January 2, 2014



It is sad not to get what you hoped for but wishes that come true are like eating fruit from the tree of life.

~Proverbs 13:12, NCV


Success is the progressive realization of a noble goal or ideal.

~Earl Nightingale


Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer

Why is there such a huge disparity between what men intend to do and what they actually do? Is it a lack of planning? Are we reactive or passive instead of proactive? Dr. Albert Schweitzer was being interview by a London reporter who asked…”Doctor, what is wrong with men these days?” After a long pause, Dr. Schweitzer said, “Men simply don’t think.”

Take 100 men at age 25–all aspiring, all dreaming of success, all with a sparkle in their eye, and all with bright hopes for the future. Fast forward to age 65 is this is the breakdown…

  • One out of a hundred will be rich.
  • Four out of a hundred will be financially independent.
  • Five out of a hundred will still be working [This would be me].
  • Fifty-four out of a hundred will be totally dependent upon some form of entitlement [absolutely broke].

Don’t misunderstand, I am not saying that wealth in and of itself is a noble goal. Solomon said, “Some are rich that have nothing and others with a well-lined purse are poor.” [Proverbs 13:7, Knox] But keep that in balance with what Paul said in I Thessalonians 4:11-12, “Work with your own hands as we directed you, so that you may live influentially with the outsiders, and not be dependent on anybody.” [Williams] Just keep in mind that those who plan nothing do exactly that, nothing.

  • Consider 2014 a new beginning and set some noble goals.
  • Be proactive…Without God, we cannot: without us, God will not.” {Augustine}


  • This day last year: cold, raining [3 inches] and Granny T. was in the hospital.
  • Full schedule this Sunday plus baptism.
  • Pray for REVIVAL at FRIENDSHIP Baptist in Grand Bay [January 12-15]
  • One day REVIVAL at DBC with Michael W. Mason [February 23]

Praying Woman



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