July 31, 2016

Smart people always say smart things. But wise people know when to say nothing at all. (Ed Kang, author, speaker, advisor) Words, words, words. We even have “talking heads” on the television—newscasters, talk show hosts, discussion panels. If it...

July 30, 2016

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. (Aristotle, 4th century B.C. Greek philosopher) Over time our habits of work, word, and activity reveal quite clearly who we really are—or, at least what our real...

July 29, 2016

When your organization has a spirit that prohibits failure, you kill a spirit of innovation in that organization. (Keith Minier, minister) What would it look like in your business or organization if you could prohibit failure? We might like to...

July 28, 2016

If you could kick the person most responsible for all your problems in the behind you wouldn’t be able to sit down for a long time. (J. Davis Illingworth, Sr, Presbyterian pastor) Wow, that hurts, doesn’t it (pun intended). It’s human...

July 27, 2016

The more I see the less I know for sure. (The late John Lennon, co-founder of the Beetles) Many of us could say the same. Advances in technology and the discovery of both ancient and new features in our world cause us to realize that there is...

Hope Hops

Rabbits seem to be the one animal the dogs cannot subdue. Rabbits are special to me because of a story about a rabbit named Hope. I don’t remember all the details about the story, except that at the end the little girl says, “The best thing about...

July 26, 2016

We are not responsible for anyone else’s actions in life but our own. And that should keep us busy enough. (Mike Lee, American pastor) When we describe someone as a “busybody,” we do not mean to compliment them. Such a person is always...

July 25, 2016

A test of a people is how it behaves toward the old. It is easy to love children. Even tyrants and dictators make a point of being fond of children. (Abraham J. Heschel, 20th century Polish-born American rabbi) How do we stand up to this standard...

July 24, 2016

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men. (Martin Luther King, 20th century civil rights leader) Each decade seems to bring to light more discoveries and advances in science and technology...

July 23, 2016

Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning. (William Arthur Ward, 20th century American writer) They say that curiosity killed the cat. We must not let that canard stop us from pursuing the unknown. After all, we’re not cats. We do have a...

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