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Avoiding Bad Decisions - Willingness To Change
Willingness To ChangeIf we're unwilling to change it's unlikely we're really seeing our need. As one of our traditions, Willingness To Change is often described as the key to recovery, and for good reason. People who won't change, refuse to do so because they haven't been convinced their need is great enough. And while this may seem rational, it's only when we get into the consequences and fallout associated with not changing that the state of being unwilling to change can be seen to be anything but rational.

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Monday, January 04, 2010 - 23:17:49

Happy New Accountability
Happy New Accountability
It’s not easy to write a New Year’s message as I am well aware that seasonally familiar words like “resolutions” and “goals” can quickly start sounding like those of Charlie Brown’s teacher: “wah wha wha” in our ears. For this reason I will keep my message short, hopefully sweet, and to the point.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009 - 16:18:56

Pleasing Everyone this Christmas
The World is Upside Down.Is it Merry Christmas? Or Happy Holidays? Or Best Wishes for the Season? The world is playing Whack-a-Mole with Christianity. Whenever a Christian principle or teaching pops up, the world attempts to legislate it out of existence. It has come to the point, that for many of us, we feel as if we are offending someone by wishing them a Merry Christmas.

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Thursday, December 24, 2009 - 12:57:51

Old School Christmas
An Old School ChristmasThe season is upon us now and, as is our custom around this time of year, Christmas music floats like snowflakes around the house. Like old friends visiting for the holidays we welcome Ella and her red-nosed reindeer, Nat singing by an open fire, and of course good old Bing reminiscing about white Christmas’ he used to know.

This year I managed to get my hands on a Bing Crosby Christmas album my family and I have never heard. While listening to it my wife commented on how old it sounded. I let it slide the first time, but when she repeated this, with emphasis on the old, I said, trying to subdue my snippiness, “So is Christmas hon. Besides, all those people you complain about singing out of key listen to contemporary music.” This got me thinking about a trend I notice concerning the old and the new.

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Friday, December 18, 2009 - 13:18:25

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