Archive for: October, 2016

Week 32: Maintaining The Charge in Your Battery

A car battery keeps its voltage when the car is running because a magnetic field is created by the alternator to keep it charged. If the alternator breaks down, the battery will be drained. Alternators are critical to the lifespan of a battery. Think of your life as a battery that needs to maintain its…

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Week 31: The Virtue of Humility

Charles Haddon Spurgeon wrote in his book—Lectures to My Students—about a young man who allowed his learning and knowledge to go to his head. Here is the excerpt of Spurgeon’s conversation with him:[1] One young gentleman with whose presence I was once honored, has left on my mind the photograph of his exquisite self. The…

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Week 30: Mining for Gold

“How blessed is the man who finds wisdom and the man who gains understanding. For her profit is better than the profit of silver and her gain better than fine gold.[1]” Mining for gold is a sweaty, dirty business. Before the industrial revolution, it required a rock hammer, candle light, gun powder, sluice boxes or…

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Week 29: Leaders Are Readers

I’ve often said that “leaders are readers” because readers of good books will become leaders. Knowledge that excels in application to any field or subject of study ultimately brings one to some position of “leadership.” A leader is someone who is out front or ahead of the crowd because they possess the necessary knowledge to…

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