Archive for June, 2008
What does the world want? Build a company that answers this question in all its shades of meaning, and you’ve unlocked the most intricate riddle of marketing, of business, and arguably of human culture itself.
In my survey of wives, women voted motherhood as one of their top three prayer needs. They said that one of the most worrisome aspects of parenting is finding the successful balance between being a good mother and being a good wife. Whether she says it or not, she often feels guilty about neglecting her husband or her children.
– Stormie Omartian
The Power of a Praying Husband
Being a male is part of our biological coding. Being a man is something different. It is taking these male traits and forming them into a life that meets the demands of the world around you while serving the needs of others. It is action in service of a dream. It is being grounded in belief while reaching for the stars.
Western civilization seems to have forgotten what every primitive society understands–you need kids to have a healthy society. Children are huge consumers. Then they grow up to become taxpayers. That’s how a society works, but the postmodern secular state seems to have forgotten that. Europe and Japan, which comprise two of the world’s major economic engines aren’t merely in recession, they’re shutting down. This will have a huge impact on the world economy. There is a direct correlation between abandonment of traditional religious society and a drop in the birth rate.
– Herbert Meyer
What in the World is Going On?
Human courage and internal fortitude take us only so far without a stronger wind to our backs.
– Robert J. Morgan
The Promise: How God Works All Things Together for Good
Be still and know that I am God.
– Psalms 46:10
To develop a reliable routine, a golfer has to decide to follow it and practice it time after time until it becomes an ingrained habit that will show up no matter how much pressure he or she is under. You can be sure that under pressure, you will find out what your dominant habit is.
– Dr. Bob Rotella
Golf is Not a Game of Perfect
Your pain and suffering are real because they are yours. You must embrace them and realize that they, too, are a gift of life because they take you out of yourself and, for a moment, make you one with all others who have known loss or pain or suffering.
While it is certainly worthwhile to seek advice from others, ultimately a calling is between you and God.