August 2, 2016

People willing to trade their freedom for security will receive neither. (Benjamin Franklin, patriot, inventor, author) In our danger-ridden world, many people are so frightened that security has become the all-important issue of life. For them...

Love Can Build a Bridge

The great thing about dogs is their unconditional love. I can be disciplining Charlie and Wally one minute, and the next minute they see me as their best friend. They don’t go off and mope around about how they have been treated. They are right...

August 1, 2016

No one wants to fail, and my job was to help those around me be successful. If they were successful I would be successful. (Davis Illingworth, Jr, businessman, author) In the self-centered attitude of so many today, personal success is their...

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...

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