Category: Encouragement

Touch

If you want to touch the past, touch a rock. If you want to touch the present, touch a flower. If you want to touch the future, touch a life.

— Unknown —

If you want to touch the past, touch a rock. If you want to touch the present, touch a flower. If you want to touch the future, touch a life…

Monday Morning Leadership – Feedback

Feedback is the breakfast of champions.

— Ken Blanchard —

In my first few years of leading others, I was not very good at giving positive feedback. I would certainly let them know when they had done something wrong, but very seldom gave them pats on the back. My lack of giving positive feedback was for no other reason than I didn’t think it was…

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Matter

Life is too short not to do something that matters.

— Hugh MacLeod —

Life is too short not to do something that matters…

Great Creates Great

Don't let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks you're crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you're lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you're greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesn't understand.

— Robert G. Allen —

Don’t let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks you’re crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you’re lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you’re greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesn’t understand.

The Best

You bring out the best in yourself by looking for the best in others.

— Gene Bedley —

“You bring out the best in yourself by looking for the best in others.”  ~Gene Bedley I would wager to say that some of my best days are when I make it through the day without trying to dig a speck out of my brother or sister’s eye but instead look for the good in…

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Just Smile

So did I pique your interest at the end of yesterday’s blog? No, I didn’t win the lottery…God knows better than that. 🙂 But… Today is our middle child (Jordan’s) 30th birthday! I decided to take a break from working on our life purpose and vision and focus today’s blog on Jordan. On February 3rd,…

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Mercy to the Needy

Mercy to the needy is a loan to God, and God pays back those loans in full.

— Proverbs 19:17 (MSG) —

  How much are you loaning to God these days (i.e. helping the needy)? How much are you keeping for yourself? I very rarely make statements of absolute nature but one statement I can make with totally absoluteness is “whatever you gain materialistically in life cannot be taken with you to the next frontier.” Another…

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Touch

If you want to touch the past, touch a rock. If you want to touch the present, touch a flower. If you want to touch the future, touch a life.

— Unknown —

  …and when you touch a life; touch it in a positive way or refrain from touching… P.E.A.C.E. Jay@EagleLaunch.com John 15:12, “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” (ESV)

En- or Dis-Courage?

Encouragement is the nutrition of the soul. Discouragement the poison.

— JJM —

  How many souls are you nourishing today? How about your own soul; are you nourishing it or poisoning it? It is impossible to be an encouragement for others if you aren’t an encouragement for yourself…I write from experience. P.E.A.C.E. Jay@EagleLaunch.com Acts 2:26, “No wonder my heart is glad, and my tongue shouts his praises! …

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Are You Anyone?

Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall. Anyone can do his work however hard, for one day. Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down. And this is what life really means.

— Robert Louis Stevenson —

  This quote by Stevenson is all about living in the moment. Tall order but really simple to do if you die to self first thing in the morning and allow God to live through you a day at a time.  And some days you may need to stop and start over. P.E.A.C.E. Jay@EagleLaunch.com Galatians 5:22,…

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