Archive for November, 2010
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leaders imagine an inspiring future and strive to shape it rather than passively watching the future happen around them. Heroes extract gold from opportunities at hand rather than waiting for golden opportunities to be handed to them.
Those of us at In the Company of Prayer have much to be thankful for as we set aside a day of Thanksgiving here in America. Mostly, we give thanks for all of you, who guide us, inspire us, challenge us, and continue to keep our company. As we sit down with our families and other friends this holiday, please know that you and your families will continue to be in our humble prayers of thanks.
Enter the gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
– Psalm 100: 4-5
Here is the greatest calling for the executive, and the greatest challenge, too: to master his own heart, so as to inspire the hearts of others.
– Richard D. Phillips
The Heart of an Executive: Lessons on Leadership from the Life of King David
Somebody with humility must have learned how to handle their own emotions and how to touch the goodwill of other people in order to involve others in the project of building greatness. Then the will to greatness captures the energies of other people, rather than antagonize them.
– Abbot Christopher Jamison
Finding Sanctuary: Monastic Steps for Everyday Life
Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and tho’ We are not now that strength which in old days Moved heaven and earth; that which we are, we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
– Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Suffering comes to everyone. No matter how smart you are, no matter how rich you are, there’s just no way to prevent ‘external’ events from interfering with your plans. That’s why you can’t ever allow your peace of mind to depend on external events.
– Anthony DeStefano
Ten Prayers God Always Says Yes To