Stop & Think: April 30, 2019

The vow of marriage is not one of unending happiness, but a vow of determined decision- making. (Jeff Bogue, pastor) When we say “I do” at the altar, what are we committing ourselves to? Living with our companion in never-ending bliss and...

Stop & Think: April 29, 2019

Blowing out someone’s candle doesn’t make yours shine any brighter. (Amber Teamann, elementary school principal) That sounds like a very good principle to teach elementary school children, who often display a “Me first” attitude. Unfortunately...

Stop & Think: April 28, 2019

The older you get the better you get, unless you’re a banana. (Actress Betty White) Well, we’d like to think that is true, wouldn’t we? We work with our children, send them to school, and give them every opportunity we can so they can become...

Stop & Think: April 27, 2019

Without strategy, execution is aimless. Without execution, strategy is useless. (Morris Chang, businessman) Strategy is important, but no matter how carefully planned, a project can still fail. On the other hand, as businessman Naveen Jain says...

Stop & Think: April 26, 2019

Demonstrate courage on the outside, even when you don’t feel it on the inside. (Ann Valentine, college president) No doubt many military men and women who have survived wartime experiences would admit to being scared when the shells were firing...

Stop & Think: April 25, 2019

When the well is dry, we know the worth of water. (Benjamin Franklin, inventor, writer) We who live where water is plentiful and relatively inexpensive don’t really appreciate what a luxury it is in much of the world. We just take it for granted...

Stop & Think: April 24, 2019

Knowledge and character have little value until it (sec.) is applied. (Jacqueline Hodges, educator) The Bible says that wise people treasure knowledge, and certainly it’s helpful to store up facts and data that relate to life and living. It’s...

Stop & Think: April 23, 2019

Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can – there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did. (Sarah Caldwell, opera conductor) Life is a continual learning experience. Caldwell suggests that the opportunities...

Stop & Think: April 22, 2019

Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon (E. M. Forster, English novelist) Remember how difficult it was to wean your baby from milk to more solid foods? It was often frustrating and messy, wasn’t it? Yet, it...

Stop & Think: April 21, 2019

May you and your family be blessed as you celebrate the true meaning of Easter, from the reflection of Good Friday to the joy of Easter Sunday and the promise of eternal life. (Author unknown) Many will enjoy today as a holiday for parades and...

Stop & Think: April 20, 2019

We have become a generation of people who worship our work, who work at our play, and who play at our worship. (Quoted by Leland Ryken, author) Ryken’s quote is illustrated well by the way some people make light of Lent, the 40 days prior to...

Stop & Think: April 19, 2019

Practice mercy and forgiveness throughout as a lesson that symbolizes the love shown through his crucifixion. (Unarine Ramaru, university professor) Today is celebrated in the Christian world as Good Friday, the day when Jesus was crucified in...

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