Keep Your foot on the gas

Life is a journey that is measured in two dimensions – time and distance. Most of us spend about the same time on our journey. But for at least two reasons, there is usually a huge discrepancy in the distance covered in our journey. The first has to do with route planning and goal-setting. But the one on which I wish to focus today is consistent speed. Life seldom creates…

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Start With the First Step

“The longest journey begins with the first step.” Many people do not embark on the journey of which they dream, simply because they fail to overcome the inertia in taking the first step. Admittedly, the first step is the hardest. An airplane burns more fuel during take-off than at 30,000 feet in the air. The energy needed to move a body at rest into motion, is always more than necessary…

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Never Too Late

Like so many other things, “never too late” is not always true. It is always too late to make a first impression, the second time you meet someone. Fortunately, in some very important areas, it is true that it is “never too late”. You have ambitions and goals in life. For one reason or another you may not have achieved what you wanted to achieve by your present age. But…

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Live Past Your Past

To a very large extent, our future is influenced by our present, and without a past, there would be no present. In a very profound way, our past, present and future are all interconnected, and without our direct intervention, could easily become a straight line for better or worse, and usually for worse. Some of us are specially blessed to have a past of which we are totally proud.   Most…

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It’s Christmas Time Again

One of the few advantages of living alone is that you get to determine how you decorate your den. Since migrating to America, and temporarily living alone, my Christmas decorations never come down. That’s because for me it’s always Christmas time. Christmas is associated first with the birth of Jesus Christ, and by extrapolation, His death, resurrection and ascension. Christmas is also associated with giving and receiving of gifts. But…

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Goals Need Posts

Every time little Johnny kicked a ball, he announced that he had scored a goal. That is because there were never any goal posts. We know better. Goals have to be futuristic, specific, identifiable, measurable, time-sensitive and rewarding. We increase our chances of attaining our goals when they can be incremented into long, medium, short and imminent targets. We are all familiar with the New Year’s Resolutions syndrome. Those can…

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Create by Example.

“Children live what they learn”. Sub-consciously, in our early development we are heavily influenced by those persons in our lives to whom we attach significant importance. A baby born to Chinese parents will speak perfect Spanish and no Mandarin, if adopted at birth by Spaniards and taken to live in Spain.  As we grow older, the influence by example becomes less automatic and more selective, as we consciously evaluate examples…

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Cause & Effect

The fundamental laws on which this universe is built include “cause and effect”. Every effect has a cause and every action has a consequential reaction. Ultimately, the inquiring mind must ask, “What caused the first effect when it was still a cause?”  At this point Evolutionist scratch their heads. Christians answer, “God”. It is debatable as to whether or not God micromanages every detailed cause and effect, or if He…

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Begin where you are

“Begin where you are” may sound profound, but only because so many people try to begin where they are not. Memories sometimes play tricks on us, and we imagine that we are today what we used to be. On the other hand, optimism and ambition can cause us to imagine what we would like to become, but what and where, as of now, we are not. Both are illusions, perhaps…

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My Affirmation

I Affirm with my mouth and my mind, that I am custom-built by the Creator of the Universe, in His image and likeness, and I choose to call Him God. I Declare that, along with every other man, woman, boy and girl, I was designed by God both to have dominion over all His creation, and to voluntarily devote myself to Him in adoration, worship and praise. I Acknowledge that…

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