Blessings at Pearl Harbor

        A very different and interesting conclusion of the December 7th attack on Pearl Harbor.  Read on . . . .         Tour boats ferry people out to the USS Arizona Memorial in Hawaii every thirty minutes.         We just missed a ferry and had to wait thirty minutes.         I went into a small

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The Most Important Question

During my second month of nursing school, our professor gave us a pop quiz..

I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions, until I read the last one: “What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?”

Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the

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Leaders vs. Followers

When leaders make a mistake, they say, “I was wrong.” When followers make mistakes, they say, “It wasn’t my fault.”

A leader works harder than a follower and has more time; a follower is always “too busy” to do what is necessary.

A leader goes through a problem; a follower goes around it and

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A Boy and His Dog

This story’s not fancy, but it is true, It ended quite rosy, it could have been blue. The day was a cool one, sunny and clear, When a boy and his dog went looking for deer.

Up in the woods, not far from their home, The boy and his dog so started to roam.

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“For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things

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Why Not You?

Today, many will awaken with a fresh sense of inspiration. Why not you? Today, many will open their eyes to the beauty that surrounds them. Why not you? Today, many will choose to leave the ghost of yesterday behind and seize the immeasurable power of today. Why not you? Today, many will break through

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Does Fear Work?

Love and Fear. Oh, the power of FEAR! It controls our world. Or does it?? It TRIES to control our world. We use it all the time. But does it have the effect we want it to?

“You will go to jail if you steal that car.” That is a fear tactic. Does it

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Encouraging Words

by Susan Maycinik

“Could I speak to the manager?” My friend’s sudden query to our waitress startled me. Our dinner at a popular pizza restaurant had seemed uneventful, and I wondered what Eileen was up to.

The manager appeared at our table a few minutes later. “What can I do for you?” she asked

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One Solitary Life

Here is a man who was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman. He grew up in an obscure village. He worked in a carpenter shop until he was thirty, and then for three years he was an itinerant teacher.

He never wrote a book. He never held an office.

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A Short Course in Human Relations

The six most important words: I admit that I was wrong. The five most important words: You did a great job. The four most important words: What do you think? The three most important words: Could you please. . . The two most important words: Thank you. The most important word: We. The least

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