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Archive for the ‘Inspirational’ Category

Reverence In Silence

February 14, 2009

Reverence In Silence by Ernest O’Dell Guerrilla Real Estate Marketing There’s an old maxim that says “Silence is golden.” If that is the case, then I am most wealthy, as I have experienced more of it than some, and less than others. I was impressed one night-while on the ranch in the Texas Hill Country-to […]

I Dare You!

December 12, 2007

Human beings have this amazing power to keep going, despite disaster and overwhelming odds. This point is poignantly illustrated in the life of Elena Zelayeta. Elena was a marvelous cook and superb hostess, and would entertain her guests with stories about where a particular dish originated. There were many courses in Elena’s dinners, and each […]

I met God early in the morning… (The real “Secret”)

November 29, 2007

— by Ralph Spaulding Cushman I met God in the morning When my day was at its best, And His presence came like sunrise, Like a glory in my breast. All day long the Presence lingered, All day long He stayed with me, And we sailed in perfect calmness O’er a very trouble sea. Other […]

God! Are You There?

November 29, 2007

I’m way down here! You’re way up there! Are you sure you can hear my feeble, faltering prayer? I’m just not sure how I ought to pray… To tell you the truth, Lord, I don’t know what to say. I know I’ve been lonely, And people say I’m disturbed… But, really, I’m bewildered and restless, […]

Reflections

September 4, 2007

By Ernest O’Dell at The Blanco Republic I read an article recently in a European publication (not in English) where an observation was made about one aspect of American life: The noise level here is very high. We live too fast paced for our own good and don’t take enough “time outs” for reflection. Even […]

It Begins With One…

August 22, 2007

I was taught many years ago by a wise priest that we can either react or respond to life’s circumstances. And how we respond will determine the outcome of those circumstances, positive or negative. If we react to life’s problems, then we are not in control. When we respond, we are in control. Carl was […]

Interesting concept… (what if?)

August 20, 2007

I knew I had seen those circles somewhere before. Back eons ago (about 20-30 years) I had seen them in an Amway presentation. Now, don’t leave! This post isn’t about Amway or any other MLM “opp” out there. It’s actually quite the reverse. Having seen ZeitGeist (the movie) and read Zero Limits, I think the […]

If you live in the Austin/San Antonio area, don’t miss this!

July 23, 2007

Bestselling Author, Joe Vitale, To Sign New Book “Zero Limits” at The Rancho Deluxe In Wimberley, Texas By Ernest O’Dell – Director of Publicity and Communications, DMS Group Zero Limits Press Release Author and speaker Dr. Joe Vitale will be autographing his newest book “Zero Limits” in Wimberley, Texas on Saturday, July 28, 2007. Zero […]

Dr. Joe Vitale To Sign New Book “Zero Limits” in Wimberley, Texas

July 19, 2007

Bestselling Author, Joe Vitale, To Sign New Book “Zero Limits” at The Rancho Deluxe In Wimberley, Texas By Ernest O’Dell – Director of Publicity and Communications, DMS Group Author and speaker Dr. Joe Vitale will be autographing his newest book “Zero Limits” in Wimberley, Texas on Saturday, July 28, 2007. Zero Limits is Dr. Vitale’s […]

What Goes Around…

July 19, 2007

I received this in an email today from a very dear friend of mine: One day a man saw an old lady, stranded on the side of the road, but even in the dim light of day, he could see she needed help. So he pulled up in front of her Mercedes and got out. […]