Monthly Archives: June 2014

The people who count most don’t receive awards

When you get to thinking about what and who really matters in this world, ask yourself these questions: who were the last five Academy Award winners for best actor? Who were the last five winners of the Miss Universe contest? … Continue reading

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First things first

Years ago, a medical student at Montreal General Hospital, worried about his final examinations and what he should do with his life, picked up a book and read twenty-one words that changed his life, and through him have influenced generations … Continue reading

Posted in Attitude, Discerning God's Will, Doing what has to be done, Life's journey, Living Life, Making the most of what you've got, Priorities, Putting first things first, Seeing the possibilities, Spiritual Insight, Wisdom | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

That’s what keeps me ticking!

There’s an old story about a grandfather clock that had stood for generations in the same corner, faithfully ticking away. Then it got sold to a new owner who noticed the heavy weight hanging inside it, and removed it from … Continue reading

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Two Pictures

We all carry two pictures of ourselves in our imaginations. One is a picture of how we see ourselves right now. The other is a picture of ourselves as we’d like to be. The first is a real picture; the … Continue reading

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Measured against a false standard

Mark Twain once said that the sections of the Bible that gave him the most trouble were not those he couldn’t understand, but rather the sections he could. That’s the thing about Jesus’ teaching; it challenges the assumptions that so … Continue reading

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