Double – minded men cannot handle affairs.



“You see, we cannot draw lines and compartments and refuse to budge beyond them. Sometimes you have to use your failures as stepping-stones to success. You have to maintain a fine balance between hope and despair.’ He paused, considering what he had just said. ‘Yes’, he repeated. ‘In the end, it’s all a question of balance.” 

― Rohinton Mistry, A Fine Balance

Failure is the stepping stone for success.

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“For the vision is yet for an appointed time…though it tarries, wait for it” (Habakkuk 2:3, KJV).

God has an appointed time to fulfill the visions, dreams, and desires in your heart. Just because it has taken a long time or because you’ve tried and failed doesn’t mean it’s not going to happen. Don’t give up on those dreams! Don’t be complacent about pursuing what God has placed in your heart. Our God is a faithful God. No matter how long it’s been, no matter how impossible things look, if you’ll stay in faith, your set time is coming.

Remember, every dream that’s in your heart, every promise that has taken root, God put it there. Not only that, but He has every intention of bringing it to pass. Hold on to that vision today. Declare by faith, “My time is coming. God is working behind the scenes on my behalf. I will fulfill my destiny!” As you continue to hold on to that vision and speak life over your dreams, it won’t be long before you see them begin to take shape. You’ll see your faith grow, you’ll see your hope strengthen, and you’ll see yourself step into the destiny God has prepared for you!

You must act as if it is impossible to fail.


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Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.

Bad artists copy. Good artists steal. ”

― Pablo Picsso

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We don’t make eye contact anymore.
I ask; you’re FINE!
And all your venom is reserved for me,
it’s mine. Something I said?
If your demeanor was any meaner
I’d be pushing up daisies instead.
Call me crazy, but you never
baulk at talking until you I enter.
A text on my phone emotes more
than you stealing moments of silence
from my vacant stare. Are you still there?
What we have here…is a failure…

Walt Wojtanik

“Tell them I was arrested for carrying concealed ideas!”

― “Machine Gun” Jack McGurn, Deadly Valentines: The Story of Capone’s Henchman “Machine Gun” Jack McGurn and Louise Rolfe, His Blonde Alibi

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If you were arrested for kindness, would there be enough evidence to convict you?

If you were arrested for kindness, would there be enough evidence to convict you?

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.

Marianne Williamson


“Fairy tale does not deny the existence of sorrow and failure: the possibility of these is necessary to the joy of deliverance. It denies (in the face of much evidence, if you will) universal final defeat…giving a fleeting glimpse of Joy; Joy beyond the walls of the world, poignant as grief.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien

It’s that time again, that time that I dread, That nerve-racking time, when I have to go to bed, Mum tucks in the covers, “hope the bedbugs don’t bite”, But I know there are worse things that lurk ‘round at night.

Kate Jennifer Johnstone, Australia

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“A watched head never shrinks.”
New Guinean

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It is difficult to know at what moment love begins; it is less difficult to know that it has begun.


Hasty and adventurous schemes are at first view flattering, in execution difficult, and in the issue disastrous.

"The Cyclopaedia of Practical Quotations, English and Latin: With an Appendix Containing Proverbs …"

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“The grass is always greener over the septic tank.” Erma Bombeck

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This is a proverb of fable origin.

An ass seeing his master pet a little lap-dog and hold it in his lap desired the same treatment, so broke his halter, rushed into the house and began to prance and kick and at last tried to sit in his master’s lap in order that he might re ceive the same sort of caress that was given the lap-dog. For his trouble the ass received only a sound beating.

The fable and proverb teach that not all are born with like endowment of characteristics. It was used with reference to those who try to emulate those above them and become involved in difficulty for their pains.

"Moral significance of animals as indicated in Greek proverbs"

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It is a foolish bird," we say, " that fouls its own nest,

"Proverb lore; many sayings, wise or otherwise, on many subjects, gleaned from many sources"

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Spain : " A little bird must have a little nest " — a lesson in contentment, a warning against pretension and undue importance.


The nest of a blind bird is made by God," is a beautiful lesson of resignation and faith.

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The wounded gladiator forswears fighting, and then forgets his former wound and grasps his weapons again.

STOKERS 017You should respect each other and refrain from disputes; you should not, like water and oil, repel each other, but should, like milk and water, mingle together.



Scrubby Pete Hurcombe and Izzy Foreal at Stoker’s Siding. 2008.