Thursday, August 20, 2009


There is profit in all hard work, but endless talk leads only to poverty.
Proverbs 14:23 HCSB

Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration! Thomas Edison*

Once upon a time…

Three brothers lived in a cabin in the woods. Every year, they would cut firewood in autumn so they could stay warm throughout the winter. One year, the oldest brother said, “Brothers, before we cut firewood, we should probably discuss the purpose behind firewood. The next day, the middle brother suggested they listen to a lecture he had prepared on how to find fulfillment cutting firewood. The third day, the youngest brother said they needed to rethink their entire firewood cutting strategy. This went on for weeks and before the brothers knew it, winter arrived.

“Where’s all the firewood?” asked the oldest brother. “We should have a ton of firewood. We understand the purpose. We know how to find fulfillment in the cutting of firewood. We’ve reworked our firewood cutting strategy several times. What’s the deal?”

“Maybe it’s time for us to go cut some firewood,” suggested the youngest brother.

And that’s exactly what they did.

Lord, help us know when to stop talking and start doing.


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