Stop & Think: September 27, 2020

Perspective II No idea is so antiquated that it was not once modern. No idea is so modern that it will not someday be antiquated. (Ellen Glasgow, American author) The wise Solomon wrote, “Nothing under the sun is truly new” (Ecclesiastes 1:9)...

Stop & Think: September 26, 2020

Perspective I When things go wrong: Look at the bigger picture. (Source unknown) Good advice! When we run into difficulties in our pursuit for success, we may be discouraged and think that it will never work out. Everything is doomed! Such a...

Stop & Think: September 25, 2020

Keep Trying Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th. (Julie Andrews, English actress) The renowned inventor Thomas Edison enlarged on Andrews’ comment. He earlier had said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways...

Stop & Think: September 24, 2020

Experience II When was the last time you did something for the first time? (Sign in a restaurant) Actually, this is a line from a song recorded in 2017 by Darius Rucker. It’s a challenge to some of us—perhaps those in the senior citizens...

Stop & Think: September 23, 2020

Experience I Experience is a doorway, not a final goal. (Bill Katip, college president)⁠ Sometimes when we face a trying situation, we’re tempted to give up and move on to something else. But Katip’s counsel is to look at it positively. What new...

Stop & Think: September 22, 2020

Circumstances Nothing great has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe something inside them was superior to circumstances. (Bruce Barton, late American congressman) How many times have you been overcome by the difficult...

Stop & Think: September 20, 2020

Gifts The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work. (Emile Zola, 19th century French novelist) We are so blessed to enjoy the giftedness of artists of all kinds. We enjoy their paintings, their literary efforts...

Stop & Think: September 19, 2020

Worry Worry is assuming responsibility for things that are out of our control. That’s pretty much everything. (Charles Swindoll, author) Swindoll’s observation is not all that encouraging, is it? Do I have to live in an environment where...

Stop & Think: September 18, 2020

Religion Either our religion will transform us, or we will transform our religion to suit our sympathies. (Michael Horton, syndicated broadcaster) For millennia men have been searching for God. They have made images from their imagination and...

Stop & Think: September 17, 2020

Feelings That is the way we are made: we don’t reason, where we feel; we just feel (Mark Twain in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court) “Follow your heart; tell him/her how you really feel” is an oft-repeated suggestion in a Hallmark...

Stop & Think: September 16, 2020

Confidence Arrogance is the evil twin of confidence. (Tom Avey, non-profit administrator) Avey illustrates his principle: “Confidence listens; arrogance doesn’t. Confidence likes and seeks counsel; arrogance doesn’t. Confidence can be reproved...

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