Archives For January 2015


Are you responsible for your success and happiness or are other people? Is your spouse, company or country responsible for your success and happiness, or are you?

Everyone has a different idea of what success is, but almost everyone agrees that they want success in their relationships.

W. Clement Stone was brought up in a poor family. His father died when he was 3 years old and his death left the family impoverished because he had large gambling debts. He mother first worked as a dressmaker and later opened an insurance company. Stone began selling newspapers on the street in the south side of Chicago when he was 6 and had started his own newsstand by the time he was 13. He loved to read continue reading.

6 steps to success

Brad Stanton —  January 20, 2015 — Leave a comment

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One of my most popular posts of 2014, and all time:

Napoleon Hill interviewed 500 of the most successful people around and found six steps that bring success. Whether you seek success overcoming an addiction, losing weight, better relationships, career success, financial security or anything else, these six steps will help:

1. Fix in your mind the exact goal you desire. It is not sufficient merely to say, “I want success.” Be definite as to what that means to you. (There is a psychological reason for definiteness which was described in earlier posts).

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Heaven bound?

Brad Stanton —  January 15, 2015 — Leave a comment

valentines-day_1100011053-1013intThe Bible tells us we can be sure you will go to heaven after you die. Click here to see what it says.

Do your family and friends know they are saved? Share this with them if there is any doubt.

Does prayer really work?

Brad Stanton —  January 11, 2015 — 1 Comment

f john 14 13I know the most important reason to pray is to draw near to God and please him, but the Bible does tell us to pray for things we want. Some of the happiest memories I have are times spent in prayer. Anytime I feel sad or stressed, I know that if I spend time with God, I’ll feel much better.

The following is from the book When God Winks At You by Squire Rushnell. Rushnell is a former television president and CEO and was an executive with the ABC TV Network for twenty years.

Dr. Harold Koenig, Duke’s associate professor of medicine and psychiatry, stated that some twelve hundred studies on the effects of prayer and health were conducted at such universities as Duke, Dartmouth, and Yale. These were some of the results published in his book Handbook of Religion and Health.

Hospitalized people who attended church regularly had an average stay three times shorter than people who didn’t.

The elderly who attended church regularly were 50 percent less likely to suffer strokes than those who didn’t go to church.

Dr. Koenig was also quoted in USA Today as saying “Healthy senior citizens who said they rarely or never prayed ran about a 50 percent greater risk of dying” from their cardiac condition.


This was one of my most popular posts of 2014.

When I was a kid, my Mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work. On that evening so long ago, my Mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned biscuits in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed!

All my dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at my Mom and ask me…continue reading.