When it’s clear that we have a commitment to God that comes before anything else in our lives, most people will respect us even if they don’t share our faith.
When I write, I feel like an armless leg less man with a crayon in his mouth.
38. “A wet bird never flies at night.
There is no indication that God explained to Joseph what He was doing through those many years of heartache or how the pieces would eventually fit together. He had no ways of knowing that he would eventually enjoy a triumphal reunion with his family. He was expected, as you and I are, to live out his life one day at a time in something less than complete understanding. What pleased God was Joseph’s faithfulness when nothing made sense.
When value systems are embraced by a nation, when the citizens of a country are truly rich in virtues, then material wealth is a matter of time. Moreover, these material wealth don’t just come and go, they come to stay as long as the virtues remain in the fabric of the nation
When all is lost, but life, really nothing is lost.
I’m fulfilling my calling when I seek to uphold righteousness in all spheres of life
I’m fulfilling my calling when I raise my voice for the truth
I’m fulfilling my calling when I raise my voice concerning injustice
18. Your life is before you. Be careful of the choices you make now that you could regret later. This regret is the subject of an old poem whose author has been forgotten. I hope you’ll never have reason to apply it to yourself.
Across the fields of yesterday,
He sometimes comes to me
A little lad just back from play-
The boy I used to be.
He looks at me so wistfully
When once he’s crept within;
It is as if he hoped to see
The man I might have been.