Friday, January 6, 2012

James Allen

Good morning everyone :) Well I will do better at keeping these new posts shorter ;) Like I said in the 'About me' know since you have all read it. One of my talents is NOT brevity. 

Here is another quote from the book As a man thinketh. It's jam packed full of wisdom, and a great and inspiring read. One that will surely get you thinking. Remember the giveaway for the book! All you have to do to enter is to leave a comment here with your thoughts on the question I ask or on the other posts question. It ends tomorrow. 

Your free to take the quote but if you use it on another site just give me credit for making it. I could also e-mail it as an attachment to you if you would like. 

Okay so it seems the "World" is saying it's OK to look at other men and women and dream and think whatever you want about them as long as you don't act on it. My other thought is; we wonder how people become murderers...I would say it starts with your thoughts. You don't just wake up one day and become a murderer. 

Do you agree with my comments or quote and what are your thoughts? Let's here it!!!


  1. When I ask one of my 6 children who they admire and what they want to be like someday, they say "I don't know, I never thought about it." This child is very frustrating for me as a mother. "I don't know" is just a statement for I haven't figured out how to dream, plan or set goals. So my question is does the idle mind gravitate to the good or the bad? I hope good! Or will this child just "exist" and never accomplish anything? How do you start a fire in a child's/teenager's/young adult's mind? Is it already too late, and where did I fail? By the way, I do not consider video game "fire" to count!

  2. First off I don't think you failed, perhaps if your other 5 kids were the same I would there was some failure on your part but one out of 6 I definitely think it's him. He has gifts and talents he is aware of. I have noticed that A LOT of the time the most gifted and talented people are the most frustrating because they lack any kind of direction and because I think if only I had part of there talent oh..the things I could do with it. It's frustrating, no maddening to watch. He has amazing examples all around him in parents and grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins. Sounds like he needs a reality check. I have watched many young men and those who are huge gamers don't seem to accomplish much at all it seems to suck there ambition and dreaming out. That's been my experience anyway. I am scared of the day when Russel gets old enough to play video games. Part of my reason for doing The SIP Project is to give my kids a different view of things as they get older I want to be doing more with them in our community so it's a constant "reality check" for them and I hope it will be a way to keep them in this world and out of video games...well see. Now that I have written a book. Great comment Julie! I have been thinking about it a lot since yesterday.

  3. We have sparks! Applied at UNMVC and going to take the Compass test for placement information. Of course, I applied as well and will possibly take at least one of the same classes. But if that's what it takes, I'm IN!

  4. I read this book and was blown away. It wasn't that I have never seen nor heard the main crux of the substance that Allen is putting across here, but I have to say, the angle from which he approaches it hit me right between the eyes. I have studied and read the Bible for decades and the wisdom of King Solomon and other inspired writers is echoed here. Allen started a revolution of thought with this book and it is well worth reading and reading often.


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