I had the task this week of packing up the office which Rob held for many years. Going through books, finding cards he received, and books that he marked up with notes. I came across a handwritten note and was so touched by it that I thought I would share. For those of you who […]
A legacy is defined as: Something handed down from an ancestor or a predecessor or from the past. We all live with legacies in our lives; some are good, some are bad. Some we want to forget, and others we will never forget. Legacies shape us.
I want to thank so many of you that have sent personal messages to me regarding the impact that Rob had on your life. Those have been a tremendous blessing to read and reflect on. I need your help in putting those into one place. And this is how.
John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, had a contagious enthusiasm for his work. With a singleness of purpose, he had an inner burning desire to be the best possible instrument he could be for the Lord’s work. A small man, weighing only about 127 pounds, he would rise each day at 5 am, and everyday […]
Napoleon saw Italy, but not the Alps. He had an objective and he knew where he was going. The Alps were simply something to be crossed en route. Washington saw the Hessians massed at Trenton. He didn’t see The Delaware choked with ice. A frozen river was simply a challenge to be overcome on the […]
One of the most tragic things about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We dream of a better day, or I’ll be happy when I get a better job, or the kids are grown, or I pay off my house. It’s […]
In the finishing touch, Chuck Swindoll tells about a man he met one Thanksgiving: “With a grin and a twinkle, he whipped out his hand. It was a hand you could strike a match on, toughness by decades of rugged toil. ‘You look like a man who enjoys life. What do you do for a […]
The person who knows “How” will always have a job. However, the person that knows “Why” will always be his boss! After Thomas Edison’s fame had become international, he was advised to have scientists come to his lab and help him understand just why some of his inventions had worked. Edison didn’t see much use […]
It’s been said that little things make big things happen, that little hinges swing big doors. The opposite is also true; small areas of negligence can cause big problems. Paying attention to small details can benefit us and save us from a host of difficulties. Consider the following story. Noel Borja of Malaybalay, Bukidnon, Philippians […]
There could be an unwillingness to change in all of us, and because of this unwillingness, we become inflexible. It’s said that some people seem to be so in love with the past that they cannot deal with the present. I came across the following humorous story called “The Top Ten Strategies for dealing with […]