STOP AND THINK – Our performance is directly related to the thoughts we deposit in our memory banks. We can only draw on what we deposit. (Charles Swindoll, pastor and author)

It is essential that we put into our minds and hearts character-building ideas and thoughts. As Jesus said, it’s what comes out of the heart that destroys (Matthew 15:18-19). Our world is filled with destructive thoughts conveyed through movies, TV, music lyrics, and visual and oral advertisements. It’s hard work, but we must control what goes into our minds.

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)