April 30, 2018

The vow of marriage is not one of unending happiness, but a vow of determined decision making. (Jeff Bogue, pastor) When we say “I do” at the altar, what are we committing ourselves to? Living with our companion in never-ending bliss and...

April 29, 2018

Blowing out someone’s candle doesn’t make yours shine any brighter. (Amber Teamann, elementary school principal) That sounds like a very good principle to teach elementary school children, who often display a “Me first” attitude. Unfortunately...

April 28, 2018

Freedom is unsustainable without virtue. (John Stonestreet, worldview writer) Americans love their freedom. After all, that’s what the Revolutionary War was all about, wasn’t it? In reality, we have to constantly ask ourselves what freedom really...

April 27, 2018

To be right requires being right not just in what you do and say but in the way you do and say things. (Paraphrased from Eric Metaxas, author) Sometimes we excuse our unkind actions or harsh words because what we are doing or saying is right and...

April 26, 2018

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. (Publilius Syrus, 1st century B.C. Latin writer) It doesn’t take a lot of skill or courage to guide a ship when there is no strong wind or high seas. But when the storms come, you really want a...

April 25, 2018

Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man. (Ben Franklin, early American statesman) Three important thoughts: 1) “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body” (Joseph Addison). 2)  Meditate on [God’s Word)...

April 24, 2018

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention. (Oscar Wilde, 19th century Irish poet and playwright) It’s said that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Sometimes another phrase is added: “but heaven is full...

April 23, 2018

Dare to reach your hand into the darkness to pull another hand into the light. (Norman Rice, former mayor of Seattle, Washington) Sometimes we are so afraid of being hurt or of endangering ourselves that we refuse to reach out to someone in need...

April 22, 2018

All it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. (Edmund Burke, 18th century Irish statesman and author) Evil raises its ugly head far too frequently in modern society. Whether it is drug abuse, civil uprisings, or crime, we see it...

April 21, 2018

At last it dawned on me that … obstacles were my life. (Fr. Alfred D’Souza, (Catholic Archbishop in India) That is D’Souza’s discovery. He wrote: “For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin—real life. But there was always...

April 20, 2018

Never take down a fence until you know why it was put up. (Warren Wiersbe, pastor, author) This is one of Wiersbe’s lessons for life, and it may be helpful to learn. Fences are a kind of boundary; they may say “Stay out” or “Stay in.” They may be...

April 19, 2018

I believe that the best way to be a better teacher is to be open to the idea that there is more to learn. (Rita Platt, teacher) What is the goal of teaching? A good purpose might be stated this way: “The teacher’s goal is that the student learns...

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