Daily Got a Minute Message with John Ed

Daily Got a Minute Message with John Ed

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In each episode of “Got a Minute,” retired Methodist minister John Ed Mathison will share a small piece of wisdom to help you through your day.


August 19, 2019
Aug 19 • 0 min
Education is very important, but the best education is when we apply what we learned.
August 16, 2019
Aug 16 • 0 min
A study has shown that taking a nap will improve your memory.
August 15, 2019
Aug 15 • 1 min
You’re too blessed to be stressed.
August 14, 2019
Aug 14 • 1 min
One of the most important questions we answer is: Do you know where you’re going?
August 13, 2019
Aug 13 • 0 min
Do you know where you’re going?
August 12, 2019
Aug 12 • 0 min
A 15-year-old’s success is just beginning because of her commitment and attitude.
August 9, 2019
Aug 9 • 0 min
A 19-year-old bank robber’s gun ended up being more valuable than what he robbed from the bank!
August 8, 2019
Aug 8 • 1 min
Little things can have a big impact on life.
August 7, 2019
Aug 7 • 0 min
Three volunteers in their seventies said they are “aggressively appreciated.”
August 6, 2019
Aug 6 • 0 min
It’s difficult for a person to make an adequate assessment of himself.
August 5, 2019
Aug 5 • 0 min
One of the great opportunities for people today is to adopt children.
August 2, 2019
Aug 2 • 0 min
A baseball player forfeited $12.4 million, showing his incredible integrity.
August 1, 2019
Aug 1 • 0 min
A man once visited the Devil’s workshop.
July 31, 2019
Jul 31 • 0 min
God can take tough situations and turn them into terrific situations.
July 30, 2019
Jul 30 • 1 min
A man had an itch on his back for months and finally went to the doctor, who found something incredible.
July 29, 2019
Jul 29 • 0 min
We oftentimes try to change our behavior without trying to change our heart.
July 26, 2019
Jul 26 • 0 min
Two men were walking in downtown New York City when one man heard something.
July 25, 2019
Jul 25 • 0 min
There are two little words that we all need to hear: Thank you.
July 24, 2019
Jul 24 • 0 min
A star coach gave some great advice on how to succeed.
July 23, 2019
Jul 23 • 0 min
When we don’t get to be the lead in some situation, are we willing to assume a secondary spot?
July 22, 2019
Jul 22 • 0 min
Neil Armstrong had a dream, and that dream became a reality in 1969.
July 19, 2019
Jul 19 • 0 min
If you require an easy road to reach a goal, you’ll never make it there.
July 18, 2019
Jul 18 • 1 min
It’s not about how much we know, it’s about how we can apply that knowledge.
July 17, 2019
Jul 17 • 1 min
Thomas Edison learned the secret of never quitting.
July 16, 2019
Jul 16 • 0 min
Four senior citizens who went out to golf spent most of the time complaining - except for one.
July 15, 2019
Jul 15 • 0 min
A name is so important!
July 12, 2019
Jul 12 • 1 min
How you view your job can touch others’ lives.
July 11, 2019
Jul 11 • 1 min
A little boy visiting a cathedral saw that saints are those that the light shine through.
July 10, 2019
Jul 10 • 1 min
Excellence is never an accident.
July 9, 2019
Jul 9 • 0 min
My cousin’s mother-in-law had a wonderful perspective on life!
July 8, 2019
Jul 8 • 1 min
A great thing happened when Bill Buckner returned to Fenway Park.
July 5, 2019
Jul 5 • 1 min
Who is a saint?
July 4, 2019
Jul 4 • 1 min
Maybe we should make it Dependence Day as we need to truly depend on God.
July 3, 2019
Jul 3 • 1 min
Don’t you think that it’s time today to ‘umble ourselves and confess our sins?
July 2, 2019
Jul 2 • 1 min
It’s always easy to quit, but you never accomplish anything if you quit.
July 1, 2019
Jul 1 • 1 min
Common sense is one of the real values of being wise.
June 28, 2019
Jun 28 • 1 min
Thomas Edison never quit and never stopped experimenting.
June 27, 2019
Jun 27 • 1 min
Sparky only enjoyed one thing: drawing.
June 26, 2019
Jun 26 • 0 min
Despite the snow, a neurosurgeon had a “whatever it takes” attitude.
June 25, 2019
Jun 25 • 1 min
Death is inevitable for all of us.
