September 4, 2015

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. (Wayne Gretzky, former professional hockey star) It sounds too simple to be true, but it must not be overlooked. Sometimes we fail to pursue a desired goal because we fear failure. Yet, if we don’t...

God and Poetry: Far and Deep

By Julia Somerset   “Neither Out Far Nor in Deep” By Robert Frost   The people along the sand All turn and look one way. They turn their back on the land. They look at the sea all day.   As long as it takes to pass A ship keeps...

September 3, 2015

There is . . . no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself. (Henry David Thoreau, 19th century poet, author, philosopher) When we look to things, activities, or other people as sources for happiness, we are launched on a failed...

September 2, 2015

What we do for the human soul is incomparably more important than what we do for the transient things of this world (Chuck Colson, prison reformer, Christian apologist) The old adage is true that “all that glitters is not gold,” meaning that not...

Daily Living – Resolving Conflicts

By: Jessie Deloe Because we’re all human, we make mistakes and sometimes offend someone. When that happens, we may find that “It is harder to win back the friendship of an offended brother than to capture a fortified city. His anger shuts you out...

September 1, 2015

Happiness consists not in having, but of being, not of possessing, but of enjoying. It is the warm glow of a heart at peace with itself. (Norman Vincent Peale, late preacher and author) In modern society people seem to be pursuing happiness by...

August 31, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Anyone can steer the ship but it takes a leader to chart the course.  (John Maxwell, leadership speaker and author) Maxwell calls this “The Law of Navigation. The functions of “steering” and “leading” are similar but quite...

August 30, 2015

STOP AND THINK – No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else’s draft. (H. G. Wells, 19th & 20th century English writer) That’s the curse of being a writer or editor. You just can’t look at written text (or...

August 29, 2015

STOP AND THINK – I’ve learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances. (Martha Washington, wife of the first U.S. president) We’re often inclined to blame...

August 28, 2015

STOP AND THINK – To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. (Nelson Mandela, late president of South Africa) When we think of freedom, we’re often thinking of it...

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