October 28, 2017

You can’t trust what you can’t test. (Bart Blair, pastor in Canada) How many of us have made the mistake of putting our trust in something or someone and finding it or them untrustworthy. Trust or faith is only as good as the object...

October 27, 2017

Thanks a lot for contributing to my reputation in town as “that idiot who laughs while jogging.” (Oliver Edwards, a runner) How often do you see a runner smiling, much less laughing, while he or she is doing their daily workouts? Some...

October 26, 2017

The basic purpose of prayer is not to bend God’s will to mine, but to mold my will into His. (Tim Keller, preacher and author) Millions of people pray, and most often they are asking God for something they need or want. Not all those prayers are...

October 25, 2017

Feelings make excellent servants, but terrible masters. (Dallas Willard, educator and author) In a day when there seems to be no objective truth, many people let their feelings be the determinative factor in their choices. If it feels good, then...

October 24, 2017

Never take down a fence until you know why it was put up. (Warren Wiersbe, author) “Don’t fence me in” are the repeated words of an old cowboy song. Some people don’t like to be fenced in, to have boundaries or limits imposed by others. However...

October 23, 2017

A negative mind will never give you a positive life. (Author unknown) Have you noticed that some people always walk with their head down, looking at the sidewalk rather than their surroundings? Don’t you think they’re missing a lot? That’s kinda...

October 22, 2017

When you say no to what’s right, you lose the opportunity you would have had to learn something of value by doing the right thing. (paraphrase of Mike Lee, pastor) There are times when we face the choice of doing what is right or something...

October 21, 2017

I have a lot of excitement in my life. I used to call it tension, but I feel much better now that I call it excitement. (Madeleine Costigan, event coordinator and business counselor) Most of us avoid tension as much as possible. We don’t like to...

October 20, 2017

All human beings are alike in seeking happiness. Where they differ is in the objects from which they seek it. (Os Guinness, English author and social critic) “The pursuit of happiness” is one of the rights expressed in the Declaration of...

October 19, 2017

Never do something for someone that they can do for themselves. (Bob Lupton, author of Toxic Charity) That statement has been called “The Golden Rule of Community Development.” In our time some unfortunate people have come to depend on the help...

October 18, 2017

It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are. (Roy Disney, late American businessman) All of us are confronted repeatedly with the need to make decisions: what to wear, where to eat, when to schedule an appointment...

October 17, 2017

Flexible people never get bent out of shape. (Anonymous) When we’re unbending in our opinions, it can really hurt to be questioned or doubted. But, Tony Robbins (an American life coach) wrote, “Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible...

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