October 13, 2012

He who gives when he is asked has waited too long. (Seneca, 1st century Roman philosopher) It’s a good thing to respond to a request to give to some need or worthy cause. It would be better, though, to see a need before being asked and to give...

October 12, 2012

The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today? (Mary Manin Morrissey, inspirational speaker) Morrisey says, “Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old...

October 10, 2012

I have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose happiness to himself from the exercise of power over others. (Thomas Jefferson) Contrary to Jefferson’s thought, the world has seen far too many tyrants who assume power and...

October 9, 2012

STOP AND THINK Sickness is meant to make us look at our past lives honestly, fairly, and conscientiously. (Source unknown) When we are sick or injured, we almost always ask, “Why?” “Why did this happen to me?” There aren’t any easy answers, but...

October 8, 2012

STOP AND THINK To be sure, reputations are not always accurate. Yet, in the long run we usually get a reputation that is close to what we deserve. (Dan Doriani, Presbyterian pastor) Character is what you really are; it’s a matter of integrity...

October 7, 2012

STOP AND THINK Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. (Martin Luther King, Jr.) Ignorance is no excuse, they say. Even sincerity will not make up for activity based on incorrect information...

October 6, 2012

Our society strives to avoid any possibility of offending everyone except God. (Billy Graham, 20th century evangelist) Today’s emphasis in society seems to be tolerance. It’s politically incorrect to say or do anything that would offend anyone...

October 5, 2012

The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement. (Charles Schwab, Founder and chairman of the Charles Schwab Corporation) Apparently, Schwab knows more than just how to help people invest their funds well. He...

October 4, 2012

I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate. (Elbert Hubbard, 19th-20th century American writer, artist, philosopher) A noble thought but terribly difficult to practice. Americans seem...

October 3, 2012

Hate is like a cancer. It doesn’t matter if you have a little cancer or a lot of cancer — it’s still cancer. (Inspiration Line) To hear the doctor use the big “C” word is a frightening experience. It doesn’t matter if it’s small; it’s...

October 2, 2012

Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood. (David Hudson Burnham, 19th-20th century American architect) When a designer draws plans for a huge project, it creates excitement and a desire to see the completed masterpiece. When...

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