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Pastor of many, father of two, husband of one. Forgetful, frank and foolish at times, but deeply grateful.

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  • Amazon shared from Being Nixon: A Man Divided by Evan Thomas
    On inauguration night, his mother handed him a note in her small, crabbed handwriting: To Richard You have gone far and we are proud of you always—I know that you will keep your relationship with your maker as it should be for after all that, as you must know, is the most important thing in this life. With love, Mother. Nixon put the note in his wallet and kept it there for the rest of his life.25
    Note: Good advice, and not just for presidents! What else is more important?
  • Amazon shared from The Longer I'm Prime Minister: Stephen Harper and Canada, 2006- by Paul Wells
    It was Conservatives who founded the Canadian federation in 1867, creating one of the most durable political arrangements anywhere in the world. Conservatives bound this country together with the Canadian Pacific Railway. Under Conservative prime ministers, women and Aboriginal people got the right to vote for the first time. This is the party under whose banner we elected the first Chinese, Black, Japanese, Muslim, Hindu-Canadian members of Parliament. We are the party with the first female cabinet minister, the first Aboriginal senator. We are the party that not only proposed electing a Senate—something...
    Note: Quite a speech and history lesson. Didn't know a lot of the things Harper mentioned here.
  • Amazon shared from Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell
    The Taliban made two major promises which they would carry out once in power: to restore peace and security, and to enforce sharia, or Islamic law. Afghans, weary of the mujahideens’ excesses and infighting, welcomed the Taliban, which enjoyed much early success, stamping out corruption, curbing lawlessness, and making the roads safe for commerce to flourish. This applied to all areas that came under their control.
    Note: Amazing how many brutal regimes have come to power with popular support lauding them as a saviour until they show their true colours. Poor governance leaves a vacuum that extremism will always be happy to fill.
  • Amazon shared from You Can Begin Again: No Matter What, It's Never Too Late by Joyce Meyer
    How to… Encourage yourself with the promises from God’s Word (1 Samuel 30:6). No condemnation is from the Lord. Live in the power of grace (Romans 8:1). Joy is for the journey. Choose to be joyful regardless of your circumstances (Romans 15:13). Obey when the Lord speaks to you (Deuteronomy 11:26–27). Yesterday is over. Refuse to live in the past (Philippians 3:13–14). You can choose to think positive thoughts and to have a good attitude (Philippians 4:8). Outlaw “stinking thinking.” Take every ungodly thought captive (2 Corinthians 10:5). Use your gifts and talents to help others...
    Note: Great tips on how to enjoy your life
  • Amazon shared from You Can Begin Again: No Matter What, It's Never Too Late by Joyce Meyer
    “Moses spent forty years in the king’s palace thinking that he was somebody; then he lived forty years in the wilderness finding out that without God he was a nobody; finally he spent forty years discovering how a nobody with God can be a somebody.” —Dwight L. Moody
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