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The Real Enemy

August 30, 2018
The Real Enemy
Just before the battle of Trafalgar in 1805, the British naval hero Lord Nelson learned that an admiral and a captain in his fleet were not on good terms. Sending for the two men, he placed the hands of the admiral and the captain together. Then, looking them both in the face, he said, “Look—yonder is the enemy!” The Bible clearly says that our real enemy is not another person, but Satan, who is a master at keeping us blinded to his devices... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

The Best You Can Do

August 29, 2018
The Best You Can Do
Henry Kissinger, in his book The Whitehouse Years, tells of a Harvard professor who had given an assignment and now was collecting the papers. He handed them back the next day and at the bottom of one was written, “Is this the best you can do?” The student thought, “no,” and redid the paper. It was handed in again and received the same comment... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Impression

August 28, 2018
Impression
Years ago, the communist government in China commissioned an author to write a biography of Hudson Taylor, a British missionary to China in the late 1800s. The purpose of the writing was to distort the facts, and present Taylor in a bad light. They wanted to discredit the name of this consecrated missionary of the gospel... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

For the Common Good

August 27, 2018
For the Common Good
One of America’s founding fathers, John Adams, said, “Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it.” A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

The Barriers Are Coming Down

August 24, 2018
The Barriers Are Coming Down
Dr. Leo Alexander wrote an article in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1949, about the tragic disregard for the value of human life among the Nazis. Dr. Alexander was a consultant to the Secretary of War in the Nuremberg Trials. He had extraordinary access to accused Nazi war criminals in the medical community. Writing from that unique perspective, Dr. Alexander argued that so-called “compassionate killing” of the terminally ill inevitably set the stage for the Holocaust... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Taking Risks

August 23, 2018
Taking Risks
When Jim Burke became the head of a new products division at Johnson & Johnson, one of his first projects was the development of a children’s chest rub. The product failed miserably, and Burke expected that he would be fired. When he was called in to see the chairman of the board, however, he met a surprising reception. “Are you the one who just cost us all that money?” asked Robert Wood Johnson... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Rules for Phillip

August 22, 2018
Rules for Phillip
In the year 1800, Alexander Hamilton sent his son Philip a letter which laid out a set of rules that Philip should follow to make the most out of his legal training after his graduation from Columbia College: “from the first of April to the first of October, he is to rise not later than six o’clock—The rest of the year not later than seven. Ten will be his hour of going to bed throughout the year. From the time he is dressed in the morning till nine o clock he is to read Law... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Choices

August 21, 2018
Choices
In an interview with Esquire magazine, Deion “Prime Time” Sanders, outfielder for the Atlanta Braves, and cornerback for the Atlanta Falcons, is the only athlete to have hit a Major League home run and score an NFL touchdown in the same week. Sanders grew up on the mean streets of Fort Myers, Fla., where exposure to some would-be athletes spurred him to make a success of himself... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Encouragement

August 20, 2018
Encouragement
It was Saturday afternoon and the stage was set for the World’s Light-Weight Boxing Championship. The boxers were a thirty-one-year-old Scotsman and a man from the US who was six years younger. The Scot was the reigning champion, and the bout was being fought before a crowd of twenty thousand in Glasgow, Scotland. The champion had said before the match - he would rather die than be beaten before his own people; but the younger contender was undefeated in his professional career... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Cut It Down

August 17, 2018
Cut It Down
In his book, Lee: the Last Years, Charles Flood reports that after the Civil War, Robert E. Lee visited a Kentucky lady who took him to the remains of a grand old tree in front of her house. There she bitterly cried that its limbs and trunk had been destroyed by Federal artillery fire. She looked to Lee for a word condemning the North or at least sympathizing with her loss... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Lead By Example

August 16, 2018
Lead By Example
One Sunday morning in 1865, a black man entered a fashionable church in Richmond, Virginia. When Communion was served, he walked down the aisle and knelt at the altar. A rustle of resentment swept the congregation. How dare he! After all, believers in that church used the common cup. Suddenly, a distinguished layman stood up, stepped forward to the altar, and knelt beside the black man. His name? Robert E Lee... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction

