Stop & Think: March 4, 2020

Taste A friend is like an Oreo; it’s not always that great, but it always gets better! (Erin Westbrook, actress) How do you eat an Oreo cookie? A lot of people (probably not just children), crack it open, lick the filling, and then chew on the...

Stop & Think: March 3, 2020

Fairness Fairness is looking at a decision from the viewpoint of each person involved. (Bill Gothard, writer, speaker) We often hear it said that life isn’t fair, and that certainly seems to be true in many cases. We hear of schemes in athletics...

Stop & Think: March 2, 2020

Go Ahead! There are only two kinds of people: those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done,’ and those to whom God says, ‘All right, then, have it your way’” C. S. Lewis (British author). Do you remember ever wanting to...

Stop & Think: March 1, 2020

Freedom None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license (John Milton, 17th century English poet). People love their freedom. But freedom has limits. We don’t let children do whatever they want wherever they...

Stop & Think: February 29, 2020

Leap Day [This is] a day where “this time last year” and “this time next year” does not apply. (Anonymous) We joke a lot about today. Author Jarod Kintz says, “Every leap year I like to jump. It’s a good way to get my daily exercise in every four...

Stop & Think: February 28, 2020

Storms It takes a real storm in the average person’s life to make him realize how much worrying he has done over the squalls. (Bruce F. Barton, author and advertising exec.) Life is filled with squalls—short-lived commotions. Although the rain...

Stop & Think: February 27, 2020

Change and Growth If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we are not really living. (Gail Sheehy, journalist) Why is it that so many of us resist change? After all, change is inevitable. As Sheehy suggests, growth of any kind is...

Stop & Think: February 26, 2020

Friendship II Every man should have a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends. (Henry Brooks Adams, 19th-20th century historian) How do you respond when you discover that a friend isn’t as “perfect” as you thought he or she...

Stop & Think: February 25, 2020

Friendship I This communicating of a man’s self to his friend works two contrary effects; for it redoubleth joy, and cutteth griefs in half. (Francis Bacon, 16th-17th century English philosopher) The math of Bacon’s statement is an...

Stop & Think: February 24, 2020

Advice Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind. (Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 18th-19th century English poet) It’s winter now, and as the snow falls, it might be helpful to put aside...

Stop & Think: February 23, 2020

Weakness You have to take responsibility for how you respond to… trial. (John Stumbo, author) John Stumbo suffered from a months-long undiagnosed illness that kept him unable to walk, stand, swallow, or eat except by a feeding tube. He dealt with...

Stop & Think: February 22, 2020

Riches and Poverty We regard wealth as something to be properly used, rather than as something to boast about. (Pericles, 5th century B.C., Greek orator) He continues, “As for poverty, no one need be ashamed to admit it. . .” Wealth and poverty...

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