Stop & Think: December 15, 2019

Stand If you won’t stand for something, you will fall for anything. (Quote attributed to numerous sources) With the pressures of modern-day life, bombarded on all sides with political debates, tempting commercials, and suggestive media, it...

Stop & Think: December 14, 2019

Commitment Habit formation in golf [is] enhanced by solid teaching, devotion, commitment, and the encouragement of others. Make sure all these components are part of . . . your game of life. (Jim Sheard and Wally Armstrong, golf writers) Even in...

Stop & Think: December 11, 2019

Smiling It is Christmas every time you smile at your brother and offer him your hand. (Mother Teresa) Christmas is still two weeks away, but Mother Teresa’s advice is good not only for the next two weeks but all year long. This special holiday...

Stop & Think: December 10, 2019

Be a Helper Be a lamp, a lifeboat, or a ladder. (Rumi, 13th century Persian poet) What’s common about those three words? It isn’t their particular definition but, rather, what they can be used for. Think about the influence of your life. How...

Stop & Think: December 9, 2019

Focus The successful warrior is the average man with laser-like focus. (Bruce Lee, 20th century actor and martial artist) In the movies and TV stories heroes are often depicted as men or women of extraordinary strength and courage. Lee suggests...

Stop & Think: December 8, 2019

Why am I here? Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle. (Lewis Carroll, 19th century English writer) That quote from Alice in Wonderland is more than just a fictional concern. It is one of the essential questions in life. Who am I? Why...

Stop & Think: December 7, 2019

Inertia The first obstacle to be overcome in any undertaking is the inertia of the people who are to perform the task. (Source unknown) Whether it’s the production of the newest widget in the market, the painting of a masterpiece in art, or the...

Stop & Think: December 6, 2019

Achievement God is not going to look us over for medals, degrees, or diplomas, but for scars. (James Gribble, pioneer missionary) We tend to evaluate people’s success by the medals won, degrees or diplomas earned, or otherwise gaining public...

Stop & Think: December 5, 2019

Humility With popularity comes the need for humility. With prosperity comes the need for integrity. (Chuck Swindoll, author) Only a few people may want to be the life-of-the-party, but almost everyone wants to be popular. No one enjoys being the...

Stop & Think: December 4, 2019

Christmas is Coming Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts. (Joan Winmill Brown, British actor & writer) It’s still three weeks till Christmas, yet the anticipation has begun. Brown continues, “No matter how we may dread the rush...

Stop & Think: December 3, 2019

Plan Ahead December, being the last month of the year, cannot help but make us think of what is to come. (Fennel Hudson, rural lifestyle author) Children (even grown-up children) welcome December and look forward excitedly to Christmas. Others...

Stop & Think: December 2, 2019

The Seasons May and October, the best-smelling months? I’ll make a case for December: evergreen, frost, wood smoke, cinnamon. (Lisa Kleypas , American novelist) Some people like spring freshness; others wait eagerly for summer heat. Fall...

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