Grateful for the difficult and even the evil

Grateful for the difficult and the evil Opposition actually can energize us. The person or the situation can either be difficult or even evil. Winston Churchill was a commander easily bored by agreement, and whose greatest moments were inspired by opposition. He had a running battle with Lady Nancy Astor, who once said to him, …

Climb that tree and work smart

Work Smart Careful planning puts you ahead in the long run; hurry and scurry puts you further behind. Proverbs 21: 5 msg When I lived and worked in the DC area, Air Force personnel would repeatedly remind us “Let’s work smart and not just hard!” Thomas Edison said, “Good fortune is what happens when opportunity …

In Control or Controlled

In Control or Controlled Respond or react? Patience is better than strength. Controlling your temper is better than capturing a city. Proverbs 16: 32 ncv Many times … In our world, there are many good reasons—as well as many bad reasons—to feel angry. Controlled anger is a response to a given situation. When we manage …

Learning from whoops and wows

“Whoops” often erupts and sometimes blurts from our mouth — something we said and/or did. We immediately knew that the action was not good. “Wow” often also jumps out of our mouth because the action and experience lights up our world and gives life and joy. I have learned more from my “whoops” than my …