Do Not Spoil What You Have

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not. Remember that what you now have was once among things you only hoped for. – Epicurus GRATITUDE – All you really need for happiness

Play The Game

For when the One Great Scorer comes to mark against your name, He writes — not that you won or lost — but that you played the game! Grantland  Rice

Develop Self-Discipline

Develop self-discipline. Self-discipline is the power to say no to yourself, to give something up now so you will get something you want even more in future.

Easter Reveals the Truth

“Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won’t stay there.” – Clarence W. Hall Read more of the best Easter quotes ever here: http://whatwillmatter.com/2017/04/best-ever-easter-quotes/

Passover & Easter

“Passover and Easter are the Jewish and Christian holidays that move in sync, like the ice skating pairs we saw during the winter Olympics.” – Marvin Olasky

Prayer is Powerful

“Praise and worship is prayer. It is intimate; it is intercessory; and it is powerful.” – Darlene Zschech

The Quality of Faith

The quality of our faith is not measured by our claims of devotion or even the frequency or intensity of our prayers. We prove our faith by the way we live our lives.

Faith & Power

Faith is not just a source of our power. It’s a grateful acceptance of God’s power. Faith is how we prove our devotion to God. – Michael Josephson

A Little Faith

A little faith will bring your soul to heaven, But a lot of faith will bring heaven to your soul. – Dwight L. Moody

Falling Isn’t Failing

Imagine how many times he fell before he mastered this move. Falling isn’t failing unless it makes you quit. Never let mistakes or missteps discourage you; no new skill can be learned or accomplishment achieved without them.

Bee Grateful

Bee Grateful Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better. – Brain Tracy

Leaving Things Undone

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there’s the noble art of LEAVING THINGS UNDONE. The wisdom of life consists in the ELIMINATION OF NON-ESSENTIALS. – Lin Yutang

Be cautious but not timid

Be cautious but not timid; believe you will succeed, but don’t be afraid of failing. Remember, every meaningful achievement is built on the foundation stones of false starts and failures. –Michael Josephson

COMMENTARY: Listening: A Vital Dimension of Respect

We demonstrate the virtue of respect for others by being courteous and civil and treating everyone in a manner that acknowledges and honors basic human dignity. An important but often neglected aspect of respect is listening to what others say. Respectful listening is more than hearing. It requires us to consider what’s being said. That’s hard when we’ve heard it …

COMMENTARY: Too Poor to Give

When Teresa, a widow with four young children, saw a notice that members of her church would gather to deliver presents and food to a needy family, she took $10 out of her savings jar and bought the ingredients to make three dozen cookies. She got to the church parking lot just in time to join a convoy going to …

Independence Day and Courage

We celebrate this year’s Fourth of July holiday at a time when millions of people in Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Bahrain, and Yemen are at various stages of their own struggle to replace dictators with some form of democracy. It’s a good reminder that the fight for liberty has always required courage. In our own case, 56 men we now …

COMMENTARY 984.5: Do I Have to Tell Everything?

Should a job applicant properly withhold information about a criminal record or termination from a previous job? Should a woman starting a new relationship say nothing about a previous marriage or abortion? These are problems of candor: When does an ethical person have a duty to reveal negative information about his or her past? First, let’s reinforce a basic premise: …

People of character …

People of character do the right thing even if no one is looking. People of character do the right thing even if it costs more than they want to pay. People of character do the right thing even if no one else does, not because they think it will change the world, but because they refuse to be changed by …

Gratitude Unlocks the Fullness of Life

  “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of your past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for …