Stop & Think: July 24, 2018

The First Step He who is outside his door already has the hard part of his journey behind him. (Dutch proverb) That first step is often the hardest part of any project. After you’ve made that initial move, somehow it’s easier to keep going. Mark...

Stop & Think: July 23, 2018

Good Humor Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. . . . It is the direct route to serenity and contentment. (Grenville Kleiser, 19th-20th century North American author) Kleiser also said, “It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression.” In...

Stop & Think: July 22, 2018

Parents’ Wisdom The best time to give advice to your children is while they are still young enough to think you know what you’re talking about. (Evan Esar, late American humorist) We might regard Esar’s comment as humorous, but there may be...

Stop & Think: July 21, 2018

Justice It is inconceivable that we can be bored in a world with so much wrong to tackle, so much ignorance to teach and so much misery we could alleviate. (William Wilberforce, 18th-19th century English political leader) Wilberforce was perhaps...

Stop & Think: July 20, 2018

Listening to Your Conscience Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience. (George Washington, 1st president of the United States) One of the concerns of people who say that “things aren’t like they...

Stop & Think: July 19, 2018

Paying Attention Attentiveness is showing the worth of a person by giving sincere attention to his words. (Bill Gothard, writer and speaker) Have you ever been in a conversation with someone, when you suddenly realized you were no longer paying...

Stop & Think: July 18, 2018

True Friends A friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else. Len Wein, comic book writer and editor) Sometimes when we are alone and in trouble, it’s not convenient for a friend to come alongside to assist. A...

Stop & Think: July 17, 2018

Contentment The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. (William Arthur Ward, 20th century American inspirational writer) It’s curious, isn’t it, how differently people respond to a...

Stop & Think: July 16, 2018

Disappointment Disappointment is nothing but a premature conclusion, causing you to stop reading before the story’s end. (Ann Spangler, writer) Have you ever been interrupted while reading a book and never were able to get back to it?...

Stop & Think: July 15, 2018

Cynicism Cynicism has never won a war, or cured disease, or started a business, or fed a young mind, or sent men into space. Cynicism is a choice. (Barack Obama, 44th U.S. president) Not many people would admit to being a cynic. A cynic is...

Stop & Think: July 14, 2018

Leaving Our Legacies A legacy is not leaving something FOR people. It is leaving something IN people, thus leaving them better than you found them.” (Dawn Naylor, school administrator) We often think of legacies in terms of inheritances—the...

Stop & Think: July 13, 2018

Success and Humility I don’t want to be successful; I want to be useful. (quoted by Danny Wright, pastor) Wright continues: “And to be useful, I need to be humble. There are many people who are too strong to be useful, but there is no one...

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