October 29, 2016

Those who turn back, remember the ordeal. Those who persevere, remember the adventure. (Milo Arnold, author) Sometimes life is hard, and we may be tempted to turn back—to retreat when the going really is tough. To do so, often brings regret. We...

October 28, 2016

Exercising my authority does not increase my status or value anymore than submitting to authority reduces my status or value. (Quoted by Pastor John Smith) Some people have difficulty dealing with authority. They expect instant compliance with...

October 27, 2016

God uses pain to show us that something is wrong and to reveal that we aren’t in control. (Source unknown) Most people try to avoid pain at all costs. Yet pain can be valuable to us. It often alerts us to a problem, perhaps an injury or an...

October 26, 2016

Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple. (C.W. Ceran, pseudonym for German journalist and author Kurt Wilhelm Marek) Most of us can remember teachers who seemed to have the ability to confuse us by making a simple premise as...

October 25, 2016

All human beings are alike in seeking happiness. Where they differ is in the objects from which they seek it. (Os Guinness, English author and social critic) In the U.S. we are guaranteed the right to pursue happiness. And everybody seems to want...

October 24, 2016

Most of us spend more time planning for one week of vacation then planning for our destiny in life.” (Michael Hyatt, author and publisher) Planning for vacations is fun and time-consuming. Sometimes, the anticipation is actually greater than the...

October 23, 2016

Nothing …proves a man’s ability to lead others, as what he does from day to day to lead himself. (Thomas J. Watson, 20th century American businessman) Some people long to be leaders in some arena—sports, politics, education, business...

October 22, 2016

You are free to choose, but you are not free from the consequences of your choices. (Source unknown) Making choices is one of the few things that we can control. The problem with freedom, however, is the possibility that we may make wrong...

October 21, 2016

How seldom we weigh our neighbor in the same balance with ourselves. (Thomas A Kempis, author of The Imitation of Christ) It’s a common human tendency, it seems. We are often guilty of judging other people’s actions without knowing all the facts...

October 20, 2016

Wisdom requires a humble spirit of continual learning. (Jesse Deloe, writer, editor) Someone has said that you’re never too old to learn. Of course, learning is more than the accumulation of facts. And with so much new information becoming...

October 19, 2016

Don’t argue for your own weaknesses. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it immediately. (Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People) It must be human nature. When we show our weaknesses by...

October 18, 2016

You will not have a meaningful life without work, but you will lose yourself if you say work is the meaning of your life. (Timothy Keller, American pastor and best-selling author) As Keller looks at both ends of the spectrum, he concludes that...

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