"God help me not to walk backwards through life. Keep me from being so focused on what is past that I fail to savor what is present or imagine what is to come. Let me learn my lessons that I may not repeat my own history of mistakes. Let me reflect on past glories but with enough humility to know they are memories not mandates. Free me from lingering regret, anger too long carried, hurt that haunts my dreams and steals the joy from what I should now cherish as your healing gift. Turn my face forward, God, that I may better see you coming to meet me."

Steven Charleston


"Admitting errors clears the score and proves you wiser than before."

Arthur Guiterman


It is not HAPPY people who are GRATEFUL... but rather GRATEFUL people who are HAPPY!!! 



If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation it would be the ability of each individual to learn to laugh at himself.

Charles Schultz


James Doughty