February 18, 2018

True discernment means distinguishing the primary from the secondary, the essential from the indifferent, and the permanent from the transient. (Sinclair Ferguson, author and preacher) Many people today would not remember Sears and Roebuck...

February 17, 2018

If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you. (Fred DeVito, physical trainer) DeVito was probably thinking of people who want to get into better physical condition through exercise and training. But the principle can be applied to many...

February 16, 2018

Readers are leaders. (Breakpoint) Reading is an essential skill for successful learning. Volumes of wisdom have been written over the centuries, but that wisdom remains hidden to those who either can’t or won’t read. Technology has sometimes...

February 15, 2018

If you want to be successful, know what you’re doing, love what you’re doing, and believe in what you are doing. (Will Rogers, 20th century humorist) Three easy steps to success, according to Rogers. But, sometimes we may have to really work hard...

February 14, 2018

All we need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. (Lucy Van Pelt, “Peanuts” cartoon character.) We all know that sweets aren’t really a substitute for love. The popular song told us that “What the world needs now is love...

February 13, 2018

If you don’t have the information you need to make wise choices, find someone who does. (Lori Hil, screenwriter) When confronted with a number of choices, we’re often uncertain which is the best for us. Trial and error sometimes works, but...

February 12, 2018

The better part of one’s life consists of his friendships. (Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States) Abe Lincoln, who was born on this date in 1809, is known for a lot of things, especially his honesty and persistence in...

February 11, 2018

Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will. (Vernon Howard, late teacher and author) Even if they act like it, there probably aren’t many people who really “know-it-all.” Most of us have learned that no matter how...

February 10, 2018

Be the change you want to see in the world. If we want to see positive change, we must engage and be a part of it. (Jim Hines, physician and gubernatorial candidate) Instead of lamenting that things aren’t like you think they should be and...

February 9, 2018

There are better things ahead than any we leave behind. (C. S. Lewis, late literary critic) We have just said good bye to a year packed full of many surprises, and we greet an as-yet-unknown 12 months. We shouldn’t spend too long looking back; we...

February 8, 2018

At some level, there will be discomfort in getting from where you are to where you need to be. (Bart Blair, minister) Reaching a desired goal or achieving some great accomplishment doesn’t just happen. As Blair suggests, we’ve all discovered that...

February 7, 2018

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. (Annie Dillard, Pulitzer Prize winning author) Many people think, plan, and strategize for where they want to be in ten years, five years, one year. But, as Dillard reminds us, we live...

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