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Balance, Boredom, and Burnout

“There is a prevailing quest to live a balanced life, but ironically doing so tends to throw things out of whack. Why? Because balance is not possible, nor is it the most productive philosophy. People beat themselves up trying to obtain balance, but in the end, all they end up with is burnout..”-Gary Keller The […]

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Super Bowls, Super Teams and the Superdome

“Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.”-Lou Holtz Super Bowl Sunday has always been a fun day in our family.  My Dad, who is just shy of 65, played football through college and to this day continues to look […]

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Words Matter

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”-Mother Teresa So there I was…it was July of 2008. A young Captain in the Army, fresh out of grad school, excited to be in an air-conditioned construction trailer in Aberdeen, MD, and not in Iraq or Afghanistan. I was scheduled […]

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Effectiveness = Stewardship

“If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.” -Stephen Covey Happy New Year! At MCFA, we are referring to 2021 as “2020wonderful”.  2020 handed us lemons – Wildfires, Kobe Bryant, Covid-19, social unrest, work at home while parenting or homeschooling (Supermoms & […]