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What Can We Do?

October 30, 2018
What Can We Do?
During a Memorial Day address in 1884, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. wanted to honor the veterans of the Civil war. He had been wounded three times during the war. He said, it is now the moment when by common consent we pause to become conscious of our national life and rejoice in it, to recall what our country has done for each of us, and to ask ourselves what we can do for our country in return... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Never Give In

October 29, 2018
Never Give In
Winston Churchill was asked to give a commencement address to his alma mater, the Harrow School. Since Churchill struggled greatly while there, retaking the 8th grade three times, he was asked to focus his address on how he overcame his difficulties. He said, “Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never-in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Ineffective

October 26, 2018
Ineffective
John White said, “Anytime we are engaged in a work for God, we are likely to encounter the poison-tipped arrows of ridicule. Malice arises from fear. And fear is a common response to someone else’s success. So expect to have your faults thrown in your face, your folly mocked and your real progress belittled. When this happens, by all means allow yourself to be cut down to size, but do not let yourself be dismayed or intimidated... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Risk & Reward

October 25, 2018
Risk & Reward
You’ve been given a free ticket to a football game. A snowstorm the night before makes the drive to the stadium risky. Would you go? Okay: same game, same snowstorm—except this time you paid $100 for the ticket. Now would you go? According to University of Chicago economist Richard Thaler, people are more likely to take a risk if they paid for the ticket... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Water?

October 24, 2018
Water?
A freshman at Eagle Rock Junior High won first prize at the greater Idaho Falls Science Fair, April 26, 1997. He was attempting to show how conditioned we have become to spreading fear of everything in our environment. In his project he urged people to sign a petition demanding strict control or total elimination of the chemical “dihydrogen monoxide...." This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

The Limelight

October 23, 2018
The Limelight
Recognize any of these names…? Owen D. Young, Pierre Laval, Hugh S. Johnson, James F. Byrnes, Mohammed Mossadegh, Harlow Curtis? You should; according to Time magazine, these are all people who have been designated as “Man of the Year”, indicating they had the greatest impact in that year of all persons living on Earth.... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Moral Responsibility

October 22, 2018
Moral Responsibility
In the 1950s a psychologist, Stanton Samenow, and a psychiatrist, Samuel Yochelson, sharing the conventional wisdom that crime is caused by environment, set out to prove their point. They began a 17-year study involving thousands of hours of clinical testing of 250 inmates in the District of Columbia. To their astonishment, they discovered that the cause of crime cannot be traced to environment, poverty, or oppression. Instead, crime is the result of individuals making, as they put it, wrong moral choices... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Half The Truth

October 19, 2018
Half The Truth
Enveloped in a cloud of dust, the county agricultural agent drove into the farmyard and bounced onto an old farmer's porch. The farm looked pretty much run-down, and the farmer sitting in the creaking rocker did too. The agent, enthusiasm personified, began sharing what he thought were exciting ideas for improving the farm, but the old man stopped him in mid-sentence... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

The Fence

October 18, 2018
The Fence
A young man was having a particularly difficult time with his temper. His father asked him to pound a nail into the backside of their fence every time he lost his temper. After a few weeks, the boy found that he was pounding fewer nails into the fence. Then, the father suggested that every day his son controlled his temper, that he remove one of the nails from the fence... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Christian Fellowship

October 17, 2018
Christian Fellowship
Christian fellowship according to the new Testament is different than mere social activities. The Greek word for fellowship comes from a root meaning common or shared. So, fellowship means common participation in something either by giving what you have to another person or receiving what he or she has. Give and take is the essence of fellowship, and give and take must be the way of fellowship in the common life of the body of Christ... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

What Is Culture?

October 16, 2018
What Is Culture?
What is culture? It is the ways of thinking, living, and behaving that define a people and underlie its achievements. It is a nation's collective mind, its sense of right and wrong, the way it perceives reality, and its definition of self. Culture is the morals and habits a mother strives to instill in her children. It is the obligations we acknowledge toward our neighbors, our community, and our government... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

It Wasn't Nothin'

October 15, 2018
It Wasn't Nothin'
The boxer Muhammad Ali was known as “the champ,” arguably the most famous athlete of his generation. He was on top, and his entourage of trainers and various helpers shared the adulation with him. Ali himself, halting in speech and uncertain in movement, said “I had the world, and it wasn’t nothin.’” Ali has since passed away from the injuries he suffered during his long boxing career... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction

What Is Your Mission?

