May 22, 2016

“You have such capacity to see today what is not yet reality. You ponder potential as easily as others recount what happened yesterday.” These words were spoken by a father to his adult son, as he counseled him about his role in life. Being able...

May 21, 2016

He who is not angry when he has cause to be, sins. (John Chrysostom, 4th century Church Father) We read a lot today about road rage and other incidents of excessive anger. It has invaded our political scene and just about every other phase of...

May 20, 2016

Today will never come again. Be a blessing. Be a friend. Encourage someone. Take time to care. Let your words heal, and not wound. This quote is attributed to a character in fiction or mythology, but it includes some helpful advice. Since our...

May 19, 2016

Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time. (Victor Hugo, 19th century poet and novelist) Although life expectancy has increased dramatically in recent years, it is still a relatively short time. So, Hugo’s advice is...

May 18, 2016

The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule but to schedule your priorities. (Steven Covey, American educator and author) Many people in today’s rush-rush world seem to be tied to a schedule with lots of meetings and assignments...

May 17, 2016

Love is measured by what we do, not in the results we see. (Philippe Viguier, French pastor and author) Americans are pretty results-oriented. If we don’t see results from our efforts, we think we have failed. Can we reach out in a spirit of love...

May 16, 2016

There is one thing which gives radiance to everything. It is the idea of something around the corner. (G. K. Chesterton, 18th-19th century English writer, philosopher) Life has its ups and downs for all of us. There are times when we feel really...

May 15, 2016

Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other. (Mark Twain, humorist, author) Everyone will agree, no doubt, that we ought always to do what is right. But, who determines right and wrong? Is there a universal...

May 14, 2016

Our repeated failure to fully act as we would wish must not discourage us. It is the sincere intention that is the essential thing. (Thomas Troward, 19th-20th century English author) Troward goes on to say, “And this [sincere intention] will in...

May 13, 2016

Giving answers is easy; asking good questions is the real skill. (Neil Cole, pastor and author) Many times, the best answer to a question is another question that clarifies the issue and helps to discover the inquirer’s perspective. Don’t be too...

May 12, 2016

Communication. It’s the first thing we really learn in life. It’s a line from an episode in a TV sitcom, but it’s worth thinking about. We’ve learned over the years to communicate in a variety of ways: words, gestures, facial expressions, and...

May 11, 2016

Reputation derives its principal support from success. (George Washington, American Revolutionary War general and 1st president of the United States) Washington’s quote must be taken in context, of course. He was likely thinking of the tremendous...

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