Category Archives: Quote of the day
“It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us – that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion – that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain – that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom – and that government of the people, by the people , and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” – Abraham Lincoln Continue reading
Many of the visitors have been asking me if they can buy a print or some kind of wall hanging of the poem to hang on their walls in their home or office. So after many requests I contracted with the design team at OxRun LLC to come up with something that is beautiful and respectful of Chief Tecumseh, the poem and the movie. Continue reading
When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filledwith the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weepand pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way.Sing your death song and die like a hero going home. Continue reading
Why is Forrest Gump such a powerful movie?
My youngest son and I were going to be home all alone for the evening so we wanted to get some movies to watch. Tom Hanks was on the top of the list and both of us had Forrest Gump on our minds. We had been quoting Forrest who was quoting his ever wise mother saying “Life is like a box of Chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.” So we were so happy that the movie store had the movie in stock.
Within 5 minutes of the darn movie beginning I was crying like a baby already and through much of the movie I was moved so deeply that my son would be hearing sniffles from me. Even this morning I woke up thinking of the movie and I was moved to tears again. So that raised the question in my mind what in the world is it about that movie that is so darn powerful? What makes the movie so moving to me and a few million other viewers? It the paragraphs that follow I think I have come up with a few ideas of why the movie is so powerful for me and probably for you also. Continue reading
This book is a short little piece with lots of humor, but do not mistake it’s brevity for lack of content and power. The methodology that this book recommends is so easy and so powerful that the author risks having the reader not taking it seriously. I beg you, take this seriously and you will be handsomely rewarded.
Lebanon Hills: Ski or snowshoe by candlelight Originally uploaded by !!WaynePhotoGuy. Lebanon Hills: Ski or snowshoe by candlelight I know it is spring and no longer winter and I am very happy about that, but I have not had the … Continue reading
Creation Originally uploaded by !!WaynePhotoGuy. Listening to: Haydn: Die Schopfung (The Creation), Genesis 1The Beginning 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was [a] formless and empty, darkness was over the surface … Continue reading
Memorial Day – Fort Snelling National Cemetery ~ Please consider spending some time on today remembering their sacrifice. Continue reading
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant. –Robert Louis Stevenson You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. –Buddha The secret of health for both … Continue reading
When Minister Joe Wright was asked to open the new session of the Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual generalities, but this is what they heard: "Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask Your forgiveness and to … Continue reading
You cannot do a kindness too soon,for you never know how soon it will be too late.Ralph Waldo Emerson
The line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either, but right through every human heart. The Gulag Archipelago By Alexander Solzhenitsyn
The following is a poem written by Judge Roy Moore from Alabama. Judge Moore was sued by the ACLU for displaying the Ten Commandments in his courtroom foyer. He has been stripped of his judgeship and now they are trying … Continue reading
By J. C. Blumhardt If you are truly humble, you will always be ready to seek (and accept!) help from others. The present genteel, self-loving brand of piety assumes, “I don’t need anybody; I can set things right with God … Continue reading
"If you have made mistakes, even serious mistakes, you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down."-Mary Pickford- Submitted by Madeleine
A man who has no inner life is a slave to the world around him
May God be your pilot today, may happiness be your passenger, faith your fuel, love your engine and dreams your wingsby Clarissa Anderson
Moderation. Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the secrets of happiness and good health.Julia Child
Friendship is a gift tied with heartstrings.
"A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything" So, what do you stand for?
Learn to help people with more than just their jobs;help them with their lives.Jim Rohn
You yourself are the child you must learn to know, rear, and above all enlighten. To demand that others should provide you with textbook answers is like asking a strange woman to give birth to your baby. There are insights … Continue reading
Thought Of The Day God is not a cosmic bellboy for whom we can press a button to get things done. by ~Harry Emerson Fosdick~ Submitted by Madeleine
As I read about and investigate the life of the man who was born Jospeh Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, I am impressed by his incredible intellect, his boundless energy but also his humility. This quote of the day is … Continue reading
"Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting the bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian. " – Dennis Wholey Submitted by Madeleine