October 12, 2018
What Is Your Mission?
General George Patton would often ask soldiers, “What is your mission?” Being able to articulate clearly the current mission was the most important piece of information a soldier could carry in combat. It would keep the soldier from spending valuable time with actions and attitudes that would hinder him from accomplishing the goal. A soldier with a clear mission, would be efficient, and undeterred in the face of a hindrance.... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Scarecrows

October 11, 2018
Scarecrows
Hannah Hurnard, author of Hinds’ Feet on High Places, was once paralyzed by fear. Then she heard a sermon on scarecrows that challenged her to turn her fear into faith. The preacher said, “A wise bird knows that a scarecrow is simply an advertisement. It announces that some very juicy and delicious fruit is to be had for the picking. There are scarecrows in all the best gardens...If I am wise, I too shall treat the scarecrow as though it were an invitation... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Phone Home

October 10, 2018
Phone Home
Out of parental concern and a desire to teach his young son responsibility, Dennis Miller required him to phone home when he arrives at his friend's house a few blocks away. But, he began to forget as he grew more confident in his ability to get there safely. The first time he forgot, he told him the next time it happened, he would have to come home. A few days later, the telephone again lay silent, and Dennis knew if his son was going to learn, he would have to be punished. As he dialed, he prayed for wisdom... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Lack of Knowledge

October 9, 2018
Lack of Knowledge
Ray Comfort tells the story in his book, Hell’s Best Kept Secret, “A woman was once walking along a riverbank with her child. Suddenly the child slipped into the river. The mother screamed in terror. She couldn’t swim, and besides, she was in the latter stages of pregnancy. Finally, somebody heard her screaming and rushed down to the riverbank. The utter tragedy was, when they stepped into those murky waters to retrieve that now dead child, they found that the water was only waist deep... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

I Shall Gain By Death

October 8, 2018
I Shall Gain By Death
Seeking to know God better, John Chrysostom became a hermit in the mountains near Antioch in A.D. 373. Although his time of isolation was cut short by illness, he learned that with God at his side, he could attend alone against anyone or anything. In A.D. 398 he was appointed patriarch of Constantinople, where his zeal for reform antagonized the Empress Eudoxia, who had him exiled... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Expedience

October 5, 2018
Expedience
A small Jewish boy asked his father, "Why must we surrender our Jewish faith and start to attend Lutheran services here in Germany?” The father replied, "Son, we must abandon our faith so that people will accept us and support our business ventures!" The young lad never got over his disappointment and bitterness. His faith in his father and in his religion were crushed. When the lad left Germany, he went to England to study at the British Museum where he formed his philosophies for life... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill Curry Construction.

Emancipate, Enfranchise, Educate!

October 4, 2018
Emancipate, Enfranchise, Educate!
The Thirteenth Amendment to abolish slavery was completed on December 18, 1865. At President Lincoln’s request, Presbyterian minister Henry Highland Garnet was asked to deliver a sermon in the House of Representatives to commemorate the event on February 12, 1865. For the first time in history, a Black American spoke in the capitol, delivered these powerful words... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill Curry Construction.

Fashioned for Faith

October 3, 2018
Fashioned for Faith
Dr. E. Stanley Jones said, “I am inwardly fashioned for faith, not for fear. Fear is not my native land; faith is. I am so made that worry and anxiety are sand in the machinery of life; faith is the oil. I live better by faith and confidence than by fear, doubt and anxiety. In anxiety and worry, my being is gasping for breath—these are not my native air... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill Curry Construction.

Poor Church

October 2, 2018
Poor Church
In 1773, the young pastor of a poor church in Wainsgate, England, was called to a large and influential church in London. John Fawcett was a powerful preacher and writer, and these skills had brought him this opportunity. But as the wagons were being loaded with the Fawcetts’ few belongings, their people came for a tearful farewell. During the good-byes, Mary Fawcett cried, “John, I cannot bear to leave!” “Nor can I,” he replied... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill Curry Construction.

Meaningful Conversation

October 1, 2018
Meaningful Conversation
With one in four young people now indicating that they have never had a meaningful conversation with their father, is it any wonder that 76 percent of the 1,200 teens surveyed in USA Today actually want their parents to spend more time with them'. Andree Brooks, in her eye-opening book Children of Fast-Track Parents, describes her interviews with scores of children and parents who seemed to “have it all”... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill Curry Construction.

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