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Uncorrected Errors Multiply

April 25, 2018
Uncorrected Errors Multiply
Don Shula, head coach of the Miami Dolphins, was talking to a reporter about a player’s mistake in practice. He said, “We never let an error go unchallenged. Uncorrected errors multiply.” The reporter said, “Isn’t there benefit in overlooking one small flaw?” Shula said, “What is a small flaw?” I think about that all day long... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company.

Unanimous Disagreement

April 24, 2018
Unanimous Disagreement
Charles Swindoll tells the story in Living Above the Level of Mediocrity, about a man he met who served on one of Walt Disney’s original advisory boards. What amazing stories he told! Those early days were tough; but that remarkable, creative visionary refused to give up. I especially appreciated the man’s sharing with me how Disney responded to disagreement... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

What Are You Looking For?

April 23, 2018
What Are You Looking For?
Both the hummingbird and the vulture fly over the desert. The vulture is looking for rotting meat, and that is precisely what he finds. Vultures thrive on a diet of dead animals. But, hummingbirds ignore the smelly flesh of dead animals, and look for the colorful blossoms of desert plants... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

Conscience

April 20, 2018
Conscience
Oswald Chambers said, “Conscience is that faculty in me which attaches itself to the highest that I know, and tells me what the highest I know demands that I do. It is the eye of the soul which looks out either toward God or toward what it regards as the highest authority. If I am in the habit of steadily facing toward God, my conscience will always introduce God’s perfect law and indicate what I should do..." A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C Curry Lumber Company.

Blame

April 19, 2018
Blame
Wayne Dyer explains in his book, Your Erroneous Zones, “All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration..." A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C Curry Lumber Company.

All of Me

April 18, 2018
All of Me
William Booth, the founder of the Salvation Army said, “I will tell you the secret: God has had all that there was of me. There have been men with greater brains than I, even with greater opportunities, but from the day I got the poor of London on my heart and caught a vision of what Jesus Christ could do with me and them... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company.

The Barbary Pirates

April 17, 2018
The Barbary Pirates
The Barbary pirates were Muslim pirates who operated from coastal towns on the Mediterranean from the Crusades to the early nineteenth century. They would often make raids of coastal towns and capture Christian slaves to sell at slave markets in Algeria and Morocco. France, England, and Spain each lost thousands of ships in these attacks and large stretches of the coast were almost completely abandoned by their inhabitants. A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company.

The Potato

April 16, 2018
The Potato
When the potato was first introduced to England by Sir Walter Raleigh, newspapers printed editorials against it, ministers preached sermons against it, and the general public wouldn't touch it. It was supposed to sterilize the soil in which it had been planted and cause all manner of strange illnesses-even death... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

Harvest Time

April 13, 2018
Harvest Time
It's harvest time for America, we are "reaping what we have sown." We have raised a generation of children mentored by the TV, video games, and computers-whose role models are fantasy characters, while weary mothers and fathers have pursued "success" as defined by our society, only to find its promise of satisfaction to be hollow and empty. We have abandoned discipline, in the name of "building self-esteem." A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

The Presidency

April 12, 2018
The Presidency
Hugh Sidey, political columnist for Time magazine said, “The Presidency, to this day rests more on the character of the person who inhabits the office, than on anything else. The Founding Fathers designed it that way. It was their idea to find a man in America with a great character and let him invest a tradition and shape a national character... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

Medal of Honor

April 11, 2018
Medal of Honor
Born on November 26, 1832, in Oswego, New York, Mary Walker pursued a career in a traditionally male field, enrolling at Syracuse Medical College, graduating in 1855. Soon after the Civil War began in 1861, Walker began volunteering as a nurse in tent hospitals. In the fall of 1863, Walker traveled to Tennessee, where she was appointed assistant surgeon in the Army of the Cumberland by General George H. Thomas... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

The Imperial

April 10, 2018
The Imperial
Frank Lloyd Wright was given the impossible task of building the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo. No comparable construction job ever before had been undertaken. With patience he laid plans for the immense building in this land of earthquakes and terrible tremors. After carefully reviewing the situation, he found that eight feet below the surface of the ground lay a sixty-foot bed of soft mud... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

Confidence

April 9, 2018
Confidence
Thomas J. Watson, Sr., died six weeks after naming his son as the new head of IBM, the company the elder Watson had led for more than forty years. The junior Watson said his promotion made him “the most frightened man in America.” But he took the helm and led IBM into the computer era and ten-fold corporate growth... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company.

Blame

April 9, 2018
Blame
Wayne Dyer explains in his book, Your Erroneous Zones, “All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration..." A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C Curry Lumber Company.

City Upon A Hill

April 6, 2018
City Upon A Hill
In 1620, the Pilgrims set up a colony at Plymouth, in what is now Massachusetts. The purpose of the Pilgrims was to establish a political commonwealth governed by biblical standards. The Mayflower Compact, their initial governing document clearly stated that what they have undertaken was for “the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith...." A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company.

