Stop & Think: April 22, 2019

Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon (E. M. Forster, English novelist) Remember how difficult it was to wean your baby from milk to more solid foods? It was often frustrating and messy, wasn’t it? Yet, it...

Stop & Think: April 21, 2019

May you and your family be blessed as you celebrate the true meaning of Easter, from the reflection of Good Friday to the joy of Easter Sunday and the promise of eternal life. (Author unknown) Many will enjoy today as a holiday for parades and...

Stop & Think: April 20, 2019

We have become a generation of people who worship our work, who work at our play, and who play at our worship. (Quoted by Leland Ryken, author) Ryken’s quote is illustrated well by the way some people make light of Lent, the 40 days prior to...

Stop & Think: April 19, 2019

Practice mercy and forgiveness throughout as a lesson that symbolizes the love shown through his crucifixion. (Unarine Ramaru, university professor) Today is celebrated in the Christian world as Good Friday, the day when Jesus was crucified in...

Stop & Think: April 18, 2019

People will cling to an unsatisfactory way of life rather than change to get something better for fear of getting something worse. (Eric Hoffer, 20th century social philosopher) Do you recognize yourself in Hoffer’s statement? Have you ever...

Stop & Think: April 17, 2019

If you do not like it, change it and if you cannot change it, change the way you think about it. (Mary Englebrat, graphic artist) We often see things we’d like to change—it may be as simple as correcting a typo or as complex as reprogramming our...

Stop & Think: April 16, 2019

A sign of a good leader is not how many followers you have, but how many leaders you create. (Mahatma Gandhi, late Indian activist) It’s been noted that you’re not a good leader if no one is following you. That’s obvious, isn’t it? When your...

Stop & Think: April 15, 2019

Leadership is a matter of how to be, not how to do. (Frances Hesselbein, author) Some might think of leadership as the ability to command and order, and the followers will obey. That’s partly true, but Hesselbein, apparently, has a different...

Stop & Think: April 14, 2019

Those who are best at waiting are best at serving, also. (James Gribble, pioneer missionary) Today could likely be labeled as the age of “impatience.” We want what we want, and we want it NOW! In spite of modern technology that speeds things up...

Stop & Think: April 13, 2019

There are seven days in the week, and SOMEDAY isn’t one of them. (Shaquille O’Neal, retired professional athlete) In our dreaming of the future, how often do we think “Someday I’ll . . .”? But O’Neal is right, “someday” never comes. Unless we...

Stop & Think: April 12, 2019

It’s easier to act your way into a new way of thinking than to think your way into a new way of acting. (Millard Fuller, founder of Habitat for Humanity) Put another way, thinking something doesn’t make it happen. Worthy accomplishments...

Stop & Think: April 11, 2019

Many of life’s failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. (Thomas Edison, inventor) Edwin H. Land, founder of Polaroid, put it another way, “An essential aspect of creativity is not...

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