December 19, 2015

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. (African proverb) We’ve all had times when we really wanted to do something by ourselves because having someone else along would slow us down. That happens too often in today’s...

December 18, 2015

How many observe Christ’s birthday! How few, His precepts! (Benjamin Franklin, early American statesman, inventor, and author) Christmas is just one week away now, and we’re hearing more and more Carols and messages about the Christ Child...

December 17, 2015

It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped. (Tony Robbins, self-help author) Expressing the same idea, a film some years ago was titled, “Decision determines destiny.” Another way of putting it might be “Choices have...

December 16, 2015

To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time. (Leonard Bernstein, late noted composer and conductor) Bernstein’s first criterion is well accepted, no doubt. To accomplish anything of worth, you surely need to...

December 15, 2015

Whatever leisure time we are able to invest in relationships is time well spent. (Charles Swindoll, pastor and author) Life is so busy for many people that they don’t seem to have time to establish close relationships. They work with or for...

December 14, 2015

The best way to keep one’s word is not to give it. (Napoleon Bonaparte) That statement seems to be rather cynical, doesn’t it? Of course, if you never make a promise or commitment, you’ll never fail to keep it. It used to be that a man’s word was...

December 13, 2015

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers. (Michael Korda, editor and author) We often think that great leaders are men and women of vision, and we may suppose that the strategy of forward-thinkers involves intricate means for...

December 12, 2015

A creative artist works on his next composition because he was not satisfied with his previous one. (Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian composer and pianist) Creative people seem never to be satisfied with their work. We may view their art, hear their...

December 11, 2015

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. (Calvin Coolidge, 30th president of the United States) Yet, sometimes families and...

December 10, 2015

We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. (Albert Schweitzer, medical missionary to Africa) That was Schweitzer’s conclusion after he said, “In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then...

December 9, 2015

Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don’t unravel. (Author Unknown) Is it possible that we take our blessings for granted without fully appreciating what we enjoy every day? Health, sufficient food, good friends, steady...

December 8, 2015

Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (The Bible) What people really value in life is demonstrated by their activity, their habits, the way they use their resources. We may say that we love God, or we’re altruistic and want to...

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