A Few thoughts...
I firmly believe that any man`s finest hour is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause, and lies exhausted on the field of battle victorious.
"There are two kinds of persons on earth today.
There are people who lift and there are people who lean.
The Lifter asks, What can I give.
The Leaner asks, What can I receive?
The Lifter asks, Who needs me?
The Leaner asks, Who do I need?
The Lifter has other people in mind.
The Leaner has only themselves in mind.
One is selfless and one is selfish --
There is a lot of difference between the two.
Those who are selfish strangle their potential.
Those who aren`t, have unlimited potential.
WHICH ONE ARE YOU?
Today we have taller buildings, but shorter tempers; we spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy it less. We have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, but less time; we have more degrees, but less common sense; more knowledge, but less judgment; more experts, but more problems; more medicine, but less wellness. We spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry too quickly, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too seldom, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom and lie too often. We`ve learned how to make a living, but not a life; we`ve added years to life, not life to years. We`ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor. We`ve conquered outer space, but not inner space; we`ve done larger things, but not better things; we`ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul; we write more, but learn less; plan more, but accomplish less. We`ve learned to rush, but not to wait; we have higher incomes; but lower morals; more food but less appeasement; more acquaintances, but fewer friends; more effort but less success. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but have less communication; we`ve become long on quantity, but short on quality. These are the time of fast foods and slow digestion; tall men and short character; steep profits, and shallow relationships. These are the times of world peace, but domestic warfare; more leisure and less fun; more kinds of food, but less nutrition. These are days of two incomes, but more divorce; of fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, throwaway morality, one-night stands, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the show window, and nothing in the stockroom. Pick one, and fix it today.
Glorify God through obedience and excellence. Give God your very best, give life your very best. Serve the Lord with all of your heart in everything that you do.
What in the world is happening with our kids today? Let`s see...I think it started when Madalyn Murray O`Hair complained that she didn`t want any prayer in our schools, and we said OK.
Then someone said you had better not read the Bible in school-the Bible that says thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself. And we said, OK.
Remember Dr. Benjamin Spock, who said we shouldn`t spank our
children when they misbehave, because their little personalities
would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem? And we
said, OK, we won`t spank them.
Then someone said that teachers and principals better not discipline our children when they misbehave. And our administrators said whoa, no one in this school better touch a student when they misbehave because we don`t want any bad publicity, and we surely don`t want to be sued. Then someone else said, let`s give our sons all the condoms they want, so they can have all the "fun" they desire, and we won`t have to tell their parents. And we said, that`s another great idea.
Then someone said, let`s let our daughters have abortions if they want, and we won`t even have to tell their parents. And we said, that`s a grand idea.
And then some of our top officials said that it doesn`t matter what we do in private as long as we do our jobs. And we said, as long as I have a job and the economy is good, it doesn`t matter to me what anyone does in private.
So now we`re asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don`t know right from wrong, and why it doesn`t bother them to kill. Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out.
I think it has a great deal to do with "we reap what we sow".