A Powerful Influence Become wise by walking with the wise; hang out with fools and watch your life fall to pieces. Proverbs 13: 20 msg Family, spouse, and friends exert a powerful influence over your life. Family you are given. Spouses and friends you choose. They help you grow, or they hold you back. Motivational […]
George Washington Carver [1864?–1943] . . . stressed that “how far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.” George Washington Carver, as quoted […]
The gentle answer and soothing tongue “Let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds.” Hebrews 10: 24 nasb After a date in our recent past, automobiles were equipped with a catalytic converter, which transforms dangerous pollutants into less harmful compounds. The secret to this device is the catalyst it contains. […]
The beauty within blooming rather than blowing up. “People who make fun of wisdom cause trouble in a city, but wise people calm anger down.” Proverbs 29: 8 ncv Most often, angry people simply need to be heard. A filled balloon will pop when poked. But when released slowly, it will deflate on its own. […]
A quote attributed to Kahil Mack. “It’s just a part of me. I want to be the best. A part of being the best is working hard along with talent. That’s what I’ve been taught throughout my whole career. Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”
Adding value A faithful person will abound with blessings, but the person who makes haste to be rich will not go unpunished. Proverbs 28: 20 nasb with revision. Businesses are built on the principle of adding value to a customer’s life. Life is a little bit better, our smile is a little bit brighter, when […]
Thumb up? Paul writes to his community in Ephesus that we should “say only the things which people need to hear … which build up.” Let’s be a “thumb up” Popeyephil today!
“The beginning of strife is like releasing water; therefore stop contention before a quarrel starts.” Proverbs 17:14 More to the point, Proverbs 20:3 says, “It is honorable for a person to stop striving, since any fool can start a quarrel.” “A word of encouragement does wonders!” (Proverbs 12:25 TLB). What word of encouragement will we […]