Stop & Think: August 11, 2019

Others You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view. (Harper Lee, author) Author Toni Sorenson put it another way: “Walking a mile in someone else’s shoes isn’t as much about the walk or...

Stop & Think: August 10, 2019

Teamwork Many of us are more capable than some of us . . . but none of us is as capable as all of us. (Tom Wilson, professional athlete) Who would know better about teamwork than an athlete? He or she may be a star, but each is dependent on the...

Stop & Think: August 9, 2019

Opportunity If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you will see obstacles. (Wayne Dyer, self-help author) According to Dyer, the mind-set and attitude you bring to a project will play a large part in...

Stop & Think: August 8, 2019

Courage Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength. (Theodore Roosevelt, 26th president of the U.S.) Often when we think about courage, we envision heroes in wartime or those who have helped in...

Stop & Think: August 7, 2019

Purpose Fulfill your life purpose. Living with purpose should bring more joy than reaching your goals. (Tom Roy, sports figure, author) We’re often challenged to pursue our goals with diligence and persistence. It’s a worthy challenge, but Roy...

Stop & Think: August 6, 2019

Loneliness The best thing to hold onto in life is each other. (Audrey Hepburn, late British actress) It’s another way of saying what John Donne wrote, “No man is an island, entire of itself.” We have all experienced times of loneliness when we...

Stop & Think: August 5, 2019

Thinking When all men think alike, no one thinks very much. (Walter Lippmann, 20th century journalist) If we spend all our time with people who think just like we do, we may reinforce our own ideas and opinions, but we won’t learn much about the...

Stop & Think: August 4, 2019

Wisdom The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions. (Oliver Wendell Holmes, 19th century physician and poet) With the increasing emphasis on youth, we’re bombarded with commercials and ads that tell us how to stay young...

Stop & Think: August 3, 2019

Choices May your choices reflect your hopes not your fears. (Nelson Mandela, late president of South Africa) Mandela’s thought is echoed by author Judith Knowlton, “I discovered I always have choices and sometimes it’s only a choice...

Stop & Think: August 2, 2019

Warning Mind the gap. (James Emery White, pastor, author) White is referring to the constant refrain at the “Tube” stations (London’s underground transport system). It’s a continual warning to stay clear of the gap between the station platform...

Stop & Think: August 1, 2019

Failure Failure is not fatal. (William Ward, 20th century American writer) In fact, according to author Dale Turner, “Some of the best lessons are learned from past mistakes, the error of the past is the wisdom of the future.” While all of us...

Stop & Think: July 31, 2019

Idolatry Human beings are idol-making factories. (John Calvin, 16th century French theologian) Perhaps you don’t think that’s a fair statement for 21st century people. After all, most of us are not bowing down to idols of wood and stone. In fact...

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