June 26, 2017

Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time. (Jim Rohn, American author and motivational speaker) Getting more money may be more difficult that it sounds in this quote, but the statement is true and good...

June 25, 2017

The legacy we leave is not just in our possessions, but in the quality of our lives. (Billy Graham, world-renowned evangelist) In doing their estate planning, many folks allocate certain of their possessions to be given at their death to various...

June 24, 2017

Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible. (Doug Larson, 20th century newspaper columnist) “I don’t think it can be done” might well be the motto of the wanna-be inventors...

June 23, 2017

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Wishing is not enough; we must do. (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, 18th-19th century German writer) The older we grow and the more we learn, the greater knowledge we accumulate. But, knowledge, as Von Goethe...

June 22, 2017

All healthy relationships involve careful listening. (André Neher, 20th century Jewish scholar and philosopher). Ernest Hemingway, 20th century novelist, gave similar counsel: “When people talk, listen completely.” Neher’s goes on to say that...

June 21, 2017

Life is like riding a bicycle; to keep your balance, you must keep moving. (Albert Einstein, master scientist) Life is often very complicated. Sometimes, the ride may be so difficult that we want to get off the merry-go-round and just stop for a...

June 20, 2017

Obedience is the bridge between knowledge – and – experience. (C. Davis) Knowledge is important, but by itself it isn’t always helpful. The Bible says that “knowledge puffs up” (1 Corinthians 8:1) and you may know someone who seems so proud of...

June 19, 2017

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. (Elbert Hubbard, 19th-20th century American writer, philosopher) No one wants to make mistakes, and most of us do all we can to avoid errors whether in...

June 18, 2017

Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad. (Anne Geddes, Australian-born photographer) Today is Father’s Day in the USA. We hear a lot today about the absence of fathers in the home, and that, indeed, is a tragedy. But, as...

June 17, 2017

Focus on building others up and they’ll be less inclined to tear you down. (Russell L. Martin, Delaware, Ohio, county sheriff) The media increasingly seems to tweet and broadcast jokes and aspersions that border on character assassination...

June 16, 2017

At the moment of truth, you will not rise to the level of expectation, but will fall to the level of training. (Paraphrase of Archilochus, 7th century B.C. Greek poet) We are sometimes disappointed when events don’t turn out as expected or...

June 15, 2017

Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny. (Stephen Covey, educator and author) Note the progressive order of Covey’s observation. You don’t just arrive at a...

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