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A little Perspective

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So I spoke at the Kidshaper conference last week about keeping perspective in our lives… here are some great quotes about perspective and a summary:

  • In order to keep a true perspective of one’s importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him.
  • Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts. Albert Einstein
  • Every generalization is dangerous, especially this one. Mark Twain
  • I’ve creatine retail price missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed. Michael Jordan
  • Won’t you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you. Richard Brinsley Sheridan
  • A penny will hide the biggest star in the Universe if you hold it close enough to your eye. Samuel Grafton
  • When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute – and it’s longer than any hour. That’s relativity. Albert Einstein
  • There is no burnt rice to a hungry person. Philippine Proverb
Contrary to what you think, things are probably not what they seem.

GIDEON: Judges 7:1-8

  • God bought about a victory from an army too small (Midianites 135,000 = 450 to 1)
  • With weapons that were completely inadequate (empty clay jar, a torch, a trumpet)
  • And a leader who was determined but felt completely insignificant (Judges 6:11)
God’s perspective of the battle was assured victory – he used the weak things of the world to confound the wise.

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