September 7, 2015

Happiness is not easily won; it is hard to find it in ourselves, and impossible to find it elsewhere. (Nicolas Chamfort, 18th century French writer) Children seem to be happy most of the time. Infants enjoy playing with their toes or some simple...

September 6, 2015

We are all faced with a series of great opportunities – brilliantly disguised as insolvable problems. (John Gardner, 20th century novelist and literary critic) Sometimes we don’t recognize an opportunity that’s right in front of us because...

September 5, 2015

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they are not on your road does not mean they have gotten lost. (H. Jackson Brown, American inspirational author) As you grew up, it didn’t take long, did it, to discover...

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...

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