The secret to accomplishing absolutely anything

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Ever heard this old joke: Q: how do you eat an elephant? A: One bite at a time. Well, a principle exists there that can be used a lot of different places. [Read more...]

The Benefits of Failing

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It’s fair to say that many people go through at least one season of financial difficulty sometime in their lives. It’s often part of the ladder-climbing experience when just starting out. Or it occurs between jobs, or is due to an injury or downed economy. If it happens to you, what do you do? [Read more...]

This Memorial Day, 6 tricky lessons to convey to children about war

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For spring break, a friend and his wife took their three children to Honolulu. They planned to visit the USS Arizona Memorial, the commemorative site of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Since I’ve interviewed veterans and written about WWII, they asked me for ideas about how to teach their children about war. What would you say?
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This post has nothing to do with hockey (and everything to do with brotherhood)

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1. Big question: Have you ever wanted or needed to show a friend that you care deeply for him, and yet you don’t know how? Finding the exact words can be tricky. ·        You respect him. ·        You want to say you’re grateful for who he is in your life. ·        You’re mindful of all [Read More...]

The place you once knew as home

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    I am 6, and we are driving through Chilliwack, Hope, Manning Park.   We are moving to a new town because my dad has a new job, and our red 1967 Rambler is crammed with overflow from the U-Haul truck that follows behind.   We’ve left our former home near Vancouver, British Columbia, [Read More...]

Why you need to prove you can do hard things

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It’s always tempting to take the easy way out. Particularly if there’s cold weather involved. [Read more...]

Are You Prepared for the Man God has Planned for You?

How to Talk So Your Husband Will Listen...

My wife made a hugely profound statement the other day.  We had just finished watching a wonderful movie titled, The Pursuit of Happyness.  In the movie Will Smith portrays Chris Gardner, a man who overcomes tremendous odds as a homeless, single father to achieve his goal of bettering his life by becoming a stock broker [Read More...]

Is Respect Earned or Given?

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Perhaps I’m just a curmudgeonly old guy now, but it seems to me that people are just not as respectful as they used to be. Much of our culture believes that you do not have any obligation to respect someone unless or until they respect you first. It is a twisted vision of biblical respect. [Read More...]


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