Reflections: Thoughts Worth Pondering One Moment at a Time

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Morgan James Publishing, Aug 1, 2009 - Self-Help - 116 pages
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Reflections will not only give you something solid to chew on; it will also feed it to you one bite at a time. Reflections is a short book with a tall agenda: to serve you bite-size ideas that will nourish your soul. Each of these Reflections is a timeless lesson from ordinary experience. In a mere one hundred short pages, you will find wisdom, beauty, goodness, and hope. Reflections will clear your head and show you the next step on your journey. You can read it in one sitting, or you can savor it one page at a time. The choice is yours.
 

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Contents

Learning and Change
54
Capability
55
Gold Medal Battles
56
Self Esteem
57
Talk to Yourself
58
The Shoulders of Giants
59
Dont Be Afraid
60
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
61

Getting Even
9
Getting Unstuck
10
Success in All of Life
11
Learning to Ride
12
Spilled Grape Juice
13
Times of Dryness
14
You are Essential
15
Balance
16
Making Failure My Friend
17
Shrunken Man
18
Angels Take Themselves Lightly
19
Twentyfour Hour Test
20
Wonder
21
Productivity
22
Loving the Right Things
23
Getting Over Ourselves
24
Rooted in the Earth
25
Sudoku
26
Maddie and Gus
27
Eisenhower
28
History and Learning
29
No Pain No Gain
30
Fork in the Road
31
Grownup Talk
32
Action
33
He Was Trustworthy
34
Responsibility
35
Example
36
Rights and Responsibilities
37
Insatiability
38
Anything Worth Doing
39
Illusions
40
Spending Our Lives
41
Curse and Habit
42
Consequences
43
The Right Thing
44
Down Time
45
Delegating Liability
46
Growing Old
47
Getting There
48
Do It
49
Living Fully
50
Habit
51
Negative Thoughts
52
Doing Well
53
I Was Wrong
62
Organize Around a Goal
63
Before I Die
64
Resolution to Succeed
65
Superficiality
66
Positioning Ourselves
67
More than Required
68
Just Walk
69
High Art of Listening
70
Which Road?
71
It Isnt Where You Came From
72
Our Finest Creation
73
Destiny
74
Learners Inherit the Future
75
Code of Life
76
Seeing As We Are
77
Forgiveness
78
In Love with Myself
79
Speech
80
Eye for Eye
81
The Right Things
82
Time Is of the Essence
83
Seeking to Learn
84
An Open Mind
85
The Human Heart
86
The Mission of the Mission
87
Learning from Experience
88
Under Construction
89
Lifted Up
90
Kindness
91
Service
92
Being Reasonable
93
Times Like These
94
The Cause of Trouble
95
Obligations
96
Changing Habits
97
The Little Things
98
The Right Place
99
Growing Old
100
Upon Further Reflection
101
About the Author
103
Acknowledgments
105
Books
107
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About the author (2009)

Dr. John Blackwell is Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Mount Olive College in North Carolina. John has served as a faculty member in the areas of anthropology, religion, and literature. He is also a speaker and retreat leader with international experience. He is author of seven books, including A Whole New World: The Gospel of Matthew, A Whole New World: The Gospel of Mark, A Whole New World: The Gospel of John, Reflections (these four are published by Morgan James), Pride, Noonday Demon (both published by Crossroad in New York), and The Passion as Story (published by Fortress Press). Before coming to Mount Olive College, John served as Dean of the Chapel at Kansas Wesleyan University.

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