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.
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 […]
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 […]
Eliminating all our problems won’t make our lives better; it’s in the struggle that we grow. Without problems, there’s no potential. Kites don’t rise with the wind but against it. In the Bible, the story of Jacob wrestling all night with an angel is such a picture of life; what you wrestle with and win […]
In the book “In search of excellence,” Tom Peters says, “There’s nothing more useless than someone who comes to the end of the day and congratulates himself, saying, “well, I made it through the day without screwing up.” Yet that’s what many people do by practicing a life of inactivity, playing it safe, wanting to […]
I wanted to share a story I read called The Legend of the Three Trees. Two thousand years ago, on the slopes of the mountains of the Jordan valley, there stood three trees. One crisp spring morning, they began a conversation that sounded like this: The first tree said, “I want to be made into […]
All things are created twice; there’s a mental or first creation and a physical or second creation. We can see this in almost all areas of life; from the construction of a home, you first have to create every detail in your mind before the work begins. To build a business, if it’s to be […]
Even the best gets stuck. Consider George Frederick Handel; during his career, he faced colossal adversity. Competition with rival English composers was fierce. Audiences were fickle and sometimes didn’t turn out for his performances. Several times he found himself penniless and on the verge of bankruptcy. The pain of rejection and failure was difficult to […]