October 23, 2016

Nothing …proves a man’s ability to lead others, as what he does from day to day to lead himself. (Thomas J. Watson, 20th century American businessman) Some people long to be leaders in some arena—sports, politics, education, business...

October 22, 2016

You are free to choose, but you are not free from the consequences of your choices. (Source unknown) Making choices is one of the few things that we can control. The problem with freedom, however, is the possibility that we may make wrong...

October 21, 2016

How seldom we weigh our neighbor in the same balance with ourselves. (Thomas A Kempis, author of The Imitation of Christ) It’s a common human tendency, it seems. We are often guilty of judging other people’s actions without knowing all the facts...

October 20, 2016

Wisdom requires a humble spirit of continual learning. (Jesse Deloe, writer, editor) Someone has said that you’re never too old to learn. Of course, learning is more than the accumulation of facts. And with so much new information becoming...

October 19, 2016

Don’t argue for your own weaknesses. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it immediately. (Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People) It must be human nature. When we show our weaknesses by...

October 18, 2016

You will not have a meaningful life without work, but you will lose yourself if you say work is the meaning of your life. (Timothy Keller, American pastor and best-selling author) As Keller looks at both ends of the spectrum, he concludes that...

October 17, 2016

Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers. (Voltaire, 18th century French Enlightenment writer) Good teachers know how to frame good questions—questions that make the student think and not simply give rote responses. So, Voltaire’s...

#48 – Why Ohio?

#48 – Why Ohio?

It wasn’t my idea to go to Ohio University. I grew up in Wheeling, West Virginia and always wanted to go to West Virginia University. But my high school girlfriend, Ann, had a different idea. She insisted I go to a more academic school.  ...

October 16, 2016

Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene. (Arthur Christopher Benson, 19th-20th century English essayist and author) We know better, of course, but still we often think “the grass is greener on the other side of the...

October 15, 2016

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift from God, which is why we call it the present. (Bill Keane, late American cartoonist) It’s a play on words, of course: the present day is a gift from God. So was yesterday as tomorrow...

October 14, 2016

Resilience is the ability to withstand, recover, adapt and grow in the face of pressure—welcome to life. (Christine Caine, Australian international speaker) Caine seems to be suggesting that pressure is part of normal life. It can’t always be...

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