January 6, 2017

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it. (W. M. Lewis, teacher and university president) This oft-quoted maxim should awaken us to the fact that life is often short. The sooner we take it seriously...

January 5, 2017

There is nothing wrong with being unable to learn, but there is a problem with being unwilling to learn. (Bruce Triplehorn, teacher in Brazil and Chad) Triplehorn’s comment was in response to a quote from American author Brian Herbert who wrote...

January 4, 2017

A post-truth society is one in which truth takes a back seat to emotion—where feelings effectively replace facts. (John Stonestreet, president of Colson Center for Christian Worldview) “Post-truth” was touted as the word of the year for 2016. As...

January 3, 2017

For fast acting relief, try slowing down. (Lily Tomlin, comedienne) We’ve seen the commercials for some kind of over-the-counter remedy for heartburn or headache, and when you’re hurting, you do want fast relief. Tomlin, however, has hit upon a...

January 2, 2017

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you sow. (Robert Louis Stevenson, 19th century Scottish poet, novelist, and essayist) This is good advice at the beginning of a new year. What we hope to see at the end of 2017...

January 1, 2017

Today is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one. (Brad Paisley, singer, songwriter) The past is gone; the future is here. What will you write on the pages of this New Year? Whether or not you have made New Year’s resolutions...

December 31, 2016

A New Year is on the way and the possibilities are endless. (Unknown) What’s done is done. We can’t recreate any part of 2016; at midnight tonight, it’s all over. It’s history. But, it’s only the end of a particular period of time. Let’s look...

December 30, 2016

One thing with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us. (Michael Cibenco, English teacher) The year is rapidly coming to an end, and many will be taking inventory of 2016 to find the...

December 29, 2016

The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team. (Phil Jackson, professional basketball executive) Jackson’s comments may seem contradictory, but they are like the proverbial “two sides of the coin.” He...

December 28, 2016

No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books. (Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 19th century English poet) Today we might add Kindles, iPads, or other devices that we use to read. Surely, the reading of good books is...

December 27, 2016

Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes. (Sara Teasdale, 19th-20th century American lyric poet) We might paraphrase Teasdale’s observation as “look to the future; forget the past.” Hanging on to the “good ol’ days” and our...

December 26, 2016

So, remember while December brings the only Christmas day in the year, let there be Christmas In the things you do and say. (Anonymous) This is a good reminder to all of us who celebrated Christmas yesterday. God’s gift was not a miraculous event...

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