St. Rose of Lima
There is no one like our God. Greater things have yet to come. Greater things are still to be done in this city. - Chris Tomlin’s God of This City “A hope-filled Catholic is a joy-filled Catholic.” -Fr. Jacob
Youth Meeting Today
I went to my first youth meeting today at church. I wanted to just say, “I need to study for finals”, but God’s call was stronger. I’m really glad I decided to answer. It made me realize that the Holy Spirit is the least understood of the Trinity and made me want to learn more about Him. I learned that the Holy Spirit is a gift from God that is always with you. He has...
You seem as if you like to talk. I like to let people talk who like to talk. ...– Jackie Chan, Rush Hour
I know what I said today was completely uncalled for. I admit it. You’re right. It was rude of me. 100% unexcusable. I take full blame. I was emotional from finding out that I wasn’t going with you to watch Bruno anymore. I’ll still buy you a shirt. It’s up to you, as always, if you want it. I just want you to know, no matter what happens between us, I will always...
A Succesful Journey Is the Destination - John...
“You know where you’d like to go, whether it’s to a national championship in basketball or a particular goal in your business or life. You must also realize that this goal will be simply a by-product of all the hard work and good thinking you do along the way - your preparation. The preparation is where success is truly found.”
Six Ways to Bring Out the Best in People - John...
“Keep courtesy and condideration for others foremost in your mind, at home and away.” “Try to have fun without trying to be funny.” “While you can’t control what happens to you, you can control how you react. make good manners an automatic reaction.” “Seek individual opportunites to offer a genuine compliment.” “Remember that...
Bringing Out the Best in People - John Wooden
“People want to believe you are sincerely interested in them as persons, not just for what they can do for you. You can’t fake it. If you don’t mean it, they know it - just as you’d know if someone were pretending to be interested in you.”
Character - John Wooden
“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Character is what you really are. Reputation is what people say you are. Reputation is often based on character - but not always. Character is how you react to things - sensibly, without getting carried away by yourself or your circumstances.”
Priorities - John Wooden
“My parents and early teachers tried to instill these priorities: family, faith, and friends. I’ve lived my life valuing those things most of all. Family? Obviously. Friends? Of course. And I tell people I definitely believe in God. I just hope God believes in me.”
The Fundamental Goal - John Wooden
“The goal in life is just the same as in basketball: make the effort to do the best you are capable of doing - in marriage, at your job, in the community, for your country. make the effort to contribute in whatever way you can. You may do it materially or with time, ideas, or work. making the effort to contribute is what counts. The effort is what counts in everything.”
"Seven Things to Do" from my John Wooden book
“You must have the courage to be true to yourself” “You can never acquire happiness without giving of yourself to someone else without the expectation of getting something back” “By applying yourself to the task of becoming a little better each and every day over a period of time, you will become a lot better. Only then will you be able to approach being the best...