Lesson Learned:
Stop trying to learn a lesson from everything.


Once you live a good story, you get a taste for a kind of meaning in
life and you can’t go back to being normal; you can’t go back to
meaningless scenes stitched together by the forgettable thread of
wasted time.

Donald Miller
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

Some people are small-pie people. They spend their whole lives convinced
there is only so much pie to go around. They sit down at the table and
start to fight over who gets what, worried someone else is getting more
than their share. They love boundaries and fence posts to protect their
territory. Big-pie people assume there’s lots for everybody. More than
enough. They’ve got an expanding pie. They trust anyone in the family to
divide up the pie. No need for fences when the field is bigger than
everyone could possibly need.

Ken Blanchard, Sheldon Bowles
Gung Ho!

Busyness is when you stop caring about what you care most about.

EntreLeadership Podcast: “Casting the Vision”

The Spirit of God came on Azariah son of Oded. He went out to meet Asa
and said to him, “Listen to me, Asa and all Judah and Benjamin. The
Lord is with you when you are with him. If you seek him, he will be
found by you, but if you forsake him, he will forsake you.”

2 Chronicles 15:1-2

It turns out the droplet of our knowledge is a bit lost in the ocean of our

Donald Miller
Through Painted Deserts

It can be a terrifying place when you’ve gotten your thing and it
didn’t satisfy. I’ve said this before, but if you don’t practice
contentment where you’re at, you’re not going to be content when you
get what you want.

Tony Hale
(“Buster” from Arrested Development)

Generally speaking, when a man does something that a woman thinks is a
waste of time or is unproductive, he is in his cave.

John Gray, Ph. D.
Mars and Venus in Touch

Hahahahahaha. Another bout of laughter by wife and I when we read this
statement, too. How very true!

If a man simply stares into a woman’s eyes when she talks about
feelings, his mind will start to go blank and he will space out.

John Gray, Ph. D.
Mars and Venus in Touch

Hahahahahahahahaha. Wife and I laughed and laughed at the open honesty
of this statement! The point is that a man must put effort into making
eye contact and paying attention together, and Gray offers several
tips to do so. But man, this statement made us laugh heartily!

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the
Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an
inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are
serving. Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for their wrongs, and
there is no favoritism.

Colossians 3:23-25