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Charles Rozell Swindoll

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Born

Charles Rozell Swindoll October 18, 1934 (age 84) El Campo, Wharton County Texas, U.S.

Pen name

Chuck Swindoll

Occupation

Pastor, author, educator

Genre

Inspirational, Christian living

Notable works

The Grace Awakening, Swindoll's New Testament Insights

Notable awards

ECPA Jordon Lifetime Achievement Award, 1997[1] 12 ECPA Christian Book Awards

Spouse

Cynthia Ann Parker (m. 1955)

Children

Curt, Charissa, Colleen, and Chuck, Jr.

Website

insight.org

Charles Rozell "Chuck" Swindoll /ˈswɪnˌdɒl/ (born October 18, 1934) is an evangelical Christian pastor, author, educator, and radio preacher. He founded Insight for Living, headquartered in Frisco, Texas, which airs a radio program of the same name on more than 2,000 stations around the world in 15 languages. He is currently senior pastor at Stonebriar Community Church, in Frisco, Texas.

Charles Rozell Swindoll was born on October 18, 1934, in El Campo in Wharton County, Texas, the third of three children born to Earl and Lovell Swindoll. He attended Charles H. Milby High School in Houston. He credits his drama teacher, Dick Nieme, for helping him overcome severe stuttering.[2] As a member of the school marching band and orchestra, he learned to play all of the instruments in the woodwind section, although the saxophone remained his primary instrument. After graduating from high school, he studied mechanical engineering while working for Reed Roller Bit Company in Houston, Texas. Swindoll then fulfilled his military service obligation[clarification needed] 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 magna cum laude four years later.

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The remarkable thing is, we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. - Charles R. Swindoll

The remarkable thing is, we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.

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We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. - Charles R. Swindoll

We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.

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Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. - Charles R. Swindoll

Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill.

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When you have vision it affects your attitude. Your attitude is optimistic rather than pessimistic. - Charles R. Swindoll

When you have vision it affects your attitude. Your attitude is optimistic rather than pessimistic.

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A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living. - Charles R. Swindoll

A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living.

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I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun. - Charles R. Swindoll

I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun.

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We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations. - Charles R. Swindoll

We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.

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I am often the brunt of my own humor. - Charles R. Swindoll

I am often the brunt of my own humor.

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Words can never adequately convey the incredible impact of our attitudes toward life. The longer I live the more convinced I become that life is 10 percent what happens to us and 90 percent how we respond to it. - Charles R. Swindoll

Words can never adequately convey the incredible impact of our attitudes toward life. The longer I live the more convinced I become that life is 10 percent what happens to us and 90 percent how we respond to it.

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Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. - Charles R. Swindoll

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

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Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. - Charles R. Swindoll

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.

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It is easy for Christians to have the false impression that once we have established a relationship with Christ, which we believe sets us right with God, the problems of life will somehow scoot away or they will slowly be removed from our lives. - Charles R. Swindoll

It is easy for Christians to have the false impression that once we have established a relationship with Christ, which we believe sets us right with God, the problems of life will somehow scoot away or they will slowly be removed from our lives.

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There is nothing more fearful for the average person in our society than to stand before a group of people and speak. - Charles R. Swindoll

There is nothing more fearful for the average person in our society than to stand before a group of people and speak.

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Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. - Charles R. Swindoll

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

Charles R. Swindoll