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Friday’s List To Live By #44

With Father’s Day approaching, I pulled out my file on fathers came across this Top Ten List.

No source was attributed, but it’s purported to be based on a survey of elementary children who shared what they liked most about their fathers.

While some specifics of this might be a little different in 2021, I think the suggestions and sentiment of this list continues to be relevant. Continue reading

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Friday’s List To Live By #43

In his book, God’s Way To The Top, J. J. Turner shares Biblical principles of success that surpass monetary and material definitions as viewed by the world.

In the first of 30 short chapters, he lists 30 principles of success. Here are the first 12 for your consideration and meditation. Continue reading

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Friday’s List To Live By #42

“You can’t be a Smart Cookie if You have a Crummy Attitude,” is a little paperback book by John Maxwell. It contains 153 pages of quotes from a variety of sources about the importance of a positive attitude in life.

I have chosen 21 of my favorite quotes to live by that will improve your attitude and thus improve your life. Continue reading

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Friday’s List To Live By #41

Under “normal” circumstances stress is a fact of life. But in more recent times the problems of stress have accelerated exponentially.

Today’s list based on Philippians 4 and adapted from Alice Gray, Steve Stephens, and John Van Diest’s book of lists, offers a practical, doable, and scriptural method to manage stress. Continue reading

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Friday’s List To Live By #40

Today’s list comes from a little paperback gift book by Clara Hinton entitled Heavenly Pearls of Wisdom for Husbands.

It contains 100 suggestions with an accompanying Bible verse on how husbands can keep love alive forever.

We picked out a dozen that you will find helpful. (Hint to wives: You might want to print this out and leave it where your husband can see it!) Continue reading

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Friday’s List To Live By #39

Yesterday, at the Florida College Lectures, Norm Webb, Jr. who’s a gospel preacher as well as a financial advisor with Edward Jones presented an excellent lesson entitled “Rich Toward God: Using Wealth Faithfully for the King.”

His lesson combined the parables of the rich fool and the unrighteous steward. Today’s list, with only some slight modifications, comes from his lecture manuscript where he offered some practical suggestions for money management. Continue reading

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Friday’s List To Live By #38

Today’s list goes back to the 5th century. It is attributed, with some adaption, to “Saint Patrick,” of whom St. Patrick’s Day is named.

It speaks to our reliance on and trust in God. It was probably offered as a prayer. Continue reading

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Friday’s List To Live By #37

Yesterday’s post, Show Me How Fleeting My Life Is, reminded me that life is too short is miss out on what’s really important.

Also life is too short to be wasted on futile, fruitless, and ineffectual endeavors.

Today’s list is a complication and adaption of age old thoughts from a variety of sources. Continue reading

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Friday’s List To Live By #36

Yesterday’s post, Six Powerful Words, got me thinking about six-word quotes that could inspire, encourage, and motivate.

Six words that you could share with others to make a difference in their lives. Six words to offer someone who’s discouraged. Afraid. Confused. Doubting. Hoping. And wondering if it will work.

Six words to encourage. Praise. Commend. Advise. Remind.

Six words you can live by. Continue reading

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Friday’s List To Live By #35

Today’s list is actually a poem by Dorothy Law Nolte, who became a parent educator, family counselor, and writer. She published this inspirational piece in 1954.

It speaks to the cause and effect relationship in a child’s development. Although more than a half-century old, its wisdom still offers some wonderful parental advice in the 21st century. Continue reading

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