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2016 

 What does opportunity look like today? In an ever changing market we need to be able to adjust our focus. One of the interesting new trends across America is downsizing in living. Part of the trend is due to the Baby boomers retiring but many who were burned by the housing bubble or watched othe...
01/31/2016
 I have a confession to make this weekend. I don’t pray enough. I know that may be hard for you to believe that a pastor might struggle in his prayer life but it true.  I want to do better and each year I am improving some but it gets so frustrating at times when I look back and realize that I ac...
01/30/2016
 Had a wonderful  conversation with Larry Johnston  yesterday. Have followed Larry for about 4 years in the Rain. I am a big fan of his Art work. It was great to get to know him better. He and his wife Evelyn Johnston are really doing a great job in the Elkhart area with their real estate busines...
01/29/2016
 An Active Rain Austin Meetup today at the Shake Shack! It was great to see everyone and share a meal together. Left to Right: Anne Edwards, Roxanne Ford, Dorie Dillard, Melissa Stout, Alan Kirkpatrick, Tamara Elliot, Bob Ratliff, Sherry Scales. It has been a long time since I was able to attend ...
01/28/2016
 It is hard to believe that "Friends" is now over a couple of decades old. Here are some clips from the long running TV series. toward the end the actors were making a record breaking amount of money per episode. They all went on to do movies and additional TV series. Lot's of great memories from...
01/27/2016
 Here is a great word. One you could easily use in everyday language. Circumstances and people can be incongruous. Find a way to use it this week. Have a great week incongruous (in-KONG-groo-es) — 1. lacking in harmony; incompatible. 2. not in agreement, as with principles; inconsistent. 3. not i...
01/26/2016
 Here are two words and their meanings that had their beginnings in Texas. The term “maverick” is derived from the name Samuel A. Maverick (1803-1870), an early Texas lawyer and pioneer. The bowie knife is named after the Alamo hero Jim Bowie (1796-1836). His brother, Rezin, designed the hefty we...
01/25/2016
 Met with a couple this week who recently moved to the Austin Texas area. They said..."We love Austin it really fits who we are".  That is something I am hearing a great deal in recent years as the Austin Texas area continues to explode in growth.   Austin residents do march to the beat of their ...
01/25/2016
 Let's motivate each other! If you have encouraging words for this Monday take the time to share them. Love to hear from you.  The Superbowl opponants is decided but your Super year is not. Go out and make it a great Monday! Congratulation to the Carolina Pathers and the Denver Bronco's  
01/24/2016
     The Pen is mightier than the sword! Nothing is more inspiring, thought provoking, upsetting and enduring than the written word. Long after I am gone from this earth what I have written will be floating around the Internet. In nearly 10 years of blogging I have learned from others and wanted ...
01/24/2016
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