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Safer Than a Known Way

Our Words for the Week come from Minnie Louise Haskins, a British poet and academic in the field of sociology, best known for being quoted by King George VI in his Royal Christmas Message of 1939. This excerpt is from … Continue reading

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The Power of Your Thoughts

Words for the Week … Watch your thoughts; they lead to attitudes. Watch your attitudes; they lead to words. Watch your words; they lead to actions. Watch your actions; they lead to habits. Watch your habits; they form your character. … Continue reading

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Thought for Today

Words for the Week … Every day do something you don’t want to do. Pick up someone else’s trash. Surrender your parking place. Call the long-winded relative. Carry the cooler. It doesn’t have to be a big thing. Helen Keller … Continue reading

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The Danger Within Us

French author Victor Hugo has a short story titled, 93. In the midst of this tale, a ship at sea is caught in a terrific storm. Buffeted by the waves, the boat rocks to and fro, when suddenly the crew … Continue reading

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The Best Policy … Even If It Is a Little Late

This week’s Words for the Week … A Sussex (England) man who forgot about a speeding fine for 52 years has paid up after finding the ticket in an old coat pocket. John Gedge, 84, was caught doing 55 mph … Continue reading

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Three Things In Life

Our Words for the Week … Three things in life that, once gone, never come back: 1. Time; 2. Words; 3. Opportunity. Three things in life that can destroy a person: 1. Anger; 2. Pride; 3. Unforgiveness. Three things in … Continue reading

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Safe on Your Knees

Our Words for the Week are from Turning Point Daily Devotional, (9/15/06). As a group of amateur climbers scaled part of the Matterhorn near Zermatt, Switzerland, a vicious gust of wind came along at a narrow ledge. The guide quickly … Continue reading

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