March 16, 2016

The act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor. (Chelle Thompson, editor and publisher) Thompson continues: “When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be...

Choices are Forks in the Road

On our return trip from the forgiveness tree is a fork in the road. There is a high road and a low road. I usually take the low road because it is easier. Because of this choice, this place has become a meeting place for me and the dogs. They...

March 15, 2016

What you believe must determine how you behave. (Warren Wiersbe, preacher and author) Why do we do the things we do? What determines our actions and behavior? There may be different influences that cause us to do this or that, but in the end we...

March 14, 2016

There is a language in actions. And in some cases the language of action is much more clear and convincing than words. (Jonathan Edwards, 18th century Puritan theologian) Perhaps Edwards’ words are the basis for the more modern expression...

March 13, 2016

Accepting the conundrum that arrogance is weakness and humility is strength builds foundations for rich leadership. (Dan Rockwell, leadership writer) A conundrum is a puzzle, an unusual idea. Rockwell explains this one a bit: “Arrogance creates...

March 12, 2016

If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world. (C. S. Lewis, 19th century British academic and Christian apologist) We are born we all kinds of...

March 11, 2016

A religion that gives nothing, costs nothing, and suffers nothing, is worth nothing. (Martin Luther, 15th-16th century German Reformation leader) People turn to religion for a variety of reasons. For some it’s to fill a sense of emptiness. Others...

March 10, 2016

Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 18th & 19th century German statesman and writer) Similarly, Marcus Aurelius, 2nd century Roman emperor had said, “Dream big dreams; only big...

March 9, 2016

The future belongs to those who believe in their dreams. (Eleanor Roosevelt, former US First Lady and political activist) Two lessons can be seen in Roosevelt’s quote. 1) To have an impact on the future, you must be a dreamer—someone who has a...

Once Free

Charlie is our outside watchdog. When we are not on our walks, he is chained for his own safety. When we return from our walks it is hard to hook him back up again. His free time seems too short, and there’s always more he wants to do. Eventually...

March 8, 2016

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond to it! (Zig Ziglar, late motivational speaker and writer) We often have very little control over what happens to us. We didn’t choose our birthplace, our parents, or our nationality, but...

March 7, 2016

Don’t let making a living prevent you from making a life. (John Wooden, renowned basketball coach) Many of the athletes that John Wooden coached were perennial champions in their sport. Some of them went on to play professional sports, earning...

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