Self-reflection harvest

pool water chlorine test kit
Our back porch is my most favorite place to visit in the world. Our front porch is second. Glacier, WDW, and Sanibel are a three-way tie for third favorite place to visit.

The harvest from the past few days’ self-reflection reminds me of several critical personal values and behaviors.

  • Patience – never lose it
  • Anger – never let it happen
  • Hate – never allow room for it in your heart
  • Surrender – habitually discern what’s outside your control
  • Forgiveness – God’s amazing Grace
  • Honesty – never have to look over your shoulder
  • Leadership – you are CEO of You, Inc
  • Role Model – your life is your message

After the writing yesterday’s posts, an aha-moment. The moment is driven by the Lakeside Church service i’m about to walk to.

How do i say something valuable and forward-thinking to Pastor Chuck and Pastor Russ?

Will encounter them both within the next 90 minutes.

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One week from today

HOA meeting posted at subdivision entrance
Bi-annual meetings need to be advertised 10 days in advance. This sign’s posting exceeded the minimum notice by four days. The meetings are the same Sundays every year. Technically unofficially, there should be no need to announce the meetings.

One week from today is the first of two annual 2022 Homeowner’s Association meetings. The February meeting includes election of Four Board of Directors Officers:

  1. President
  2. Vice President
  3. Treasurer
  4. Secretary

What will this meeting hold for us residents?

A predicable dysfunctional show? Adults behaving with emotionally irrational behaviors, like Middle School students?


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Hey Bear

Grizzly Bear in mountains
With no other humans for miles in any direction, we made noise knowing we’d have to pass by this Grizzly. We did not want to surprise this bear. Wind can disable the bear’s ability to smell or hear us, hence shouting, “Hey Bear!” Bears and humans share a characteristic, neither want to be surprised with a perceived threat.

Hey bear is used while hiking in Grizzly Bear country.

Hey Chuck is used while in Chuck country (the Church property).

Chuck said in Sunday’s sermon three days ago that he was one of those kids you didn’t want to be around. He said he questioned everything.

Any person, at any age, with an over-active curiosity – without an off switch – can be annoying.

Was never that kid, but sure as heck am that adult now.

My business insights and coaching advice depend on it, thrive on it even.

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You won’t know until you try

Lifebridge Church Windermere
Yesterday’s 9 am service…8:55 am…nearly empty Church.


Lifebridge Church Windermere
Interesting how consistent late arrivals are across denominations.


You won’t know until you try.

If there was a Catholic Church near us, it would be a no-brainer to switch from our current Parish. Of course it would be difficult. Such is life.

Teaching a 16-year old you’ll never know if you don’t try.

We teach best done through our example.

Since there isn’t a Catholic Church close to our home, we are exploring the two Churches nearest to our home – one 100 meters away, the other is two miles away.


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What would you do, Mid Life Celebration style?

Catholic Priest
A brand new Priest a few weeks ago. Father Benjamin is inspiring.


How do we maintain a positive attitude in the face of deep emotional and spiritual pain?

The recent legalization of same sex marriage in all 50 states has led to an official statement from the Catholic Church.

A former boss at Disney shared the struggle his father, a Pastor, had when my boss told his dad he is gay.

Can you imagine the turmoil, doubt, fear, ridicule, rejection, etc, etc?

What would you do?

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