ADVICE THAT HAS BEEN MEANINGFUL TO ME.
DAN PHILLIPS, AUGUST, 2010
The things I thought were so important- because of the effort I put into them – have turned out to be of small value and the things I was never able to either to measure or to expect, were the things that mattered. (Thomas Merton, Firewatch essay 1952)
Good news makes good horsemen. (This is regarding the news that Queen Elizabeth had died and James 1 of Scotland was to become king. There was a race to tell him first what had happened.) Of course good news for some may not be good news for someone else.
The smallest person you talk with may be the biggest person you meet today. We need to listen. When someone says I'm OK, that means its time to listen, or to pray for them.
My favorite saying: "he is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." (Jim Eliot, martyred missionary to Ecuador)
PROBABLY THE GREATEST ADVICE I HAVE EVER SEEN:
Lightening the Load
The first thing we have to do
Is to notice that we've loaded down the camel
With so much baggage
We'll never get through the desert alive.
Something has to go.
Then we can begin to dump
The thousand things
We've brought along
Until even the camel has to go
And we're walking barefoot
On the desert sand.
There's no telling of what will happen then.
But I've heard that someone,
Walking this way,
Has seen a burning bush.
From More Grace
Janice Jean Springer
Sacred Journey—June 2006