Contributed by Steven Chapman on Nov 6, 2000
Someone is reported to have asked a concert violinist in New York’s Carnegie Hall how she became so skilled. She said that it was by “planned neglect”. She planned
One can change the time on a clock either by moving the hands or by moving the main wheel. And just as it is better to change the time by moving the inner mechanism, so it is better to move a man - whether oneself or another person--by influencing his consciousness.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 20, 2002
It’s great to be young and dream the dream, but it’s better to be old and to see that the dream is
Contributed by Carla Powell on Mar 2, 2002
A couple weeks ago, I attended a lecture at the University of Michigan
law school sponsored by Lord of Light Lutheran Church in Ann Arbor.
The speaker was Paul Simon, formerly a senator from Illinois. He
indicated that the word "idiot" comes from Latin words that mean
’someone who does not
Contributed by Guy Caley on Apr 1, 2002
Good News/Bad News for Chaplains
Good News: You baptized seven people today in the river.
Bad News: You lost two of them in the swift current.
Good News: The Protestant Women of the Chapel voted to send you a get-well card.
Bad News: The vote passed by 31-30.
Good News: Your Chapel
There was once a doctor who was laughed to scorn because of his theory. His doctor peers seemed to think of him as a waterboy among doctors where his theory was concerned. He had speculated that the reason that so many patients were dying following surgery was because of a poor sanitation factor.
Contributed by Judah Thomas on May 15, 2002
If you try to improve one person by being a good example, you’re improving two. If you try to improve someone without being a good example,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 26, 2002
AN HONEST DAY'S WORK
The USS Astoria (C-34) was the first U.S. cruiser to engage the Japanese during the Battle of Savo Island, a night action fought 8-9 August 1942. Although she scored two hits on the Imperial flagship Chokai, the Astoria was badly damaged and sank shortly after noon, 9
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 15, 2002
Because self-importance is the natural human inclination, a same attitude for you, if you are a leader, will be to remind yourself constantly that the position of leader is not, in the deepest sense, any more important than that of the humblest follower. Both are simply contributing whatever
Contributed by Lee Proctor on Jun 19, 2002
In 1944, Leander McCormick-Goodheart, a recruiter for the Ford Motor Company, toured fifty universities across the United States to recruit the outstanding graduating student of each institution. At Leigh University, he met a young man named Lee Iacocca and offered him a position at Ford. This
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 2, 2002
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running
President Anwar Sadat’s Address to the Israeli Knesset November 20, 1977
In the name of God, Mr. Speaker of the Knesset, ladies and gentlemen, allow me first to thank deeply the Speaker of the Knesset for affording me this opportunity to address you....
I come to you today on solid ground to
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 15, 2002
Dale Carnegie comments, "If you want to win ...spirited men to your way of
Contributed by Thomas Hensley on Aug 15, 2002
One afternoon, while playing golf at Bay Hill in Orlando, I was teamed up with the legendary football coach, Lou Holtz. As one of the men spoke of our team, he questioned Mr Holtz about his silence, afterall he was known as the "master motivator"!
Lou looked at him and said, "It is hard to be a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 22, 2002
A leader is a person who has the ability to get others to do what they don’t want to do, and like it.
President Harry S.
When the railroads were first introduced to the U.S., some folks feared that they’d be the downfall of the nation! Here’s an excerpt from a letter to then President Jackson dated January 31, 1829: As you may know, Mr. President, ’railroad’ carriages are pulled at the enormous speed of 15 miles per
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Nov 25, 2004
“Clutching My Cane--Straightening the Derby!” Acts 8: 18-25 Key verse(s): 24: “Then Simon answered, ‘Pray to the Lord for me so that nothing you have said may happen to me.’”
There’s an old East Texas saying: “It doesn’t matter how much milk you spill just so long as you don’t lose the cow.”
Contributed by David Ward on Dec 7, 2004
A man was having dinner with his parents at a stylish London restaurant. The food was superb, and the setting—complete with chandeliers, crystal and silver—was unbelievably elegant. Nonetheless, when his mother’s main course arrived, she felt the need for a little salt. Trying the three silver
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Dec 7, 2004
“Outhouse and Penthouse!” Isaiah 42: 1-4 Key verse(s): 1a: “‘Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight . . .’”
Have you ever wanted to lead something? Have you ever wanted to be the one that everyone else follows? Leadership isn’t something that everyone ought to aspire