January 29, 2016

Each individual is accountable for his actions. (Ronald Reagan, 40th president of the United States) We’re living in a time when personal accountability has virtually vanished. We’re inclined, it seems, to blame someone else or our circumstances...

January 28, 2016

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing that you might make one. (Elbert Hubbard, 19th -20th century American writer and philosopher) How many times have you hesitated to start a project because you were afraid you...

Trying to Please Everyone

By: Dave Illingworth I think this story is okay to tell because my father, who was a Presbyterian minister, told it to me many years ago. An old man and a young boy decided to go into their village. The old man put the young boy on their donkey...

Do the Trees Have Ears?

By: Lynda Shadel I don’t know how you treat your pets, but both my husband and I often think and speak for our dogs. I wonder how close we come to really understanding what our dogs are thinking.   When I walk in the woods, I do a lot of...

January 27, 2016

Prejudice, a dirty word, and faith, a clean one, have something in common: they both begin where reason ends. (Harper Lee, American novelist) There is that similarity between those two terms, of course, but there is a huge difference, too...

January 26, 2016

Your value does not decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth. (Ted Rubin, public speaker) Is your self-image determined by what others think of you? It’s unfortunate that some of us think less of ourselves because someone else...

January 25, 2016

Work is not always required of man. There is such a thing as sacred idleness. (George MacDonald, Scottish author and minister) In today’s busy society our world seems to revolve around nothing but work. Little time is taken for relaxation and...

January 24, 2016

Assumptions are the termites of relationships. (Henry Winkler, American actor and director) Assumptions are often our guesses at something we don’t know for sure. We often assume things about others on the basis of scant evidence or the influence...

January 23, 2016

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid. (Benjamin Franklin, 18th century political leader and author) The human baby is a magnificent creation. Its inherent capabilities are almost unlimited, but it begins with very...

January 22, 2016

An honest mistake should not discredit an otherwise truthful person. (Jesse Deloe, editor) We all make mistakes and quite often they are honestly made without evil intention. Such mistakes can and should be corrected quickly and should not...

January 21, 2016

The beginning is the most important part of the work. (Plato, classical Greek philosopher) It has been said that you should begin your work with the end in mind. What is the goal or purpose of your work? That’s important, of course, but even more...

January 20, 2016

Life is either a daring adventure, or it is nothing at all. (Helen Keller, author, speaker) To many people, life seems to be little more than a humdrum repetition of hours and days without much purpose or goal. Keller, who overcame multiple...

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