Stop & Think: October 2, 2018

Hard Work Hard work beats talent if talent doesn’t work hard. (Kevin Durant, pro athlete, quoting Tim Notke, basketball coach) Pro athletes have great talent, of course, but as Durant said, “Working hard is better than having talent and not...

Stop & Think: October 1, 2018

Serving God’s greatest invitations often come in life’s interruptions. (Bob Fetterhoff, retired pastor) Don’t you hate to be interrupted—the phone call during family dinner or the doorbell during the last overtime of a thrilling ball game? If we...

Stop & Think: September 29, 2018

Troubles God sometimes takes us into troubled waters, not to drown us but to cleanse us. (Author unknown) It’s a paradox of Christian teaching, written in different ways. For example, in response to Paul’s prayer for healing, God replied, “My...

Stop & Think: September 27, 2018

The Present Sometimes you will not know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory. (Dr. Seuss, pen name of Theodor Seuss Geisel, author of children’s books) We live such busy lives, filled with urgencies—whether imagined or real—that demand...

Stop & Think: September 23, 2018

Words: Part Two Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. (Robert Fulghum, author) But, they do: words can hurt deeply. Here’s good advice when someone speaks evil of you: Try not to take things personally. Life coaches...

Stop & Think: September 21, 2018

Attitude It’s the internal attitude of the heart that is essential. (Jesse Deloe, writer, editor) Did you ever hear someone say, “Don’t do what I do; do what I say”? You knew right away, didn’t you, that the person wasn’t living up to his own...

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