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An Attitude Of Gratitude

by McCready, Mark

I love the fall season. I love it for a number of reasons. Hockey season begins anew – a sport that I played year after year as a child. Football season begins. Baseball is at the height of its season. OK I am a sports nut. But I also love the fall colors. I love […]

God is Good

by McCready, Mark

I am not sure where it comes from, but there is this idea that mankind, that every human being is inherently good. There are many people who strongly believe that deep down inside every person is something that is just good. They believe that if we just let every person develop naturally without negative influence […]

Failures aren’t final

by McCready, Mark

Do you ever look back and wish you had done things differently? Have you ever wished that there really was such a thing as a time machine – something you could crawl into and go back in time so as to undo some major mistake you made? Ever wish you could go back and tell […]

Christian Communion

by McCready, Mark

Over the years, there has often been a fascination with the Christian celebration of communion. Early on, those not familiar with Christianity would hear of this celebration and hearing about the bread being the body and the wine being the blood drew the conclusion that Christians were in fact cannibals. This conclusion is in fact […]

I Want More

by McCready, Mark

I can’t even remember the first time I learned about the wealthy family with the last name Rockefeller. A man by the name of John D. Rockefeller co-founded a company back in the 1800’s called Standard Oil. Not long after founding it Standard Oil, by some estimates, controlled over 90% of the oil industry. Mr. […]

Squeeky Wheels

by McCready, Mark

Have you ever heard the phrase “the squeaky wheel gets the grease?”. I can’t recall when I first heard the statement, but I have come to appreciate the truth that lies behind it. It seems in so many different areas in life that the person who complains the most or yells the loudest is the […]

A Piece of Dirt

by McCready, Mark

Before my wife and I got married, I was looking to buy a home. I used to tell her that all I wanted was “my own piece of dirt”. So for our first Valentines Day – do you know what she gave me? She took some plastic wrap, filled it with dirt, wrapped it with […]