November 3, 2016

Change your thoughts and you change your world. (Seen on an office bulletin board) Most of us are such active people—always busy doing something or rushing here and there—that we often don’t give much time to exercising our brains like we do our...

November 2, 2016

At the moment of truth, you will not rise to the level of expectation, but will fall to the level of training. (Archilochus, 7th century B.C. Greek lyric poet) Sometimes in our ambition to succeed, we fall prey to unrealistic expectations. We...

November 1, 2016

When you’re looking for joy, you will always find it hiding in your gratitude. (Source unknown) Someone else has said, “Find joy by walking in gratitude.” In the “old days” people use to say “Thank you” a lot more than they seem to do today...

October 31, 2016

Education is what remains after you’ve forgotten everything you learned in school. (Albert Einstein, 20th century theoretical physicist) Of course, Einstein himself was highly educated, so he certainly was not arguing against learning and...

October 30, 2016

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. (Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States) When times are tough, some men and women remain calm and steadfast, continuing on in the...

October 29, 2016

Those who turn back, remember the ordeal. Those who persevere, remember the adventure. (Milo Arnold, author) Sometimes life is hard, and we may be tempted to turn back—to retreat when the going really is tough. To do so, often brings regret. We...

October 28, 2016

Exercising my authority does not increase my status or value anymore than submitting to authority reduces my status or value. (Quoted by Pastor John Smith) Some people have difficulty dealing with authority. They expect instant compliance with...

October 27, 2016

God uses pain to show us that something is wrong and to reveal that we aren’t in control. (Source unknown) Most people try to avoid pain at all costs. Yet pain can be valuable to us. It often alerts us to a problem, perhaps an injury or an...

October 26, 2016

Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple. (C.W. Ceran, pseudonym for German journalist and author Kurt Wilhelm Marek) Most of us can remember teachers who seemed to have the ability to confuse us by making a simple premise as...

October 25, 2016

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) In the U.S. we are guaranteed the right to pursue happiness. And everybody seems to want...

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