Just Do It Until The Job Gets Done

Art Williams is a famous billionaire insurance executive from Palm Beach, Florida. “As of 2008, he ranks number 843 on the Forbes list of the “World’s Billionaires” with an estimated wealth of $1.4 billion.” (Wikipedia). Art was invited to speak to a group of people about how to become successful. This is the result.

Leave your Legacy

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Akeelah and the Bee Quote

I was watching Akeelah and the Bee with my kids the other day. I was inspired by the interchange between Akeelah and Dr. Larabee. Akeelah: [quoting Marianne Williamson] Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be […]

The Daffodil Principle

The Daffodil Principle Several times my daughter, Julie, had telephoned to say, “Mom, you must come see the daffodils before they are over.” I wanted to go, but it was a two-hour drive from my place by the beach to her lakeside mountain home. “I will come next Tuesday,” I promised, a little reluctantly, on […]

Have You Witnessed a Miracle?

Miracles come in many forms. They come in the form of the miracle of restored health, of improved relationships, of found children, of employment found, and of financial restoration. One of the vivid memories that I have is from the movie, Miracle. The 1980 American Olympic hockey team made up of 20 college players defeated […]

Sara Beth – A Child’s Fight of Cancer

A touching song and video called “The Greatest Battle” with music performed by Rascal Flatts. Dedicated to Sandy who starts her chemotherapy today. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=084BxkHKdZ4&feature=related

Play Like a Champion Today

I saw the movie Rudy over the weekend. It is the story of a young man that wanted to play football at Notre Dame so bad.  His whole family were Notre Dame Football fans, especially his Father.  He tried out for the team and due to his persistence and toughness, he made the practice squad. […]

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

A couple of years ago, I was watching a Thanksgiving program on the local PBS station and saw a song performed by the Brigham Young University combined chorus that touched my heart. The BYU choir sang the song “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”. This version of the song is arranged by Mack Wilberg and […]

Never, Never, Never Give Up!

The amazing effort of Ben Watson as he tackled Chad Bailey in the New England Patriots vs Denver Broncos game in the 2005 Divison Championship. Bailey intercepted the throw from Tom Brady 2 yards deep in the endzone right next to the sideline.  Ben Watson was on the other side of the field and started […]

My Most Moving Holiday Tradition

The commercialism of Christmas caused Nancy Gavin to give her husband an unusual Christmas gift — the gift of donating wrestling gear to a local school sponsored by an inner city church. She let him know by an inconspicuous white envelope tucked in the branches of the Christmas Tree. Her husband loved it and the White Envelope tradition began.