January 13, 2018

We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. (Albert Einstein, renowned scientist) Re-hashing our problems, trying to figure out what went wrong and how we got into this situation is often an...

January 12, 2018

The reason why we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel. (Steven Furtick, pastor) One of life’s personal dangers is comparing ourselves with others. As Furtick suggests, we see...

January 11, 2018

The problem with every good idea is that it eventually degenerates into a four-letter word…WORK. (Tom Julien, author) The world is full of people with ideas. We all have brainstorms that we think could really revolutionize society if we could...

January 10, 2018

If everybody agreed with ME, they’d be all right. (Lucy in the “Peanuts” cartoon strip) It’s not just children, like Lucy, who think “me-first.” Have you noticed that many people in a crowded place are almost completely unaware of those...

January 9, 2018

Respecting another person is much more about who we are than about who the other person is. (Albert Lee, educator) Lee, also, expressed a common sentiment today when he noted that “[Some] may say that people need to show themselves worthy of...

January 8, 2018

The only way of catching a train I have discovered is to miss the train before. (G. K. Chesterton, 20th century English writer and philosopher) Perhaps Chesterton missed a lot of trains, and if so, he apparently took a very positive view of his...

January 7, 2018

Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger. (Franklin P. Jones, author) Probably no one really likes to be criticized. We might say we need constructive criticism to help us improve...

January 6, 2018

Your choices create your reality. (Jason Harvey, author) Harvey continues, “You shape your future every day through the choices you make.” Much in life we can’t control—the weather or the pace of time, for example; but we are in charge of our...

January 5, 2018

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words, than words without a heart. (John Bunyan) Prayer is a common worldwide practice, whether as a religious rite in a public gathering or in one’s private meditation. For some, their habit is to...

January 4, 2018

Don’t be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life. (Bertolt Brecht, 20th century German dramatist and poet) Death is fearful to many people who have no hope for a future life. It’s the unknown that so often distresses us, but Brecht helps us...

January 3, 2018

Ideas have consequences and bad ideas have victims. (John Stonestreet, worldview writer) Have you seen those light bulbs above the cartoon characters’ heads when they get a new idea? It’s kinda like that when a new thought occurs to us, isn’t it...

January 2, 2018

Hope, it seems, is not related to our circumstances but rather to our relationships. (Kip Cone, pastor) The Bible often speaks about hope and faith together. “Faith shows the reality of what we hope for” (Hebrews 11:1). Faith is only as good as...

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