Tuesday, May 21, 2019

"As long as you’re learning you’re not old.” - Anonymous

From “The Human Condition: A User’s Manual” by Arnold Kunst
21 May

You and I are meant to adjust to new demands/choices/opportunities with the pliability of a goalie in a soccer match, tingling with all the excitement of life itself, darting at a nano-second’s notice to avert a goal/score a goal.

“The fishermen know the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.” - Vincent van Gough

From “Lincoln 365,” by Arnold Kunst
May 21
“...and that government of the people by the people for the people shall not perish from the earth.” - Abraham Lincoln

Monday, May 20, 2019

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” – e. e. cummings

From “The Human Condition: A User’s Manual,” by Arnold Kunst
20 May

Any heaven that comes easily, that isn't taken by storm, is a pretend heaven, the realm of some Wizard-of-Oz god who isn't worth crossing the street for. You want the real thing? Then you'd better gird your loins and prepare to do battle.

“Beware the fury of the patient man.” - Publius Syrus

From “Lincoln 365,” by Arnold Kunst
May 20
“I am a patient man - always willing to forgive on the Christian terms of repentance; and also to give ample time for repentance. Still I must save this government if possible.” - Abraham Lincoln

Sunday, May 19, 2019

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” –John C. Maxwell

From “The Human Condition: A User’s Manual” by Arnold Kunst
19 May

Don’t ever underestimate the power and breadth of your leading. Whether you like it or not, whether you realize it or not, you’re being watched – pretty much from all sides, pretty much at all times. Maybe with the unparalleled unobtrusiveness and uncanny accuracy of an oh, so quiet child who drinks in what his idol of a father/sister/uncle/mother is, filtering out the froth of what he/she says [just like you did when you were a kid]. If you believe in the primacy of Scripture trust me: they may well read the Bible in no other place but in the person you are.

“I praise loudly. I blame softly.” – Catherine the Great

18 May
From “The Human Condition: A User’s Manual,” by Arnold Kunst

Praise is to humans what the sun is to flowers.