The Intent of This Blog

This blog is intended to be a tool for the growth of whoever wants to use it. It is a daily journal intended to help us be more introspective. Every day I will do my best to supply a motivational quote, a Bible verse, a vocabulary word, and a personal message from myself. Use these if you like as motivation to improve yourself. Then, simply answer the daily questions provided honestly and see if it has an impact on your life. Zig Ziglar said, "If you don't have daily objectives, you qualify as a dreamer." Lets not be just dreamers but doers. Remember Martin Luther King Jr not only had a dream, he also had an objective. Thanks for reading, Jake

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

He'll Never Forget, January 26, 2011

"Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow.  The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing."  Abraham Lincoln

God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them.  Hebrews 6:10

Adulation:  "obsequious flattery; excessive admiration or praise"  New Oxford American Dictionary

Chances are you haven't heard of a company called "Center Rock" or its president Brandon Fisher.  I know I hadn't, not until I head the names recited by President Barack Obama during the 2011 State of the Union speech.  You see those are the names responsible for something called "Plan B," a plan that turned out to be the successful operation that rescued 33 trapped miners from 2000 feet below ground in a Chilean mine.  Brandon Fisher and Richard Soppe from Center Rock arrived at the scene of the accident shortly after the miners were discovered alive and stayed there for much of the rescue operation offering their expertise and help throughout the process.  It was their plan that those miners owe their lives to.  But on October 12 and 13 while the news cameras rolled on the miners appearing one by one from the half mile long rescue tunnel neither Brandon or Richard were anywhere near, instead they opted to watch the rescue from their televisions at home and celebrate far away from any source of public praise or adulation.  Even though they may not have received the public appreciation they deserved everyone in that company felt deep pride in what they were able to accomplish.  We'll all accomplish things in life from time to time that go without immediate recognition, but that should not sway us from using our talents in the most effective way possible to help our neighbors.  It's not the rewards we receive here on earth that we should be striving for, but the greater rewards we earn from our Father in heaven.  He will never let us down and will never let our accomplishments go ignored forever.

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