“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”
– Charles R. Swindol
Christian Pastor, Author, Educator,
and Radio Preacher.
So your roommate left. The head of your soccer team left. Your husband left. Your children left for college. Your dog left and wandered away from home.
Those are events……. You aren’t responsible for them.
But… you are responsible for how you respond. Not even react – but respond… with
There is an answer.
And the answer is not “why?”
It is not about complaint.
And it’s not about smashing rackets.
There is a peaceful, calm solution to what Life throws at you.
You’ll find it, and respond with a positive solution.
That’s the only way,
Charles Rozell Swindoll was born on October 18, 1934, in El Campo in Wharton County, Texas. After graduating from high school, Swindoll then fulfilled his military service obligation with the United States Marine Corps, first in San Francisco, then on the Japanese island of Okinawa. After his honorable discharge in 1959, he attended Dallas Theological Seminary, where he graduated with three major honors and magna cum laude four years later. Swindoll was ordained into the ministry in 1963 and served in Dallas, he has since held senior pastorates. He has since received four honorary doctorate degrees from varying universities in honor of his dedication and contribution to ministry work. In July 1994, Swindoll became the president of the Dallas Theological Seminary and now serves as its chancellor. He is the author of more than 70 books, most of which are based on his research and preparation for sermons preached each Sunday.
On June 18, 1955, Swindoll married Cynthia Ann Parker, who used to be the pianist at a Baptist Church in Galena Park, Texas. Together, the couple has four children, ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In 1998 Swindoll founded Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco. The church first held services at Collin County Community College (now Collin College), then moved to its permanent home on Legendary Drive. The congregation grew rapidly from a few hundred members to several thousand in the first few years and this growth has necessitated major expansion of the current facility. He’s been honored in numerous ways including Clergyman of the Year in 1988 and second most influential Christian preacher in 2009. Many of the pastors at Stonebriar are graduates of Dallas Theological Seminary, and the church is known for its missionary work in India and in other countries.
Image: Fig 1. Photo by Simon Davis/DFID, Fig 2. Photo by Marvin Meyer on Unsplash, Fig 3. Photo by Nick Dunlap on Unsplash, Bio Photo at Insight.org