Category Archives: Food For Thought

God’s Love

“No more quickly can a person rob you of your joy and peace than when that individual succeeds at making you feel like you’re less than worthy of God as compared to his/her own self. The old adage “You’re on your way to hell, and I’m on my way to heaven” spoken or implied to another, is the most predominantly effective way to make someone feel better about himself; and he doesn’t even have to prove he’s better in this life on earth because now he can just say “Wait ’til I’m looking down at you while you’re in hell!” But don’t be robbed of your joy and peace, individuals or groups of people like that don’t know where God is; He is a whisper-distance away from you, is all.” ~C. JoyBell C. …

There will be people in life who–for some reason or another–will attempt to “rob you of your peace and joy and make you feel less than worthy of God.” But rest assured that it does not matter who we are or what we have done, whenever we need God–wherever we may be–He is there for us… just a “whisper-distance away.” Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Commentary, Food For Thought, Living, Opinion

Let Life Happen Of Its Own Accord

“To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time for every purpose under heaven.” ~Pete Seeger …

There is a purpose and a season to everything in life. Yet in spite of this, we are still often quick to become upset when we do not have things our way or at a specific time. Of course, it does not really help that marketers and advertisers are constantly bombarding us with advertisements and commercials that simply reinforce this idea in our heads, “I need to have the latest, greatest, newest thing… and I need it right now.” Actually, we need not look far to see models of unrealistic demands and expectations from life: “Have it your way.” “Gotta have my pops!” “Hungry? Why Wait? Grab a Snickers.” Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Commentary, Food For Thought, Living, Opinion

Humility In Victory… Gratitude In Defeat

“Never let success get to your head; never let failure get to your heart.” ~Unknown …

It is often quite difficult to put this into practice. We want to bask in our successes–after all, we generally have invested a lot of our time and effort into them. Likewise, it is natural to want to sulk in our failures–to spend time reflecting on where we went wrong and why. And it is ok to do so on a moderate level and for a short period of time. However, we should never let either one of these define who we are at any chapter in our life. Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Commentary, Food For Thought, Living, Opinion

Think, Before You Act

“Nothing can produce so great a serenity of life as a mind free from guilt and kept untainted, not only from actions, but purposes that are wicked. By this means the soul will be not only unpolluted but also undisturbed. The fountain will run clear and unsullied.” ~Plutarch …

Although we have free will to make our own choices in life, it is important that we understand that when we make those choices, we are usually also deciding on just what is going to be in our minds afterwards. If we do something that we know is wrong, or may harm others, we are also deciding to live with ourselves afterwards–perhaps the guilt, the remorse, the feeling that you let you or someone else down. Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Commentary, Food For Thought, Living, Opinion

Commit Yourself To Learning

“Most people are just trying to get through the day. Be committed to learn to get from the day. Don’t just get through it; get from it. Learn from it. Let the day teach you. Join the university of life. What a difference that will make in your future. Commit yourself to learning. Commit yourself to absorbing. Be like a sponge. Get it. Don’t miss it.” ~Jim Rohn …

Every day brings with it another opportunity to increase our knowledge and grow as a person. Sure there will be days in which we are extremely busy or even overwhelmed, but that does not mean that we have to rush through the day simply to put it behind us. In fact, there is no assurance for tomorrow; so wasting even a single day is something we could come to regret. Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Food For Thought, Living, Opinion

Join The University Of Life

“Most people are just trying to get through the day. Be committed to learn to get from the day. Don’t just get through it; get from it. Learn from it. Let the day teach you. Join the university of life. What a difference that will make in your future. Commit yourself to learning. Commit yourself to absorbing. Be like a sponge. Get it. Don’t miss it.” ~Jim Rohn …

Every day brings with it another opportunity to increase our knowledge and grow as a person. Sure there will be days in which we are extremely busy or even overwhelmed, but that does not mean that we have to rush through the day simply to put it behind us. In fact, there is no assurance for tomorrow; so wasting even a single day is something we could come to regret. Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Food For Thought, Living, Opinion

Acquiring Morals

“Morals are an acquirement–like music, like a foreign language, like piety, poker, paralysis–no man is born with them.” ~Mark Twain ~

It can be easy to forget that morality is the basic foundation upon which all walks of life are built. Doctors, nurses, lawyers, teachers, politicians, laborers, office workers, researchers, writers–every profession requires it. Yet how often is it stressed in our schools, at home, throughout society? Not often enough… of that I am sure. Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Commentary, Food For Thought, Living, Opinion