January 19, 2016

We don’t really see ourselves clearly until our behavior is reflected in someone else’s life. (Maggie Rowe, actress and writer) Rowe also said, “Our faults irritate us most when we see them in others.” Parents might be surprised (shocked?) when...

January 18, 2016

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. (Martin Luther King, Jr.) In the United States today, special tribute is given to the memory of...

January 17, 2016

Science can tell us how to do many things but it cannot tell us what ought to be done. (Author Unknown). We are living in the scientific age. The reality of almost everything seems to be in question if it cannot be measured in a test tube or pass...

January 16, 2016

Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible, and receives the impossible. (Anonymous) The word faith has a variety of meanings, and is often very difficult to define. To have faith is to trust in something or someone. Of course, that faith...

January 15, 2016

Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained. (C. S. Lewis, British professor and apologist) Just a few weeks ago we were hearing a lot about love during the Christmas...

January 14, 2016

If necessity is the mother of invention, persistence is certainly the father. (Charles Swindoll, pastor and author) The familiar adage that Swindoll quotes about necessity has been proven true time and time again. When we’re really pressed for...

January 13, 2016

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face. (Victor Hugo, 19th century French author) Although many people love winter and activities in the snow and on the ice, the word winter often brings thoughts of overcast skies, dreariness...

January 12, 2016

Sometimes not saying anything is the best answer. You see, silence can never be misquoted. (Source unknown) Many of us have a rather quick tongue, and we respond quickly at any provocation, sometimes to our shame. Especially when the conversation...

January 11, 2016

The secret to happiness, of course, is not getting what you want; it’s wanting what you get. (Rabbi Hyman Schachtel, London-born cleric and author) This is a very difficult lesson for children to learn—and even adults struggle with it, too. It...

January 10, 2016

Support is only worth what it costs to give it. (Source unknown) That sounds like something an Internet service provider might want to consider. Can he afford to hire support staff if their service is ineffective? In another context, when someone...

January 9, 2016

What we see depends mainly on what we look for. (John Lubbock, 19th century British politician and philanthropist) Lubbock’s statement should be a warning to the honest student and researcher. When we set out to find answers to puzzles, we begin...

January 8, 2016

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. (Harry Ward Beecher, 19th century clergyman) It’s uplifting to be around grateful people, people who don’t hesitate to say “Thank You,” and always seem to appreciate the kindness of...

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