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Whose Side Are You On?

September 28, 2018
Whose Side Are You On?
During the Italian wars, some recruiting officers came to a small town. Men and boys of all ages were recruited and joined in a parade, armed with swords guns and sticks. An elderly lady was so stirred by the spectacle that she shouldered her broom and fell into line. Proudly, she marched along keeping perfect step. Onlookers jeered at the woman saying, “What good can you do in battle?” To which she replied, “Not much, but I want people to know whose side I’m on... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Unsung

September 27, 2018
Unsung
James Sizoo said, “Let it never be forgotten that glamour is not greatness; applause is not fame; prominence is not eminence. The man of the hour is not apt to be the man of the ages. A stone may sparkle, but that does not make it a diamond; people may have money, but that does not make them a success. It is what the unimportant people do that really counts and determines the course of history... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Jump

September 26, 2018
Jump
One night a house caught fire and a young boy was forced to flee to the roof. The father stood on the ground below with outstretched arms, calling to his son, “Jump! I’ll catch you.” He knew the boy had to jump to save his life. All the boy could see, however, was flame, smoke, and blackness. As can be imagined, he was afraid to leave the roof. His father kept yelling: “Jump! I will catch you.” But the boy protested, “Daddy, I can’t see you.... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Get Up

September 25, 2018
Get Up
CBS News anchor Dan Rather admits he was always fascinated by the sport of boxing, even though he was never good at it. “In boxing you’re on your own; there’s no place to hide,” he says. “At the end of the match only one boxer has his hand up. That’s it. He has no one to credit or to blame except himself.” Rather, who boxed in high school, says his coach’s greatest goal was to teach his boxers that they absolutely, positively, without question, had to be “get up” fighters... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction

Change Course

September 24, 2018
Change Course
In the summer of 1986, two ships collided in the Black Sea off the coast of Russia. Hundreds of passengers died as they were hurled to the icy waters below. News of the disaster was further darkened when an investigation into the cause of the accident was revealed. It wasn’t a problem with the radar, or even the dense fog, it was a case of human stubbornness.... A Moment in Time brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

I'll Get Another One

September 21, 2018
I'll Get Another One
At his father’s funeral, American Olympic sprinter Carl Lewis placed his 100-meter gold medal from the 1984 Olympics in his father’s hand. “Don’t worry,” he told his surprised mother, “I’ll get another one.” A year later, in the 100-meter final at the 1988 games, Lewis competed against Canadian world-record-holder Ben Johnson. Johnson led halfway through, but Lewis was convinced he could catch him. At 80 meters, he was still five feet behind.... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Time

September 20, 2018
Time
In 1989, Parents rated their inability to spend enough time with their children as the greatest threat to the family. In the survey conducted for the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Corp., 35 percent pointed to time constraints as the most important reason for the decline in family values. Another 22 percent mentioned a lack of parental discipline. While 63 percent listed family as their greatest source of pleasure, only 44 percent described the quality of family life in America as good or excellent... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

The Price of Freedom

September 19, 2018
The Price of Freedom
Freedom is a privilege. August 20, 1940, Winston Churchill addressed the people of London and the world as he referred to the ongoing efforts of the Royal Air Force who were at the time fighting the Battle of Britain, against the Germans. Britain was expecting a German invasion and was starting a dangerous bombing campaign over Germany. In his speech, Churchill said, “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many, to so few.” This phrase is a reminder that we owe our freedoms to those who have sacrificed their lives to purchase our privilege... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Suggestion

September 18, 2018
Suggestion
A young psychology student serving in the Army decided to test a theory. Drawing kitchen duty, he was given the job of passing out apricots at the end of the chow line. He asked the first few soldiers that came by, “You don’t want any apricots, do you?” Ninety percent said “No.” Then he tried the positive approach: “You do want apricots, don’t you?” About half answered, “Uh, yeah. I’ll take some.” Then he tried a third test, based on the either/or technique... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Social Ties

