Stop & Think: October 20, 2018

Persistence Failure is the path of least persistence. (Church sign board) This simple maxim is not difficult to understand, but it could have a profound effect in helping a lazy person learn to achieve. If the lack of determination is the reason...

Stop & Think: October 19, 2018

Influences There’s always something you can’t see controlling what you can see. (Priscilla Shirer, motivational speaker and author) Anyone who has worked at a computer has discovered Shirer’s words to be true. It’s aggravating when what you...

Stop & Think: October 18, 2018

Community Community is not something you find; it’s something you build. Community is not something discovered; it is something forged. (James Emerson White, religious commentator) White concludes: “My point is that all relationships of worth are...

Stop & Think: October 16, 2018

Action A plan without action is just a plan. (Rebekah Radice, business consultant) Having a brilliant idea or conceiving a great plan is a good beginning, but that’s all it is. The next steps are equally important. How do you get that idea out of...

Stop & Think: October 15, 2018

Misunderstood To be great is to be misunderstood. (Ralph Waldo Emerson, 19th century essayist) If you’ve been misunderstood, you’re not alone. Emerson lists some misunderstood influential people: Pythagoras, Socrates, Jesus, Luther, Copernicus...

Stop & Think: October 14, 2018

Attitude Good leaders are never complainers. They’re doers. (John Maxwell, leadership author) Has there ever been a time where there has been so much complaining? People groan about the weather, their bosses’ unfairness, their children’s...

Stop & Think: October 13, 2018

Teamwork That which is not in the interest of the hive is not in the interest of the bee. (Marcus Aurelius, 2nd century Roman emperor) It’s an ancient thought but what a great metaphor it is for the 21st century as well as the 2nd century. Bees...

Stop & Think: October 12, 2018

Hypocrisy While it’s easy to spot hypocrisy in others, it’s much harder to see it in ourselves. (Michael Lockstampfor, creative media pastor) If we’re honest, we’ll probably agree with the quotation. But, why is that true; why do we...

Stop & Think: October 11, 2018

Honesty Golf is a game in which you yell “fore,” shoot six, and write down five. (Paul Harvey, late radio commentator) It’s a clever play on words that golfers will understand immediately. “Fudging” on your golf score may be an...

Stop & Think: October 10, 2018

Opportunity I will study and prepare, and someday my opportunity will come. (Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States) They say that opportunity knocks only once. Whether that is true or not, the two key words in Honest Abe’s quote...

Stop & Think: October 9, 2018

Waiting Let there be silence. Silence is the training wheels of a good deep discussion. (Jack Brown, pastor) Brown says, “Sometimes an awkward amount of time is required. But without it, some may never speak up.” It’s awkward, isn’t it, when the...

Stop & Think: October 8, 2018

Character It must happen IN you before it can happen THROUGH you! (Timothy Kight, Elementary school teacher) This is an important lesson for adults as well as children. After all, what you ARE is more important than what you DO. Why? Because what...

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