LIFE MATTERS

Do you see what I see?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

"That must have been some STRONG coffee!" The quote gets my vote (and Mrs. Sweetie's) for the best response to a picture I posted to Facebook a few days ago.

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God’s timing is perfect

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

Do you ever find yourself waiting? You know, like a kid waiting for Christmas ... a nine-months pregnant woman waiting for D-day ... a husband waiting at Macy's (or a wife at Cabela's).

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Fear not … seriously!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

"Please call me ASAP. Your dog is at my house." I got that text at 6 a.m.

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Thanksgiving buster… not good enough

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

I had a great idea for my Thanksgiving week column. I was going to talk about how I am going to boycott every store that opens on Thanksgiving Day and do none of my Black Friday shopping there.

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Somebody’s watching … I promise

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

"I'm not a leader!" I have heard that statement from terrified individuals.

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What I meant to say…

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

You have probably seen some of these classic church bulletin bloopers, but here are a few, just in case you haven't.

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How can wisdom meet energy?

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

Are you as tired as I of the negativity and hyperbole of the election season? Thankfully, we can soon move on to what's next.

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What happens when wisdom meets energy?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

I recently enjoyed a brief conversation with a "seasoned" pastor, in which we acknowledged our common experience of needing to be wise in how we budget our energy at this stage in life.

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$300 a plate for a banquet of consequences?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

Do you know what the most expensive moving violation is? I don't know about everywhere, but I know the answer in at least one Texas Panhandle county.

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#drgrandpa says, “Find your new joy!”

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

I woke up this morning under the patchwork "crazy" quilt that Granny Lewis made for me when I was 10 years old.

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Rethinking your investment portfolio

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

Did that headline get your attention? No, I haven't decided to dabble in financial advising - trust me, that would not be a good thing.

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Making the most of life’s ‘next’ days

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

Christmas Day ... son's graduation day ... daughter's wedding day ... any adult birthday that ends with a zero ... What do these days have in common?

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How can I do the RIGHT thing?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

I had to do something this week that I really hate to do. I turned down a speaking engagement.

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Focusing on life’s better half

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

Did you ever have to halve something with a sibling? Which "half" did you want?

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Autocorrect gone wild … the lawyer and the geisha

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

If you use a smartphone, it has probably happened to you: that moment when autocorrect takes over and inserts a word that makes you say, "Where the heck did that come from?"

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Crafting your powerful ‘Yes!’

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

It really is an epidemic. I got a lot of response from last week's "Life Matters" in which I talked about protocols for helping those with Hand-Raising Syndrome (HRS) and No-No-itis (NNI) learn to say "no" without regret. One reader even made a point of calling me to thank me.

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Saying ‘no’ without regret

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

My friends, I am aware of a worldwide epidemic. As someone who works primarily with volunteers, I've seen it for years.

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The great (rut) escape

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

One of my influencers quips that when asked what he thinks about a subject he says, "I don't know; I haven't blogged about it yet." His point is that he processes his thoughts on a subject through writing about it.

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Why do I have to be the bad cop?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

You are likely familiar with the phrase "good cop/bad cop." Before I continue, I must offer the disclaimer that I mean no disrespect to any law enforcement personnel by using this familiar terminology.

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Will you still love me, Tomorrow?

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
By Gerry Lewis

May 13, 1988: Brilliant, energetic, 26-year-old preacher boy with gorgeous wife and 5-day-old daughter walks across the stage and receives his seminary Master's degree with the expectation that some grateful church would be waiting anxiously to call him as their pastor.

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