June 24, 2019
Jun 24 • 1 min
Learn about Australia’s “Man with the Golden Arm.”
June 21, 2019
Jun 21 • 1 min
Never give up.
June 20, 2019
Jun 20 • 1 min
“Tired, oh so tired, but still trying.”
June 19, 2019
Jun 19 • 1 min
The secret to reaching a significant goal is to do whatever it takes to get there, and to never quit.
June 18, 2019
Jun 18 • 1 min
The first change must be in our attitude, not in our circumstances!
June 17, 2019
Jun 17 • 0 min
Every day when we get up, we have a choice.
June 14, 2019
Jun 14 • 1 min
Some people are extremely creative in getting what they want!
June 13, 2019
Jun 13 • 0 min
One tourist was shocked when he found out what he bargained for!
June 12, 2019
Jun 12 • 1 min
What do little white pearl onions have to do with turning something bad into something good?
June 11, 2019
Jun 11 • 1 min
We have a vast amount of knowledge at our fingertips, but genuine knowledge has to be applied.
June 10, 2019
Jun 10 • 0 min
Got blesses us so that we might be a blessing to others.
June 7, 2019
Jun 7 • 0 min
A young coworker went about increasing the energy of his fellow workers in the wrong way.
June 6, 2019
Jun 6 • 0 min
Accomplishing something in life can make us either humble or arrogant.
June 5, 2019
Jun 5 • 0 min
We all need to use our talents in a way that honors God and helps others.
June 4, 2019
Jun 4 • 0 min
We do not have to have all our ducks in a row to start doing something good!
June 3, 2019
Jun 3 • 0 min
The best thing is to take the high road.
May 31, 2019
May 31 • 0 min
How healthy are the bones in your body?
May 30, 2019
May 30 • 0 min
A great and needed ingredient in today’s culture is integrity.
May 29, 2019
May 29 • 1 min
Some things in life are nice and playful, but they aren’t real.
May 28, 2019
May 28 • 1 min
Caring can be demonstrated in a lot of different ways.
May 27, 2019
May 27 • 1 min
Evil overcomes when good people fail to act in a situation.
May 24, 2019
May 24 • 0 min
The password to life is found in the Bible!
May 23, 2019
May 23 • 0 min
Competition can either be good or bad.
May 22, 2019
May 22 • 0 min
A difference in perspective can make a huge difference - especially when $150 are on the line!
May 21, 2019
May 21 • 0 min
A brave holy man entered the fire-engulfed Notre Dame to retrieve holy artifacts.
May 20, 2019
May 20 • 1 min
Persistence, discipline, and hard work is a lot better than quitting!
May 17, 2019
May 17 • 0 min
Never underestimate what God can do with just a small group of people and when a young boy shows up.
May 16, 2019
May 16 • 1 min
That is one crazy new sport!
May 15, 2019
May 15 • 0 min
When you have a goal in life, many people will tell you you can’t complete it.
May 14, 2019
May 14 • 1 min
Everybody needs to know that their life matters!
May 13, 2019
May 13 • 1 min
A little girl abandoned by so many found her family in a hospital.
May 10, 2019
May 10 • 0 min
When you face a problem, make sure your actions help solve the problem, not add to it!
May 9, 2019
May 9 • 0 min
We don’t need to let curiosity get the best of us!
May 8, 2019
May 8 • 0 min
Encouragement can work wonders!
May 7, 2019
May 7 • 1 min
Goals can be good, but some goals may need to be reexamined!
May 6, 2019
May 6 • 0 min
Some people see a need and meet it.
May 3, 2019
May 3 • 1 min
People respond to levels of expectation.
May 2, 2019
May 2 • 0 min
Rather than giving up and quitting, a runner completed a subzero race in four days.
May 1, 2019
May 1 • 0 min
Have we become too politically correct?
April 30, 2019
Apr 30 • 1 min
An eight-year-old Nigerian refugee was crowned the New York State championship for his age group.
April 29, 2019
Apr 29 • 0 min
A teacher proved himself worthy of being named the “World’s Best.”
April 26, 2019
Apr 26 • 1 min
When we make a mistake, it’s sometimes easier to blame someone else - but it may not be right!
April 25, 2019
Apr 25 • 0 min
There is such a natural instinct to think about a problem and then never face it!
April 24, 2019
Apr 24 • 0 min
This story shows the power of prayer!
April 23, 2019
Apr 23 • 0 min
The best life consists of loving God and loving other people!
