One Solitary Life

He was born in an obscure village
The child of a peasant woman

He grew up in another obscure village
Where he worked in a carpenter shop
Until he was thirty

He never wrote a book
He never held an office

He never went to college
He never visited a big city
He never travelled more than two hundred miles
From the place where he was born

He did none of the things
Usually associated with greatness
He had no credentials but himself

He was only thirty three

His friends ran away
One of them denied him
He was turned over to his enemies
And went through the mockery of a trial
He was nailed to a cross between two thieves
While dying, his executioners gambled for his clothing
The only property he had on earth

When he was dead
He was laid in a borrowed grave
Through the pity of a friend

Nineteen centuries have come and gone
And today Jesus is the central figure of the human race
And the leader of mankind’s progress
All the armies that have ever marched
All the navies that have ever sailed
All the parliaments that have ever sat
All the kings that ever reigned put together
Have not affected the life of mankind on earth
As powerfully as that one solitary life

Dr James Allan © 1926.

Caught in a Rip Current

Thoughts from the Leadership Freak… If you’re in a position of leadership I think you’ll find this man helpful and inspirational. If you’ve been pulled in by one of life’s ripcurrents…. consider the analogy.

Prayerful Thoughts

Another positive site…

Professions for Peace

“Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever is the attitude of the body; the soul is on its knees.”    ~ Victor Hugo

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what God lovesThoughts are things that move. We must constantly water them with prayerful attention.

Let us affirm:Today I become more aware of my belief system by changing my thinking about any apparent negative occurrence in my life so that the healing can begin. I visualize every part of my body functioning in perfect health. Streams of positive thoughts replace confused thinking. I enjoy an inner awareness and confidence that there is a solution to any situation. Loving thoughts go out and loving people and experiences enter my life. I am truly blessed.

water dropletsToday’s Affirmation:
“I water my belief system with joyful and positive thoughts upon awakening and before going to sleep.”

1 John 4:7-8 “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God…

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