September 17, 2018
Social Ties
Leonard Syme, a professor of epidemiology at the University of California at Berkeley, indicates the importance of social ties and social support systems in relationship to mortality and disease rates. He points to Japan as being number one in the world with respect to health and then discusses the close social, cultural, and traditional ties in that country as the reason. He believes that the more social ties, the better the health and the lower the death rate.... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

My Friend

September 14, 2018
My Friend
In his book, The Grace of Giving, Stephen Olford tells of a Baptist pastor during the American Revolution, Peter Miller, who lived in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, and enjoyed the friendship of George Washington. In Ephrata also lived Michael Wittman, an evil-minded man who did all he could to oppose and humiliate the pastor. One day Wittman was arrested for treason and sentenced to die. Pastor Miller traveled seventy miles on foot to Philadelphia to plead for the life of the traitor.... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

High Moral Character

September 13, 2018
High Moral Character
General George Washington, often referred to as the “American Moses”, was not the best educated of our founding fathers. Yet, it was Washington that led the army and the nation. General Henry Lee said George Washington was “First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen”. Washington was 6’ 2”, bigger than the average man of his time, but it was not his physical stature, his courage, charisma, energy or vision that caused him to rise to leadership.... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Build Me a Son

September 12, 2018
Build Me a Son
General Douglas MacArthur said, “Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid; one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory. Build me a son whose wishbone will not be where his backbone should be; a son who will know Thee and that to know himself is the foundation stone of knowledge… This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Beacon for Freedom

September 11, 2018
Beacon for Freedom
On September 11, 2001, in his address to the American People, President George Bush said, “The pictures of airplanes flying into buildings, fires burning, huge structures collapsing, have filled us with disbelief, terrible sadness, and a quiet unyielding anger. These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat. But they have failed, our country is strong…. This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Giving All of Himself

September 10, 2018
Giving All of Himself
Eugene Ormandy dislocated his shoulder while conducting the Philadelphia orchestra. Maurice Boyd, in his book The Enthusiasms of Robertson Davies, speculated that Ormandy may have been conducting Brahms. In the margin of one of his symphonies Brahms wrote, “As loud as possible!” Only a few bars later, however, he wrote “Louder still!” I do not know exactly what they were playing, but he was giving all of himself to it... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Friendship

September 7, 2018
Friendship
George Eliot said, “Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts, nor measure words, but to pour them all out just as they are, chaff and grain together knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then, with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.” That’s what true friendship is all about... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Change His Nature

September 6, 2018
Change His Nature
Mary Marty retells a parable from the Eye of the Needle Newsletter: A holy man was engaged in his morning meditation under a tree whose roots stretched out over the riverbank. During his meditation he noticed that the river was rising, and a scorpion caught in the roots was about to drown. He crawled out on the roots and reached down to free the scorpion, but every time he did so, the scorpion struck back at him... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

We're Staying

September 5, 2018
We're Staying
Clarence Jordan had two PhD’s and could have chosen to do anything he wanted. In the 1940s, he founded a farm in Americus, Georgia, as a community for poor whites and poor blacks. The towns people tried everything to stop him. Eventually, the Ku Klux Klan came with guns and torches and set fire to every building on the farm but his home, which they riddled with bullets... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Self-evident

September 4, 2018
Self-evident
Clarence Manion, dean of the Notre Dame College of Law in the 1940s said about the Declaration of Independence: “Look closely at these self-evident truths, these imperishable articles of American faith upon which our government is firmly based. First and foremost is the existence of God. Next, comes the truth that all men are equal in the sight of God... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

High Moral Character

September 4, 2018
High Moral Character
General George Washington, often referred to as the “American Moses”, was not the best educated of our founding fathers. Yet, it was Washington that led the army and the nation. General Henry Lee said George Washington was “First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen”. Washington was 6’ 2”, bigger than the average man of his time, but it was not his physical stature, his courage, charisma, energy or vision that caused him to rise to leadership.... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Ethical Dilemma

September 3, 2018
In one of the most famous trials in British history, a Swiss valet was accused of slicing the throat of his elderly employer. The police bungled the investigation. The evidence against the defendant was entirely circumstantial or had been planted. One of the officers had perjured himself, and the maid’s testimony brought suspicion.... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.
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