WHAT EVERY CHILD SHOULD LEARN – LOVE WORK

The older I get, the more I learn about life. The happiest people I meet and the most unpleasant people I observe confirm to me that it is not hard work but loving to work hard that is crucial to a fulfilling...

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LOOKING FOR A NEW JOB?

The world’s best organization is looking for good people who are difference makers. Not long ago, in a Words of Hope, I spoke to the idea of kindness being described as useful goodness. In 1967, my wife Susie and I took...

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EXAMINATION OF THE HEART

The Psalmist said, "The Lord knows everything about us." Imagine being able to say, "You know everything about me, even before I say it, and exclaim, such knowledge is too wonderful!" In my experience, I know we don't know everything to be...

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LOGIC AND EMOTIONS

Most people make emotional decisions and try to justify them with logic. The crucial decision-making question is, am I making an emotional or a logical decision? The ideal is when emotions and logic match up, yet in reality, this is a...

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PAIN – FRIEND OR FOE

Is it possible to get through life without experiencing pain? Seems every story has an element of pain in the narrative. Let's imagine being able to be totally pain-free. Wow! Awesome - sounds wonderful. It is truly wonderful until you grab...

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NO CRUCIFIXION, NO RESURRECTION

No pain no gain No sorrow no joy No work no pay No crooked line no straight line No hate no love No late no on time No defeat no victory The Scriptures say. ” I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and discard the intelligence...

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WE SAW GIANTS

“We were like grasshoppers in our own sight and so we were in their sight.” – Numbers 13:33b An essential element in preparing for a basketball game is scouting the enemy. Great care must be taken to make sure the...

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RESCUED

Who is most grateful? The one rescued or the one who does the rescuing? Going back to the four pillars that form the foundation for one’s belief system: Control your Environment – choice of people. Psalm 1 Crucial Others – people who...

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DRY UP! GAME ON!

"When the going gets tough, the tough get going." I'm reminded of a time when my fourth graders were playing for the city championship. At a crucial time late in the game, one of my boys made a bad play....

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VAN GOGH – LOVING PEOPLE

Some amazing quotes by one of my favorite artists: "I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people." "Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more." Vincent Van Gogh’s...

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