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Ruminations while in Traffic

Traffic on the 405 freeway in LA I recently took a business trip to Los Angeles. This is my third time to the area and each time I find the visit to be very rewarding. Of course, having the cultural lens of someone living in a small town in Oklahoma, the busyness of the LA area is always something of a shock to me. For instance, as I exited the airport in my rental car last…

Thank You

Speak Life – Speak Thanks

After an extended outage to address domain issues, we are able to resume our mission – Encouraging, Elevating, and Empowering our readers.  For that, I am truly thankful … which brings me to the topic of this week – Speak Thanks.  This is the fourth of a six-week series related to speaking love. Perhaps the most appropriate way to begin this discussion is to identify what is meant by the term “thanks”. We can be…

Speak Life – Speak Hope

When you hear the phrase, “Speak Hope”, what comes to mind? Our actions often demonstrate the evidence of our hope — we do something in the hope something will occur as a result. For instance, we change the oil in our vehicles in the hope that our car or truck will continue functioning. Similarly, we press on the brake in our vehicle with the hope that it will result in stopping it. Demonstrating hope is…

You're Amazing

Speak Life – Speak Compliments

This is the second in a six-week challenge series related to speaking life – improving our environment through the thoughts we foster and the words we express. Do you remember the last time someone paid you a genuine compliment?  How did that make you feel? Maybe someone said that they liked your shirt or that you looked very dapper or complimented your driving or applauded a skill that you have.  We all have a similar…