Inspirations – Wed., March 16, 2016

For Africa to me… is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.

Dr. Maya Angelou, author and poet


Racism, Sexism, Classism, the other “isms” and YOU!

YES, It’s always “The other Guy”. . . until IT’S YOU!

As we listen to and are tempted to repeat the rhetoric about immigrants, people of other races, religions, or those in any way different from ourselves, I pray that we remember, reflect upon and consider the wisdom of these words:

First they came for the Jews

and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for the Communists

and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists

and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for me

and there was no one left to speak out for me.

– Niemöller –

Inspirations for Fri., Feb. 3, 2012

Choose to be a love-finder rather than a fault-finder.
– Gerald Jampolsky

You don’t have to be born with a silver spoon in your mouth to end up at the end of the golden rainbow.
– Dianne Wilkerson

One hour per day of study will put you at the top of your field within three years. Within five years you’ll be a national authority. In seven years, you can be one of the best people in the world at what you do.
– Earl Nightingale, 1921-1989, Author and Speaker