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Archive for December, 2019

Today’s Quote: “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier

Today’s Word: Indolent; Indolence n. Having or showing a disposition to avoid exertion; slothful, lazy: “an indolent person.”

Random Thought: Why is it when two planes almost hit each other it is called a “near miss”? Shouldn’t it be called a “near hit”?

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Today’s Quote: “Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out of it alive.” – Elbert Hubbard

Today’s Word: Malodorous adj. Smelling very unpleasant; an offensive odor. “A malodorous side of town.”

Random Thought: I dream of a better tomorrow…where chickens can cross roads and not have their motives questioned…

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The Will of God by Leslie D. Weatherhead was recommended to me by a friend who stated that over the years he has referred to its message many times. The book examines the will of God through five sermons explaining God’s: intentional will, circumstantial will; and His ultimate will. He then discusses discerning God’s will, and lastly, His will is our peace. This is a meaningful and thought-provoking read.

 

From the Publisher:
During the tumultuous era of World War II, the city of London shattered under unrelenting bombs dropped by Nazi Germany. Millions of buildings were destroyed or damaged, tens of thousands of civilians were killed, and survivors were left to ask: How can this destruction be part of God’s plan? What is God’s will in all of this?

After City Temple in London was reduced to rubble, Rev. Leslie Weatherhead crafted five sermons on understanding the will of God to help his congregation endure religious doubt as their city—and church—crumbled around them. Weatherhead’s sermons were eventually published as The Will of God, a resource that has sold more than a million copies and has been a lifeline for grieving persons seeking to understand God’s purpose for their pain. This revised edition of the classic book includes background information and photos of the historical setting that inspired this book, and a new cover and layout to refresh a timeless message—both for new readers and returning fans.

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Today’s Quote: “He who establishes his argument by noise and command, shows that his reason is weak.” – Michael de Montaigne

Today’s Word: Autonomous adj. 1. Independent in mind or judgment; self-directed. 2. Not controlled by others or by outside forces; independent.

Random Thought: If more of us were at peace with ourselves, there be a lot less noise in the world…

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Today’s Quote: “The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.”– Oscar Wilde

Today’s Word: Peevish adj. Easily irritated, particularly by unimportant things. “He was peevish around smokers.,

Random Thought: People used to imagine that by 2020 there would be flying cars, however, we do have blankets with sleeves and weighted blankets…

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Today’s Quote: “Pride falls like a storm while humility rises like sunshine.”
– Jody Stevenson

Today’s Word: Antiquated adj. Very old; aged. Too old to be fashionable, suitable, or useful; outmoded, obsolete. “The committee thought the marketing strategy was too antiquated to approve.”

Random Thought: How many times have you wanted to say, I missed you while you were checking your phone during our conversation…

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Today’s Quote: “I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.” ~Harlan Miller

Today’s Word: wassail, wassailing: a salutation wishing health to a person, used in England in early times when presenting a cup of drink or when drinking to the person.

Random Thought: The Christmas season teaches us that the best present we can give is just to be present…

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My Quote, Word and Random Thought are all combined today:

“Charlie Brown: Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?!

Linus: Sure Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about. Lights, please. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo the angel of the Lord came down upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not; for, behold, I bring you tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace and goodwill towards men. That’s what Christmas is all about Charlie Brown.”

-Merry Christmas to all my Friends and Family

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Today’s Quote: “A man who has made a mistake and doesn’t correct it is making another mistake.” – Confucius

Today’s Word: Canard n. A false or unfounded rumor or story. “The tabloid included some of Hollywood’s oldest canards.”

Random Thought: For some strange reason whenever I lock my car, I press the car’s key fob twice to hear two beeps…I guess to ensure that all nearby car thieves know that I mean business…

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Today’s Quote: “What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.” – Plutarch

Today’s Word: Bifurcate; bifurcation (bi·fur·cate) v Divide into two branches or forks: “The river bifurcates at the base of the mountain.”

Random Thought: Sarcasm: just one more skill-set I can provide to any situation…

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