Sunday, November 27, 2005


The Bible tells us that the sins of the fathers are passed on to succeeding generations. The virtues of the fathers can be passed along, too. If a father is an honest and upright man, and if he establishes any sort of adequate relationship with his sons and daughters, it is going to be very hard for those children to get off the track, or getting off, not to get back on. The desire to emulate and imitate is too strong.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

On Top of Trouble

No matter how dark things become, someone is always with you -- and that someone is God. He helps by giving you peace and a positive mental attitude. Whit these, you can start real creative thinking and, as a result, will be able to take a hopeful and not a negative view. Such dynamic thinking will start things coming your way and presently you will find yourself on top of trouble.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Apply Mental Power

The more we apply mental power against seemingly hopeless difficulties and follow the flashes of insight which come from real thinking, the surer our accomplishment. Thinking gives one the daring to do the unusual when a situation calls for it: a readiness to shift thinking quickly when problems turn out differently than anticipated.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Crazy Dog

Rural wisdom: On the platform of a small-town realroad station years ago, two men and a dog watched the express train streak past. The dog went racing after it -- and was still chasing and barking at it when the last car vanished in the distance. "Crazy fool dog! Does he think he can catch the Empire State Express? snorted the stationmaster. After a reflective silence, his friend observed, "And what would he do with it if he did?"

Sunday, November 06, 2005

The Tide Always Comes Back

A successful businessman told me what had turned the tide for him when he was doing poorly. It was a picture of a boat stuck in the sand, the tide out. The title of that picture was The Tide Always Comes Back. Don't ever accept defeat. Never even think, I can't. Instead, say to yourself, "The tide always comes back." It will, if you will it so.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Take Minute Vacations

Take minute vacations during the day. Sit back in your office chair. Close your eyes and, in memory, go away to some place that means a lot to you, such as where you like to fish or play golf, or swim. Letting the mind go away, if only for a moment, tones up the body with an infusion of fresh energy.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Rock Get As Hard As Rock

George Cullum, Sr. Dallas construction executive, had a formula for himself and his men. He used to say: "When the job get tough, get as tough as the job. When the rock get hard, get as hard as the rock." Life can be tough, really tough. But God built something in human nature that is tougher still. Draw on it.