Monthly Archives: May 2014

Worry

When I’ve had a rough day, before I go to sleep I ask myself if there’s anything more I can do right now. If there isn’t, I sleep sound.
L.L. Colbert

If you don’t like to worry, why do it? It doesn’t help your performance.
Joe Namath

If only the people who worry about their liabilities would think about the riches they possess, they would stop worrying.
Dale Carnegie

It is not only wrong to worry, it is infidelity, because worrying means that we do not think that God can look after the practical details of our lives.
Oswald Chambers

It’s not the cares of today, but the cares of tomorrow that weigh a man down. For the needs of today we have corresponding strength given. For the morrow we are told to trust. It is not ours yet.
George MacDonald

The Power of Commitment

If you look at successful people in any field, you’ll find they’re not necessarily the best and the brightest, the fastest and the strongest. You’ll find they’re the ones with the most commitment.
Anthony Robbins

Building your foundation even when you aren’t winning is a powerful form of commitment. You improve your chances of becoming a winner when you take this long view.
Joe Torre

Nothing shapes your life more than the commitments you choose to make. Your commitments can develop you or they can destroy you, but either way, they will define you. Tell me what you are committed to, and I’ll tell you what you will be in twenty years. We become whatever we are committed to.
Rick Warren

I write when I’m inspired, and I see to it that I’m inspired at nine o’clock every morning.
Peter de Vries

Don’t get caught up with always needing to see instant results from your work. Instead, have faith that there will always be a reaction, because that faith is what allows you to make a lifelong commitment toward goodness instead of always looking for the shortcuts.
Russell Simmons

Pray for Your Leaders

I believe strongly in the visioning prayer for leaders – the kind where we picture specific leaders growing in stature and maturity as they submit ambition and self to God’s guidance.
Catherine Marshall

I am much indebted to the good Christian people of the country for their constant prayers and consolations.
Abraham Lincoln

Prayer changes lives and history. Praying for America’s officials will empower them to provide inspired, courageous, moral leadership during the domestic and international crises facing all Americans.
General John Wickham

My prayers for world leadership are twofold: that our current leaders will open themselves for God’s guidance – and that in the future God will inspire and direct the right people into positions of leadership.
Catherine Marshall

For Husbands Only

Husbands should realize that the words they speak to their wives have awesome power to build up or tear down emotionally. Affirming words are like light switches. To speak a word of affirmation at the right moment is like lighting up a whole roomful of possibilities.
Gary and Norma Smalley

He who does not honor his wife dishonors himself.
Mexican proverb

Treat your wife always with respect; it will procure respect to you, not only from her, but from all that observe it. Never use a slighting expression to her, even in jest, for slights in jest, after frequent bandyings, are apt to end in angry earnest.
Benjamin Franklin

Differences attract. But they can start to repel after the wedding. Husbands should value the differences as a gift that offers tremendous balance.
Gary and Norma Smalley

God’s goal for us as husbands is to be sensitive rather than to prove how strong and macho we are. We need to love our wives, listen to them, adapt to their needs. We need to say no to more and more in our work so we can say yes to more and more in our homes . . . so we can say yes to the needs of our children and our families.
Charles Swindoll

The Power of Order

Outer order contributes to inner calm.
Gretchin Rubin

How very much do they err who consider the absence of order and method as implying greater liberty or removing a sense of restraint.
Charlotte Tonna

In my youth I stressed freedom, and in my old age I stressed order. I have made the great discovery that liberty is a product of order.
Will Durant

Good order is the foundation of all good things.
Edmund Burke

If you have time and place for everything and do everything in its time and place, you will not only accomplish more but have more leisure than those who are always hurrying as if vainly attempting to overtake what has been lost.
Tryon Edwards

The Secret to Happiness

The only really happy people are those who have learned how to serve.
Albert Schweitzer

Happy people seldom think of happiness. They are too busy losing their lives in the meaningful sacrifices of service.
David Augsburger

The roots of happiness grow deepest in the soil of service.
Anonymous

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Mahatma Gandhi

The Adversity Advantage

I would never have amounted to anything were it not for adversity. I was forced to come up the hard way.
J.C. Penney

When a man is pushed, tormented, defeated, he has a chance to learn something; he has been put on his wits. He has gained facts, learned his ignorance, is cured of the insanity of conceit, has got moderation and real skill.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everything good that has happened to me has happened as a result of something bad.
Harry Caray

If Joseph had never been Egypt’s prisoner, he would have never been Egypt’s governor. The iron chain that bound his feet brought about the golden chain around his neck.
L.B. Cowman

Adversity carries a positive charge: it strips away all the nonessentials and forces you back to your basic strengths. Adversity shoves you down to your core values and beliefs, to the things that matter most. Back on bedrock, you find the reasons and the strength to carry on and carry through.
Pat Riley