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Embrace Change

The late author Howard Hendricks and long time professor at Dallas Theological Seminary once wrote that people go through three stages when faced with change:

1. Resistance to change.
2. Tolerant to change.
3. Embrace change.

As an observer of the human condition it seems that most people remain in stage one. Some are able to accept stage two. And fewer yet actually move to stage three and  embrace change. Continue reading

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How to Grow in Godliness?

Thomas Monaghan,  the founder of Domino’s Pizza and its CEO from 1970 to 1985 grew a small debt ridden business to what is today the largest Pizza chain in the world with sales exceeding 8.6 billion dollars in 2021.

Once asked to account for the incredible growth of the company, Monaghan explained,  “I programed everything for growth. Everyday we develop people–the key to growth is developing people, not special cheese, not tasty crust, not fast delivery, but people.  People are the key to all effective leadership.” Continue reading

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Life Is All About Change

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Love him or loathe him, but one thing is for sure, President Donald Trump has really brought change to Washington in just 10 days!

His demeanor, personality, approach, retorts, and of course, constant tweeting is change from every past President. Some like it. Others hate it so much their responses border on the irrational. Already there is a web site, ironically called change.org, demanding for the impeachment of President Trump. Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Change

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My  friend, Jim Dorn, shared this story with me a couple of years ago.

There was a family that lived out “in the sticks”, far from civilization. One day the family made their first trip to the “big city” and visited a mall. They were amazed by almost everything they saw, but especially by two shiny, silver walls that could move apart and back together again.

The boy asked his father, “Pop, what is this?” Continue reading

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A Drastic Change!

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Wow!  I awoke this morning to find that Fall is gone and Winter has come to Kansas  City!  The thermometer on my porch reads 20 degrees!

So, I turned to Action 41 Weather to learn what was going on. With charts and graphics, Meteorologist Kalee Dionne  explained it had something to do with a cold Arctic air mass dipping down into the United States.  Well, I believe it! And Kalee didn’t make me feel better my reporting it was actually 18 in Lee’s Summit with a wind chill of 7 degrees!  Brrrr! Continue reading

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Are You Ready For Change?

changeSamuel Langhorne Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain, is credited with saying, “Everybody talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it.”

Well, people have been talking, that’s for sure.  Especially here in Kansas City.  Monday, KC recorded a record high for January of 74 degrees.  It was over 60 when I woke up Tuesday AM.  By lunch time it was 48 and dropping.  And this morning snow flakes are falling! Continue reading

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