Vision problems

Do you have a vision?

Something you believe you are supposed to do?

Have you started, only to encounter problems?

Every morning I start the day with a devotional. I love Oswald Chambers’ My Utmost For His Highest.  

This quote comes from the July 7 reading:

“God gives us the vision, then He takes us down to the valley to batter us into the shape of the vision, and it is in the valley that so many of us faint and give way.

It’s O.K. to be Negative

To those of you who know me, that probably sounds like a stunning statement, but I really do believe it's o.k. to be negative, pessimistic and discouraged, and I understand how a person could acquire those feelings and attitudes. Your past could well have dealt you a series of crushing blows.

Our only hope for the future

“Our children are our only hope for the future, but we are their only hope for their present and their future.” -Zig Ziglar

If you’re like me, you want your children to make a positive difference in the world. 

Your personal success, no matter how great, won’t matter as much if you fall short in all the things money can’t buy, like raising positive kids.

Halfway to

We are halfway through the year. If you accomplish the same amount of progress the next six months as the last, will you be satisfied?

It’s time to step it up.
The world needs you.
You have dreams worth achieving.

Your future starts today!

Following is a limerick by Cliff Feightner, The Poetry Man.

If only

Have you ever looked in the “If Only” mirror?

If only I were:

More educated
Financially secure

The “if only” list can go on forever.
It is time for you to throw out the “if only” list!
It is the only smart thing to do.

Lessons from Zig – The Badge of Gratitude

Today in the United States we celebrate our independence as a nation. We have much to be grateful for and many millions of people through the generations have served our country. Following is a guest post by Jay Hellwig who served Dad for several years as his personal travel assistant.

Do you see what I see?

Have you ever been stuck in your life?Career stalled?Just going through the motions?

I think we have all been there and done that.Life happens. We experience setbacks and disappointments.

And then it happens. A spark. An idea.Someone says something to us that changes our thinking just slightly.

A life-changing lesson I learned from Dad

A life-changing lesson I learned from Dad.

Many times I saw people come up to Dad and share with him how his message changed their life.

They would then say something like, “I wish ‘Jim’ were here. He is a huge fan of yours, but because of poor health (or life circumstances) he couldn’t be here.

Stand or Sit

Most people have more than just a tendency to see things from their own perspective, which, for many of us, is largely determined by our corporate position. It's also true that where we stand from an integrity point of view will determine where we sit in the corporate hierarchy.