction:  New things to work on, new relational […]

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What Will They Say?

May 5, 2014 What Will They Say? by Dennis Clemmer The call came mid afternoon, March 30, while playing cards with my elderly parents. Uncle Arlan, my father’s younger brother, had died earlier that morning. It was not an unexpected call as we had learned several weeks earlier that he was in the last stages […]

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How We Spend Our Lives

April 4, 2014 How We Spend Our Lives, by Bethany Graybill Earlier this week I had lunch with a dear friend who recently lost her mom to a very short and courageous battle with cancer.  I asked what she missed most about her mom and if there were any special reminders of her mom or […]

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Back to the Beginning

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February 20, 2014 Back to the Beginning by Sheryl Eberly In 2005, Steve Jobs reflected on a period in his career when things hadn’t gone the way he’d planned: The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of […]

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Intentions, Resolutions & Commitments

February 5, 2014 Intentions, Resolutions & Commitments by Joanne Ladley Did you make New Year’s resolutions? If so, have you broken them yet? I’ve never been a big fan of New Year’s resolutions, mostly because I’ve never stuck to them. Too often, resolutions were statements I made off the cuff with very little real intention […]

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The Blessing of Inadequacy

January 20, 2014 The Blessing of Inadequacy by Daryl Leisey Is it important to optimize every moment? The obvious answer is yes, isn’t it? We’ve been taught to do our best, maximize every opportunity, strive for perfection. But is that always the best? Perhaps we’re just not capable of what we set out to do. […]

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How Are You Doing?

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December 20, 2013 How Are You Doing? by Gerald Meck I exercise regularly.  The other day, while at the gym I asked a senior gentleman, How are you?  This is the standard way I greet people. On this particular day, I was in a hurry to complete my routine.  I asked the question out of […]

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Because I Can

November 20, 2013 Because I Can by Jerry Murray Over the past few weeks, several international news sources reported various ways the U.S. government has used its intelligence strength to probe for sensitive information.  I had a lively conversation with friends imagining what information our intelligence agencies collect and, in particular, why they collect it.  One […]

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Messy Business

November 5, 2013 Messy Business by Dennis Clemmer I often don’t take time to read the alumni news publication I receive from my high school. But when the magazine arrived several months ago, something drew me to reading about the commencement address given by Andrew Huth, an editorial/documentary photographer located in Philadelphia. Huth challenged the […]

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