Contributed by Herman Abrahams on Jun 27, 2005
Unfortunately, the epitaph of many a man is well expressed in the words "Died, age 26; buried, age 64." If you stop learning and growing today, you stop ministering tomorrow. [Dr Howard G.
Contributed by Eyriche Cortez on Jul 19, 2005
In one of the games in a classic Rose Bowl football contest in 1929, as recounted by Dr Bruce Wilkinson in his Vision of the Leader seminar, Roy Riegels desperately wanted his team to win. The scores were tied. Now, in a crucial moment of that game, Roy Riegels scooped up a loose ball. He cut in
Contributed by Tony Abram on Jul 27, 2005
Gifted leaders who are self-centered and loveless are a blight to the church rather than a blessing
(1) a leader works;
(2) a leader sees his assignment as responsibility rather than rank or privilege;
(3) a leader wants strong, capable, self-assured, independent associates;
(4) a leader
Contributed by Tony Abram on Jul 27, 2005
Luther"'s ten qualifications for the minister:
1) He should be able to teach plainly and in order.
2) He should have a good head.
3) Good power of language.
4) A good voice.
5) A good memory.
6) He should know when to stop.
7) He should be sure of what he means to say.
8) And be
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jul 29, 2005
"To fly by the seat of one’s pants" does mean "to do a job the best you can by instinct, training, or experience, without outside aid or instruction," and seems to have been popularized during World War II, though the phrase itself is probably a bit older. It originally meant to fly an airplane
Contributed by Robert Garrett on Aug 8, 2005
“CALL YOUR COMMANDER-IN-CHEIF”
There is an interesting story about a man in civilian clothes who during American Revolution rode past a group of soldiers repairing a small defensive barrier. Their leader was shouting instructions, but making no attempt to help them. Asked why by the rider, he
Contributed by David Ritsema on Sep 7, 2003
Facing arrest as an Anabaptist, Dirck Willems fled for his life across a frozen lake. When his pursuer broke through the ice, Willems gave up his chance to escape by turning to save his
Charles Swindoll in his book Getting Through The Tough Stuff Of Life states, “Confrontation is speaking the truth in a personal, face-to-face encounter with someone we love
Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Oct 12, 2005
Do we sometimes plough on with a project regardless, without any thought or concern for those people that the Lord has already given to us? It’s the Achilles heel of the evangelist, but Paul knows he cannot ignore the needs of his brothers and sisters who are already in Christ. Neither must we
Contributed by Pat Cook on Oct 16, 2005
This is a true story, written by Emory Thomas Jr., and was printed in the Wall Street Journal.
Ernest “Bud” Miller was the president and chief executive officer of Arvida, which is a real-estate company. Mr. Miller closed regional offices, reorganized departments, and laid off half of his
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Oct 16, 2005
He Chooses Whom He Will! (10.18.05--That Person!--Judges 4:4ff)
My first job out of college was a long time in coming. It was with a small publishing company that published inspirational magazines, greeting booklets and high quality cookbooks. I met my immediate supervisor at the receptionist
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Oct 20, 2005
It’s The Fruit and Not The Tree! (10.24.05--Making It!--Psalm 1:3)
Each year as the seasons change, so does the selection of fruit that is available at my local Piggly Wiggly. In early summer there are the tangy apricots and sweet plums along with nutty peaches and nectarines. As summer passes,
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Nov 3, 2005
Coil And Spring! (11.07.05--Christian Soldiers!--Ephesians 6:10-17)
As I walked with her this morning in the dim morning light, she trotted obediently at my side. There was no pulling on her part. She simply walked obediently at heel anticipating each new smell that wafted through the nearby
Contributed by Jim Kane on Nov 10, 2005
Power, and all the perks that goes with it, comes and goes. I am reminded of this in a humorous way in the autobiography of Colin Powell who related an incident that takes place the day after he retires from active duty as Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
‘I woke up the next morning without
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Nov 17, 2005
It’s remarkable how two people can look at the same problem and come up with two different perspectives. A man was driving in the country one day and he saw an old man sitting on a fence rail watching the cars go by. Stopping to pass the time of day, the traveler said, “I never could stand living
Contributed by Lynn Malone on Nov 28, 2005
Paul “Bear” Bryant. Bear Bryant said concerning his football team:
“I’m just a plow hand from Arkansas, but I have learned how to hold a team together. How to lift some men up, how to calm down others, until finally they’ve got one heartbeat together, a team. There’s just three things I’d ever
Quotes on the importance and the power of humility:
a. St. Augustine – “It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men angels.” (12,000 Religious Quotes, page 237).
b. St. Augustine – “Should you ask me: What is the first thing in religion? I should reply: The first,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 8, 2005
Napoleon’s genius had been attributed to many things, but, above all, he was a superb natural leader of men. Like any wise leader he was aware that his own success would have been nothing had his men not been willing, even eager, to follow him. Obviously he could not know and personally inspire
Contributed by Mark Kennicott on May 11, 2006
George Jessel said, "The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until