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Born: 1934-10-18
Profession: Clergyman
Nation: American
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I think it is important to begin with a statement in your speech that grabs the attention of the audience. I try to make my opening line 15 words or less.

Tags: Attention, Try, Words

We want a crowd to make us feel important and liked. But why is getting a crowd our focus? Jesus never suggested that crowds were the goal. He never addresses getting your church to grow. Never.

Tags: Focus, Goal, Jesus

I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun.

Tags: Friendship, Life, Today

We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.

Tags: Attitude, Change, Past

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.

Tags: Children, Lives, Parenting

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

Tags: Happens, Life, React

Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill.

Tags: Attitude, Education, Money

A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living.

Tags: Family, Living, Place

We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.

Tags: Great, Impossible, Series

Words can never adequately convey the incredible impact of our attitudes toward life. The longer I live the more convinced I become that life is 10 percent what happens to us and 90 percent how we respond to it.

Tags: Become, Life, Words

The remarkable thing is, we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.

Tags: Attitude, Choice, Everyday

I let people see the cracks in my life. We can't be phony. We've got to keep it real.

Tags: Keep, Life, Real

The secret of living a life of excellence is merely a matter of thinking thoughts of excellence. Really, it's a matter of programming our minds with the kind of information that will set us free.

Tags: Life, Thinking, Thoughts

A teardrop on earth summons the King of heaven.

Tags: Earth, Heaven, King

The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail.

Tags: Between, Good, Great

Prejudice is a learned trait. You're not born prejudiced; you're taught it.

Tags: Born, Learned, Taught

When I think of vision, I have in mind the ability to see above and beyond the majority.

Tags: Ability, Mind, Vision

When you have vision it affects your attitude. Your attitude is optimistic rather than pessimistic.

Tags: Attitude, Rather, Vision

We need discernment in what we see and what we hear and what we believe.

Tags: Hear

I'm not against screens, or new songs, or innovation. I just don't like the gimmicks. I want to know when worship is over that that leader's sole purpose was to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ.

Tags: Against, Jesus, Leader
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Alleged 'impossibilities' are opportunities for our capacities to be stretched.

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The swift wind of compromise is a lot more devastating than the sudden jolt of misfortune.

Tags: Compromise, Misfortune, Wind

I am often the brunt of my own humor.

Tags: Brunt, Humor, Often

There is nothing more fearful for the average person in our society than to stand before a group of people and speak.

Tags: Group, Society, Speak

I believe firmly in God's control in life.

Tags: Control, God, Life

Not every Christian finds it easy to believe.

Tags: Christian, Easy, Finds

It is easy for Christians to have the false impression that once we have established a relationship with Christ, which we believe sets us right with God, the problems of life will somehow scoot away or they will slowly be removed from our lives.

Tags: God, Life, Problems