Perseverance and eyes on the goal

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British Canoeist is a Picture of Persistence By Bill McCartney A British man crossed the Pacific alone. And, he lived to tell about it. Jim Shekdar recently became the first person ever to row across the Pacific Ocean unassisted. His voyage began in Peru on June 29, 2000. He rowed alone in a small boat…
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J.R.R. Tolkien’s faith

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She gave her life for the faith and Tolkien never forgot it.The martyrWhen he was eight, his mother—overworked and worn out from poverty and the emotional pressures of family members who continued to criticize her conversion—lapsed into a diabetic coma and died in six days. The Lord of Heaven and Middle EarthJ.R.R. Tolkien’s Work and…
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A letter written in anger

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Not sending a letter written in anger  Lincoln’s advice to a politician Lincoln’s secretary of war, Edwin Stanton, had some trouble with a major general who accused him in abusive language of favouritism.  Stanton complained to Lincoln, who suggested that he write the officer a sharp letter.  Stanton did so, and showed the strongly-worded memorandum…
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8 Strategies to Say No

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An advise of the Founder of Opus Dei: Get used to saying no (The Way, no. 5), mainly applied to self-denial… One of the most essential skills that a freelancer can have is the ability to say “no”. Without that skill, you will be overloaded with requests and assignments, and continuously overworked and missing deadlines,…
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Just a professional drama teacher, please (homosexuality)

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Looking for a not sexually oriented teacher. Choosing a heterosexual head of actors for the Drama School.My dream has always been to gather a few children from the streets and to extract their hidden diamonds. That’s not so easy. I have to find people with hidden diamonds…I began with a drama group, ten in all. Later on…
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Signs on Church Property

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“No God-No Peace. Know God-Know Peace.”  “Free Trip to heaven. Details Inside!”  “Try our Sundays. They are better than Baskin-Robbins.”  “Searching for a new look? Have your faith lifted here!”  An ad for St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church has a picture of two hands holding stone tablets on which the Ten Commandments are inscribed and a headline that reads, “For fast,…
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TECHNOLOGY QUOTATIONS

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 Our Favorite Technology Quotations  The telephone wire, as we know it, has become too slow and too small to handle Internet traffic.  It took 75 years for telephones to be used by 50 million customers, but it took only four years for the Internet to reach that many users. – Lori Valigra   640K ought to be…
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THE PARABLE OF THE MOP BUCKET

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The Parable of the Mop Bucket  The hallway is silent except for the wheels of the mop bucket and the shuffle of the old man’s feet.  Both sound tired. Both know these floors. How many nights has Hank cleaned them? Always careful to get in the corners. Always careful to set up his yellow caution…
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