April 30, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way. (Isak Dinesen, pen name of Karen Blixen, Danish author) When times are good and life is easy, we are...

June 19, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Belief isn’t just about being sincere. If you really really believe you can fly, you’ll really really get hurt. (Kevin DeYoung, theologian and author) Many people seem to think that as long as you have faith, you’ll be...

June 18, 2014

STOP AND THINK – We teach what we know, we reproduce what we are. (Winston Churchill, 20th century British prime minister) Too often teaching is merely the transferring of information. Was Churchill saying that there’s something more to...

June 17, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Coaches help others do what they don’t want to do in order to achieve what they want to achieve. (Tom Nebel, leadership trainer) Whether it’s in athletics, the arts, or almost any other profession—strenuous exercise...

June 16, 2014

STOP AND THINK – The secret to happiness, of course, is not getting what you want; it’s wanting what you get. (Hyman Schachtel, 20th century rabbi) Like so many other things in life, it is attitude or perspective that makes the difference...

June 15, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, and skillful execution. (William A. Foster, U.S. Marine, Medal of Honor winner) Foster is probably thinking of...

June 14, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained. (C. S. Lewis, 20th century Christian apologist) In a love-saturated society, the real meaning of love is...

June 13, 2014

STOP AND THINK – True friendship is like sound health, the value of it is seldom known until it [is] lost. (Charles Caleb Colton, 19th century English cleric and writer) Health is a great example of one thing in life that we take for...

June 12, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. (Robert Louis Stevenson, 19th century Scottish novelist) We’re eager to see results, aren’t we? We impatiently wait to see what we’ve...

June 10, 2014

STOP AND THINK – The right response to [suffering] is not pleasure; it’s holiness. (Paraphrased from political and cultural columnist David Brooks) What’s your first response to pain? How to get rid of it, right? But, if you believe that...

June 9, 2014

STOP AND THINK – We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. (Plato, 5th century BC Greek mathematician and philosopher) Do you remember what it was like to be...

June 8, 2014

STOP AND THINK – The longer we take to make up our minds, the less time there is to enjoy the decision. (Jesse Deloe, teacher, editor) Today’s thought was prompted by one of Mark Twain’s, “I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes...

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