Both read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the other. It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God’s assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men’s faces, but let us judge not, that we not be judged. The prayers of both could not be answered. The Almighty has His own purposes.- President Abraham LincolnSecond Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865
Leaders who have had great impact on society have called people to be part of the history of their times.- from Reflections on LeadershipHow Robert K. Greenleaf’s Theory of Servant Leadership Influenced Today’s Top Management Thinkers
For ‘the 43’ — who I continue to pray for every day. I can’t imagine a reason I would ever stop. They are: Vince Bianco, Father Joe Scerbo, Laura Dame, Mr. Beman, Mark Hammond, Michael & Lucy Joerger, Janice Leach, Sheila Sullivan, Erika Markel, Shelley Fyffe, Lynn Gallagher, Robin Wilder, Cathy Holiday, Sandy Marquez, Lu Durbin, The Ward Family, Kevin & Evelyn Flores, Arnold Steinberg, Patrice Sanchez, David & Nancy Paskowitz, Kathryn Downs, Pete & Eileen Smith, Milina & Jimmy Bianco, Shauna Hull, Janice Germaine, Lori Shelton-Jenks, Marybeth Robb, Tina Dorn-Brown, Rose & Vern Hand, Kathleen French, Autumn Esser, Irene Hung, Annette Berger, Shelly Thayer, Megan Bianco, Bailey Bianco, Pam Malchow, Cathy Lawson Kolbly, Robin & Kelly Richardson, Karen Burns, Angela Macabuhay, Chris Fritz, Angie Burns.- Leslie Bianco, from the Dedication of our book and as referenced in Lent Stories on our Facebook page
Mardi Gras, literally ‘Fat Tuesday’ has grown in popularity in recent years as a raucous, sometimes hedonistic event. But its roots lie in the Christian calendar, as the ‘last hurrah,’ before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. That’s why the enormous party in New Orleans, for example, ends abruptly at midnight on Tuesday, with battalions of street sweepers pushing the crowds out of the French Quarter toward home. - AmericanCatholic.org
No advertising is as trusted as the spontaneous testimony of delighted customers.- Betsy SandersFabled Service: Ordinary Acts, Extraordinary Outcomes
If America is to rediscover its mojo and grow its way out of debt and deficits–and not just pin the tail on the rich, or inflate it all away–it needs to liberate the new generation of Steve Jobses. Today, that challenge seems daunting. But the 1970s, the decade of Apple’s birth, offers hope that hardy seeds can take root in bad climates.- Rich Karlgaard, The Wall Street JournalApple to the Rescue?
I’ve been in football all my life, gentlemen, and I don’t know whether I’m particularly qualified to be a part of anything else, except I consider it a great game, a game of many assets, by the way, and I think a symbol of what this country’s best attributes are: courage and stamina and a coordinated efficiency or teamwork.- Vince LombardiWhat It Takes to Be #1: Vince Lombardi on Leadership