Don’t Wait Until You Feel Like It
By: Tammy A. Phillips
While my youngest sister was studying for her nursing degree, one of her classmates committed suicide. This woman was not known to the other students. However, their professor announced that the entire class would be attending this young woman’s funeral. Many complained bitterly about tolerating this inconvenience for someone they did not know. But the professor was insistent.
Begrudgingly, dozens of students showed up at the funeral home. What they saw broke their hearts: only two women stood in front of the casket; no one else was present. The women, who were the dead student’s mother and sister, turned around and almost collapsed with joy when they saw the uniformed nursing students. They profusely thanked each one for taking time out of their busy schedules to be with them. Mother and sister were convinced that others cared about their loved one. Continue reading
by Sharman J. Monroe
A few weeks ago I suddenly heard a still, small voice say, “You don’t finish what you start”. I started thinking and realized this statement was very accurate. I made a list projects I had started over the past two years and along with the vision I had when I started them. To my surprise, the list contained eight major incomplete projects. I saw a pattern. I’m excited when I get a new idea and start working on it to bring it to life. I eagerly write out the necessary actions, a to-do list, to make the idea a reality. Clear visions dance in my head of what is to come as a result of this new project. Sometimes I add way-in-the-future actions to my list. I am excited! I rack up check marks because I faithfully complete each step to get the project up. After the project basics are done, I start working on the main thing, the project. And I work and work and work and…..then I stop. God’s statement to me, “you don’t finish what you start”, made me realize Continue reading