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You know you’ve really got a problem when . . .

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Inspired by the 1972 Mad Magazine issue “Mad about Sports”, I present to you the 21st Century American version of “You know you’ve really got a problem when . . .”

 

 

 

 

 

You know you’ve really got a problem when:
– A friend’s party designed for singles is where you bump into your ex. Continue reading


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An ancient act of forgiveness

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Many great stories have been told and written
which describe people of good moral character.

Some in the face of temptation
and others in the face of anger and death
are tested from the point of heartbreak  to the point of extinction.

If we as believers are called to be forgiving,
surely our actions will appear as defiant to some
because many of today’s “authoritarians”
do not understand the concept of forgiveness.

Can an argument over an interpretation be good cause to end a relationship?

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Back ward mask 001

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

You can read this passage more easily by using a mirror.
The essence of truth and light cause all realms to be conquered.
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Clouds of snow

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

“Clouds . . .
of snow
lying on the ground,”
the old man with a white beard
shivered,
recounting his childhood.

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Violent agreement

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Enthusiastic, old guard colleagues
filled the conference hall.

This was the day their net worth
skyrocketed from simple investment to pre-bubble proportions.

It was a golden year for the newly elected
who never counted on the good fortune of inside information. Continue reading


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How to turn on the “Loving Parent” mode when engaging adult children

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

After years of struggling with old people, old souls, and old habits, I have discovered a mindset that, when engaged, puts a fresh perspective in getting on the good side of misunderstandings, arguments and friendships.  Anyone over 21 years is somebody’s child = an adult child, even if there are no parents. Continue reading