Are You As Smart As A Pelican?

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Last week while I was walking on the beach in Florida, a dozen pelicans flew over my head, gliding in what appeared to be an effortless V formation, banking right then left.  I had a moment of thinking how lovely it would be to fly above the crashing surf, surveying the busy sandpipers scurrying in and out of the waves. Of course, on land pelicans are not graceful.  Their walk …
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Are You Living Your Life Like a Business Trip?

Like many of you, I travel for business.  An agenda agreed to, dates confirmed, airline tickets bought, ground transportation arranged, hotels booked, and maybe a restaurant selected.  The day arrives and presto I am transported to the appointed place, do my work and come home.  I have found myself describing my schedule as a recitation of destinations: New York, Vancouver, Las Vegas, Orlando or wherever.  It’s easy to find myself …
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What Are You Waiting for This Christmas?

Like many spiritual teachers Becca Stevens, an Episcopal priest here in Nashville, recently called attention to the paradox of the Christmas rush and compared it to the original intent of Advent, that time in the Christian calendar that precedes Christmas.  In her piece in The Tennessean, she reminded readers that Advent is a time of watching and waiting, anticipating new birth. Watching and waiting.   I’m not usually a “waiter” and …
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A Lesson for Me and a Tool for You

With less than ten days until Christmas and only two weeks until the end of the year, many of us review what we’ve accomplished and what we haven’t.  Thankfully 2015 gives us a chance to turn the page and start fresh. As I reviewed my hoped for outcomes for 2014, I could see progress in a number of areas, but frankly, I was disappointed in how far I still was …
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What Are You Committed To?

It’s easy to say you’re committed to something.  We do it all the time. I’m committed to spending more time with my family. I’m committed to being of service in my community. I’m committed to looking for a more rewarding career. I’m committed to writing a book, being fit, getting organized… And indeed you may be committed SO LONG AS… It’s convenient. I don’t miss out on playing golf, going …
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