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The 06/16/13 Joy Jar

15 Jun

Some folk are literally tumbleweeds. They live their life blowing in the wind. The finger must be raised to guage the direction of the wind before a decision can be made. Others know who they are and what they believe. They have a foundation rooted in principle. Healthy body, healthy mind, healthy values = It’s all good Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is the firm foundation of strong values.

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.”
Henry David Thoreau,

Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.”
Mahatma Gandhi

For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury – to me these have always been contemptible. I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind.”
Albert Einstein

Never compromise your values.”
Steve Maraboli,
Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Values aren’t buses… They’re not supposed to get you anywhere. They’re supposed to define who you are.”
Jennifer Crusie

Tell me what you pay attention to and I will tell you who you are.”
José Ortega y Gasset

Don’t let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth – don’t let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency.”

It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.”
Roy Disney

The 06/10/13 Joy Jar

10 Jun


Moi had the great honor and the pleasure to preview the NASA exhibit, Destination: Station at Pacific Science Center in Seattle. The exhibit is totally awesome and does a good job of explaining the role of the Space Station in exploration. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is space exploration.

Science cuts two ways, of course; its products can be used for both good and evil. But there’s no turning back from science. The early warnings about technological dangers also come from science.”
Carl Sagan,
Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

We hold the future still timidly, but perceive it for the first time as a function of our own action.”
J.D. Bernal, The world, the flesh & the devil;: An enquiry into the future of the three enemies of the rational soul

Ever since there have been people, there have been explorers, looking in places where other hadn’t been before. Not everyone does it, but we are part of a species where some members of the species do—to the benefit of us all.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Reaching For the Stars: America’s Choice,
Natural History Magazine, April 2003

I have no doubt that Christians can support the exploration and use of space. The so-called “science commission” in Genesis 1:28 certainly seems to apply to any part of the material creation which God places within man’s reach.

Rev. Paul A. Bartz, Communications Director, Bible-Science Newsletter, October 1990