August 24, 2016

I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself. (Robert E. Lee, Civil War general) It’s a frightening sight to see someone out of control, a person who, perhaps, is addicted to a dangerous substance that takes control of the...

August 23, 2016

Life does not consist in an abundance of possessions. (Jesus Christ) To look at the size of people’s houses and their overflowing garages, one might think that Jesus was wrong. At least in the more affluent 21st century societies, “stuff” does...

August 22, 2016

A little consideration, a little thought for others makes all the difference. (Winnie the Pooh, a children’s cartoon character) Most of us think our opinions are right, and we don’t hesitate to say so. But, when we don’t think of others before we...

August 21, 2016

Change starts when someone sees the next step. (William Drayton, American musician, actor, and comedian) Too often we become satisfied with the status quo. We don’t see any need for change or any way to make change happen. But, as Drayton...

August 20, 2016

We must pray as if it all depended on God and work as though it all depended on us. (St. Augustine, quoted by Warren Wiersbe, pastor and author) There are always extremes, aren’t there? Some people believe so strongly in a sovereign God that they...

August 19, 2016

If you can’t win an argument, correct their grammar instead. (Source unknown) Someone has called this the #1 rule in arguments. That’s really sad, isn’t it? Yet, most of us hate to lose an argument so much that we’ll try anything to win...

August 18, 2016

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. (Harry Truman, 33rd president of the United States) Similar quotes are attributed to other writers and speakers, and it’s a good reminder. In a “me first” age, we hear...

August 17, 2016

Teachers who inspire know that teaching is like cultivating a garden, and those who would have nothing to do with thorns must never attempt to gather flowers. (Author Unknown) Picking flowers is a bit like working with students. Gardens may have...

August 16, 2016

If you aren’t good at anything much, it doesn’t mean that you’re good for nothing. (Kenneth J. Brown, author) Most people probably don’t have a single outstanding talent or ability that makes them appear superior in any public way. Most of us are...

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