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Tuesdays With Ryz- The Hunter or the Hunted

We are always running.  Our lives have become so chaotic and full of demands and tasks that the treadmill seemingly never slows down, only continuing to speed up with no end in sight.  However, the mentality that you take when you are going after that task or goal is really easy to break down.  We actually see it in nature all …

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Tuesdays With Ryz- Perfection Isn’t Real, But You Are

You’re not meant to be perfect…you’re meant to be real. But it is tough to look in the mirror sometimes and accept reality. From our looks, our accomplishments, our finances, our kids, our own self esteem, we look at others thinking, “They have a perfect life.”   Whether it is the awareness of his career, the happy family portraits of …

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Tuesdays With Ryz- Making Sacrifices

How much would you sacrifice for others?  Would you sacrifice your wealth? Getting ahead?  Your life? We all make sacrifices.  We sacrifice time, money, resources, emotional stability, our own happiness at times, because there is a greater purpose to our lives and involvement in the decision we have discovered.  While few will pay the ultimate price with their lives, the …

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Tuesdays With Ryz- Your Life is Meaningful

Life is short. We spend so much of our time worrying about the small things that, in the grand scheme of things, really aren’t that big of a deal. Think about it…how often do you worry, complain, gossip, compare, wish, want or wait for something bigger and better instead of focusing on all of the simple blessings that surround us …

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Christmas With Ryz- Sharing Our Gifts

Christmas was always the time of year I looked forward to growing up.  Even now, during February, April, July, whenever, I find myself thinking of stockings hung by the chimney with care and a marshmallow world outside our window.  The Christmas season is one that is so amazingly impressive to me.  Not because of the gifts we receive, but the …

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Tuesdays With Ryz- Quicksand

This weekend, my daughter, Maeryn (8), played in her second “green dot” tennis tournament.  Now, as an 8-year old playing in this division, she is playing against girls who are almost all 10-11 years old.  While she possesses more of her mother’s determination, looks, intelligence, focus, athletic ability…you get the idea…she is only 8 and this is one of the first …

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