April 22, 2019
Apr 22 • 1 min
If you think your struggles are hopeless, you will sink; God’s promise is not despair, but victory!
April 19, 2019
Apr 19 • 0 min
Why do we call it Good Friday?
April 18, 2019
Apr 18 • 0 min
Sometimes, having a safety net is just a temptation to turn back!
April 17, 2019
Apr 17 • 0 min
The best way to deal with a mistake is to confess it and try to correct it!
April 16, 2019
Apr 16 • 1 min
Exercise integrity in all of your relationships!
April 15, 2019
Apr 15 • 1 min
How do we use our money wisely?
April 12, 2019
Apr 12 • 0 min
Robots may be taking over every job - even preaching for some!
April 11, 2019
Apr 11 • 1 min
Can we be so attached to objects that we end up potentially harming ourselves?
April 10, 2019
Apr 10 • 0 min
When you encourage someone and invest in them, the limits of their achievements disappear!
April 9, 2019
Apr 9 • 0 min
Don’t postpone your decision!
April 8, 2019
Apr 8 • 0 min
When you set a great goal, there will be many people who try to discourage your from achieving them!
April 5, 2019
Apr 5 • 1 min
A weightlifter performed a great feat of strength to save a person’s life.
April 4, 2019
Apr 4 • 0 min
God has built some amazing sense of direction into his creatures!
April 3, 2019
Apr 3 • 0 min
One of the greatest needs in society today is integrity.
April 2, 2019
Apr 2 • 0 min
In life, a lot of people like to get, and a lot of people like to give.
April 1, 2019
Apr 1 • 1 min
How do ducks always return to one place in Arkansas?
March 29, 2019
Mar 29 • 1 min
How we use our money determines our priorities.
March 28, 2019
Mar 28 • 0 min
Every day, life gives us opportunities to serve and be served.
March 27, 2019
Mar 27 • 0 min
A battle from WWI can tell us a lot about living our lives.
March 26, 2019
Mar 26 • 1 min
We need to do our work with excellence and enjoy what we’re doing!
March 25, 2019
Mar 25 • 1 min
When people help people, it makes all the difference in the world.
March 22, 2019
Mar 22 • 0 min
When something is wrong, covering it up will bring severe consequences!
March 21, 2019
Mar 21 • 1 min
Redefine what is possible.
March 20, 2019
Mar 20 • 0 min
There are four stages to accomplishing something great!
March 19, 2019
Mar 19 • 1 min
On this day, swallows return annually to a mission in California.
March 18, 2019
Mar 18 • 1 min
Would you let God guide you to where you need to go today?
March 15, 2019
Mar 15 • 0 min
Don’t let the “What Ifs” dominate your life!
March 14, 2019
Mar 14 • 0 min
How did a servant become a household name?
March 13, 2019
Mar 13 • 0 min
Money can be a dangerous thing!
March 12, 2019
Mar 12 • 0 min
Do you let innocent things threaten you?
March 11, 2019
Mar 11 • 0 min
“Semper Fi” is about commitment.
March 8, 2019
Mar 8 • 0 min
Invest your time in fulfilling God’s purpose for you!
March 7, 2019
Mar 7 • 1 min
God’s support will always be there!
March 6, 2019
Mar 6 • 0 min
When everyone does what they do best, the ship will sail smoothly.
March 5, 2019
Mar 5 • 1 min
It’s time to move from Grumble Street to Thanksgiving Avenue.
March 4, 2019
Mar 4 • 0 min
Sometimes, gratitude can truly improve our health.
March 1, 2019
Mar 1 • 1 min
The answer is yes. Now, what’s the question?
February 28, 2019
Feb 28 • 0 min
How much are you willing to give to God and others?
February 27, 2019
Feb 27 • 1 min
Trying to be more positive is good, but sometimes, the best way to be positive is to change your priorities!
February 26, 2019
Feb 26 • 0 min
Slim or flaired jeans? Why not both? Because indecisiveness is no way to make a decision!
February 25, 2019
Feb 25 • 0 min
What is your picture of God?
February 22, 2019
Feb 22 • 1 min
Two people saw the same situation very differently.
February 21, 2019
Feb 21 • 0 min
Do you have a winning attitude?
February 20, 2019
Feb 20 • 0 min
Be grateful and don’t waste your time on earth!
February 19, 2019
Feb 19 • 0 min
Nothing is really ours.
