Jack’s Winning Words 4/7/15
“When faced with a mountain, I will not quit! I will keep on striving until I climb over, find a pass through, tunnel underneath - or simply stay and turn the mountain into a gold mine, with God's help!” (Robert Schuller) There was a time in my ministry when I faced a problem that did not seem to have answer. Schuller’s words led me to think about a new solution…and I found one. Are looking for an answer? With God’s help, it’ll come. Don’t give up! ;-) Jack
CORRECTION regarding yesterday’s WWs: MLB’s logo represents no specific player…NOT Stan Musial, as I wrote. Sorry about that!
FROM OUTHOUSE JUDY: According to the song... "ya gotta to go through the door." Remember the song "Rock-a my soul in the bosom of Abraham?" It seems to me, the best way to get over a problem is to go right through it.====JACK: What a sense of satisfaction when you can say..."I did it. It worked!"
FROM BLAZING OAKS: There was a time when R.Schuller was a mighty effective preacher/teacher/evangelist. I have two of his inspirational books, which I bought when visiting the Crystal Cathedral church and campus, but as the scripture goes, "This too shall pass", and he ultimately faced a formidable mountain (or more?). I hope his accomplishments comforted him in his old age and illness. The worship service I attended there was impressive with its music, special effects and A-list guests: quite a show, but he delivered an excellent message. We keep on keeping on in our modest little corner of service and witness! And keep our sense of humor, which Dr. Schuller seemed to be blessed with as well....====JACK: He and I had a brief conversation when I visited the Crystal Cathedral. Our years of ministry coincided somewhat. Since I had started two new churches, we talked about the problems and the good things about that kind of experience. He put a personal greeting to me on the inside of The Possibility Thinkers Bible which I had just purchased.
FROM RJP IN NAPLES: I to have used this quote many times in seminars , with my children and to reinforce my own needs. Thank you for reminding me.====JACK: I think that people (like you and me) in the business of motivating people can relate to Schuller because of his unique way of getting people to listen.
FROM GOOD DEBT JON: As Dr. Schuller, used to say, "Tough times never last tough people do."====JACK: I've sometimes wondered if he thought about that book as I've heard of his family problems, his health issues and the collapse of his ministry.
FROM TARMART REV: How many times have you and I been refreshed and challenged by Christ's words: "Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened."====JACK: I think of that poor woman who was persistent in asking Jesus for help...even being thankful for the "crumbs."
FROM FACEBOOK LIZ: Like.====JACK: We sometimes need someone to encourage us not to give up.
FROM SBP IN FLORIDA: Thank you for the tribute to Dr. Robert Schuller. And please accept my apologies for lack of discretion and an over supply of contentiousness. WW is/are a blessing. ====JACK: No apology necessary. Your responses, and others like them, inspire me...and make getting up at 4:30 am, be something that I look forward to.