February 25, 2018

Tell me the facts and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever. (Native American proverb) More and more is being said today about orality, the increased value of learning by hearing...

February 24, 2018

Cultivate your own capabilities. . . . Enjoy being you! (Charles Swindoll, author) Swindoll illustrates his point: “Rabbits don’t fly. Eagles don’t swim. Ducks look funny trying to climb. Squirrels don’t have feathers. . . . Stop comparing...

February 23, 2018

Your career is what you’re paid for; your purpose is what you’re made for. (Zig Ziglar) Do you know people who are successful but unhappy in their job? They’re working this job only for the paycheck. Going to the office, school, or factory is a...

February 22, 2018

Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation. (George Washington) Though we celebrated President’s Day a few days ago, today is the actual anniversary of...

February 21, 2018

The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can’t be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it. (Elbert Hubbard, 19th-20th century author, publisher) It is difficult to keep up with new technology appearing almost...

February 20, 2018

Position may give you power to control, but trust will give you permission to lead. (Dave Adamson, author) In today’s society we have seen what people with too much control have done to destroy confidence in their leadership. As Lord Acton...

February 19, 2018

It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn’t. (Martin Van Buren, 8th U.S. President) Have you ever tried to shortcut a task or simply didn’t do it because it was too difficult? Did you then find yourself in the very worrisome...

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...

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