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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, January 29th, 2015 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“Author Terry Real once said, “We always marry our unfinished business,” and the same holds true for other partnerships. Just as partners can bring tremendous talent, connections, and value to the dance, they also bring along their baggage, like it … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, December 25th, 2014 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“There is no guarantee that you are going to be here tomorrow, much less next week or next year. If you don’t give 100 percent of your effort and focus to your life, what is the point of being here? … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“Most of us have fallen into the trap of living backwards. The common life is defined as one that goes like this: Have it – do it – be it. In other words, the things you “have” define what you … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, February 4th, 2009 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“The truth is that a lot of us are living hollow lives. We claim to have great faith, and yet when it comes to really living it, we often choose to accept the view of the world the media presents … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Monday, August 18th, 2008 by John. St.Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“Literally, when was the last time you had some dirt under your fingernails? For most of us, the ground on which we walk is something to fertilize, plow, or shovel. Just beneath the first couple layers of grass, rock, and … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“There isn’t a plant on Earth that can survive without taking in water in through its root system. Over millions of years, every type of grounded growing thing, from lichen to cactus to the mighty oak, has nourished itself from … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, June 11th, 2008 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“It’s been my experience that people who love being alive differ from those who think that somehow life is a burden because of one main ingredient – purpose. People who know why they are here like being here. People who … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, May 28th, 2008 by Rhonda Britten in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE by John St. Augustine

“Most people I have worked with over the years seem to be waiting for someone or something outside of themselves for permission to move on. Years go by, and we wait…and wait…and wait. Nothing happens, and do you know why? … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, May 22nd, 2008 by John. St.Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“Contrary to what the Rolling Stones would tell you, time is not on your side. It’s moving forward every second, separating you from the past and thrusting you into the future. How you move into whatever time you have left … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Monday, April 21st, 2008 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“When learning to create more balance in your life, you need to come to grips with the fact that you don’t start doing triple leaps the first day out. You didn’t learn to walk in a week or ride a … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS Special Message for Sunday, April 13th, 2008 by Maureen Moss in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE by John St. Augustine

“The word “‘transformation” means a change in composition or structure. We have been led to believe that this can be accomplished from the outside in and it can be if you want the results to last until the first payment … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Monday, April 7th, 2008 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“Most of us feel that responsibility is a heavy burden, when in fact the opposite is true. The more responsible you become, the less of a load you have to carry. Responsibility proves that results speak for themselves. Most of … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS Special Message for Sunday, March 30th, 2008 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“For some people, the only basis for their identity is fear. They are not sure what they are afraid of, but they know something is stalking them…getting closer…and closer. With the combination of the media bringing every horrible story right … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS Special Message for Sunday, March 23rd, 2008 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“Your voice is an incredible instrument unique unto you. The words you speak can be either saviors or swords, bridges or barriers. They can build someone up or break them down. They can inspire or inflame. They can create hope … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS Special Message for Sunday, March 16th, 2008 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“Holding on to pain will cost you big time. To err is human…to forgive is absolutely necessary if you want to live an uncommon life. There is a big payoff in being “the victim.” People pay attention to you, but … Continue reading

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