I mentioned in a previous post about Hyman’s Seafood in Charleston. They had a quote by Chuck Swindoll posted up throughout the restaurant. It was in the bathrooms, at the checkout line, on business cards for people to take, on their website, it was everywhere. There was no question what their “mission statement” and “motto” was. And it was not only posted throughout the restaurant, it was embodied by the people who worked there. It is a quote from Chuck Swindoll.

Do the people in our church know what we stand for? Do they know what is important to us? Have they caught a vision, an “attitude”, an excitement, about following Christ? Do those members of our churches “embody” the purpose of the church? Here is the quote for you to think about.


The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than success, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company … a church … a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we embrace for that day. We cannot change our past … we cannot change the fact that people act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude … I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you … we are in charge of our ATTITUDES.


I am a former design engineer who now pastors Cornerstone Community Church in Galax, Virginia. I'm passionate about following Jesus and I love technology. I've been married to Jennifer for 28 years, and we have three adult children.

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