Saturday - November 22, 2014

Hearts That Are True (November 22)


“But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience” (Luke 8:15). TO COMMIT OURSELVES TO GOD AND THEN REMAIN FAITHFUL TO HIM ALWAYS, THERE IS A CERTAIN KIND OF “HEART” THAT WE MUST HAVE. This heart is one that is ... Read More »

Gratitude (November 22)


“Gratitude is the memory of the heart” (J. B. Massieu). THIS IS THE SEASON FOR THE GIVING OF THANKS. The harvest is complete, provisions have been made for the winter months ahead, and as the snows begin to fall, we take time for one of the year’s most delightful customs, the tradition of Thanksgiving. “Gratitude,” as J. B. Massieu defined ... Read More »

Perceptiveness (November 21)


“A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees” (William Blake). WE OFTEN DO GREAT DAMAGE TO OUR RELATIONSHIPS BY FAILING TO BE PERCEPTIVE. As hard as it is to admit, a friend who is admonishing us may be exactly right when he or she says, “You just don’t get it.” And by the time we finally ... Read More »

Warmth (November 20)


“A warm smile is the universal language of kindness” (William Arthur Ward). ALMOST EVERYBODY THINKS OF WARMTH AS A POSITIVE PERSONAL QUALITY. Given the choice, we’d much rather deal with people who are “warm” than we would those who are “cold.” Why then do we put forth so little effort to cultivate warmth as one of our own characteristics? One ... Read More »