Stop & Thinks: March 9, 2019

We cannot choose how many years we will live, but we can choose how much life those years will have. (John Maxwell, leadership speaker and author) As we grow older, we begin to think more and more about how much longer we might have to live. It’s...

Stop & Think: March 8, 2019

When love is felt, the message is heard. (Jim Vaus, converted gangster) Bad news and corrections are very difficult to deliver. But even difficult words, spoken in love, can be received well and appreciated., even life-changing. Theodore...

Stop & Think: March 7, 2019

Some people care too much, I think they call it love. (Winnie the Pooh, a cartoon character) What is love after all? Spooning under the moon by the lagoon in June? Well, there are a lot of romantic ideas about love. But, according to the Bible...

Stop & Think: March 6, 2019

Where your pleasure is, there is your treasure; where your treasure is, there is your heart; where your heart is, there is your happiness. (Augustine, 4th century theologian) What makes you happy? What gives you the most pleasure? Is it something...

Stop & Think: March 5, 2019

Money can’t buy happiness but it can buy marshmallows which is close. (Anonymous) Is that what makes life happy—marshmallows? If money can’t buy happiness—and it can’t—certainly the things that money can buy won’t bring happiness either...

Stop & Think: March 4, 2019

If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. (C. S. Lewis, 20th century British writer) Men and women look everywhere for something to satisfy...

Stop & Think: March 3, 2019

No matter how just your words may be, you ruin everything when you speak with anger. (John Chrysostom, 5th century Early Church Father) You can’t take back your words once you’ve spoken them. It’s not like the delete key on your computer. What’s...

Stop & Think: March 2, 2019

A good character is the best tombstone. … Carve your name on hearts, not on marble. (  C. H. Spurgeon, 19th century British preacher) How do you want to be remembered? What would you like people to say about you? That will be determined pretty...

Stop & Think: March 1, 2019

It is a poor thing to fear that which is inevitable. (Tertullian, 2nd-3rd century B.C. Christian writer) Is there anything you can do about the inevitable? What will be, will be, they say. But, fearing it just makes life harder while you wait for...

Stop & Thinks: February 28, 2019

My best teachers were not the ones who knew all the answers, but those who were deeply excited by the questions they could not answer. (Brian Greene, science professor) We look to our teachers as authorities, and expect them to know their subject...

Stop & Thinks: February 27, 2019

To become someone you have never been, you must let go of who you have been till now. (Sam Adeyemi, motivational speaker) There are probably many people who wish they could change their personality or image. They crave success, popularity, and an...

Stop & Think: February 26, 2019

Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder. (E.B. White, writer and grammarian) 100 years ago today, the U.S. Congress established Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. It includes the Grand Canyon, a gorge of the Colorado River...

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