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Emotional Ascent: Daedalus and the Labyrinth of Thought

Inspiration Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars. Norman Vincent Peale Food for Thought In today’s podcast, I begin a psychoanalytic exploration of the Myth of Daedalus, who in his brilliance, built a labyrinth so twisted for his king, not even he could find a way out of its …

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A Seed of Hope… What will Tomorrow Bring?

Inspirational Quotes Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see. John F. Kennedy Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven. Henry Ward Beecher A Father’s Guide to Practical Parenting In this week’s inspiration, I turn my focus to the next generation. For it is in …

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Dr. Thomas Maples: Crossroads

In Requiem of a Dream

Inspirational Quotes The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were. John F. Kennedy Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A …

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Act… It Defines Personal Purpose

Inspirational Quotes Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. – W. Clement Stone The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. – Amelia Earhart A Father’s Guide to Wisdom How do we define purpose? Yes, we are going to take a journey through existentialism here, so …

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Loving Kindness – Want to Change the World… Change Within

Inspiration Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin. ― Mother Theresa What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family. ― Mother Teresa A Father’s Guide to Wisdom Today’s inspirational post is all about changing the world; our inner world. But to …

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Values… The Foundation of Moral Character

Inspiration There is a fundamental question we all have to face. How are we to live our lives; by what principles and moral values will we be guided and inspired? H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking. H. Jackson Brown, Jr. A Father’s Guide to …

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Love… Hate… Love… To Grow in Faith

Inspiration Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it. Martin Luther King, Jr. A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. Jesus Christ The Philosopher’s Corner I don’t think it gets any more …

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To Be… Marks of Inner Value

Inspiration Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. Vince Lombardi It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are. Roy E. Disney The Philosopher’s Corner Faith is built upon Hope. Hope in something greater than what is present. But hope cannot exist in a vacuum …

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Inspiration: Education – A Journey of Hope & Faith

Inspiration Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom. — Oprah Winfrey Intelligence plus character—that is the true goal of education — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Practical Parenting – The Home-Schooling Perspective Homeschooling? Wow… It’s been twenty plus years and I swear, it was easier to be a kindergarten teacher …

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Inspiration: The Secret to Success

Inspiration In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd. Miguel de Cervantes I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed. Michael Jordan The Philosopher’s Corner Don’t Fear the F!!! Today’s inspiration comes from my two son’s. Yesterday, my oldest got stuck in a …

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Day 32: My Personal Journey to Release Weight

Dr. Tom explores the battle between anxiety and planning for change with a little Christian Inspiration to Help You Along the Way.

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