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Word of the Week: Action

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do,” advised H. Jackson Brown, Jr. best known for his inspirational book, “Life’s Little Instruction Book,”

“So throw off the bowlines,” Brown wrote, “Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Continue reading

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GREAT VERSES OF THE BIBLE: Philippians 4:8

Philippians 4.8

“Thought and character are one,” wrote the 19th century philosopher James Allen in  his book As a Man Thinketh. He further makes this forever timely observation about our thinking:

“Man is made or unmade by himself. In the armory of thought he forges the weapons by which he destroys himself. He also fashions the tools with which he builds for himself heavenly mansions of joy and strength and peace. By the right choice and true application of thought, man ascends to the divine perfection. By the abuse and wrong application of thought he descends below the level of the beast. Between these two extremes are all the grades of character, and man is their maker and master.” Continue reading

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