May 1, 2015

STOP AND THINK  – All things strike a balance: a dull party, for instance, gets you to bed at a decent hour. (Anonymous) That’s a humorous way of looking at life, isn’t it? And we can be grateful for such times in life, when difficult or...

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...

April 29, 2015

STOP AND THINK – A good leader relates to others not for who they are, but for who they have the potential to become. (Kary Oberbrunner, author and motivational speaker) Leaders often look for people who show potential for success by their...

April 28, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Revenge reduces you to your worst self [and] puts you on the same level with those spiteful people we claim to abhor. (Judith Orloff, psychiatrist) It seems like we’re born with a “get even” trait. When someone offends us...

April 27, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Education in itself without moral correction does little except to produce clever sinners. (Melvin Tinker, the vicar of St John’s in Newland, Australia) Education is extremely important, of course, but as Martin...

April 26, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Take the risk of thinking for yourself—much more happiness, truth, beauty, and wisdom will come to you that way. (Christopher Hitchens, English author and journalist) Is it really a risk to think for yourself? Maybe we are...

April 25, 2015

STOP AND THINK – We are masters of unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out. (Winston Churchill) Sometimes we make great speeches in our minds. We know just what we’d say if certain occasions came for us to speak; we have just the...

April 24, 2015

STOP AND THINK – It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts. (John Wooden, renowned coach) Probably no one really thinks they know it all, but some people act like they do. Even the most learned person can and must continue...

April 23, 2015

STOP AND THINK – A pure theology and a loose morality will never mix. (C. H. Spurgeon, 19th century British preacher) People of religion can talk all they want about theology or doctrine, but what they really believe will be demonstrated by...

April 22, 2015

STOP AND THINK – You’ll probably end up behaving like your friends behave … and if that’s a scary thought, it’s time to make a new set of friends. (Inspiration Line) When you hang out with the same people over a period of time, you begin to...

April 21, 2015

STOP AND THINK – God has not called us to see through each other but to see each other through. (Jess Moody, 20th century pastor) Sometimes we think we can “see through” someone, that is, by noting their words and actions, we think we can...

April 20, 2015

STOP AND THINK – One kind word can warm three winter months. (Japanese Proverb) We all know what it’s like when someone encourages us. We can bask in that kind word for a long time. It’s a great joy, then, when we do the same favor for...

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