June 7, 2016

The most worthwhile things in life often only come to flower over a long period of time. (Alistair Begg, pastor and author) Someone else has said, “Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.” When...

June 6, 2016

Keep only those things that speak to your heart. Then take the plunge and discard all the rest. (Marie Kondo, Japanese organizing consultant and author) You may not be disposed to hang on to things from the past, but many are. They just can’t let...

June 5, 2016

Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education. (Victor Hugo, 19th century novelist and dramatist) Hugo certainly was not against education, however. He also said, “He who opens a school door, closes a prison.” Formal education is...

June 4, 2016

There is no future in any job. The future lies in the person who holds the job. (George Crane, columnist) This is commencement time, and graduates are eager to find just the right job, the one that promises security and a successful future. In...

June 3, 2016

If you buy what you don’t need you might have to sell what you do. (Irish proverb) Our desire for instant gratification sometimes leads us to credit card purchases or taking out a loan to buy something. The promise of an improved model...

June 2, 2016

A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. (John A Shedd, author) Have you ever admired the huge boats moored at a seaside marina? Those big yachts are really impressive, aren’t they? You could enjoy just living on one...

#9 – Home at Last

I was frozen in time. It was day 58. Late afternoon on Friday, April 6, 1980, I was staring blankly out my office window. There were no job offers. My career at Chrysler was over. I couldn’t go back to my bosses and tell them I had changed my...

The Will to Win, the Will to Excel

In 1968 I was a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army stationed in Ft. Riley, Kansas. That fall I attended all the home football games for Kansas State. At the time Kansas State was a member of the Big 8 Conference that had four powerhouse teams...

June 1, 2016

Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. (Miles Kington, journalist) Have you ever known someone who seemed very intelligent—had a lot of knowledge, but didn’t seem to make sense of the simplest...

Choosing a Different Path

On occasion, I get the idea not to walk on the woods road but to walk directly to the ridge, thinking I will get more exercise. There is nothing wrong with this rationale, but my evaluation of the terrain and my abilities to make the ascent are...

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