February 18, 2019
Feb 18 • 0 min
You can either complain or give thanks. Don’t use up all your time complaining!
February 15, 2019
Feb 15 • 0 min
Actions always have consequences.
February 14, 2019
Feb 14 • 1 min
What does love mean?
February 13, 2019
Feb 13 • 0 min
Service can lead to some unexpected surprises!
February 12, 2019
Feb 12 • 0 min
It’s called respect.
February 11, 2019
Feb 11 • 1 min
Can you believe an actor would thank Satan for an award? Thank God today for all that is good.
February 8, 2019
Feb 8 • 0 min
Problems or possibilities?
February 7, 2019
Feb 7 • 1 min
The giant redwoods demonstrate how forming a team can lead to greatness beyond the individual.
February 6, 2019
Feb 6 • 0 min
Business competition can be unhealthy or healthy, as two beauty salons demonstrated.
February 5, 2019
Feb 5 • 0 min
An 11-year-old performed a great act of courage and saved a life!
February 4, 2019
Feb 4 • 1 min
This story shows how important it is to get along after a divorce!
February 1, 2019
Feb 1 • 1 min
A homeless man proved himself to be a wonderfully honest person.
January 31, 2019
Jan 31 • 1 min
There are many ways that we can reach out to others.
January 30, 2019
Jan 30 • 0 min
Here are three things you should always remember regarding your tongue!
January 29, 2019
Jan 29 • 0 min
What can you do for a veteran?
January 28, 2019
Jan 28 • 1 min
Just like traffic markings exist for our benefit and safety, God’s moral principles aren’t there to inhibit us, but to free us.
January 25, 2019
Jan 25 • 0 min
After four years, a returned wallet restored a man’s faith in humanity.
January 24, 2019
Jan 24 • 0 min
When we become like clay in the potter’s hand, God makes us into a beautiful jar.
January 23, 2019
Jan 23 • 0 min
When you’ve got a problem, be sure you’ve got the right solution, or you can do more harm than good!
January 22, 2019
Jan 22 • 0 min
We don’t have to get cosmetic surgery to emulate someone we should truly try to imitate!
January 21, 2019
Jan 21 • 0 min
Small acts of kindness can lead to something big!
January 18, 2019
Jan 18 • 1 min
An 89-year-old businessman saw that actions spoke louder than good intentions.
January 17, 2019
Jan 17 • 0 min
Later might be too late.
January 16, 2019
Jan 16 • 1 min
It can be easy to grumble about what’s significant rather than give thanks to God about what is truly significant.
January 15, 2019
Jan 15 • 0 min
A lost engagement ring can teach us something about never giving up.
January 14, 2019
Jan 14 • 0 min
The most important part of accomplishing your dreams is getting started!
January 11, 2019
Jan 11 • 0 min
Don’t let things go to waste!
January 10, 2019
Jan 10 • 0 min
Don’t play it safe!
January 9, 2019
Jan 9 • 1 min
Turn your bad situations into something good!
January 8, 2019
Jan 8 • 0 min
Focus on quality over quantity for your days!
January 7, 2019
Jan 7 • 1 min
What determines our happiness?
January 4, 2019
Jan 4 • 0 min
Learning to live between steps can provide a valuable lesson!
January 2, 2019
Jan 4 • 0 min
God has a plan for every life.
January 3, 2019
Jan 4 • 0 min
We control how we respond to the moments in our lives.
January 1, 2019
Jan 1 • 1 min
Happy New Year!
December 31, 2018
Dec 31, 2018 • 0 min
Something amazing happened at a Walmart in Vermont!
December 28, 2018
Dec 28, 2018 • 0 min
A valuable lesson can be learned from an amazing feat at the 1992 Summer Olympics.
December 27, 2018
Dec 27, 2018 • 1 min
May we all be as wise as the Three Wise Men!
December 26, 2018
Dec 26, 2018 • 0 min
Twinke, twinkle, little star… Be a wise man today!
December 25, 2018
Dec 25, 2018 • 1 min
A foreign diplomat said that Christmas Day is the most important day in history.
December 24, 2018
Dec 24, 2018 • 0 min
Jesus truly is the reason for the season.
December 19, 2018
Dec 20, 2018 • 1 min
Do you know what is valuable and what is not? Spend your time today on something that is valuable.
December 20, 2018
Dec 20, 2018 • 1 min
The coming of Jesus isn’t just a promise, but it is a fact that you can experience everyday.