Saturday, August 13, 2005

Master Words

Have you ever noticed how people who master words and use them well, bringing out their beauty and employing their persuasiveness, are those who go far in life. One does not need be a great platform speaker. The fine choice of vocabulary in daily speech will mark one as different and of extra quality and in a quiet way that person will become a leader. Just think what wonderment is inherent in a combination of words.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Made a Request

"Let your request be made known to God," says the Bible (Philippians 4:6). But it also says, "You father knows what you need before you ask Him." (Matthew 6:8). Ask for God what you want but always be willing to take what God gives. It may prove better than what you ask for.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Relentless Effort

When you get discouraged, when you cannot seem to make it. There is one thing you cannot do without. It is that priceless ingredient of success called relentless effort. You just never give up, never quit.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

The Mind is Peaceful In Its Depths

Beneath the tenstion-agitated surface of our minds is the profound peace of the deeper mental levels. As the water beneath the surface of the ocean is deep and quiet, no matter how stormy the surface, so the mind is the peaceful in its depths. Silence, practiced until you grow expert in its use, has the power to penetrate that inner center of mind and soul, where God's healing quietness may actually be experienced.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Send Up a Prayer

When driving your car. If you become annoyed by unpolite and careless action from the part of another driver, instead of reacting in kind, remain affable and send up a sincere prayer for him. You can never know what pressures motivate him. Perhaps your prayer may reach his problem. One thing is sure, it will reach you.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Cure Worry

To cure worry, spend fifteen minutes daily filling your mind full of God. Worry is just a very bad mental habit. You can change any habit with God's help. Start practicing faith, the number-one enemy of worry. Every morning says, "I believe," out loud, three times. Pray: "I place my life, my loved ones, my work in the Lord's hands. There is only good in Your hands. Amen."

Sunday, August 07, 2005

The Situation of Creativity

A long while ago, there was a man who had to hook up his wife's long dress every day. They used to hook from top to bottom and he got tired of the job. It was most exasperating. He nearly lost his religion every time he did it. He is the fellow who developed the zipper. He meets the situation of creativity.