Daily Archives: May 6, 2013

Word of the Week: Patience

Patience2Phillips Brooks was a great New England Preacher of the 19th century.  He was known for his poise.  Patience.  And quiet manner.  However, like all of us, the pressure of his work caused him to suffer from periods of frustration.

One day a friend saw the minister feverishly pacing the floor.  Back and forth.  Back and forth.  Like a caged lion.  Finally, he said, “What’s the trouble, Mr. Brooks?” His reply was classic. Continue reading


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