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...

April 18, 2018

You always have to watch out when someone steeples their fingers. (George W. Bush, 43rd U.S. president) We may not know for sure what Bush was referring to. Was he thinking of someone whose posture suggested deep and intense thought? Or was he...

April 17, 2018

Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous. (Plato, classical Greek philosopher) There is more available knowledge today than ever before, and with the Internet, that knowledge is accessible to millions of learners. It’s important to be...

April 16, 2018

Yesterday is ashes, tomorrow wood. Only today does the fire burn brightly. (Eskimo Proverb) As we grow older, we tend to become more nostalgic. We long for the “good old days,” and we rehash the good memories, probably forgetting the less...

April 15, 2018

Thinking is one thing no one has ever been able to tax. (Charles Kettering, late engineer and inventor) On tax day in the U.S., a little humor might help. Will Rogers said, “The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf.” But...

April 14, 2018

You must master your time rather than becoming a slave to the constant flow of events and demands on your time. (Brian Tracy, public speaker and author) We all have the same number of hours in a day and days in a year. It’s what we do with them...

April 13, 2018

The best teachers are those who don’t fear being overshadowed by their students. (Author unknown) Caring teachers want to see their students succeed; that is often what motivates them to follow education as a career. Successful athletic coaches...

April 12, 2018

Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired. (Jules Renard, French author) Resting is important. We do need to take time to rest; our bodies need relaxed time to recover energy and strength. But, as Renard suggests, to...

April 11, 2018

The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground. (From a Norman Rockwell calendar) An acorn may not have had any ability to determine its future, but we do. The nut was safely buried in the soil, but when a sprout emerged and began to...

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