January 1, 2015

STOP AND THINK – If I need to change or improve my behavior (and who doesn’t) I shouldn’t need the artificial date of January 1 to inspire me to action. (Alan Terwilleger, former Colson Center president) New Years’ resolutions are usually...

December 31, 2014

STOP AND THINK – New Year’s Eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted. (Hamilton Wright...

December 30, 2014

STOP AND THINK – One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people. (Dick Gregory, American comedian and social activist) According to the Declaration of Independence, Americans have the...

December 29, 2014

STOP AND THINK – To love your neighbor you must know your neighbor. (Ben Stevens, Alaskan politician) Some say that love is blind, but can that really be true? Can you love someone you haven’t seen or don’t know? It certainly would be much...

December 28, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Generosity: it doesn’t cost a penny to pay it forward. (John Maxwell, motivational speaker and author) Is Maxwell challenging us to pass on to others what we have without considering the cost? Maybe he’s not talking about...

December 27, 2014

STOP AND THINK – What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail? (Robert Schuller, televangelist and motivational speaker) Many people are kept from stepping out into new ventures because of the fear of failure. No one likes to...

December 26, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Evans Rogers, American film star and singer-songwriter). This is the day after Christmas. The gift-wrappings are gone; some of the toys may be broken or the batteries lost—but can the Christmas spirit last a bit longer?...

December 25, 2014

STOP AND THINK – There is nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child. (Erma Bombeck, 20th century American humorist) We often think that Christmas is mainly for children. Perhaps that’s why so many...

December 24, 2014

STOP AND THINK – The only blind person at Christmas is he who has not Christmas in his heart. (Helen Keller, American author and lecturer) Tomorrow’s the big day! But, lest it’s meaning fade too quickly, consider Keller’s comment, a...

December 23, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it (William Arthur Ward, inspirational writer). It’s just two days now. Are all the gifts wrapped and under the tree? What do those gifts...

December 22, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Christmas is the day that holds all time together. (Alexander Smith, 19th century Scottish poet and essayist) It’s still three days away, but the Christmas spirit is all around us, isn’t it? In fact, that spirit should be...

December 21, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Take Christ out of Christmas, and December becomes the bleakest and most colorless month of the year. (A. F. Wells) This is Christmas week. In much of the world, you can’t miss it. It’s emblazoned in signs, lighted trees...

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