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“…I’ve even had a co-worker tell me that my expectations of others are just too high…”

My expectations of people are simply way too high… One of my father’s favorite sayings was “he who expects nothing shall not be disappointed.” I must tell you that Dad was not someone you would refer to as an eternal optimist, but he was not a pessimist either. Born in the years preceding WWI to […]

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“…Don’t put the keys to your happiness in someone else’s pocket….”

As part of an on-going effort to provide you, the reader, with perspectives on life-events, other than my own, today, I am featuring an article by the Rev. Jerry Long, my good friend, and Associate Minister of Shandon Baptist Church, Columbia, SC. This article was written for SBC, by Jerry, for their monthly Senior Newsletter, […]

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“…The Death of Common Sense………..”

The Death of Common Sense……by Lori Borgman Three yards of black fabric enshroud my computer terminal. I am mourning the passing of an old friend by the name of Common Sense. His obituary reads as follows: Common Sense, aka C.S., lived a long life, but died from heart failure at the brink of the millennium. […]

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“….Read John 14:27-29…..I love you both, Mother….”

  The Baggy Yellow Shirt         © 1981 By Patricia Lorenz……….Guest Author…. The baggy yellow shirt had long sleeves, four extra-large pockets trimmed in black thread and snaps up the front.  Not terribly attractive, but utilitarian without a doubt.  I found it in December 1963 during my freshman year in college when I was back home […]

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“…Many people walk in and out of your life, but only love will leave footprints in your heart…”

The Cab Ride . . I arrived at the address and honked the horn. After waiting a few minutes I walked to the door and knocked. ‘Just a minute’, answered a frail, elderly voice. I could hear something being dragged across the floor. . . The door opened. A small woman in her 90’s stood before […]

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“….Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord…”

   (To be read slow and carefully – In honor of Our Military serving, and our Veterans who have served). Battle Hymn of the Republic Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord; He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored; He hath loosed the fateful […]

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“… I figure God put me here and he can take me back anytime he pleases….”

    This was written by an 8-year-old named Danny Dutton, who lives in Chula Vista, CA. He wrote it for his 3rd grade homework assignment, the purpose of which was to ‘explain God.’    EXPLANATION OF GOD: ‘One of God’s main jobs is making people. He makes them to replace the ones that die, so […]

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“…“Don’t wait….experience it now….”

Note:  This is the 4th “guest columnist” that BrOOKS-of-WISDOM has posted.  It is the personal testimony of author, Mickey Burriss, a Columbia, SC resident, retired Electrical Contractor, Retired Magistrate, and Retired Member of the SC House.  Mickey is married to Joyce Crosby Burriss, and has two sons, Tommy and Hank Burriss.  Mickey is an accomplished, and […]

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“….First and foremost I am a Christian……” Carrie-Anne O’Driscoll – Guest Columnist

This is the 3rd article prepared especially for TIDBITS-of-WISDOM, intended to fulfill my commitment to have periodic guest columnists.  Carrie-Anne O’Driscoll is the daughter of my very long-time-good friends, Dan and Pam Gallagher, Sr.  I have followed Carrie-Anne and the numerous traumas of her young life for about ten years.  Carrie-Anne comes from a family of true Americans who, for generations, have […]

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“Mount Nebo and the Social Contract with Business”….by Dr. Jopie Coetzee – (Guest Author)

Dr. Jopie Coetzee:  This gentleman is the second “guest author” for TIDBITS-of-WISDOM, and it is my honor and privilege for him to be a part of “spreading the Gospel in the Workplace.  It will take you about 7 minutes to read this article, but I believe it will be enlightening to you.  Please enjoy…..Blessings…cjlb…9/25/13 Coetzee […]

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