September 2, 2017

The difference between a successful person and others is not the lack of strength or a lack of knowledge but rather a lack of will. (Vince Lombardi, late professional football coach) No doubt Lombardi used this statement in the context of sports...

September 1, 2017

Peace is not an external environment but an internal one. (Quoted by Kary Oberbrunner, motivational speaker and writer) In a world torn with conflict—both personal and global—we often long for the laying down of arms and the end of physical...

August 31, 2017

Communion is not something you find, it is something you build; it is not something discovered, it is something forged. (Thom and Joani Schultz, authors) Communion is having things in common that create unity. It might be in a family, a church, a...

August 30, 2017

Most people do not listen with the intent to understand. Most people listen with the intent to reply. (Stephen Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People) Did your mother ever ask, “Didn’t you hear what I just said”? The correct...

August 29, 2017

Work is not, primarily, a thing one does to live, but the thing one lives to do. (Dorothy Sayers, 20th century English writer) Sayers’ comment may seem trite to some, but it strikes at the very purpose of human life. When God created man and...

August 28, 2017

When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. (Socrates, 4th century BC Greek classical philosopher) Those ancient words could well be attributed to an observer of today’s political scene. Gone are the days, apparently, when...

August 27, 2017

Faith makes things possible, not easy. (Church signboard) Everybody has faith in something—religion, hard work, education, a political worldview, and many more options. When someone says, “Keep the faith,” what do they mean? At least, it’s an...

August 26, 2017

Without the element of uncertainty, even the greatest business triumph would be dull, routine, and eminently unsatisfying. (J. Paul Getty, late American industrialist) There may not be many of us who could face our uncertainties with the same...

August 25, 2017

Too much learning and not enough doing will turn you into an “over motivated underachiever.” (Darren Hardy, author and speaker) Can you really learn too much? The brain is almost limitless in what it can handle, we’re told. But most of us...

August 24, 2017

No executive has ever suffered because his subordinates were strong and effective. (Peter Drucker, 20th century management consultant) Some leaders tend to hire staff who will affirm all their strategies and decisions without dissent. They are...

August 23, 2017

There is no limit to the human capacity for self-rationalization. (Chuck Colson, late Christian apologist) Did you ever think that someone is “fooling himself/herself” because he or she refuses to recognize a weakness or they think they are...

August 22, 2017

Happiness is like jam. You can’t spread even a little without getting some on yourself. (Inspirational Line) Do you remember what it was like when you were little and tried to make your own peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Not only did you get...

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