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...

October 16, 2017

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. (Mahatma Gandhi, 19th-20th century leader of independence in India) Some people seem to think that if you are a forgiving person, you don’t have much strength of character...

October 15, 2017

Listen more than you talk. Learn more than you teach. Serve more than you are served. (Mitch Kruse, car collector, author, and speaker) That’s pretty much Kruse’s definition of humility. All three characteristics are just the opposite of the...

October 14, 2017

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend. (Martin Luther King, Jr, 20th century civil rights leader) King’s use of the word “love” certainly is not a reference to either erotic lust or mushy sentimentalism. He’s using...

October 13, 2017

To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it. (G. K. Chesterton, 19th & 20th century English writer) We believe that men and women have certain God-given rights that governments must not take away. But, as...

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