Monthly Archives: December, 2010

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    The Paradox of Choice and Why More is Less

    I’ll never forget the day Cherie and I were standing in Home Depot. We had just bought our “dream house” and like many honeymooners, we too were convinced that buying a “fixer upper” and putting some sweat equity into it would transform it from a house to a home. It’s a stage every young couple...

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    Beauty and Affliction

    (My bride Cherie has included below our annual Christmas letter on behalf of our little family out here in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies…) There are only two things that pierce the human heart. One is beauty. The other is affliction. ~Simone Weil This quote hangs on a lilac-colored wall in Morgan’s childhood home...

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    A Virgin Hebrew Teenager

    (This is part II of my last blog, Harnessed Strength.  Please read that first) In my last blog I offered some thoughts on humility as harnessed strength.  What I am suggesting is that at the core of having a powerful life is a deep yielding to a Larger Strength than our own.  We must intentionally...

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    Harnessed Strength

    A good friend was speaking on humility and it forever changed my worldview.  She described humility, as defined in the original Hebrew text, as “harnessed strength.”  True humility is far from passive or acquiescence. True humility is strength, yielded. Originally, humility was used to describe a wild stallion that had to be broken, brought under...

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