GOD OF HOPE

God of Hope

Stop & Think: October 7, 2022

Legacy The most important thing you will leave behind when you die is your legacy. (Common counsel) What happens to all your “stuff” after you die? There are laws that determine how estates are to be distributed, so it’s wise to prepare legal documents to make your...

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Stop & Think: October 6, 2022

Living Right Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God. (Ronald Reagan, 40th U.S. president) Could these be the “5 rules for success”? It’s difficult to live simply in 21st century America. Life is so complicated, and it demands...

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Stop & Think: October 5, 2022

Victory Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat. (Malcolm Forbes, late American entrepreneur) Life does have its ups and downs, the mountaintop experiences and the valleys of depression. What helps an athlete get over an agonizing defeat is a later win. Once...

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Stop & Think: October 4, 2022

What Do You Have? The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have. (Vince Lombardi, late football coach) An attractive outward appearance may win beauty contests, but it doesn’t tell you anything about who the person really is at heart. Someone who is not...

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Stop & Think: October 3, 2022

Work Our main secret is just to show up for work. (Chuck Swindoll, author) Songwriter Bill Gaither made a similar comment about work habits: “Just keep doing what you know to do and do it with all the energy you have.” Our work assignments aren’t always easy or...

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Stop & Think: October 2, 2022

Judgment Good judgment comes from experience, and most of that comes from bad judgment. (Kerr L White, MD, author) Our choices do make a significant impact on our lives, not only in the moment of choosing, but even more so further along in our lives. Bad judgments...

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Stop & Think: October 1, 2022

Truth I believe we need both the light of truth and the guidance of tradition now more than ever. (John Tang) Tradition alone does not determine what is true or false, but it does help in understanding the context in which it has been applied. When we want to know...

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Stop & Think: September 30, 2022

Excuses People are anxious to improve their circumstances but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound. (James Allen, 19th - 20th century English writer) We often complain about our circumstances. We blame our failures on the weather, our...

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Stop & Think: September 29, 2022

Priorities Your greatest danger is letting the urgent things crowd out the important. (Charles E. Hummel, Tyranny of the Urgent) Further: “There is an insidious tendency to neglect important tasks that do not have to be done today—or even this week.” They say that the...

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Stop & Think: September 28, 2022

Aging You don’t get older, you get better. (Shirley Bassey, Welsh singer) Here’s a list of ideas to help us get better as we get older: Live realistically. Give generously. Adapt willingly. Trust fearlessly. Can we do all that? Certainly not unless we pay attention...

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Stop & Think: September 27, 2022

Failure Failure is acceptable but failing to try is not. (R. Keith Mobley, business leader and author) Theodore Roosevelt put it another way: “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” Having failed to score the winning basket or doing...

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Stop & Think: September 26, 2022

Friends The best times in life are made a thousand times better when shared with a dear friend. (Lucy Fawley, churchgoer.) Have you admired a beautiful mountain scene or an exciting concert, wishing you could share it with a friend? Of course, you can share a photo or...

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