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What's Your Foundation?

July 30, 2018
What's Your Foundation?
Though a well-known landmark, and visited by thousands every year, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is an embarrassing display of the consequences of a faulty foundation. It was built in 1173, on soft soil and given a foundation less than 10 ft. deep. By the time of its completion in 1372, the lean was visible to the naked eye. In the late 1990s, the tower was closed and a 25-million-dollar project was completed to stabilize the structure, but they were only able to correct its lean by 16 inches... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Temp Files

July 27, 2018
Temp Files
The files in the 'temp' folder of a computer are once important, but are not essential after their usage. They become redundant and unneeded soon after they are used. Computer experts suggest that if the date of a file in the 'temp' folder is not today, it is safe to delete. Accumulating too many temp files in this folder will take up too much disk space and will slow down the system. These files are only temporary... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Godly Counsel

July 26, 2018
Godly Counsel
A 16-year-old named William left home to seek his fortune. His earthly possessions were tied in a bundle carried in his hand. One day he met an elderly canal-boat captain who listened to his story that his family was too poor to keep him, and the only skill he had was making candles and soap. The old captain knelt and prayed for the boy’s future and afterward gave him some advice. “William, someone will be the leading soap-maker in New York.... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Weighed

July 25, 2018
Weighed
Those things that one cannot improve in himself or in others, he ought to endure patiently, until God changes him. Nevertheless, when you have such impediments, you ought to pray that God would help you, and that you may bear them kindly. Endeavor to be patient in bearing with the defects of others, whatever they are; for you also have many failings which must be borne by others... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Under The Weather

July 24, 2018
Under The Weather
Amy Carmichael said, “Everywhere the perpetual endeavor of the enemy of souls is to discourage. If he can get the soul ‘under the weather’, he wins.” It is not really what we go through that matters, it is what we go under that breaks us. We can bear anything only if we are kept inwardly victorious... If God can make His birds to whistle in drenched and stormy darkness, if He can make His butterflies able to bear up under rain, what can He not do for the heart that trusts Him...? A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Why Work

July 23, 2018
Why Work
When Andrew Carnegie’s company was taken over by the U.S. Steel Corporation in 1901, it acquired one of its obligations - a contract to pay the top Carnegie executive, Charles M. Schwab, the unheard of minimum sum of $1,000,000. J.P. Morgan of U.S. Steel was in a quandary because the highest salary back then was $100,000. He met with Schwab, showed him the contract and hesitatingly asked what could be done about it... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Wholly Devoted

July 20, 2018
Wholly Devoted
David Brainerd was an American colonial missionary to the Indians who died at the age of twenty-nine. He refused several offers of leaving the mission field to become a church minister. He remained determined, however, to continue the work among Native Americans despite the difficulties, writing in his diary: “I could have no freedom in the thought of any other circumstances or business in life: All my desire was the conversion of the heathen, and all my hope was in God....” This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

The Success of Others

July 19, 2018
The Success of Others
Forty thousand fans were on hand in the Oakland stadium when Rickey Henderson tied Lou Brock’s career stolen base record. According to USA Today, Lou, who had left baseball in 1979, had followed Henderson’s career and was excited about his success. Realizing that Rickey would set a new record, Brock said, “I’ll be there. Do you think I’m going to miss it now? Rickey did in 12 years what took me 19... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Gave Up Too Soon

July 18, 2018
Gave Up Too Soon
Dante Rossetti, the famous 19th-century poet and artist, was once approached by an elderly man. He had some sketches and drawings that he wanted Rossetti’s opinion. After looking at the first few, he knew that they were worthless, showing not the least sign of artistic talent. Rossetti was a kind man, and as gently as possible, explained that the pictures were without much value and showed little talent... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Emptiness

July 17, 2018
Emptiness
Tennis star Boris Becker was at the very top of the tennis world—yet he was on the brink of suicide. His comments are a chilling reminder that money and fame do not produce satisfaction in life. He said, “I had won Wimbledon twice before, once as the youngest player. I was rich. I had all the material possessions I needed…” He had everything, and yet, he was so unhappy. “I had no inner peace. I was a puppet on a string...” This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Don't Bother

