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Daily inspiration

By Larry Coppock

Each day, I draw strength and inspiration from the Bible, and devotional messages from either or both Strength for Service books.

Another little book I relish for its simplicity and truth is Thoughts and Lessons for a Successful Life by T. Morris Hackney, an advisory committee member for Strength for Service Inc. I also receive daily emails from a few secular leadership gurus like John Maxwell and Tom Black.

Black, a sales consultant in Nashville, wrote the best seller, The Boxcar Millionaire. The April 13 entry from his “Successful Quotes for Daily Living” is titled:

“The six best doctors in the world”:


  1. Sunlight
  2. Rest
  3. Exercise
  4. Diet
  5. Self Confidence
  6. Friends

While I think he is right on I would add a No. 7 that lays the foundation for all the rest: Prayer (plus, I like things that come in sevens).

How many times can we point to prayer as one of the best doctors in the world? It is incalculable! God is good . . . all the time.

May the peace and joy of the Lord Jesus Christ bless you today!

Larry W. Coppock

National director of scouting ministries and acting executive director of Strength for Service Incorporated.




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