Life

Perhaps We Have Just Gone Too Far

I don’t know how or why I started receiving a weekly summary of my cell phone usage, but I now receive breakdowns of the amount of time I spend on various apps. This little update tells me how much time I spend, or even waste, using various phone apps including Spider Solitaire and Sudoku… Yikes! […]

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Retirement Income That Measures Up

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management suggests strategies to help you meet your retirement needs. Pension income, investments, a 401(k) account: All those potential resources can provide you with a solid foundation for retirement. But how do you develop a strategy for drawing them down in a way that will see you through retirement? “Your approach will […]

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We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Box

Years ago, when our children were younger, we used to schedule “mystery family vacations.” The idea was a brilliant one, I might add. The concept was simple. Lisa and I would devise a fun family vacation but keep it a secret. We would simply share with our children the date of departure, the date of […]

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

“Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to […]

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Money Sense-Save More for Retirement With These 5 Tips

Even if you are juggling other financial goals, here are some steps from Merrill Lynch Wealth Management to help you get back on track. YOU ARE BUSY WITH YOUR CAREER, maybe buying a home, having kids, saving for college — even starting a business. It is the stuff of life — and retirement often takes […]

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Walmart VP Links Business, Cultural & Biblical Worldviews Thru Lifework

When Walmart Vice President and Regional Manager Elise Vasquez-Warner was transferred from the South Florida region to the Orlando area just over a year ago, she found a supportive network of like-minded professionals at Lifework Leadership in Orlando.   With teaching from nationally-known speakers, case studies with prominent business people, literary discussion and practical life […]

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All I Want for Christmas is…What?

The answer to that question could determine the success or failure of your Christmas experience. As a parent, the question is: What do we really want for Christmas? Don’t we want something that will last on into generations to come? Something powered by more than batteries. I have never heard anyone say, “We have a […]

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The Things My Wife Says…

One day, my wife Lisa said she felt that it was time we sacrifice more. I wasn’t sure what she meant. Was it time to begin to construct an altar in the back yard?  What would our neighbors think? What would we do with all the animals? Would Chihuahuas qualify? “Stephan, Stephan, Stephaaaaaaan….I think God […]

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Communication – The Thermometer of Your Marriage

Fall in South Florida is challenging for those of us who long for the splendor of the leaves while dreaming of a crackling fire and meaningful conversations. The temperature and humidity are often smothering, so we lower the degree on our AC and light a candle to set the mood. Our health is often measured […]

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