August 9, 2016

Nothing makes us so lonely as our secrets. (Paul Tournier, 20th century Swiss physician and author) Sometime, we may be asked if we can keep a secret. If we say we can, we may be told something that we’ll have a hard time keeping to ourselves. On...

August 8, 2016

I believe in the sun even when it isn’t shining. I believe in love even when I’m alone. (Graffiti found on a cellar wall where Jews hid during World War II) The last line was: “And I believe in God even when He is silent.” Even on those dark...

August 7, 2016

Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought. [Pope John Paul II] Americans are usually quite proud of the freedoms they enjoy in this republic. Christians enjoy, as well, the freedoms offered to them in...

August 6, 2016

To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, be nothing. (Aristotle, 4th century B.C. Greek philosopher) That warning says a lot about today’s society, doesn’t it? People seem to be so opinionated and judgmental that almost anything you say to...

August 5, 2016

[Hard work is] the price we’ll have to pay to achieve any goal. (Vince Lombardi, renowned football coach) We used to speak about the “lazy days of summer,” but it seems that idleness has become almost endemic among certain groups of people who...

August 4, 2016

Just as icebergs show only a fraction of themselves above the surface, so events are always more than they appear to be at first glance. (John R. Claypool, late theologian and author) To spot an iceberg from the deck of an ocean liner is a...

August 3, 2016

The best prayers often have more groans than words. (John Bunyan, 17th century English writer and preacher) We may think that the only effective prayers are those offered in highly liturgical services with elevated prose and moving sentiment...

August 2, 2016

People willing to trade their freedom for security will receive neither. (Benjamin Franklin, patriot, inventor, author) In our danger-ridden world, many people are so frightened that security has become the all-important issue of life. For them...

August 1, 2016

No one wants to fail, and my job was to help those around me be successful. If they were successful I would be successful. (Davis Illingworth, Jr, businessman, author) In the self-centered attitude of so many today, personal success is their...

July 31, 2016

Smart people always say smart things. But wise people know when to say nothing at all. (Ed Kang, author, speaker, advisor) Words, words, words. We even have “talking heads” on the television—newscasters, talk show hosts, discussion panels. If it...

July 30, 2016

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. (Aristotle, 4th century B.C. Greek philosopher) Over time our habits of work, word, and activity reveal quite clearly who we really are—or, at least what our real...

July 29, 2016

When your organization has a spirit that prohibits failure, you kill a spirit of innovation in that organization. (Keith Minier, minister) What would it look like in your business or organization if you could prohibit failure? We might like to...

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