September 13, 2017

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. (Babe Ruth, early baseball slugger) Baseball fans know that Babe was the longtime homerun hitter whose 60 homeruns in a single season set the record for many years. Many will not remember...

September 12, 2017

Success without successors is failure. (Hans Finzal, author and speaker) We probably all know of businesses or charitable ventures that reached great success until the founder/leader died or retired. The successors were never capable of...

September 11, 2017

There’s no point to living life unless you make history . . . and the best way to make history is to help others. (Ben Platt, American actor) It’s not surprising, perhaps, that an actor would seek to make history. He may wish to win an Oscar or...

September 10, 2017

The only certain means of success is to render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be. (Og Mandino, late American author) Too many of us are satisfied with less than our best effort. We try to do well...

September 9, 2017

There comes a special moment in everyone’s life; a moment for which that person was born. (Winston Churchill, World War II British prime minister) Some would argue that Churchill, indeed, was born for the day when he assumed leadership in...

September 8, 2017

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. (John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States) To have an attitude of gratitude is to do more than just say “Thank...

September 7, 2017

You must master your time rather than becoming a slave to the constant flow of events and demands on your time. (Brian Tracy, Canadian-born American self-improvement author) Although life spans will differ, we are all given the same number of...

September 6, 2017

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot. (Michael Altshuler, social worker and therapist) William Ernest Henley wrote something similar in the noted poem Invictus: “I am the captain of my soul.” Altshuler also said...

September 5, 2017

Don’t expect God to do a miracle in upgrading the content of your mind. He has left that task up to you. (Robert A. Cook, college educator) Sometimes we seem to be pretty lazy about learning. When we were younger, we might have wished that...

September 4, 2017

Toil is no source of shame; idleness is shame. (Hesiod, 7th or 8th century B.C. Greek poet) Today is the Labor Day holiday in the United States. Its purpose is to acknowledge the value of work, which was one of God’s first gifts to mankind. In a...

September 3, 2017

Teach the children so it will not be necessary to teach the adults. (Abraham Lincoln) Lincoln didn’t mean that adults should not be taught; there’s always something of value that mature people can and should learn. Perhaps he was thinking of...

September 2, 2017

The difference between a successful person and others is not the lack of strength or a lack of knowledge but rather a lack of will. (Vince Lombardi, late professional football coach) No doubt Lombardi used this statement in the context of sports...

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