At times, the pressure can seem overwhelming but I’d like to remind you of three simple truths that should help you straighten your shoulders and brighten your smile.
About a week ago I had an epiphany–one that I hope you’ll find inspiring. In fact, I was so thrilled … More
Even heroes need a hiding place.
Why do millions of people know at least a few words of a poem written almost 3,000 years ago by a man we don’t even have a picture of?
I had just moved one of my pieces backward when he slowly shook his head and stopped me.
“Joseph,” he said in a voice that resonated with wisdom. “Once you start retreating, you never stop.”
How you’ve failed isn’t the most important thing.
It is your response to defeat that determines your true greatness.
I remember my eight-year-old daughter looking outside with slumped shoulders and saying “Aw, now we can’t have our kids day.” But just at that moment, her four-year-old brother jumped up and said:
“Don’t worry guys, God can stop the rain!”
My high school guidance counselor has an indelible place in my memory. Unfortunately, I don’t mean that in a good way.
I sat across from him in a small cubby that somehow functioned as an office. Dim, yellow light provided just enough light for him to find my name on his roster of students. But not even the dim light could not hide his disbelief when I told him that I wanted to finish high school early so I could jump-start my college career and marry the girl of my dreams.