November 10th, 2019 11:50 am
"For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago." - Ephesians 2:10
How do I know that man is a work of art - a special creature fashioned by the Master? When you read Genesis 1:26, this is what is written: "Then God said, 'And now we will make human beings; they will be like us and resemble us.'" Ask yourself, if God is the Sovereign of the entire universe - of the seen and the unseen - and if He, Father Son...
November 8th, 2019 11:49 am
"If you don't use your muscles, they get weak. If you don't use your mind, it begins to fail." -John Templeton
In fitness training there is such a thing as reversibility. What is that? Reversibility refers to the loss of fitness or muscular growth that is gained after one who has been training ceases doing so. Studies have shown that within two to three weeks of stopping an exercise programme even significant gains can be lost.
Like with exercise, dear friends, the things we le...
November 6th, 2019 11:48 am
"The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher." -Thomas Henry Huxley
Tell me - who climbs a flight of stairs and pauses at the middle, never to move any farther? Who, when playing football, dribbles and, with an opportunity to strike at goal, then refuses to hit the ball? Who, while swimming, suddenly decides to to stop midway and thus sink? No one, right? Why then, in our own lives, are we so...
November 4th, 2019 11:47 am
"The bird rises against a strong headwind, not only in spite of the wind but because of it. The opposing force becomes a lifting force if faced at the right angle." -L.B. Cowman
Today, I shall share with you some interesting points about a figure I have come to admire over the years. Her name? Simone Arianne Biles. This woman is one whose story, I am certain, can teach us a whole lot as we journey through our own lives. But what exactly has life been like for Ms. Biles?
November 3rd, 2019 11:46 am
The apostle John was one day stroking a tame partridge. Just then a famous philosopher and hunter came to visit him. He was astonished to find the apostle, so famous a man as John, playing with a tame bird! He said he would never have expected to find John doing a thing like that. 'What is it that you are carrying in your hand?' asked John. 'A bow,' said the philosopher. 'Do you,' asked John, 'carry it always and everywhere bent, taut and at full stretch?' 'No, indeed,' said the philosopher. 'If...
September 29th, 2019 8:29 pm
"Life is short, God's way of encouraging a bit of focus." -Robert Brault
My dear friends, life here on earth is what it is - and it is rather short. The Bible tells us, in Psalm 90:10, that "Seventy years is all we have - eighty years, if we are strong; life is soon over, and we are gone." Even if we lived up to what is referred to as the "ripe old age" of seventy or eighty, the Bible tells us even these are "soon over and we are gone." Imagine, then, living for even less time! But the...
September 5th, 2019 11:03 am
"The first requirement in taking a step in the right direction is to take a step in some direction." -Robert Brault
It is Benjamin Franklin who famously said, "Well done is better than well said." There is so much that a man can think up and say - but if that man does not do anything about what is thought and said, that thing, most likely, will amount to nothing. There are many who have big dreams - but their small commitment to work is what often leaves them heartbroken and frustrated....
September 3rd, 2019 3:55 pm
If too much work is bad for an individual, having employees work longer hours does not necessarily bring greater productivity to a company either. Witness what happened to Apple Computer during the 1980s, as described in Geoffrey James' 'Business Wisdom of the Electronic Elite.' When Apple launched the Macintosh, IBM PCs were running an operating system called MS-DOS, a terribly cumbersome Microsoft product. Macintosh was easier to use with its click-on icons - and thus commanded a higher price....
August 29th, 2019 8:19 am
"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." -Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama
It was a sweltering Spring day. The temperatures felt more like July than May. A thunderstorm had passed over earlier but now the clouds were clearing and the sun had returned. Steam was coming off the wet sidewalk as I parked my car next to the meter and tossed a quarter into it. I headed into the local thrift store to buy my son a shirt. The air conditioning in there was a welcome relief from the heat...
August 27th, 2019 8:20 am
"You can tell the size of your God by looking at the size of your worry list. The longer your list, the smaller your God." -Author Unknown
At the conclusion of a dinner, the waiter happened to place a finger bowl in front of Harold Russell, the handless ex-servicemen who became famous for his role in the film, 'The Best Years of Our Lives.' Suddenly realising his blunder, the waiter was visibly embarrassed. Harold saved the situation with a grin and his comment, "Sorry, son, I never tou...
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