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Fellow Corona Virus Captive, Last week’s message regarding COURAGE resounded with many of you.  Applying one definition of courage to our shared challenge: “Courage in the face of Corona Virus is holding on “one month” longer… and then another month… …
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Fellow Corona Virus Navigator, I was born on “Ground Hog Day” — February 2d.  Watching “Ground Hog Day” with Bill Murray has become a birthday tradition.  Those familiar with the movie will know that a news reporter relives the same …
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Fellow Corona Virus Navigator, In an earlier edition we showed a picture of our boat radar feed which enabled us to “thread the needle” between huge storms at sea, illustrating that “Navigation Makes a Difference.”  So it is with our …
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Fellow Traveler, Prayerfully, you are having a great week. Two weeks ago we addressed “The Expectation Trap,” recognizing that expectations are one of the key sources of stress in our lives.  We saw that dealing properly with expectations is key …
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Fellow Traveler, I went to a “Celebration of Life” this week — a joyful remembrance of a great man, a faithful husband and father, an exuberant grandfather, and a beloved military leader and public servant.  While there were plenty of …
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Dear Resilient Traveler, Welcome to another week in the rest of our lives! May we press hard into Jesus, acknowledging Him in ALL of our ways, and confident that He will direct our paths. My resilience music this week includes …
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Dear Resilient Traveler, Prayerfully you had a great week of “Waiting on the Lord.” Our feature article last week — “Are We There Yet?” — seemed to be relevant to many, me included! Certainly most of us find it difficult …
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Dear Resilient Traveler, Welcome to another week of resilient living – God Style! As a long-standing birthday tradition on February 2d, I watched the movie “Ground Hog Day,” a 1993 American fantasy comedy which stars Bill Murray as Phil Connors, …
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When I wrote Resilient Warriors in 2011, the word “resilience” was not widely used. Today, the word is pervasive, applied to everything from cyber security to climate change to electric grids to recovery from disasters to a wide range of …
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As we mentioned last time, God’s Word contains four primary analogies which help us understand Biblical principles. These analogies are farming, fishing, athletics, and the military. In addition, the overarching analogy which illustrates the cycles of life is Creation itself …
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God’s Word contains four primary analogies which help us understand Biblical principles. These analogies are farming, fishing, athletics, and the military. In addition, the overarching analogy which illustrates the cycles of life is Creation itself — squirrels gathering nuts for …
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Dear Resilient Traveler,  If you are like me, you are still “getting your act together” for 2020. Despite the best of intentions, I still need to think and pray through the coming year. This includes establishing New Year Resolutions — …
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Happy New Year. Isn’t it nice to be able to RESTART your phone or computer periodically? This “cleanse” purges unneeded backup files, self corrects anything slowing down the operating system, and basically heals most problems your device may have. You …
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Fellow Resilient Warrior. This is our last edition before we celebrate Christmas 2019 and New Year 2020. This edition’s feature article, entitled “Resilient JOY,” will address the dilemmas we all face at Christmas. Perhaps it is a blessed time of …
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Dear Fellow Resilience Warrior. In case you are looking around for a “Warrior,” that is YOU! We are all warriors — whether wearing the cloth of our nation in harm’s way, or perhaps a mom with three in diapers, or …
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Prayerfully you had a great Thanksgiving as you practiced being “Grateful for Grace” (referring to last week’s edition). Now we enter the period called “Advent,” a time of waiting for the celebration of Christ’s birth and the anticipation of Christ’s …
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Welcome to Thanksgiving!  As always, this will be a week of mixed emotions for many — perhaps a sarcastic “What do I have to be thankful for?” Or a bittersweet time to remember fond times with family and friends who …
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Fellow Resilient Warrior Randy, I hope your week is going well! No doubt we all are experiencing the normal ups and downs of life. Prayerfully, each of us is able to place whatever joy or trial we may be facing into the …
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Fellow Resilient Warrior, Greetings in advance of Veterans Day next Monday! This edition will appropriately focus on honoring our Veterans. While we all need Resilience God Style, we recognize that our Veterans often represent the “exoderm” of our Nation, suffering …
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Fellow Resilient Warrior, Greetings in the Ultimate Resilient Warrior, Jesus! We have discussed the reality of disappointment, heartache, and trauma in each of our lives. Jesus likewise went through this — Hebrews 12:1-3 summarizes it well: Therefore, since we have …
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Fellow Resilient Warrior, Avoiding bitterness is key to a healthy and joyful life. Bitterness is the poison we drink to kill someone else — how crazy is that! In our culture of microaggressions, safe spaces, and trigger warnings; bitterness has …
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Fellow Resilient Warrior Friend, As the weeks fly past, it is important to be intentional about certain things, lest we be held captive by the “tyranny of the urgent” for our entire lives. While all of us want to “finish strong,” …
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Issue #3     October 03, 2019  Fellow Resilient Warrior, I pray you have had a good week, navigating the small and big trials of life with grace, wisdom, and resilience. I again thank you for your stories and comments regarding …
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Issue #2     September 26, 2019 Hi Friend, Some of you may be just joining the Resilience God Style community while this may be other’s first dive into the pool… or better yet, your first opportunity to learn about how …
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Hi Friend, Welcome to the first Resilience God Style Newsletter! Resilience is a critical life skill, allowing each of us to grow better, stronger, wiser through the inevitable adversities of life. Our objective is to help one become more resilient — …

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