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|ing mywork days and work hours per day, trying to find that which I was capable |
of being successful at. Eventually ... I read a quote from H.Jackson Brown, Jr. that
said, “Life doesn't require that we be the best, only that we try our best.” That's all
|Or, for myself, when I try to say, “Thank you,” expressing my gratitude to the many |
people in my life who offer help or ... By the time we are teenagers and adults, we
try to calm ourselves by requiring “just our best,” however things turn out.
|Bible Reading: Ecclesiastes 9:11-12 We admitted that we were powerless over |
our dependencies and that our lives ... We have told ourselves, “If I only do thus
and such, I will have to be successful. ... The fastest runner doesn't always win
the race, and the strongest warrior doesn't always win the battle. ... There are
times when we do our best, try our hardest to be good, and apply ourselves
|It is all right to fail, our only excuse for not achieving our goals should at least be |
that we tried our best, but it was not good enough. We shouldn't be ... It is
disappointing to give your all to one thing, only to find that it doesn't work out.
|Bihle Reading: We admitted that we were powerless Ecclesiastes over our |
dependencies — that our 9:11-12 lives had become unmanageahle. Some of us
... We have told ourselves, "If I only do thus and such, I will have to be successful."
It feels very ... Life doesn't always follow our rules or any other set of rules that
might help us predict how things will happen. Even the ... There are times when
we do our best, try our hardest to he good, and apply ourselves completely. But
life still ...
|In this remarkable New York Times bestseller, Joel Osteen offers unique insights and encouragement that will help readers overcome every obstacle in their lives.|
|We can also be tempted to believe that God loves us only when we do things |
right or when we are experiencing His blessings of ... God's "best for us"
sometimes doesn't feel like our "best for us". In an effort to fill our desire for our "
best", we take it upon ourselves to bypass God's plans and "make something ...
We may even try to relieve the pain of life by engaging in the temporary
pleasures of this world.
|Whenever we meet people who say they don't care what others think of them, we |
always know that this is not true; and it's ... It's the kind of person who is easy—
going about himself and doesn't bother much about what others will think of him,
but is rather ... We need only have virtues like kindness, honesty, and humility to
gain the love and respect of others. ... appearing good in our eyes and others'
eyes, that would take the pressure off of us to have to try to impress them, wouldn'
|Telling the Greatest Story Ever Told Like It's Never Been Told Before J. Ellsworth |
Kalas. "just now" mood. In those moments of dramatic honesty, the poet is telling
God how he feels at just that moment. ... It doesn't matter whether one's life is torn
by turmoil or lived in green pastures and beside still waters, we need ... If we try to
contain such torrents of emotion, we will damage something about ourselves. ...
Nevertheless, our story has been shared when we intended it to be kept private.
|When that happens, no matter how urgent the need to see at close range, the |
muscles that control the eye's lens refuse to focus until ... And I wonder if it is not
happening to more than just our family, and indeed, if it has not been happening
for a long time, a steady ... We have learned to try our best to keep our little glass-
bottomed boat tidy and shipshape ... and a certain yen for wisecracking lies
something else, too: their assumption that the news just basically doesn't really
matter, that ...