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Teaching Children How To Treat Others With Whom We Disagree

Our blog post last Friday was about the same-sex marriage scene in the PBS children’s cartoon show Arthur.

One of our regular readers very kindly responded that he didn’t see the show “advocating a lifestyle of homosexuality. Instead, he offered “a completely different picture.” Continue reading

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What Do You Value in Life?

“What two things do you value the most in life?” was a question asked to Warren Buffett by a shareholder at the annual Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders meeting.

What do you think Buffett said?

Was it his multinational holding company Berkshire Hathaway? His two favorite stocks? A specific company? A rare possession? Continue reading

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Two Memorable Quotes From the Funeral of George H. W. Bush

“Some of the best public speaking we hear is at funerals,” posted my preaching and facebook friend , Warren Berkley, “It is storytelling from the eloquence of the heart. Nobody outlines the structure or critiques the delivery. We just listen.”

After watching most of the funeral service for President George H.W. Bush and hearing the eulogies, I have to say Warren was right.

The stories told by family, friends and colleagues were heartfelt, poignant, and often humorous. They spoke to the character of Mr. Bush. His gentleness. Kindness. Courage. Dignity. Decency. Loyalty. Honor. And grace under pressure. Continue reading

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Vision, Investment and Your Future

It was on this day 11 years ago that Steve Jobs stood before the Macworld convention in San Francisco dressed in his customary jeans and black mock turtleneck and introduced the iPhone.

Jobs said the iPhone was “revolutionary” and a “magical product” that was “literally five years ahead of any other mobile phone.” The iPhone and Steve Jobs’ visionary leadership turned Apple into one of the most valuable corporations in the world. Continue reading

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Changing Times. Shifting Values.

 
Several years ago Newsweek magazine had two words sprawled across the cover that asked, WHOSE VALUES? That’s a good question for any generation.

One young lady, Shelia, who was interviewed for Dr. Robert Bellah’s book, Habits of the Heart, said, “I believe in God. I just can’t remember the last time I went to church. But my faith has carried me a long way. It’s ‘sheilaism. ’ Just my own little voice.’” Continue reading

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Searching For Values

 Values

I’ve been watching some of the Republican National Convention this week. I noticed, not too surprisingly, most of the speakers in one way or another advocate the importance of values.

We’ve heard about values of honor. Honesty. Hard Work. Integrity. Truthfulness. Law and Order. Respect. And, of course, Republican values. Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Legacy

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Sixteen year old Hannah was nervous as she took the wheel for her first driving lesson. As she was pulling out of the parking lot, the instructor said, “Turn left here.” Then quickly added, “Oh, and don’t forget to let the people behind you know what you are doing.”

Immediately Hannah turned to the students sitting in the backseat and announced, “I’m turning left.”

Although Hannah misunderstood the teacher’s instructions, his advice is good not just for driving, but for life. “Let the people behind you know what you are doing.” Continue reading

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