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ACC Lenten Retreat 2017

Lenten Reflections – Level Up!

Level up! After yesterday’s Sunday mass, these two words from Father Victor’s homily got stucked in my mind. It was the Eucharistic celebration of the 5th Sunday of Lent. So, what do these two words really meant? I wonder why, it lingers? As I was contemplating, my St. Rosita had suddenly flashed this blog to […]

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Child Rewarded With Ice Cream

Do You Punish or Do You Reward?

A four-year-old was sulking under the table. He had been refused a second helping of ice-cream. His mother ordered him out, but the boy wouldn’t budge. She fried coaxing, but nothing doing. When finally she promised him the ice-cream, he trotted out triumphantly and they both went out to get his reward from the fridge. […]

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Creating Opportunity

I do a lot of management training each year for the Circle K Corporation, a national chain of convenience stores. Among the topics we address in our seminars is the retention of quality employees – a real challenge to managers when you consider the pay scale in the service industry. During these discussions, I ask […]

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The Two Farmers Story - Inspirational Reflection

Brotherly Love

Pure Intentions Can Never Go Wrong Two brothers worked together on a family farm. One was unmarried and the other married with children. They shared what they grew equally as they always did, produce and profit. But one day, the single brother said to himself, “You know, it’s not right that we should share the […]

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The Lizard Story -stories for reflection

The Lizard Story

A Simple Strategy on How A Simple Gesture Of Friendship Can Win an Enemy A student with great interest in an enthusiasm for the Third World went to India and soon suffered a culture shock. Suddenly, everything annoyed him: the climate, the food, the living conditions, the strange mysterious faces around him. But what really […]

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Canadian Geese in V Formation

How Canadian Geese Stand By Each Other

The Canadian Goose Story – An Inspiring Reflection on How Mere Creatures Display Their Loyalty and Brotherhood Ever wonder why Canadian Geese fly in V formation?  Read on… Next autumn, when you see a group of geese heading south for the winter, flying along in V formation –  you might consider what science has discovered […]

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Father and Son

Priorities

A child arrived the other day… He came to the world in the usual way. But there were planes to catch and bills to pay… He learned to walk while I was away. And he was talking before I knew it. And as he grew, he’d say, “I’m gonna be like you…” My son turned […]

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Leap of Faith

Faith Without Works

Reflections on Taking the Action Smitty was hard-headed, to put it mildly.  When a flood hit the area, he climbed to his roof.  A rescue boat came by but Smitty called back to their offer of help: “No, thanks. I have faith in the Lord.  He will save me. The waves came higher and Smitty […]

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