Finish The Race

August 15, 2018
Finish The Race
Hours behind the runner in front of him, the last marathoner finally entered the Olympic Stadium. By that time, the drama of the day’s events was almost over and most of the spectators had gone home. This athlete’s story, however, was still being played out. Limping into the arena, the Tanzanian runner grimaced with every step, his knee bleeding and bandaged from an earlier fall. His ragged appearance immediately caught the attention of the remaining crowd, who cheered him on to the finish line.... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Agent Orange

August 14, 2018
Agent Orange
In 1968, Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, Jr., took command of the American naval forces in Vietnam. To reduce U.S. casualties, he ordered the waterways sprayed with the chemical defoliant known as Agent Orange. It was a move designed to push back the jungle and make it harder for the North Vietnamese to ambush Navy river patrol boats at pointblank range. One of those boats was commanded by 21-year-old Lt. Elmo Zumwalt III... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction

Engines of Success

August 13, 2018
Engines of Success
Ralph Waldo Emerson said, enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your objective. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. The word enthusiasm comes from a Greek word that means to be possessed by God’s essence... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Sit Down & Enjoy Life

August 10, 2018
Sit Down & Enjoy Life
A rich industrialist was disturbed to find a fisherman sitting lazily beside his boat. "Why aren't you out there fishing?" he asked. "Because I've caught enough fish for today," said the fisherman. "Why don't you catch more fish than you need?' the rich man asked. "What would I do with them?" replied the fisherman. "You could earn more money, and buy a better boat so you could go deeper and catch more fish... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Speak Louder

August 9, 2018
Speak Louder
Charles Spurgeon once said, “A man’s life is always more forcible than his speech. When men take stock of him they reckon his deeds as dollars and his words as pennies. If his life and doctrine disagree the mass of onlookers accept his practice and reject his preaching.” The modern equivalent would be, “actions speak louder than words.” This is the essence of integrity... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

More

August 8, 2018
More
When the late Nadine Stair, of Louisville, Kentucky, was 85 years old, she was asked what she would do if she had her life to live over again. “I’d make more mistakes next time,” she said. “I’d relax. I would limber up. I would be sillier than I have been this trip. I would take fewer things seriously. I would take more chances. I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers. I would eat more ice cream and less beans... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction

Life Has Meaning

August 7, 2018
Life Has Meaning
When Stephen Hawking was an astrophysicist at Cambridge University, he advanced the general theory of relativity farther than any person since Albert Einstein. Hawking was afflicted with ALS Syndrome, Lou Gehrig’s disease, it eventually took his life. He had been confined to a wheelchair for years, where he could do little more than sit and think. Hawking said that before he became ill, he had very little interest in life... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Faithful

August 6, 2018
Faithful
Senator Mark Hatfield tells of touring Calcutta with Mother Teresa and visiting the so-called “House of Dying,” where sick children are cared for in their last days, and the dispensary, where the poor line up by the hundreds to receive medical attention. Watching Mother Teresa minister to these people, feeding and nursing those left by others to die, Hatfield was overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of the suffering she and her co-workers faced daily... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Fail Intelligently

August 3, 2018
Fail Intelligently
The great inventor, founder of Delco, head of research for General Motors, Charles Kettering, held 186 patents and invented the electric starter for cars. Kettering suggested that we must learn to fail intelligently. He said, “Once you’ve failed, analyze the problem and find out why, because each failure is one more step leading up to the cathedral of success... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Disintegration

August 2, 2018
Disintegration
In his 1947 book Family and Civilization, Sociologist and historian Carle Zimmerman recorded his keen observations as he compared the disintegration of various cultures with the parallel decline of family life in those cultures. Specific patterns of domestic behavior typified the downward spiral of each culture Zimmerman studied.... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Carelessness

August 1, 2018
Carelessness
Josiah Wedgwood, English maker of the famous Wedgwood pottery, was showing a nobleman through his factory. One of Wedgwood’s employees, a young boy, was accompanying them. The nobleman was profane and vulgar. At first, the boy was shocked by his irreverence; then he became fascinated by the man’s coarse jokes and laughed at them... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

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