Tuesday Thoughts

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Can You Admit That You Made a Mistake?

George Bernard Shaw once said, “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” Some of us live our lives in the fear of making a mistake. Life becomes a routine of bland, cautious decisions. Others throw caution to the wind and look back on life as a series of mistakes punctuated by some successes.

Tuesday Thoughts by Princeton Meadow Church, Princeton, NJ

What Causes Arguments?

The Scottish philosopher Thomas Carlyle wrote, A man lives by believing something: not by debating and arguing about many things. Yet we live in a world where few people seem to believe in anything and arguing is the norm. Passengers argue on airplanes with stewards causing planes to make emergency landings. Parents argue with school referees ending with a brawl on the gym floor. Why so much arguing? James tells us to look more closely at ourselves.

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How Often Do You Stop?

Where do you find your identity? I am a mother. I started my own business. I have so much to do. It seems we are all caught up in doing. There are trains to catch, lessons to write, bills to pay, movies to see… on and on it goes. Everyone is huffing and puffing to get somewhere. We are exhausted and overwhelmed. We return from vacation only to say, “I need a break from my vacation.” Where will you find rest?

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Who Can You Really Trust?

Eric Clapton wrote, Time can bring you down…Time can bend your knees…Time can break your heart…Have you begging please… Begging please.” Clapton is talking about life’s experiences and that over time life will wear you out. So we fill our walls with diplomas. Build bigger bank accounts. All in a vain attempt to protect us from life’s hardships. Solomon concluded: “Vanity! Vanity! All is vanity! (Ecclesiastes 1:2). The NIV translates the same verse, “Meaningless! Meaningless! Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.”

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Where Do New Insights Come From?

In 1931 Reuben Larson and Clarence Jones went to Quito, Ecuador to start a ChristianHcjb_1955_qsl radio station. The experts said the Andes Mountains will interfere with your transmission and Quito is the worst place in the world for a station. Undeterred the station was built and on Christmas Day, 1931 powered by a 200-watt, tabletop transmitter. The antenna used was a simple, single wire antenna strung between two makeshift telephone poles.