There are advantages and disadvantages of the entire world changing its time two times per year. The adherents of DST consider that it reduces car accidents, especially in the evening. Its opponents reply that the number of traffic accidents increases in the dark morning instead. According to a survey held by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Americans like this change because ‘there is more light in the evenings and can do more in the evenings.’
As we seek greater discipline, let us give thanks for those who encourage us, rather than stand in our way
While I might have been annoyed by lent as a kid, the practice serves a greater purpose. In this case the abstinence from meat was designed to create a spiritual discipline. Disciplines, spiritual or otherwise, can often lead to living much healthier lifestyles.
– Matt DiLallo, The Motley Fool
Believe it or Not, Catholics Observing Lent Save Our Environment
Mardi Gras, also known as Shrove Tuesday or Carnival is an annual festival marking the final day before the Christian fast of Lent. The term Mardi Gras is French for ‘Fat Tuesday.’ The date varies from year to year, always falling between February 3 and March 9. Cities famous for their celebrations include Nice, France; Cologne Germany; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; New Orleans, Louisiana; and Mobile, Alabama, according to
When speaking to clergy gatherings around the country I often ask, ‘Who here prays for teenagers as they go off on mission trips; or Sunday school teachers each September?’ Invariably all hands go up. Finally I ask, ‘Who here prays for all the accountants in your congregation around April 15, and who here prays for all the salespeople and those working on commission at the end of the month or year when quotas are due?’ Silence. Eyes drop to the ground. Usually, not a single hand is raised.
– David W. Miller
God at Work: The History and Promise of the Faith at Work Movement
For our husband-and-wife teams in the trenches during the work week, may they find sanctuary over the weekend
If love is a battlefield, then running a business with your valentine means living on the front lines 24/7. About a third of all family businesses are husband-and-wife teams.
– The Wall Street Journal
Married to the Job (And Each Other): The pleasures and perils of running a business with your spouse
Your power to choose the direction of your life allows you to reinvent yourself, to change your future and to powerfully influence the rest of creation. It is the one gift that enables us to elevate our life to higher and higher levels.
– Steven R. Covey
The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness
Many will say they are loyal friends but who can find one who is truly reliable?
– Proverbs 20:6
Yet often it is from the failures that wisdom comes. When I reflect back on what has happened. I learn something about myself and about life, something I had not seen before or else had not held onto at the crucial time. I gain more self-understanding, the ability to see the wider picture, and the courage to be patient in difficult circumstances. And the openness of my heart to Gods’ presence and teaching leads me along the path of wisdom.