Stop & Think: December 12, 2020

Friendship I A friend is one who believes in you when you have ceased to believe in yourself. (Author unknown) There may come a time for some of us when we’re not doing well, and we feel like we just can’t go on. We’ve lost confidence in our...

Stop & Think: December 11, 2020

Advent Advent reminds us we need salvation, not savings. We need peace, not presents. (Pastor Tim Sprankle) As we near Christmas, it’s good to remember that this is Advent season, the time to reflect on the real reason for celebrating. Gift...

Stop & Think: December 10, 2020

Honesty Sincerity connects because it’s so rare. Our antenna is up and our tolerance is down. (Deeper Path Team) We hear a lot about “fake news,” and we’ve all experienced hypocrisy in almost every area of common life. It’s unfortunate that...

Stop & Think: December 9, 2020

Forgiveness Forgiveness is the cure when we want to take revenge. (Anonymous) Although we often want to “get even” with someone who has wronged us, it really doesn’t help. Judith Orloff, M.D. put it this way: “Forgiveness is a paradigm-shifting...

Stop & Think: December 8, 2020

Conflict I will not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum. (Frances Willard, 19th-century American educator) Like many physical realities, friction has both positive and negative outcomes. Friction between two objects...

Stop & Think: December 7, 2020

The Basics The restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men. (George Orwell, 20th-century writer) Someone might be criticized for always stating the obvious. After all, if it is so well-known, why is repeating it necessary at...

Stop & Think: December 6, 2020

Choices II Every choice reduces [a little] one’s freedom to choose the next time. (C. S. Lewis, late British author) Perhaps you’ve never thought about choices the way Lewis did. We’ve all made decisions without considering the effect those...

Stop & Think: December 5, 2020

Choices I No matter how many books you read, no matter how many schools you attend, you’re never really wise until you start making wise choices. (Marie T. Freeman, teacher) We may not be reading as many books as we once did, but some of us are...

Stop & Think: December 4, 2020

Christmas Is Coming (in three weeks) Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it white. (Bing Crosby, late popular singer) Even Bing Crosby, who introduced the popular song, “White...

Stop & Think: December 3, 2020

Hope There is tremendous energy in the present power of a future hope. (Linda Brumbaugh, blog writer) Life often seems dark and foreboding. Whether it’s the failures of the past or today’s discouragements, sometimes it seems that life is...

Stop & Think: December 2, 2020

Change If you don’t like where you are, change. (Chris Suitt, pastor) Suitt continues: “If you don’t like what you have become or where you are at the moment; you don’t have to stay there!” Sometimes we find ourselves in unhappy...

Stop & Think: December 1, 2020

Lying There is simply no way to undo the mischief a lie can produce. (Chuck Colson, founder of Prison Fellowship) After his conversion, Chuck Colson, acknowledged the error of his conduct as a politician and government official and the suffering...

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