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...

Stop & Think: July 12, 2018

Happily-Ever-After It is only possible to live happily-ever-after on a day-to-day basis. (Margaret Bonnano, science fiction writer) Tales that usually begin with “Once upon a time…” often end with “… live happily-ever-after.” And we wish it were...

Stop & Think: July 11, 2018

Love Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love. (Mother Teresa) At sometime in life, almost everyone probably wishes he or she could do something spectacular—something that would bring great benefit to the...

Stop & Think: July 10, 2018

Learning from Mistakes Mistakes give you more information so you can get it right the next time. Don’t fear them, just learn from them. (Keith Minier, minister) Most people don’t like to make mistakes. In fact, some people won’t even act or...

Stop & Think: July 9, 2018

Listening Wise is the listener who doesn’t feel compelled to fill up all the blank spaces. (Charles Swindoll, pastor and author) Listening seems to be a lost art today. In many conversations, we are thinking about our responses while our...

Stop & Think: July 8, 2018

Hospitality It’s better to leave too early and be missed than to stay too late and be pitied. (Victoria Warden) Have you ever had guests who overstayed their welcome? They just didn’t seem to want to leave, and you were eager to wrap up the...

Stop & Think: July 7, 2018

The Narrow Road Roads were made for journeys, not destinations. (Confucius, ancient Chinese philosopher) At first glance, you might agree with Confucius. The journey along life’s road, no matter its destination, is where you live daily. So, you...

Stop & Think: July 6, 2018

Wise Choices If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month. (Theodore Roosevelt, 26th president of the United States) Roosevelt’s comment may have been tongue-in-cheek, but it may...

Stop & Think: July 5, 2018

Health It is health that is real wealth, and not pieces of gold and silver. (Mahatma Gandhi, 19th-20th century independence leader in India) Have you seen all the TV commercials, touting silver and gold as the safest place investments for  your...

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