THE LAST LECTURE - An Inspirational Speech by
Dr. Randy Pausch On the Oprah Winfrey Show: Dr. Pausch Passed Away
Paul the Octopus - Truth or Fluke Ė A lesson in humility - Editorial - Oliver Mbamara: "Dogs have the ability to
sniff out a bag containing explosives or illegal drugs; Dogs can track
down a criminal from a pack of people; Dogs can persistently bark when
there is danger looming several yards or hours away. A cock wears no wrist
watch but has the ability to crow at dawn even before the light of dawn. A
parrot could memorize words and repeat them flawlessly. I could go on and
on. Are these all flukes and coincidences simply because these animals are
humble creatures less interested in being praised and accorded celebrity
Resurrection: When We Wake - Editorial- Oliver Mbamara: The parable of the prodigal son* refers to the son of a wealthy man who required his father to give him his own share of the fatherís wealth ahead of time so that he could leave the fatherís house and go out into the world and live the way he wanted. His father granted his wish, but after he expended his share of his fatherís wealth, the prodigal son became destitute and
The Mouse And The Trap - Submission by Citor:
When you hear someone is facing a problem and think it doesn't concern you, remember -- when one of us is threatened, we are all at risk.
We are all involved in this journey called life. MORE>>>
To Stay Young: A submission by Richard Provencher
"My wife and I thought this message was most appropriate. Hugs to all, from Esther and Dick Provencher."
(The race for life)Augustine Ohanwe:
Her little daughter woke up and wept as the mortar bombs pounded their village with frightening rapidity. A lull in the shelling offered Amina some breathing space to plan for escape. She
tied her daughter on her back, collected a wrapped corn meal from her yesternightís leftovers and
began a journey of escape without a map. MORE>>>
The Happiest People I Know - Alan Cohen:
...all the centenarians were light-hearted. They didnít take life too seriously and they flowed with changes. Nearly all of their friends and family had passed on before them, and they still found beauty and wonder in each new day. They were happy to be alive, and so life kept them alive.
"There is a law, if you wish to call it a
law, but an aspect of God, which reverses itself. The harder man tries to
do something with his conscious will, the less he is apt to succeed.
Proficiency and the result of proficiency, comes only to those who have
learned the paradoxical art of simultaneously doing and not doing, of
combining relaxation with activity, of letting go as a person in order
that God may take hold."- Rebazar Tarzs in Paul Twitchellís
Stranger by The River, p.149;
Two Sides Of A Prison Wall -
We have all encountered people whom we feel we must protect ourselves from. Yet there is a way to keep ourselves safe without hurting others. It is the strongest way to protect our peace. Although we have been taught that we must wield pain as a weapon to keep others at a distance, it is not so. We gain all together or not at all. To wish ill upon anyone is to hurt ourself. ...MORE>>>
How To Hear
From God - Dr. Robert Watkins: What does
God really sound like? Or I have heard from God, now what? I need to hear
from God today, what should I do? ..."I will instruct you, says the Lord,
and guide you along the best pathway for your life; I will advise you and
watch your progress." (Psalms 32:8 TLB)...MORE>>>
I realized I had been privileged to know a very holy man. Not holy in the sense that he wore robes, talked to or about God, and did miracles. Holy in that that he has lived with extraordinary kindness, presence, and generosity.
...I guess he did do miracles. In a world where fear, protectionism, and separateness seem to rule, Don reversed those conditions in his little shop...MORE>>>
By Dr. Robert Watkins: Fools Are Everywhere. ... Why is it dangerous to associate with fools? Scripturally, God gives us 111 reasons why fools are hazardous. Here are my top perilous conclusions:...MORE>>>
When Mistakes are a Blessing - Fidelis C. Odogbo:
Mistakes can test our resolve and commitment. They can point us in the proper direction. They can also strengthen our discipline and courage. Instead of being landmarks of regret, mistakes can open up new doors that will reveal a path around seemingly unmovable
Twisters and Roller Coasters, Living With Borderline Personality Disorder Part 1- Debra L. Kaplan:
It is important to remember that you and you alone are at the controls of your own life and your own recovery. The motivation to change has to come from within. The job is yours and yours alone.
Our bodies hold powerful and primitive experiences from the past that keep us from changing our behaviors.
...We all have defenses that inhibit the expression of our real self. In Core, we are looking to move energy through these defenses or blocks.
Defeating The Fear of Failure By Dr. Robert Watkins:
I define F.E.A.R. as the False Evidence Appearing Real. The fear of failure or the fear of losing everything is not a reality, but a seductive trick of the mind to distract you from your purpose.
... If you won't fear and keep your mind on God's word, God will turn things around, even at the last moment.