As a music major at Grand Rapids School of the Bible and Music in the mid 70s, (we just said Griz-boom), I had frequent contact with Chairman of the Music Department, Roger Rose. He taught several Bible classes and music classes. He scheduled student song-leaders for the school’s chapel services. He was my vocal coach,
Years ago one of my sisters had a hermit crab for a pet. We enjoyed watching the little thing move around at certain times of the day, fed it per instructions and watched it grow. We were very careful to have the right size next shell in the mini aquarium for him too. Because
What do I really want? – should always be whispering from the corners of our minds, urging us on to the things we truly aspire to. In a world littered with shortcuts, true gains come only as a result of discipline, most of it self-inflicted. I created this for me, but share it with you,
Several times a week I hear “I wish I had more time”. Each time, I remember a quote I had on my bedroom wall as a motivated high schooler. I like keeping my friends so I usually keep it to myself, but here it is, redesigned for your -ahem- enjoyment.
Tip: How to quickly choose between “_____ and ME” or “____and I” Most of us get the idea somewhere along the way that “I” is proper, “me” is not. As a result, we’re right about half the time. To quickly determine which to use, say or read the sentence leaving the other person out for
Quite frankly, I hate the thought of having to bounce back. From anything. But I have. I do. Life periodically introduces the unexpected. Sometimes more often than we think we’re up for. On days like that it’s good to remember: Here’s hoping you’re not called upon to bounce-back too often. But if you are, I
If someone older believed in you, If someone gave you a chance, opened a door and motioned you through, If you’re grateful they didn’t have to but did, You’re Obligated. Do likewise. Pass the baton. If you have future leaders on your team, If you can see beyond this month’s bottom line or the graph
In roller skating and in business Skate as fast as you can, looking for your next opening. When you see it, dart into it without knocking anyone over. Phil Ransom –
Soft-spoken, but intensely passionate about the things he held dear, my dad was a wise man. I learned much from him; reluctantly during my teen years but readily as an adult. These words of his repeatedly bring needed focus into my world, it’s time I share them with you.