Monthly Archives: June 2013

THOUGHT TO CHEW ON


ONE OUGHT NEVER TO TURN ONE’S BACK ON A THREATENED DANGER AND TRY TO RUN AWAY FROM IT. IF YOU DO THAT, YOU WILL DOUBLE THE DANGER. BUT IF YOU MEET IT PROMPTLY AND WITHOUT FLINCHING, YOU WILL REDUCE THE DANGER BY HALF. NEVER RUN AWAY FROM ANYTHING. NEVER! – Sir. Winston Churchill

Have a blessed weekend. You will succeed!

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“Get Smart Or Die Foolish…”


I read this on Facebook some weeks ago and it has stood with me ever since. Be blessed by it today:

“Get smart or die foolish! Don’t let worthless people rent a space in your life. Increase the rent, change the lock and kick them out!”

We should be tolerant of people but a time comes in our lives when we must draw a line in the sand. You will succeed!

THOUGHT TO CHEW ON


The brave may not live forever – but the cautious do not even live at all! – Richard Branson

Be Confident This Week!


The story is told, years ago, at Yale University, there was a very brilliant, but eccentric, professor of Mathematics. One day he assigned a difficult problem to his students and asked them to bring the answer to class the next morning.

The dormitories were ablaze with lights late into the night, as the students struggled with the problem. One young man spent nearly all night working on it, because he felt this was an important assignment. As dawn approached, he carefully and triumphantly wrote down his solution.

The next morning the professor asked various students, “Would you go to the board and give the answer to the problem?”

Each time, after a student had written his answer, the professor said, “I’m sorry, that’s wrong. Please be seated.”

Then he asked another young man who walked briskly to the board and wrote the right answer. But the professor said, “That’s incorrect. Please sit down.”

As that student took his seat, the young man who had studied throughout the night raised his hand, and the professor said, “Go to the board, and give us the solution.”

Striding confidently to the board, the young man wrote the same solution as the previous student whose answer had been refused.

Without a change of expression, the professor said, “That’s wrong. Didn’t you hear me tell this other young man that his answer was wrong? Yet, you’ve written the same solution.”

Boldly, the young man said, “Professor, it’s correct.”

“Are you trying to put me down?” the professor asked.

“No, sir, I’m not. I respect you very highly, but that is the correct answer,” he said.

“Are you sure?”

“I’m sure,” he replied. “Are you absolutely sure?” the professor challenged.

“I’m absolutely sure.”

The professor smiled and said, “You are correct. It’s the right answer.”

There was a wave of protest from the class but the professor said, “Now wait a minute. I’ll tell you why I did this. Soon you’ll be out in the world, and people will be demanding solutions to problems. They will not only want the correct answer, but they will also want to know that you have confidence in your answer.

“This man has demonstrated to us that he knows the solution. He knows that he knows! That’s the way life is. You must not only have the answer, but also have confidence in your answer.” You not only need to know, you must know that you know what you know. Period!

The scriptures say, “Cast not away therefore your confidence, which has great recompense of reward” (Hebrews 10:35) and in Isaiah 30:15 goes further to add that “in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength.”

Self-confidence is one of your greatest assets to success in life. Without it, no matter how smart you are; no matter what you know you may never go far. You not only need to know, you need to know that you know what you know. So, whatever you wear, you have to wear confidence. It will take you places in life. Have a great working week, this week. YOU WILL SUCCEED!

HAVE YOU WATCHED THESE MOVIES?


I wouldn’t consider myself a movie connoisseur or aficionado but one of my definitions of a great evening is one when my wife and I can find time to relax, huddle up and enjoy a good movie. And over the last few years it has become increasingly difficult to either catch on TV or on DVD a good, clean, family-safe movie with a strong message espousing great values. Anything short of that is not “entertainment” for me!

That was why I could not but commend Sherwood Pictures when I came across their movies. In times like these, they are a breath of fresh air. From Flywheel to Facing the Giants, from Fireproof to Courageous, these movies pack a solid message of the gospel in a strong, subtle yet clear, and convincing yet entertaining way into a great story line. These movies will encourage your faith and challenge you in your walk with God in your business, career, marriage and family. Plus, they’re great evangelistic tools too, non-believers can relate to these stories.

I’m not being paid for this but if you share my views, I encourage you to watch these movies if you haven’t. My wife and I were so blessed, encouraged, impacted and challenged that we decided to tell others about it. If you have watched any of these movies, can I hear your views here? Do have a happy weekend and a blessed new month of June.

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