Good morning, What are you willing to give? That depends, doesn’t it? You may give $10 to a friend who asks you, but would you write a check for $1,000? You give 40 of your hours each week to your employer, but what if you were asked to spend 24 hours a day seven days…

Good morning: Ever been accused of being unmotivated? Our society admires those who are driven to succeed. The executive who works grueling 80 hour weeks and reaches the pinnacle of corporate power and privilege is held up as a model for every aspiring business graduate. An athlete trains for hours every day with iron determination…

Good morning: Does a new day mean a fresh start? Not necessarily. The words, actions, and happenings of the previous day often carry over into the next. The dirty dishes left in the sink last night are still there this morning. The unfinished business at work needs to be addressed Monday morning. The hurt caused…

Good morning: A friend of mine runs “ultras,” races between 50 and 100 miles in distance. Imagine running from Milwaukee to Chicago. Could you do it? How does anyone do it? As far as I know, no one actually runs the entire distance non-stop. The strongest athlete would collapse in sheer exhaustion. The key is…

Good morning: Do you have a green and gold T-shirt in your dresser drawer? Wearing a replica Brewers jersey today? Is there a red Badgers shirt waiting to come out for the fall football season? Many of us like to display our loyalty to a favorite team or event with a colorful shirt for all…

Good morning: What do you do when you turn the key, but all the car does is sputter and die? Do you pop the hood, grab your toolbox, roll up your sleeves and get to work? When you want to relax with a ball game, do you reach for your bat and glove, gather a…

Good morning: Yesterday morning after our VBS opening devotion, a preschooler, hand in hand with his teacher, came to my office on an urgent mission. The little one had arrived late, missed the collection during the devotion, and was concerned that he wouldn’t be able to give his offering to help other children learn about…

Good morning: You’re heading down the freeway, making good time toward your destination. Suddenly you see a solid river of red brake lights stretching for miles ahead. Like many others, wouldn’t you veer off onto the nearest exit and avoid the backup and long delay? It’s the path of least resistance and sometimes it’s the…

Good morning: Which would you rather be: a student or the teacher, one of thousands of employees of a Fortune 500 company or the CEO, a slave or the master? Most of us would quickly agree that we would much rather be the teacher, the boss, or the master. Aren’t they the ones who benefit…

Good morning: At one time or another you have probably heard the expression: “The elephant in the room.” It’s used to describe a major issue which everyone is aware of, but no one wants to talk about. A husband and wife who can’t agree on priorities for the family budget may skirt the issue by…

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