You Cant Plant Apple Seeds and Expect Oranges

Cheri decided that she wanted to grow an apple tree in her back yard. She had never planted an apple tree before. In fact, she had never planted anything before. This was her first time trying her hand at gardening. But last year, she had this idea that it would... Read More

Watch Your Mouth

Ever had one of those mothers, or grandmothers, who would often say, "Be careful what you ask for?"I did and always wondered exactly what she meant by that, but now, I know.Do you realize the power that your words carry with them?Your words have the power to persuade.Your words have... Read More

Don?t Worry, Be Happy!

Philippians 4:6-do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.Have you ever been worried about anything? Worried about how you were going to get money to pay the bills? Worried about how you were going to pay for that... Read More

Reacting To Given Situations!

The milkman knocks at the door of the old lady's apartment. He notices that the door is open. He slightly pushes the door open and finds that she is murdered. His natural reaction to the situation would be to scream with fright, fully shaken up. The fear that someone might... Read More

Dump Those Negative Tapes

Every time something doesn't go quite right (rather frequently for some of us), we start berating ourselves. We can be the soul of courtesy and forgiveness to those we care about and then turn and savage ourselves in the most brutal fashion. How many times have you told yourself: "I'm... Read More

Get Out of Your Way!

We hear a lot these days about accepting responsibility for our actions and it is about time we did. Time is out for casting blame and pointing righteous fingers at others to cover up for our own shortcomings and acting out behaviors. We have got to "nip it, nip it,... Read More

Its Okay to Be Negative Sometimes!

Lately, I've been hearing that it's not okay to have negative thoughts.There's been a lot of talk about motivation, inspiration, positive energy channeling and such. Have you heard the messages of the spiritually enlightened? I have! And frankly... I am a little weirded out.We're being constantly told to open our... Read More

Strength Within

For the twelve hundred hostages, most especially Timur Kasumova.It's a bright morning. The sun is smiling warmly on the just and the unjust as they busy about their daily routine. I personally have nothing much to do but get to the Post Office, send a permission slip, authorising Voicenet to... Read More

New Attitudes-New Possibilities

I AM SO GRATEFUL for meeting challenges head-on. We see mistakes as learning experiences in disguise, And reach turning points in times of crisis, We find serenity in the midst of turmoil-- It's not what happens to us, but what we make of it that counts.I AM SO GRATEFUL for... Read More

A Good Joke Can Lighten the Mood

A joke is a way of getting people to laugh. It is a great opener for a speech or in a social gathering to break the ice. Laughter is the best medicine and very often telling someone who is sick a funny joke gets them laughing and for a minute... Read More

In The News:

A young American sailor’s journal detailing his harrowing experiences during the Revolutionary War has been donated to the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia.
Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered an extremely rare marble head depicting the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius.
The most-viewed eclipse in history had an unexpected witness: A Google Street View car drove right to the edge of totality, offering a surprising celestial treat for visitors scoping out the event in Maryland Heights, Missouri.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Construction workers in Iran may have unearthed the mummified remains of Reza Shah Pahlavi, the father of the country's last monarch, nearly four decades after the Islamic Revolution toppled the dynasty.
A Florida fisherman recently caught a 120-pound blue catfish in the state’s panhandle.
Sex-mad monkeys have been bonking off with other species, creating an entirely new hybrid population of apes - and scientists are absolutely fine with it.
A museum in Buffalo, N.Y., recently discovered that a rare elephant bird egg in its collection had been mislabeled as a model for decades.
A 7-month-old female giraffe at an Indiana zoo briefly escaped her enclosure on Monday.
The smell was overwhelming as Madagascar police and wildlife officials pulled up to a two-story home in Toliara.
A 10-foot alligator that took a stroll near a middle school in Florida stopped traffic in Deltona, according to a local news report.
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Fear Is Nothing To Be Afraid Of

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Cant Take a Compliment?

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Rebuild Those Plans

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Bosses can't control many things at work. In fact, they... Read More

Why We Shouldnt Worry

Almost everyone experiences some form of worry one time or... Read More

Help Yourself to a Better Future

There are very many methods for achieving improvement to our... Read More

How To Condition Your Mind For Success

Your mindset is a strong factor in achieving any type... Read More

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Improving this single attitude makes your days fly by. You... Read More

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One of our most active senses is sight. What we... Read More

Aging

Aging is a matter of the mind.The years may creep... Read More