Burn It

April 5, 2018
Burn It
Abraham Lincoln's secretary of war, Edwin Stanton, was angered by an army officer who accused him of favoritism. Stanton complained to Lincoln, who suggested that Stanton write the officer a sharp letter. Stanton did, and showed the strongly worded missive to the president. "What are you going to do with it?..." A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

Entrance Exam

April 4, 2018
Entrance Exam
Famed educator Booker T. Washington recalled the “entrance exam” that earned him a place at the Hampton Institute in Virginia as a young man. The head teacher ordered Washington to take a broom and sweep the classroom. Because he knew this was his chance, he swept the room three times and dusted the furniture four times... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

Disappointments

April 3, 2018
Disappointments
John Quincy Adams held more important offices than anyone else in the history of the U.S. He served with distinction as president, senator, congressman, minister to major European powers, and participated in various capacities in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and events leading to the Civil War... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

To Keep and Bear Arms

April 2, 2018
To Keep and Bear Arms
The second amendment to the constitution reads, “A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” The early laws of America were very clear about the people being responsible for their own defense and freedoms. Thomas Jefferson said... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

Worry

March 30, 2018
Worry
Worry is fear's extravagance. It extracts interest on trouble before it comes due. It constantly drains the energy God gives us to face daily problems and to fulfill our many responsibilities. It is therefore a sinful waste. A woman who had lived long enough to have learned some important truths about life remarked, "I've had a lot of trouble -- most of which never happened... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company.

Under God

March 29, 2018
Under God
On July 2nd 1776, as the Continental Congress was meeting in Philadelphia to declare independence, Commander-in-Chief George Washington was gathering his troops on Long Island to meet the British in battle. He wrote in the General Orders to his men that day these memorable words... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company.

Tugboats

March 28, 2018
Tugboats
Aircraft carriers and cruise ships sail on blue oceans with immense reserves of power and degrees of freedom. One ocean-going vessel is devoted to aggression and war, the other to comfort and leisure. Both, however, are massive, independent, floating islands of power. They navigate strategically—based on large-scale charts, covering vast distances, driven by economic or military considerations... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company.

Tolerance

March 27, 2018
Tolerance
Tolerance can be exercised only by those who have well-grounded convictions... Those who have no such convictions, but who espouse polite doubt, agnosticism, skepticism, or downright nihilism, can only be indifferent, not tolerant. The two are by no means the same, and history has demonstrated the intolerance of those who claim that truth either does not exist or is humanly unattainable... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D..C. Curry Lumber Company.

The Miracle of Dunkirk

March 26, 2018
The Miracle of Dunkirk
In May 1940, Hitler’s Nazi forces had driven what remained of the British, French, and Belgian armies in Europe, to the coast of the English Channel where they could retreat no further. German General Guderian only needed to send in his fearsome tank forces to finish the victory. But, Hermann Goering, head of the Nazi Air Force assured Hitler that the tanks were unnecessary and his bombers could destroy the Allied resistance singlehandedly. A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company.

Strengths Become Weaknesses

March 23, 2018
Strengths Become Weaknesses
Character traits that are strengths, if overstressed, can become weaknesses. For example, a person who calls himself frank or candid, can very easily find himself becoming tactless and cruel. A person who prides himself on being tactful, may eventually find that he has become evasive and deceitful. A person with firm convictions can become stubborn or disagreeable... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

Pledge

March 22, 2018
Pledge
The pledge of Allegiance to the United States Flag was first created in 1892 to celebrate, the 400th Anniversary of Columbus discovering the New World. It has become a national oath of loyalty to the country, a motto of unity, and a defense of the American way of life. It should be recited by standing at attention, facing the flag, with the right hand over the heart... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

People Will Forget

March 21, 2018
People Will Forget
Charles William Eliot (1834-1926), former president of Harvard University, had a birthmark on his face that bothered him greatly. As a young man, he was told that surgeons could do nothing to remove it. Someone described that moment as "the darkest hour of his soul." Eliot's mother gave him this helpful advice... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company.

Let Go!

March 20, 2018
Let Go!
The story is told of a child who was raising a frightful cry because he had shoved his hand into the opening of a very expensive Chinese vase and then couldn't pull it out again. Parents and neighbors tugged fervently on the child's arm, with the poor young man howling out loud all the while. Finally, there was nothing left to do but to break the beautiful, expensive vase... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company.

Judgmental

March 19, 2018
Judgmental
Christian civility does not commit us to a relativistic perspective. Being civil doesn't mean that we cannot criticize what goes on around us. Civility doesn't require us to approve of what other people believe and do. It is one thing to insist that other people have the right to express their basic convictions; it is another thing to say that they are right in doing so... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company.

It Doesn't Have Me

March 16, 2018
It Doesn't Have Me
Byron Janis was diagnosed with severe arthritis. The arthritis quickly spread to all his fingers, and the joints of nine of them fused. This would not be remarkable except for the fact that Byron was a concert pianist. He kept his ailment a secret and worked long hours to change his technique. He learned how to use what strengths he had, instead of concentrating on his weaknesses... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company.

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