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Pluto

June 22, 2018
Pluto
Persistence paid off for American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh, who discovered the planet Pluto. After astronomers calculated a probable orbit for this “suspected” heavenly body, Tombaugh took up the search in March 1929. “He examined scores of telescopic photographs each showing tens of thousands of star images in pairs under the dual microscope. It often took three days to scan a single pair... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Mountain Men

June 21, 2018
Mountain Men
Charles Swindoll tell about a Newsweek magazine report about a new wave of mountain men. It’s estimated that there are some sixty thousand serious mountain climbers in the U.S. But, in the upper echelon of serious climbers is a small elite group known as “hard men.” For them, climbing mountains and scaling sheer rock faces is a way of life. In many cases, climbing is a part of their whole commitment to life... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Is This Thing Still Flying?

June 20, 2018
Is This Thing Still Flying?
Test pilots have a litmus test for evaluating problems. When something goes wrong, they ask, "Is this thing still flying?" If the answer is yes, then there's no immediate danger, no need to overreact. When Apollo 12 took off, the spacecraft was hit by lightning. The entire console began to glow with orange and red trouble lights... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Mistakes in Hiring

June 19, 2018
Mistakes in Hiring
W. Michael Blumenthal, chairman of Unisys, talks about the mistakes he made in hiring in Forbes Magazine. “In choosing people for top positions, you must try to make sure they have a clear sense of what is right and wrong, a willingness to be truthful, the courage to say what they think and to do what they think is right, even if the politics militate against that. This is the quality that should really be at the top... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Departure

June 18, 2018
Departure
A young man began an adventure in the spring of 1981, when he was flown into the desolate north country of the Alaskan wilderness. His plan was to photograph the natural beauty and mysteries of the tundra. He had photo equipment, 500 rolls of film, several firearms, and 1400 pounds of provisions. As the months passed, the entries in his diary, which at first detailed his wonder and fascination with the wildlife around him, turned into a pathetic record of a nightmare.... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Choices

June 15, 2018
Choices
Eleanor Roosevelt said, “One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words. It is expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.” It is human nature to want to pass the buck when the decisions we make don’t result in success, however, they are truly our own responsibility.... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Inspect the Troops

June 14, 2018
Inspect the Troops
In late September 1864, Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest was leading his troops north from Decatur, Alabama, toward Nashville. But to make it to Nashville, Forrest would have to defeat the Union army at Athens, Alabama. When the Union commander, Colonel Wallace Campbell, refused to surrender, Forrest asked for a personal meeting, and took Campbell on an inspection of his troops... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

How Many Legs

June 13, 2018
How Many Legs
Once, when a stubborn disputer seemed unconvinced, President Abraham Lincoln said, “Well, let’s see how many legs has a cow?” “Four, of course,” came the reply disgustedly. “That’s right,” agreed Lincoln. “Now suppose you call the cow’s tail a leg; how many legs would the cow have?” “Why, five, of course,” was the confident reply. “Now, that’s where you’re wrong,” said Lincoln. “Calling a cow’s tail, a leg doesn’t make it a leg...” This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Don't Be Like Me

June 12, 2018
Don't Be Like Me
Mickey Mantle, an almost mythical baseball star who feared he had failed to fulfill career expectations because of alcohol abuse and whose later years were haunted by self-recrimination, died of cancer in 1995, he was 63. The former New York Yankees center fielder and a member of baseball’s Hall of Fame said at a July 28, 1995 news conference that he had squandered a gifted life and warned admirers he was no role model... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Hang in There

June 11, 2018
Hang in There
It was a dark and dreary day in 1916; suited for the most brutally devastating rout in all of college football history. On the Georgia Tech side were gorilla-like behemoths trained by John Heisman. Heisman was a fanatic. His Yellow Jackets couldn’t eat pastries, pork, veal, hot bread, nuts, apples, or coffee. His reason? “They don’t agree with me, so they’d better not agree with you.” They lured lowly Cumberland to the game with a $500 guarantee.... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Drive Them Out Of It

June 8, 2018
Drive Them Out Of It
Benjamin Franklin, when speaking about the price of corn and management of the poor, in November, 1766, said, “I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill Curry Construction

Battery Taken

June 7, 2018
Battery Taken
Lt. Col. Terence Otway, British commander of the 9th Parachute Battalion, had an assignment to destroy the four powerful guns of a coastal battery in Merville, overlooking Sword Beach during WWII. Otway had an elaborate strategy to overrun the guns, but the plan misfired. An initial air attack was a total failure, and his battalion was dropped across almost 50 miles of the countryside and Otway could find only 150 soldiers... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill Curry Construction

Full Confidence

June 6, 2018
Full Confidence
When American financier John Peirpont Morgan died in 1913, his last will and testament revealed his genuine faith in Jesus Christ. He had prefaced his specific bequests with these significant words: “I commit my soul into the hands of my Savior, in full confidence that having received it and washed it in His most precious blood, He will present it faultless before the throne of my heavenly Father.... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill Curry Construction

Deception

June 5, 2018
Deception
Deception has been a part of warfare since the Trojan horse. During WWII, it became high art. Members of the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops used special “weapons” like dummy planes, tanks, antiaircraft guns, and amplified recordings that created war sounds to fool the German high command. To enable a combat unit to change positions or even attack when the Germans thought it hadn’t moved at all, the 1800 men of the 23rd impersonated entire divisions... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill Curry Construction.

