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FOOD FOR THOUGHT AND WORDS FOR TODAY

Servant leadership - more food for thought


'Leadership is an opportunity to serve. It is not a trumpet call to self-importance.' J.
Donald Walters
'Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the
clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.' St. Augustine
'You don't have to hold a position in order to be a leader.' Anthony J D'Angelo
'Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.' Winston Churchill
'But among you it should be quite different. Whoever wants to be a leader among
you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must become your
slave.' Jesus the Christ
Reflections on leadership - more food for thought
The growth and development of people is the highest calling of
leadership. Harvey S. Firestone
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower
others. Bill Gates
Leadership is the transference of vision. Hal Reed
The only real training for leadership is leadership.Anthony Jay
He who thinks he leads and has no one following him is only taking a
walk. Anonymous
Character - more food for thought
'The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but
where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.' Martin Luther King, Jr.
'Leadership is a combination of strategy and character. If you must be without one,
be without the strategy.' Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf
'Leadership is doing what is right when no one is watching George Van
Valkenburg
'Try not to become a man of success, but rather a man of value.' Albert Einstein
'Character is what you have left when you've lost everything you can lose.'Evan
Esar
'A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by
you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on
hearts, not on marble.' Charles Spurgeon
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay
you. John Bunyan
Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the
places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever
you can. John Wesley
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one. Mother Teresa
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for
others?' Martin Luther King, Jr.

God has given us two hands - one to receive with and the other to give with. We are
not cisterns made for hoarding, we are channels made for sharing.Billy Graham
Christmas - more food for thought
Aren't we forgetting the true meaning of Christmas? You know the birth of
Santa. Bart Simpson
This is Christmas: not the tinsel, not the giving and receiving, not even the carols,
but the humble heart that receives anew the wondrous gift, the Christ.Frank
McKibben
Love came down at Christmas; love all lovely, love divine; love was born at
Christmas, stars and angels gave the sign. Christina G. Rossetti
Christmas began in the heart of God. It is complete only when it reaches the heart
of man. Anon
Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide open heart that
thinks of others first. George Matthew Adams
There has been only one Christmas - the rest are anniversaries. W.J. Cameron
Daily prayer - more food for thought
'I have so much to do that I spend several hours in prayer before I am able to do
it.' John Wesley
'Talking to others for God is a great thing, but talking to God for others is greater
still. We shall never speak to people for God with real success until we have learned
how to speak to God.' Anon
'The Church has not yet touched the fringe of the possibilities of intercessory prayer.
Her largest victories will be witnessed when individual Christians everywhere come
to recognize their priesthood unto God and day by day give themselves unto
prayer.' John R. Mott
'When I pray, coincidences happen, and when I don't pray, they don't.'William
Temple
'Pray, and let God worry.' Martin Luther