September 11, 2001 took most
people by surprise (as did the recent shootings
in Dayton and El Paso). You don't know the time
or the place you or your beloved will die. Take
advantage of the time you have today to show
Make today Appreciation Day.
This is not a national holiday, but maybe it
should be. I just made it up. Look for one thing
you appreciate about each person in your family
today. Share it. It's nice if it's not expected,
but there are no rules for this day, just do
it. For babies, a smile will do.
I recently returned
from visit with the indigenous people of the
rainforest of Ecuador. The Achuar and Sappara
tribes are known as a "dream culture."
I noticed how reflecting on our dreams can
clarify our deepest values. Consider trying
this simple couple exercise, Sharing
Dreams - Making Them Come True.
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Inspire your Children
Deepen your Faith
Simplify Your Life
Do you want
– To lead a life of integrity and meaning? To deepen your marriage? To become a wiser parent? To strengthen the marriages and families in your
church or community?
But life can be complicated
and murky at times, can’t it? There can be bumps along
the way – some major, some minor.
you’re tired – Of never having enough time? Of arguing with family members? Of not knowing where you’re going?
you may wonder – If you're marrying the right person? If your children are headed down the wrong path? If you're searching for meaning in the right places?
Learn how to negotiate
those bumps and deepen the most important relationships
in your life.
I don't promise a
quick fix, but I can give you a place to start, a path,
a coach. I would like to help you increase your communication
skills, deepen your values and spirituality, and achieve
a more satisfying lifestyle. My goal is to help you become
the best person, spouse, or parent you can be, because
–Your Family Is Your Job!