Bravery

June 4, 2018
Bravery
In his book One Crowded Hour, Tim Bowden describes an incident in Borneo in 1964. Nepalese fighters known as Gurkhas were asked if they would be willing to jump from airplanes into combat against the Indonesians. The Gurkhas didn’t clearly understand what was involved, but they bravely said they would do it, asking only that the plane fly slowly over a swampy area and no higher than 100 feet... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill Curry Construction

Dedication is Costly

June 1, 2018
Dedication is Costly
Bertoldo de Giovanni is a name even the most enthusiastic lover of art is unlikely to recognize. He was the pupil of Donatello, the greatest sculptor of his time, and he was the teacher of Michelangelo, the greatest sculptor of all time. Michelangelo was only 14 years old when he came to Bertoldo, but it was already obvious that he was enormously gifted... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction

The Bell Stopped Ringing

May 31, 2018
The Bell Stopped Ringing
Corrie Ten Boom was struggling to forget a wrong that had been done to her. She had forgiven the person, but she kept rehashing the incident and so, couldn’t sleep. Finally, Corrie cried out to God for help… when a pastor explained to her, “Up in the church tower is a bell which is rung by pulling on a rope. After the sexton lets go of the rope, the bell keeps swinging... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction

That's Not Jade

May 30, 2018
That's Not Jade
A young man wanted to learn about jade, so he went to study with a talented old teacher. This kind man put a piece of the precious stone into his hand and told him to hold it tight. Then, he began to talk of philosophy, men, women, the sun and almost everything under it. After an hour, he took back the stone and sent the boy home... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction

So Will I

May 29, 2018
So Will I
A business training exercise shows how people look at the same task in different ways. A line is drawn on the floor, and one person stand on either side of the line. The purpose is to get one person to convince the other, without force, to cross the line. Some players almost never convince one another to cross the line, but others simply say, “If you’ll cross the line, so will I.” They exchange places and they both win. A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

She Reaped as She Sowed

May 28, 2018
She Reaped as She Sowed
Douglas MacArthur, America’s greatest war hero, enrolled in the US Military Academy in 1899. The following year, an incident occurred which threatened to end his dream of a military career. MacArthur was the principle witness in a hazing case, in which, he had been one of the victims. He explained the details, but declined to reveal the names of the cadets involved because his parents had taught him two immutable principles; never lie, and never tattle. A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction

Seeking for Her Greatness

May 25, 2018
Seeking for Her Greatness
French writer Alexis de Tocqueville, after visiting America in 1831, said, "I sought for the greatness of the United States in her commodious harbors, her ample rivers, her fertile fields, and boundless forests--and it was not there. I sought for it in her rich mines, her vast world commerce, her public school system, and in her institutions of higher learning--and it was not there... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Individualism

May 24, 2018
Individualism
Steven V. Roberts wrote in U.S. News and World Report, April 25, 1994, “Americans are so shaped and stamped by their legacy of individualism that the concepts of community virtue and moral obligation have been discredited. In our popular culture, adulthood is too often defined as doing what you want to do, not what you are supposed to do... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

I Wanna Be Around

May 23, 2018
I Wanna Be Around
One day in 1956, songwriter Johnny Mercer received a letter from Sadie Vimmerstedt, a widowed grandmother who worked behind a cosmetics counter in Youngstown, Ohio. Vimmerstedt suggested Mercer write a song called “I Want to Be Around to Pick Up the Pieces When Somebody Breaks Your Heart.” Five years later, Mercer got in touch to say he’d written the song and that Tony Bennett would record it... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Go On Shining

May 22, 2018
Go On Shining
The story is told of a judge who had been frequently ridiculed by an arrogant lawyer. When asked by a friend why he didn’t rebuke his assailant, he replied, “In our town lives a widow who has a dog. And whenever the moon shines, it goes outside and barks all night.” Having said that, the magistrate shifted the conversation to another subject.... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Following the Easiest Course

May 21, 2018
Following the Easiest Course
Complacency is a blight that saps energy, dulls attitudes, and causes a drain on the brain. The first symptom is satisfaction with things as they are. The second is the rejection of things as they might be. "Good enough" becomes today's watchword and tomorrow's standard. Complacency makes people fear the unknown, mistrust the untried, and abhor the new. Like water, complacent people follow the easiest course -- downhill... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Face to Face

May 18, 2018
Face to Face
Although blinded by an illness at 6 weeks of age, Fanny Crosby never became bitter. A preacher once said to her, “I think it is a great pity that the Master did not give you sight when He showered so many other gifts upon you.” She replied, “Do you know that if at birth I had been able to make one petition, it would have been that I should be born blind...? A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Reputation and Character

May 17, 2018
Reputation and Character
William Hershey Davis said, “Character is the one thing we make in this world and take with us into the next…. Reputation is what you are supposed to be; Character is what you are. Reputation is what you have when you come to a new community; Character is what you have when you go away. Reputation is made in a moment; Character is built in a lifetime. A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Peer Pressure

May 16, 2018
Peer Pressure
Chuck Swindoll tells about the effects of negative peer pressure where a test was conducted by a university… 10 students were placed in a room. Three lines of varying length were drawn on a card. The students were told to raise their hands when the instructor pointed to the longest line. But, 9 of the students had been instructed beforehand to raise their hands when the instructor pointed to the second longest line. A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Good Sportsmanship

May 15, 2018
Good Sportsmanship
It has been said that playing sports doesn’t build character, they reveal it. The coarseness of our culture has also found its way into many professional sports, where it is almost an art form to “trash talk” an opponent. If a referee or official makes a bad call that benefits you or your team, then, it is just good fortune. However, not every opportunity for honesty is lost. A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Small Problem

May 14, 2018
Small Problem
Earle Dickson, an employee of Johnson & Johnson, married a young woman who was accident-prone. The company sold large surgical dressings in individual packages, but these were not practical for small cuts and burns. Dickson put a small wad of sterile cotton and gauze in the center of an adhesive strip to hold it in place. A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction

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