"To follow without halt, one aim; there is the secret of success. And success? What is it? I do not find it in the applause of the theater; it lies rather in the satisfaction of accomplishment." (Anna...
While in my early twenties I had an opportunity to witness a great American boy scouting tradition. I was a new scout master in an urban scout troop in St. Louis city. After attending a week of summ...
If there is a single ingredient for ensuring success, that ingredient can be summed up in one word: discipline.According to the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, to discipline is to 'train in habi...
Some years ago I had an opportunity to chat with one of the greats of the jazz guitar. I asked him if he always had a talent for music. He laughed and told me that in fact the exact opposite was tr...
As a guy with a license to marry and bury, weddings, baptisms and baby dedications are among my favorite ministerial things to do.I was once talking to a woman in the workplace who was excitedly telli...
People that are obsessed channel all of their energy in that one particular project, person, thought or thing. Nothing else matters to them but feeding their obsession. Are you one of those people...
People that are obsessed channel all of their energy in that one particular project, person, thought or thing. Nothing else matters to them but feeding their obsession. Are you one of those people? Wh...
When a man tells a young lady "After you", he may just be being polite. When he holds open the door, he probably likes her very much. But when he opens the door and carries her inside, that's more t...
Have you wondered why some people seem to achieve everything they set out to achieve? You look at them and say, they are not any smarter, or better looking, talented, clever, or creative-why then do ...
Regular people are bogged down with spiritual impurities. Even the smartest, most resourceful, most diligent people in the world can't avoid the hindering effects of sin. But an innocent person ...