It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy course; who at the best, knows in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.”

THEODORE ROOSEVELT (Paris Sorbonne,1910)


He is not here, He is risen”

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?” Then he adds, “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us”. (Rom. 8: 35, 37).

This, being Easter Sunday, there is not much more to say except,

a prayer

I do volunteer work at a school and as I watched the children listening to a story being read this past week, I marveled at the differences in them. Not only their physical differences; noses, eyes, hair, size, clothing etc. but their attention spans, their posture, their interest and their involvement. Then I began to think about the differences in how they think, hope and dream and act. It made me realize more that ever that everyone of us truly is a special creation. And to think that God loves us all. Hallelujah

God, please help me to do onto others as I would have them do to me, to give more of myself every hour, then is expected, to set goals and hold fast to my dreams, to search for the good in every adversity that befalls me, to perform all my duties with enthusiasm and love and, above all else, be myself.” Og Mandino

live today

Yes, today will pass and tomorrow will come and when tomorrow comes we shall have tomorrow’s strength for its needs. Let us live in today, in the strength that God gives, and not permit the shadows of yesterday nor forebodings for tomorrow to hide the sunshine and beauty and gladness that come from trust and obedience in today. C.W.Naylor

Let love and faithfulness never leave you, bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Proverbs 3:3