"The Master value is trust. There are no relationships that can survive for very long without it."

- Jim Amos

Micki Amos, 1947-2019

on October 11th, 2019 Leave a Comment

Her faith glorified God; her gift gave a lifetime of joy This is the most difficult blog or document of any kind I have ever written.  I write this out of the winter of my soul.  Let me explain, on the 23rd of September 2019, at 11:58 p.m., my wife of 53 years, Micki, took […]

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Focus on Death and Time

on May 7th, 2019 Leave a Comment

The theme of life and death has been with us from the very beginning of the human journey. How do we make the most out of this brief and marvelous life in the face of death? Does our journey count? Where and when does it end? Billy Graham, referring to death as the Apocalypse, had […]

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Life is Turbulent. To Navigate It, You Need to Develop an Attitude of Excellence

on March 26th, 2018 Leave a Comment

Jordan Peterson is a clinical psychologist and social philosopher, a professor of psychology at Harvard, whose second book is “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos.” In this book, Professor Peterson offers advice on how to live based largely on decades of seeing patients. He’s been mocked by many. Partially, it’s for having the […]

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Why John Kelly may be Donald Trump’s most important ally

on October 2nd, 2017 Leave a Comment

The New York Times recently ran a story that gained a lot of attention, reporting that Chief of Staff John Kelly had drawn anger from President Donald Trump for advising him to avoid injecting politics into governing. To the surprise of absolutely nobody who knows the former Marine Corps general, Kelly respectfully stood his ground. […]

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Escape the trap of lonely self-interest

on July 31st, 2017 Leave a Comment

An updated edition of my best-selling book Focus of Failure was recently released. I have a great deal more to say about relationships in Chapter 8 of the book. I hope you find this helpful as you seek to live and lead well. All of us need help. All of us need friends in times […]

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Values: The Foundation of Our Culture and Economy

on March 17th, 2017 Leave a Comment

The following NCPA column appeared in Townhall: By Cary Maguire, James H. Amos, Jr., and David Grantham Economic indicators point to the possibility of yet another financial meltdown, perhaps worse than the United States experienced in 2008. Household debt has risen to nearly $12 trillion, downward regulatory pressure on businesses recently reached $6 billion, and […]

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