Mar. 16, 2018

Fixed on Work

It was a beautiful day in Arizona in August of 2011 after a long anticipated flight for a unique retreat. Diana and Jordan had picked up Kevin, Vicki and me. We were off for a great weekend. Moments they were of meeting for the first time the bride of the late, world-famed, Earl Nightingale. Diana had a great program designed for all of us. One clue she revealed in a conversation I'll never forget: If Earl were alive he would probably not have met with us for the occasion, she indicated. Why? He was so absorbed in his work. A let-down? Maybe. But also a lesson for us all. 

As precious time prompts decisions on how best to spend it, Earl, I understand, you would be excused! Mixing with people is very important. Yet demands are tremendous for the greatest good in making use of our gift of alloted time. I face the challenge each day with the struggle. Work, our service to the world we love, often must take priority over sharing our presence in massive meetings where we are only a face in the crowd. Useful and productive work is sacred and demands our best wisdom while gregarious events clamour for our attention...yes, we miss something by our absence but our work and accomplishment must take priority if our goals are met.  

Mar. 5, 2018

Earl Nightingale

Another great motivational speaker was Earl Nightingale who left behind many recorded messages in print and on audio. March marks the month of his departure form the planet. Let me recommend Diana's book every Nightingale fan should read, Learning to Fly as a Nightingale. I had inquired of Diana's wereabouts and welfare since learning of Earl's death in 1989. It was nearly 20 years before satisfying my curiosity and learning of her book. A real treasure! Look for more of her works shortly and visit as listed on the "Coming Soon!" page of this website.

Feb. 28, 2018

Paul Harvey

Today is anniversary of the death the all-time great broadcaster, Paul Harvey. A shock it was to the world but his legacy lives on in recordings you can access on YouTube and experience again valuable and life enhancing ideas. A real treat to be entertained, informed, learn and inspired to excell while going about business. Reminds me of the Creator's provision for to all of us if we keep our minds open to growth and learning. 

Feb. 25, 2018

Where's Billy?

Billy Graham was reported to have said: "Someday you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead. Don't you believe a word of it. I shall be more alive than I am now. I will just have changed my address. I will have gone into the presence of God."

Subtle reminder of Jesus' declaration about Jairus' daughter who was said to have died: "The little girl did not die; she is only sleeping!" Notice how the crowd responded to such language: "But they laughed at him." (Ma 9:18, 24-26 IEB

Thanks to Rush Limbaugh for reminding us of Billy Graham's words.  

Feb. 21, 2018

Patsy, Oh Patsy!

Reason for rejoicing today. Patsy called and sounded like her familiar self! The long awaited (after a massive heart attack in early January) good news of answered prayers! The call made my day. Thank you sweetie for sharing yourself with me and so many others. May God's best be your gift! Take great care! Hope to see you again soon.