Jack’s Winning Words 9/12/16
“Failure is temporary. Move quickly beyond it.” (Unknown) Michael Jordan says that he’s missed over 9.000 shots is his basketball career…“and that’s why I have succeeded.” No one’s a success 100% of the time. We are made better by our failures. The Bible tells the story of Job, a man who had all kinds of bad luck. His friends told him to curse God and die. Job responded, “Though he slay me, yet will I trust him.” And, in the end, God rewarded that trust.. ;-) Jack
FROM ST PAUL IN ST PAUL: and Babe Ruth struck out several thousand times in his career too (as i recall reading about it).====JACK: Babe struck out about once in every 6 at bats. He said, "Never let the fear of striking out get in your way." That's why he's an All-Star.
FROM BULLSEYE: That quote looks very familiar!====JACK: I generally use what's sent to me.
FROM BLAZING OAKS: Just home from Seneca lake (Biggest Finger Lake) in New York. So good to see WW again... can't wait to "catch up" on 12 days worth on the blog! :-) Comedian Jim Gaffigan notes that "Failing and laughing at our own shortcomings are the hallmarks of a sane parent!" There is nothing final about a mistake, unless you take it as final! We keep trying til we get it right!!====JACK: "It ain't over til it's over." Yogi said it best.
FROM TARMART REV: I must admit, my feelings of failure drove me to reevaluate my pastoral call in my mid-life and in turn gave me a direction and ministry that has been such a feeling of fulfillment and blessing these past 25 years. “Failure is temporary. Move quickly beyond it.” ====JACK: I've advised pastoral friends that it's a good idea to re-evaluate their ministry every 3 to 5 years. "Is this where God wants me to be?" Doing such a thing helps keep one from getting into a rut which can become deeper and deeper with the passing years.