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
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
While unpacking my books that have been in storage for 33 months, I came across a neat little book by John Mason entitled “Ask.” It’s subtitled “Life’s Most Important Answers Are Found in Asking the Right Questions.”
The book offers 244 important questions you can ask yourself. Today’s list is in the form of questions for your consideration. Not 244. But I’ve picked 12 from the section “Looking Inward.” Continue reading
While unpacking my books this week, I came across a paperback book I bought 50 years ago by Dale Carnegie, How To Win Friends And Influence People.
As I chuckled at the worn, dated-looking cover, I started to thumb through it and it fell open to the end of a chapter on how to make people like you. The six summary points from this classic best-seller are today’s list and still valid in the 21st century. Continue reading
The other day Norma Jean and I went to Ocala shopping and enjoyed lunch at Betty Cakes, which I highly recommend.
It’s a café inside a neat home decor and gift store, Your Heart’s Desire. While browsing I saw a plaque with nine simple rules for marriage that’s the basis for today’s list.
With just a slight modification and the addition of some Bible verses, here’s a list that can enhance and enrich your marriage every day.
Today’s list comes from a book I found while unpacking. It’s a personally autographed copy of You’re Born An Original Don’t Die a Copy, by John Mason. It consists of 52 nuggets, as he calls them, one for each week of the year.
Slightly adapted and with some added scriptural references, here’s Nugget #29 for our 29th “List to Live By.”
Today I Will… Continue reading
I’ve always been amazed at folks who think that success in life is anti-Biblical.
How can anyone think that God created us to be unsuccessful in any area of life that He ordained as good? Of course, it depends on how you define success.
The book of Proverbs reveals many solid suggestions and fundamental principles for success in every endeavor. Continue reading
Today’s list comes from a piece I published several years ago, but I think I got the idea from some anonymous article. If anyone knows the source, let me know and I will give them credit.
It encourages us not to listen to our negative, defeated and discouraged self talk, but rather listen to God. It’s entitled…
WHO SAYS SO? Continue reading
Today’s list is adapted from the writings of author John Van Diest. It speaks to the issue of anger and offers 10 warning signs when anger becomes hurtful.
If you’re new to our Friday column and would like to read past “Lists to Live By,” click here. Continue reading
We began this weekly column to give our blog a little variety with a succinct, easy to read, and bullet-point post.
Hopefully, you’re finding these lists provide food for thought. Challenge your thinking. Deepen your faith. Strengthen your relationships. And enrich your life.
To access the previous 23 lists, click here.
Today’s list is adapted from author Barbara Johnson and offers encouragement to show God’s love to others. Continue reading