Monday, November 30, 2009

Making decisions

"Most people think that making decisions is hard, especially financial decisions, so they end up burying their heads in the sand, hoping someone else will make their decisions for them. The thing to realize is that by not making decisions, we are really making decisions anyway. We are really deciding that we will continue to do what we have done up until now."

Clayton J. Moore

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

How to treat your friends

"Treat your friends as you do your pictures, and place them in their best light."

Jennie Jerome Churchill
1854-1921, Writer and Mother of Sir Winston Churchill

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Living by our words

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."

John F. Kennedy
1917-1963, 35th President of the United States

Monday, November 23, 2009

Building bridges

"People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges."

Joseph F. Newton

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Choosing our thoughts

"When we take control of our mental state by deliberately choosing our thoughts and attitudes, we can alter the meaning we associate to the experiences we have and results we see in our life."

Clayton J. Moore

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

How to get what you want

"There are two ways of attaining an important end, force and perseverance; the silent power of the latter grows irresistible with time."

Anne Sophie Swetchine
1782-1857, Author

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

One More Reason to Ban Artificial Sweeteners from Your Diet

"Individuals who consume a diet high in artificially sweetened drinks are more likely to experience a decline in kidney function, according to a paper presented at the American Society of Nephrology's annual meeting in San Diego, California."

Getting started

"Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along."

Napoleon Hill

Monday, November 16, 2009

Believing in yourself

"To be a champ, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will."

Sugar Ray Robinson
1920-1989, American Boxer

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Listening to the word of God

Exodus 4.1: "And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice: for they will say, The LORD hath not appeared unto thee."

Romans 10.17: "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God."

Hebrew 11.1: "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."

There's a circularity here.

We receive faith by hearing the word of God. But if we do not believe, we will not listen. So how to come to faith?

God has given us a revelation of Himself in nature. A revelation which tells us there is a powerful God who reveals Himself. Hearing the word of God requires a humble submission to that natural revelation.

So we humbly come before God, hear His word, and that faith grows in us.

God does not hit us over the head. Those who choose not to believe -- like the Egyptians Moses alludes to in Exodus 4.1 -- will not believe, will not listen, and will ultimately deny that God has spoken.

But God is merciful. Even to those whose faith is infinitely weak, He feeds and brings us gently along.

That's why hearing God's word is important. The very act of hearing reminds us that we are creatures, and that hearing in turn grows our faith which in turn leads us to greater and greater understanding of the word of God.

Dwelling on misfortune

"The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us."

Francois-Marie Arouet, better know as Voltaire
1694-1778, Writer, Essayist, and Philosopher

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

How to succeed

"I do not have superior intelligence or faultless looks. I do not captivate a room or run a mile under six minutes. I only succeeded because I was still working after everyone else went to sleep."

Greg Evans

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Planning your life

"A good plan is like a road map: it shows the final destination and usually the best way to get there."

H. Stanley Judd

Friday, November 06, 2009


"We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained."

Marie Curie
1867-1934, Physicist

Thursday, November 05, 2009


"Successful people make decisions quickly and change them slowly if and when at all."

Napoleon Hill

Monday, November 02, 2009


"Everyone should have a sense of urgency - it is getting a lot done in a short period of time in a calm confident manner."

Bob Proctor
Author and Speaker