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 Sermon Central 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
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 Sermon Central 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 Sermon Central 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 Sermon Central 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 Sermon Central 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.
Contributed by Gary Bordelon on Sep 21, 2002
J. Oswald Sanders writing in his book on spiritual leadership said - "If those who hold influence over others fail to lead toward the spiritual uplands, then surely the path to the lowlands will be well worn. People travel together;
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Sep 27, 2002
Steve Brown, a popular radio bible teacher, says that one morning after a Church service a lady came up to him and said, "I wanted to meet you because I have listened to your sermons on the radio and they have turned my life around. I didn’t know the Lord, and my whole life has been changed because
Liderazgo es servicio en acción, es descender al plano del pueblo para ser un canal
Contributed by Dan Cormie on Oct 18, 2002
Frank Laden, the former coach of Utah Jazz in the seventies, had problems with a basketball player, and so he summoned the talented but troubled man to his
office. Looking the player in the eye, the coach finally asked, "My son, I can’t understand it with you. Is it ignorance or apathy?" What was