May 6th, 2019 2:42 pm
A few days ago I watched this video of a lecturer and his students. The day's topic? What Makes a Great Leader! The lecturer told his students he had, in a covered box, the picture of one of the greatest leaders of the last century and that the students were to guess whom it was. The incentive? A pass mark in the next assignment for the one who got the right answer. As the guesswork began, someone mentioned that it had to be Steve Jobs whose image was in the box. Another said Mother Teresa. Yet...
May 5th, 2019 4:32 pm
When you love who you are, you no longer send out the energy of desperation or the need to be filled from the outside. You become a powerful source within yourself that attracts better. The more you love who you are, the less you seek validation and approval. You're growing in ways you don't realise yet. You’re being pushed out of your comfort zone to step into the truth. It's all about evolving right now. It's all about letting go and allowing change to take place. Keep breathing through it a...
May 4th, 2019 4:32 pm
I was at the local gas station getting a sandwich. The girl behind the counter is one of my friend's girlfriends, so I was standing there shooting the breeze when I felt a tug on my hoodie sleeve. I looked down and this little guy said, "My grandma fell down and hurt her knees." I followed him outside and an older woman was sitting on the curb kind of shaking. At this point there was a number of people making sure she was okay. I had him come back inside with me to get a cup of water. When we go...
May 3rd, 2019 4:29 pm
Pierre La Place, the eminent French astronomer who made invaluable contributions to science, died at the age of 78. On his deathbed he declared: "What we know is nothing; what we don't know is immense." -J. Maurus, Anecdotes of the Great 
The vast unknown characterises our lives; it is the very cloak that we all put on every day as we meander through the hours allotted to it. The vast unknown is what many people are afraid of. What if I do not make that pass mark in that examination? Wh...
May 2nd, 2019 4:29 pm
As you say, the thing is to rely only on God. The time will come when you will regard all this misery as a small price to pay for having been brought to that dependence. Meanwhile (don't I know) the trouble is that relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done... -Clive Staples Lewis, from a letter to 'Mrs. Lockley,' 12 September 1949
One of the Aspects of life that man finds most difficult to grapple with is the tedium, sometimes, of repetitivenes...
May 1st, 2019 4:28 pm
Energy, even like the Biblical grain of mustard-seed, will move mountains. -Hosea Ballou
Do you want to see that thing done? Do you want to achieve that milestone? How enthusiastic are you about it? How much effort, how much energy are you putting into it? Energy attracts response. Energy shows commitment. Energy has power. Energy, added to your work, can bring about change. Energy and enthusiasm often are the difference between the ordinary and the extraordinary, the failed and the suc...
April 30th, 2019 4:28 pm
"Don't go outside of obeying God to get something because you will have to stay outside of God to keep it." -Anonymous 
Shrek is an appropriately-named renegade sheep that escaped and avoided shearing for 6 long years! Shrek really, really, really did not like getting his hair cut. So for six years, this New Zealand libertarian managed to avoid spring shearings by hiding in a cave. By the time he was found in 2004, his owners couldn't even tell he was a sheep. According to Modern Farmer...
April 29th, 2019 4:28 pm
"I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people." -Maya Angelou
Today we had a hero join us for our son's 5th birthday. Our son, Henry, has neurological and speech disorders. He hasn't had the chance to meet many friends yet because he's in intensive speech, OT, swim and riding lessons or therapy most of the week. He just started preschool this year and is making good progress. Anyway, we worried that on his birthday very few people would show up...
April 28th, 2019 7:50 am
When my daughter was in grade school she one day brought home 4 tiny twigs. They were trees given to the students by the school to plant. None of them looked very hardy but with a hope for the future, I got a spade and planted them in our backyard. Over the years an accident with the lawnmower and poor soil brought an end to three of them. All that was left was a single evergreen. It grew crooked and very slowly. It never got very tall and tilted to one side. In the end it looked more like a fat...
April 27th, 2019 7:49 am
A tow truck driver in Baker County, Florida, is being credited for saving an elderly woman's life. Chris Miracle, 26, was heading to another county around 2 a.m. on Thursday when he noticed lights flashing from the woods near a church. He drove about another mile and felt the need to turn around. "Something didn't feel right so I turned around," Miracle said. Searching for the source of the light through some thick brush about 40 yards off the road, he spotted a car plunged headfirst into a cree...
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