Sunday, December 28, 2014

If You Think You Are Beaten, You Are

This short poem is a powerful reminder that our thoughts are the architects of our destiny.

by Walter D. Wintle

If you think you are beaten, you are
If you think you dare not, you don't,
If you like to win, but you think you can't
It is almost certain you won't.

If you think you'll lose, you've lost
For out of the world we find,
Success begins with a fellow's will
It's all in the state of mind.

If you think you are outclassed, you are
You've got to think high to rise,
You've got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.

Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But soon or late the man who wins

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

This Little Girl Just Restored My Faith in Humanity...

This little girl started a dance party at an NYC Subway stop...and it restored my faith in humanity. Watch the video below!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Do You Have Room for the Savior?

This is one of my favorite Christmas songs. It has a powerful message.

"Do You Have Room" Lyrics

They journeyed far, a weary pair
They sought for shelter from the cold night air
Some place where she could lay her head
Where she could give her babe a quiet bed

Was there no room? No corner there?
In all the town a spot someone could spare?
Was there no soul come to their aid?
A stable bare was where the family stayed.

Do you have room for the Savior?
And do you seek Him anew?
Have you a place for the one who lived and died for you?
Are you as humble as a shepherd boy
Or as wise as men of old?
Would you have come that night?
Would you have sought the light?
Do you have room?

A star arose, a wondrous light
A sign from God -- this was the holy night.
And yet so few would go to see
The babe who came to rescue you and me.

This child divine is now a King;
The gift of life to all the world He brings
And all mankind He saves from doom,
But on that night, for Him, there was no room


Will you come tonight?
Will you seek the light?
Do you have room?

Would you have come that night?

Monday, December 1, 2014

Insecurity: The Greatest Threat to Progress

A Sculpture of Christ by Angela Johnson
Some time ago, I went to a presentation on leadership given by Jonathan Johnson, the President of the More Good Foundation. He made a very strong point when he said that failures in leadership and in organizations all seem to stem from one thing: insecurity.

“The greatest single personnel issues that I have ever faced [within organizations],” said Jonathan, “…have come because of…insecurity. Insecurity fosters emotional responses, selfish ideals [but] if you know who you are, is there a need to be insecure?”

He then discussed, in detail, a talk by Spencer W. Kimball entitled Jesus: The Perfect Leader, from which I pull this awesome quote:
Jesus knew who he was and why he was here on this planet. That meant he could lead from strength rather than from uncertainty or weakness.  
Jesus operated from a base of fixed principles or truths rather than making up the rules as he went along. Thus, his leadership style was not only correct, but also constant. So many secular leaders today are like chameleons; they change their hues and views to fit the situation—which only tends to confuse associates and followers who cannot be certain what course is being pursued. Those who cling to power at the expense of principle often end up doing almost anything to perpetuate their power.
Jon suggested that since we know who we are (children of God) and since we have taken upon ourselves the name of Christ, we should not feel insecure about who we are and what we have been called to do. We should walk forward in faith.

A great presentation on leadership!