July 16, 2018
Don't Bother
In an article in Inc. magazine online, in January 2018, Warren Buffet was asked to narrow down the three most important attributes of a potential job candidate and he narrowed it down to three: intelligence, energy, and integrity. “And,” he said, “if they don’t have the last one, don’t even bother with the first two.” When someone exercises integrity and good judgment, trust is gained, especially with those working and collaborating in close proximity... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Complacency

July 13, 2018
Complacency
Ronald Meredith, in his book Hurryin' Big For Little Reasons, describes one quiet night in early spring: Suddenly out of the night came the sound of wild geese flying. I ran to the house and breathlessly announced the excitement I felt. It might have ended there, except for the sight of our tame mallards on the pond. They heard the wild call they had once known. The honking out of the night sent little arrows of prompting deep into their wild yesterdays... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction

Last Name

July 12, 2018
Last Name
John Wilkes Booth is remembered as the man who murdered President Abraham Lincoln. But few know the name of John’s brother Edwin, who was an accomplished actor. Edwin’s life was a tragic accident simply because of his last name. Edwin carried a letter with him that may have vindicated him from the attachment to John’s crime. It was from General Adams Budeau, Chief Secretary to General Grant, thanking him for a singular act of bravery... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction

I Painted That

July 11, 2018
I Painted That
The American painter, John Sargent, once painted a panel of roses that was highly praised by critics. It was a small picture, but it approached perfection. Although offered a high price for it on many occasions, Sargent refused to sell it. He considered it his best work and was very pleased with it. Whenever he was deeply discouraged and doubtful of his abilities as an artist, he would look at it and remind himself, “I painted that..." A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction

Fly Better

July 10, 2018
Fly Better
A fable is told of an eagle who was envious of another eagle that could fly better than he could. One day the bird saw a sportsman with a bow and arrow and said to him, “I wish you would bring down that eagle up there.” The man said he would, if he had some feathers for his arrow. So, the jealous eagle pulled one out of his wing. The arrow was shot, but it didn’t quite reach the rival bird because he was flying too high... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction

Attention to Detail

July 9, 2018
Attention to Detail
When Pat Riley coached the LA Lakers from 1982 to 1990, the team won four NBA championships. In taking over New York in 1991, Riley inherited a team with a losing record. But the Knicks seemed able to play above their abilities and even gave the eventual champions, the Chicago Bulls, their hardest competition in the play-offs. Riley says his talent lies in attention to detail. Every NBA team studies video and statistics to evaluate players’ game performances, but Riley’s use of these tools is more comprehensive... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

The Short Way

July 6, 2018
The Short Way
Woodrow Wilson said, “The way we generally strive for rights is by getting our fighting blood up; and I venture to say that is the long way and not the short way. If you come at me with your fists doubled, I think I can promise you that mine will double as fast as yours; but if you come to me and say, “Let us sit down and take counsel together... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Good Enough?

July 5, 2018
Good Enough?
Researcher Natalie Gabal states, if 99.9 percent were good enough, 2 million documents would be lost by the IRS each year; 12 babies would be given to the wrong parents; 291 pacemaker operations would be performed incorrectly; 20,000 drug prescriptions would be incorrectly written; and 114,000 mismatched pairs of shoes would be shipped to stores.... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Enthusiasm

July 4, 2018
Enthusiasm
That certain something that makes us great—that pulls us out of the mediocre and commonplace—that builds into us power is ENTHUSIASM. It glows and shines; it lights up our faces; it is the keynote that makes us sing and makes men sing with us. ENTHUSIASM is the maker of friends; the maker of smiles; the producer of confidence... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Discipline

July 3, 2018
Discipline
Samuel Coleridge is the supreme example of tragedy of indiscipline. Never did so great a mind produce so little. He left Cambridge University to join the army; he left the army because he could not rub down a horse; he returned to Oxford and left without a degree. He began a paper called “The Watchman” which lived for ten editions and then died. It has been said of him, “he lost himself in visions of work to be done, that always remained to be done... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Are You A Builder?

July 2, 2018
Are You A Builder?
As I watched them tear a building down A gang of men in a busy town With a ho-heave-ho, and a lusty yell They swung a beam and the side wall fell I asked the foreman, “Are these men skilled, And the men you’d hire if you wanted to build?” He gave a laugh and said, “No, indeed, Just common labor is all I need.” “I can easily wreck in a day or two, What builders have taken years to do.” And I thought to myself, as I went my way Which of these roles have I tried to play'... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction

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