Have you ever wondered how your life will be remembered once it is over? What will be the legacy we leave behind? It helps us to reflect and reconsider who it is we most desire to please.
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Pensees, defending the Christian faith, rests his argument on one simple and undeniable fact; that human beings are unhappy. He saw that all humans were on a desperate search for happiness but were finding it to be elusive.
I attended college at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. It sits on top of a mountain in Middle Tennessee. It is a beautiful place. When I was a student, there was a local physician who owned a glider. I knew about this because he would get my roommate to help him launch […]
There is a great concern in our nation that the rule of law is unraveling. As we watch the news each night, we begin to wonder where all of this is headed. Is our country going to survive? And of course the question we are all left with is, “How did we get […]
Yesterday someone sent me an article on ESPN.com describing the great disappointment experienced by Steve Kerr, the head coach of the Golden State Warriors and Bob Myers, their general manager, after losing the NBA Championship to the Cleveland Cavaliers. They were the defending champions and after the fourth game held a 3-1 lead. In the […]
Several years ago I listened to a lecture by author Donald Miller to a large group of Harvard students. In the presentation he said: Human beings are wired so that they need some great authority outside themselves to tell him or her who they really are. But for many people that voice is not there, […]
One terrifying day, Howard Rutledge’s plane was shot down over Vietnam. He managed to parachute out but landed in a village where he was beaten, stripped, and thrown into prison. Eating rotting soup and animal fat, in the company of spiders Thus began a brutal incarceration, lasting seven years that can only be […]
I ended last week’s blog with a quote from Jim Collin’s best-selling book; Good to Great. Collins and his team of researchers observed that “Level 5 Leaders build enduring greatness through the paradoxical blend of personal humility and professional will.” Tim Keller makes a similar observation when he says, “The humble are kind and gentle, […]
Stephen Covey often spoke of how leadership development has changed. He said that all the relevant literature on leadership that was written from 1776 to 1925 emphasized the importance of character. It focused on “The Character Ethic” as the foundation of success, with emphasis on character traits such as humility, integrity, fidelity and courage. Covey […]
I recently read an interview with Meg Whitman, the CEO of Hewlett Packard, on why she had split the company in two and formed two separate corporations. She is now the CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprises (focusing on software and business services) and Dion Weisler is the CEO of HP Inc, which sells hardware. When […]
I first read the illustration below in Stephen Covey’s book First Things First. It is very powerful as it pertains to the priorities of life: One day this expert was speaking to a group of business students, and, to drive home a point, used an illustration I’m sure those students will never forget. As this […]
I think sometimes we wonder why God does not reveal Himself to us in a more visible fashion. Why has He limited His communication to the written word? Why would He not just speak and let His presence be known? Why can’t we have that kind of demonstration from God? First, we should remember that […]
I recently was reading about the life of St. Augustine. He was a very loyal citizen of Rome for much of his life. Though it was a secular state, he believed it provided the only tolerable framework of life for mankind. For Augustine and most other Romans, its fall and disappearance was unthinkable. However, by […]
Human beings, no matter how courageous we appear to be, whether we are people of faith or not, we always seem to be drawn back to this question: If a man dies, will he live again? Is it nobler to stay alive and suffer . . . or to go ahead, die, and then sleep? […]
Today’s post I believe is very important and revealing. I hope you will share it with those you know who might find it of interest. Before I start, I would like to define the word “microcosm.” The simplest definition is “something that is seen as a small version of something much larger.” I hope to […]
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