Quotes / Daily Focus

Your Daily Focus: Nick-of-Time

It ALL happens just in the nick of time. Some of you may know I’ve been sick with varying intensity the last eight days. I’ve been “battling” gallstones. I got worse, better, worse, better, and then suddenly at 2 a.m. yesterday I got really, really worse. In getting really, really worse the message finally got through to me. I believe there is an emotional cause under the symptoms of every...

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Your Daily Focus: 6:24

Is there anything else we really need in the world than for the sun to rise this morning? 6:24 a.m. That was the moment. That was the moment the sun, the source of life for our entire solar system peeked its glowing fiery head over the horizon. My world here on the western shore of Lake Michigan was waking up. There was a beautiful orange-yellow glow in the eastern sky with some flaming-edged...

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Your Daily Focus: Revenge

When you feel completely powerless, plotting revenge can be the perfect answer. Now I know for most of our mothers and teachers told us it’s not right to feel anger and revenge, and we were “shamed” for having those feelings. But there are times when fury and revenge is the only path back to joy. Consider this: when someone behaves in a way as to make you feel completely powerless, as in a deep...

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Your Daily Focus: Bus Ticket

Last Monday I met a gentleman from Detroit on the street outside a bike shop on the east side near Farwell and North. He asked for help finding the stop for the number 30 bus. I really enjoyed our conversation, partly because he wasn’t panhandling. Well, I was absolutely no help, since I had just moved across town two days earlier. But it was cool to think that he was simply wandering,...

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Your Daily Focus: Jesus

I got a text message from my good Jewish friend Ed in the DC area this week saying “Jesus is just all right!” So how does that come to pass? I’ll explain. We were chatting on his cell while he was driving and he mentioned he was on his way to see the Doobie Brothers at Wolftrap. I wondered if Michael McDonald would be on stage, as he played a big role in the band the second half of the...

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Your Daily Focus: Frolicking

One of the most intelligent species on our planet, the dolphin, seems to have one purpose in life: frolicking! They swim and play like nobody’s business, and for some reason a lot of us want to do that with them. Go figure! I think that what’s so interesting about it is that it’s so easy for us to feel that sense of play and freedom that the dolphins demonstrate. It’s like we’re all naturally...

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