Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Words of Wisdom Through the Ages:
I’ve learned that I like my teacher because she cries when we sing “Silent Night.” (Age 6)
I’ve learned that you can hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk. (Age 7)
I’ve learned that if you want to cheer yourself up, you should try cheering someone else up. (Age 14)
I’ve learned that silent company is often more healing than words of advice. (Age 24)
I’ve learned that if someone says something unkind about me, I must live so that no one will believe it. (Age 39)
I’ve learned that the greater a person’s sense of guilt, the greater his need to cast blame on others. (Age 46)
I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a man by the way he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage and tangled Christmas tree lights. (Age 52)
I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you will miss them terribly after they die. (Age 53)
I’ve learned that if you want to do something positive for your children, try to improve your marriage. (Age 61)
I’ve learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you. But if you focus on your family, the needs of others, your work, meeting new people, and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you. (Age 65)
I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with kindness, I usually make the right decision. (Age 66)
I’ve learned that everyone can use a prayer. (Age 72)
I’ve learned that whenever I have pains, that I don’t have to be one. (Age 82)
I’ve learned that everyday you should reach out and touch someone. People love human touch - holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. (Age 85)
I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. (Age 92)
Thursday, November 18, 2010
In the book of Isaiah (in the Old Testament of the Bible) chapter 65 verse 24, it states: “Before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking I will hear.” Before you even utter a word, God promises, “I’m involved in answering. In fact while you’re speaking, I’m involved in bringing to pass the very thing I have planned from the get go (My paraphrase).”
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Before God ever flung the stars into place, God had today in mind. He had this very week in mind. In fact, He had you in mind. And He knew excatly what He was going to do. God is never at a loss to know what He’s going to do in our situations. He knows perfectly well what is best for us. Our problems is, we don’t know. And we say to Him, “Lord, if you tell just tell me, then I’ll be in great shape. Just reveal it to me. Explain Your plan to me, and I’ll count. Just reveal it to me. Explain Your plan to me, and I’ll count on You.” But that’s not faith. Faith is counting on Him when we do not know what tomorrow holds.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
1. START WITH YOUR ATTITUDE
Lifelong learning begins with a heart that desires changes, wisdom and application.
2. ASK QUESTIONS
Learners ask good questions. They possess an insatiable curiosity- a longing to know, discover, and inquire.
3. join Others
Collaborative learning- in classes, small groups, with friends and colleagues- allows us to benefit from diverse perspectives and approaches.
4. CHECK OUT THE OTHER SIDE.
5. READ BROADLY
Include a diversity of books, authors, and topics.
6. KEEP A JOURNAL
Recording what we learn captures our growth in wisdom.
Try new approaches and ideas. Age does not affect your ability to learn.
8. APPLY WHAT YOU KNOW
Out depth of understanding is often directly related to our ability to apply what we’ve learned. Application takes knowledge from the head to the heart.
Bill Mowry form Discipleship Journal