Self-esteem

Peace And The Golden Rule

If we were to ask each other to name the one ingredient necessary to establish peace in our human relationships, undoubtedly the Golden Rule would be the majority response. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” We like to cite the Golden Rule as the main guidepost of our lives. It …

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Thank God For Yourself

“The Lord is my shepherd,” the Psalmist wrote … “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me” (Ps. 23:1,4). The “rod” and the “staff” were part of a shepherd’s field equipment. The staff was …

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How-to-do-it

It was reported in “Sports Illustrated” magazine that athletes who intended to participate in the National AAU track and field championships were required to fill out a questionnaire. Among the questions were, “What is your hobby?” and “What is your ambition?” One Olympic distance-runner answered, “My hobby is taking apart my Volkswagen … My ambition …

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Out Of Order?

In today’s Gospel Lesson, a Canaanite woman pleads with Jesus for help. “O Lord, Son of David,” she cries out,”have mercy on me; my daughter is severely possessed by a demon.” At first Jesus ignores her plea. And because the woman is not a Jewess, Jesus’ disciples tell Him to send her away. Jesus seems …

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Right For The Part

In one of the “Peanuts” Comic Strips, Charlie Brown worries about his chronic, lifelong sense of low self-esteem. He says to Linus, “It goes all the way back to the beginning. The moment I was born and stepped on the stage of history, they took one look at me and said, ‘Not right for the …

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I’m O.k., You’re O.k.

There is a very remarkable book by Dr. Thomas Harris, a practicing psychiatrist. The title is “I’m O.K., You’re O.K.” and the book has had phenomenal success. Without doubt, it is one of the most talked about books of the last ten or twenty years. Dr. Harris insists that one of the basic problems all …

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Comes The Revolution!

One of the prerequisites for doing business nowadays is to have a “logo” — a sign or symbol which people will immediately recognize and identify with a certain product or company. Some logos have become very famous; the “Coca Cola” name written in cursive letters, McDonald’s “Golden Arches,” the Hallmark greeting card “Crown,” General Electric’s …

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Slips Don’t Count

“You’re in good hands with Allstate,” says the advertisement for one of America’s best-known insurance companies. We’re all familiar with the “logo” which accompanies these words — a pair of giant outstretched hands which cradle a house and car. I have no idea who originated the Allstate “logo,” but the “giant hands” concept could very …

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Exclamation Point!

If I knew you and you knew me — If both of us could clearly see, And with an inner sight divine the meaning of your heart and mine — I’m sure that we should differ less and clasp our hands in friendliness — Our thoughts would pleasantly agree, If I knew you and you …

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When Is It Time To Love Somebody?

In a syndicated newspaper cartoon, Santa Claus is pictured at his work bench putting a new toy together. From his nearby TV set, he hears a reporter saying, We continue our look at the real meaning of Christmas sales indicators. Consumers have dramatically cut back their borrowing which could slow the economy, but which might …

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