National Weather Service Says At Least 8 Tornadoes Touched Down in Texas on Sunday

Patrick Pace (left) and Federico Monsivas-Rodriguez removed wet carpet Monday from Brazos Restoration & Waterproofing in downtown Waxahachie. Several buildings filled with water after Sunday night’s storms. (PHOTO CREDIT: Ron Baselice/Staff Photographer)

Patrick Pace (left) and Federico Monsivas-Rodriguez removed wet carpet Monday from Brazos Restoration & Waterproofing in downtown Waxahachie. Several buildings filled with water after Sunday night’s storms. (PHOTO CREDIT: Ron Baselice/Staff Photographer)

At least eight tornadoes touched down Sunday in rural areas south of Dallas and Fort Worth, the National Weather Service confirmed Monday evening.

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Viola Davis to Play Harriet Tubman in HBO Biopic

Viola Davis (PHOTO CREDIT: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Viola Davis (PHOTO CREDIT: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Oscar-nominated actress Viola Davis will play Harriet Tubman in an HBO Films and Amblin TV production, EW has confirmed. The untitled project is based on Kate Clifford Larson’s book Bound for the Promised Land, the 2003 biographic novel on the Civil War-era abolitionist and prominent Underground Railroad worker. Deadline first reported the news.

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LISTEN: Overcoming Fear of Failure, Part 6 (Get Things Done! #22 with Daniel Whyte III)


Daniel Whyte III

Daniel Whyte III

The simple purpose of this podcast is to help you get things done every day so that you can accomplish something worthwhile with your life. I am a firm believer that God has put each person on earth to do something great for His glory.

In this podcast, we are going through the book “Doing It Now” by Edwin C. Bliss. I had just finished speaking at a meeting in Philadelphia many years ago, and as I was walking through the airport, I picked up this little book and read it in its entirety. It is one of the best books that I have ever read on the subject of productivity, getting things done, and avoiding procrastination, and along with prayer and the power of God, it is one of the reasons why I have accomplished so much in my life. Today, I will continue sharing with you some of the principles that Edwin C. Bliss talks about in his book.

Proverbs 6:10-11 says: “Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.”

Our quote for today is from George Edward Woodberry. He said: “Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.”

Today, in the Get Things Done podcast we are continuing with Part 6 of our series titled, “Overcoming Fear of Failure”.

In our last episode, we talked about using imaging — mentally envisioning ourselves doing that which we need to do — as a way to overcome the fear of failure and get things done. Today, we are going to talk about another way to overcome the fear of failure.

Instead of imagining yourself succeeding at the task, imagine everything going wrong, in the worst possible way. By exaggerating your fears you make them look ridiculous, and your sense of humor usually restores your perspective. Either that or you will realize that even the worst possible scenario isn’t so terrible after all.

Bertrand Russell was an advocate of this ploy. He urged considering “seriously and deliberately” the worst that could happen in any frightening situation. Then, he said, “having looked this possible misfortune in the face, give yourself sound reasons for thinking that after all it would be no such very terrible disaster. Such reasons always exist, since at the worst nothing that happens to oneself has any cosmic importance. When you have looked for some time steadily at the worst possibility and have said to yourself with real conviction, ‘Well, after all, that would not matter very much,’ you will find that your worry diminishes to a quite extraordinary extent.”

Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry which publishes a monthly magazine called The Torch Leader. He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University School of Divinity. He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica for over twenty-seven years. God has blessed their union with seven children. Find out more at www.danielwhyte3.com. Follow Daniel Whyte III on Twitter @prophetdaniel3 or on Facebook.

LISTEN: Evangelism Is… Giving a Logical Defense of Your Faith, Part 3 (The Soul-Winning Motivator #104 with Daniel Whyte III)


Daniel Whyte III

Daniel Whyte III

This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International. As always, it is so good to be with you today to challenge you, encourage you, exhort you, and motivate you to witness for the Lord Jesus Christ right where you are to those who are not believers in Christ. Even though we will share some instructions on how to witness for the Lord from time to time, we believe that most Christians do not need to learn how to witness for the Lord, they just need to go and do it; so our aim is more motivational than instructional.

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