STOP AND THINK – Happiness is not the pursuit of thrills or gratification of sensual desires. It is, instead, the pursuit of virtue. (Chuck Colson, former presidential advisor, cultural commentator, and prison reformer)

People seem to be motivated more by their appetites than by moral character. Whether it is gluttony, sex, drug addiction, or another out-of-bounds desire, restraint is thrown to the wind in order to gain self-satisfaction. All too often, instant gratification trumps patience and moderation.

Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable . . .think about such things (Philippians 4:8).