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Influence

November 20, 2018
Influence
Although he claimed to be an atheist, Sigmund Freud continually speculated about religious issues, as if subconsciously, haunted by the God whom he denied. When Freud turned 35, his father sent him a copy of the Hebrew Scriptures he had given to him when he was a boy. Sigmund had read and studied that book, at least for a while.... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Semper Fi

November 19, 2018
Semper Fi
On October 22, 1983, terrorists bombed the Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon in which hundreds of Americans were killed or wounded as they slept. A few days after the tragedy, Marine Corps Commandant Paul Kelly, visited some of the wounded survivors in a hospital in Frankfurt, Germany. Among them was Corporal Jeffrey Lee Nashton, who was severely wounded in the incident. Nashton had so many tubes running in and out of his body that a witness said he looked more like a machine than a man; yet he survived... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Overconfidence

November 16, 2018
Overconfidence
Golf immortal Arnold Palmer recalls a lesson about overconfidence: “It was the final hole of the 1961 Masters tournament, and I had a one-stroke lead and had just hit a very satisfying tee shot. I felt I was in pretty good shape. As I approached my ball, I saw an old friend standing at the edge of the gallery. He motioned me over, stuck out his hand and said, “Congratulations..." This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

The Glory of Friendship

November 15, 2018
The Glory of Friendship
Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "The glory of friendship is not in the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is in spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him." True friendship is one of life’s greatest blessings. It is reported that Howard Hughes, when worth approximately 4 billion dollars, said, “I’d give it all for one good friend.” What would you give for a true friend... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

The Fall of an Empire

November 14, 2018
The Fall of an Empire
Edward Gibbon, author of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, has attributed the fall of the Empire to the following characteristics prevalent in Roman society. The rapid increase of divorce; the undermining of the dignity and sanctity of the home, which is the basis of human society. Higher and higher taxes and the spending of public monies for free bread and circuses for the populace... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

The Cost of Forgiveness

November 13, 2018
The Cost of Forgiveness
It costs to forgive... Stated psychologically, forgiveness takes place when the person who was offended and justly angered by the offender, bears his own anger, and lets the other go free. Anger cannot be ignored, denied, or forgotten without doing treachery in hidden ways. It must be dealt with responsibly, honestly, in a decisive act of the will... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Sacred Duty

November 12, 2018
Sacred Duty
Alexander Hamilton once said, “If it be asked, what is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? The answer would be, an inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws — the first growing out of the last.... A sacred respect for the constitutional law is the vital principle, the sustaining energy of a free government”. When neither the constitution or our laws are respected, the result is anarchy... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Frugality

November 9, 2018
Frugality
One of America’s most miserly millionaires was John G. Wendel, who died in 1915 at his home in New York City. Seeking to keep their inherited fortune in the family, Wendel and five of his six sisters remained unmarried. He instilled such frugality in his sisters that when the last one died in 1931, it was found that although her estate amounted to more than $100 million, she never had a telephone, electricity, or an automobile... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Farewell Address

November 8, 2018
Farewell Address
Do not let anyone claim the tribute of American patriotism if they ever attempt to remove religion from politics. George Washington said in his Farewell Address to the Nation: “… that the free Constitution, which is the work of your hands, may be sacredly maintained; that its administration in every department may be stamped with wisdom and virtue; that, in fine, the happiness of the people of these States, under the auspices of liberty... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Robert Bruce of Scotland

November 7, 2018
Robert Bruce of Scotland
In the 14th century, Robert Bruce of Scotland was leading his men in a battle to gain independence from England. Near the end of the conflict, the English wanted to capture Bruce to keep him from the Scottish crown. So, they put his own bloodhounds on his trail. When the bloodhounds got close, His attendant said, “We are done for. They are on your trail, and they will reveal your hiding place.... " This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Remember Not

November 6, 2018
Remember Not
A letter was found in the clothing of a dead child at Ravensbruck concentration camp that read, “O Lord, remember not only the men and woman of good will, but also those of ill will. But do not remember all of the suffering they have inflicted upon us: Instead remember the fruits we have borne because of this suffering—our fellowship, our loyalty to one another, our humility, our courage, our generosity, the greatness of heart that has grown from this trouble... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Leave It Alone

November 2, 2018
Leave It Alone
James Garfield was a lay preacher and principal of his denominational college. In l880, he was elected president of the United States, but after only six months in office, he was shot in the back with a revolver. At the hospital, the doctor probed the wound with his little finger to seek the bullet. He couldn’t find it, so he tried a silver-tipped probe, but he couldn’t locate the bullet... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Criticism

November 1, 2018
Anyone who attempts anything in life is sooner or later going to be criticized. Being criticized is not a problem if you develop a positive way of dealing with it. Winston Churchill had the words of Abe Lincoln framed on the wall of his office: "I do the very best I can, I mean to keep going. If the end brings me out all right, then what is said against me won't matter... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

Winning the Race

October 31, 2018
Winning the Race
The story is told of two paddleboats that left Memphis about the same time, and traveled down the Mississippi River to New Orleans. As they traveled side by side, sailors from one vessel made a few remarks about the snail’s pace of the other. Words were exchanged; challenges were made; and the race began. Competition became vicious as the two boats roared through the Deep South. One boat began falling behind because they didn’t have enough fuel... This Moment in Time is brought to you by Springhill-Curry Construction.

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.

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