Monday - September 15, 2014

Music to Our Ears (September 15)

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“Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! They walk, O Lord, in the light of Your countenance” (Psalm 89:15). WHEN THE “TRUMPET” OF GOD SOUNDS, IT IS A WONDERFUL THING TO BE AMONG THOSE WHO KNOW THAT SOUND AND UNDERSTAND JUST HOW JOYOUS IT IS. The Psalmist said, “Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound!” In ... Read More »

Promises Made in Distress (September 15)

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“Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, ‘Entreat the Lord that He may take away the frogs from me and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may sacrifice to the Lord’ . . . But when Pharaoh saw that there was relief, he hardened his heart and did not heed them, as ... Read More »

Rectitude (September 15)

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“The only shield to [a person's] memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is imprudent to walk through life without this shield” (Winston Churchill). RECTITUDE MAY NOT BE A COMMONLY USED WORD, BUT ITS MEANING IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT, BOTH TO OUR INDIVIDUAL LIVES AND TO ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITIES. The core meaning of rectitude is simply “rightness.” To ... Read More »

Civility (September 14)

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“Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none” (Benjamin Franklin). IN OUR DEALINGS WITH OTHER PEOPLE, THERE MAY BE MANY THINGS WE FIND IT IMPOSSIBLE TO DO, BUT WE CAN AT LEAST BE “CIVIL” TO ONE ANOTHER. To be “civil” is to act like a “civilized” person. The word comes from the ... Read More »

Rather Be Absent from the Body? (September 14)

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“We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord” (2 Corinthians 5:8). WE READ THE WORDS OF PAUL ABOVE AND WE DEEM THEM NOBLE, BUT IF ANYONE SERIOUSLY SAID SUCH A THING TODAY, WE WOULD CONSIDER HIM NEUROTIC RATHER THAN NOBLE. If the truth be told, we are “well ... Read More »

Fundamentals (September 13)

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“Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the fundamentals” (Jim Rohn). ALMOST EVERY ACTIVITY IN WHICH WE ENGAGE IS MADE UP OF SMALLER ACTIVITIES THAT HAVE TO WORK TOGETHER. Some of these smaller activities are more essential than others. The ones that are most essential are known as the “fundamentals.” These are the ... Read More »