Category "Thought for the week"

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Thoughts for the Week for July 18, 2016

The solution to our most difficult problems often lie simply in facing things as they are–and adding two words–“I accept.” The way of acceptance . . . How often that path is rejected by people who refuse to admit limitations, […]

Thoughts for the Week for July 11, 2016

“Success” is difficult to define. It means so many different things to different people. It might mean getting all A’s on report cards, or living in the ‘best’ neighborhood, or a position of influence. We all know people who are […]

Thoughts for the Week for July 4, 2016

There are many roads that can be taken in determining your life’s course and its meaning. Some people appear to get better breaks in life. Others appear to get more than their share of bad breaks. Good or bad, the […]

Thoughts for the Week for June 27, 2016

The Proclamation of Independence of July 4, 1776, translated our forebears from being subject of a royal majesty into being free citizens of a nation that they themselves had created. Citizenship is an active, not a passive condition. Citizenship carries […]

Thoughts for the Week for June 20, 2016

You have heard the saying, “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” As long as we have life, each and everyone of us must live within the confines of time–day by day. It is a precious […]

Thoughts for the Week for June 13, 2016

Sunday is Father’s Day. It has a nice sound doesn’t it? But you will find that Fathers are also known by other names such as Dad, Daddy, Pops, Papa, and others. They all have special meaning. This “Letter to Dad” […]

Thoughts for the Week of June 6, 2016

The flag is the symbol of our national unity. It is the spirit of our undying devotion to our country. It stands for the best that is in us; for loyalty, character, the faith in democracy . . . It […]

Thoughts for the Week for May 30, 2016

Talking about death is often difficult. Yet a death in the family can sometimes cause problems for the survivors. Frankly, we feel these problems can be alleviated by discussion and pre-planning. Funeral and burial arrangements are an important consideration and […]

Thoughts for the Week for May 23, 2016

Memorial Day. On April 25th, 1866, the women of Columbus, Mississippi, went to Friendship Cemetery in a group and decorated the graves of 1400 Confederate and 40 Union soldiers buried there. From this beginning, the observance of Memorial Day spread […]

Thoughts for the Week for May 16, 2016

“Whoever in trouble and sorrow needs your help, give it to him. Whoever in anxiety or fear needs your friendship, give it to him. It isn’t important whether you approve of his conduct. It isn’t important what his creed or […]