Sunday, April 27, 2008

Some Important Principles of Living

From my Scripture reading this week:
  • Giving to the poor and restoring fraud saved Zaccheus according to Jesus in Luke 19
  • Hope deferred makes the heart sick, a longing fulfilled is the tree of life (Proverbs 13:12)
  • The teaching of the wise is the fountain of life (Proverbs 13:14)
  • In Joshua 21:45 it states that not one of the Lord’s promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled
  • Jesus confronts those who confront and questions those who question (Luke 20)
  • Ignore discipline and come to poverty and shame (Proverbs 13:18)
  • Walk with the wise to become wise (Proverbs 13:20)
  • Luke 21:34 states to be careful not to be weighed down with anxieties of life; verse 36 says to pray that you may be able to stand before Jesus
And finally, Judges 4 is where my name came from!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Notes from Lesson 9 of Og Mandino's University of Success

Main thoughts from reading lesson 9:
  • Make the most of your abilities
  • Ask "What talents or abilities do I have?"
  • Discipline your abilities for maximum use
  • Set a sense of purpose for yourself
  • Put your talents to work
  • Use your imagination
  • Have enthusiasm for your work
  • Persevere in the use of talents
Remember the 3 bones: the wishbone for dreaming, the jawbone for asking, and the backbone for working

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Notes from Chapter 5 of How to Win Friends and Influence People

Some notes from Chapter 5 of HTWFIP, How to make a good first impression:
  • Facial expression is important
  • Sincere smile
  • Success comes when you have fun doing the work required for success
  • Everyone is seeking happiness, it can be had by controlling your thoughts
  • One word / one action: smile