Stop & Think: February 13, 2019

I’ve got to stop this business of talking without thinking. (Linus in the “Peanuts” cartoon) Everything seems to be happening at lightening-speed today. News runs across the bottom of the TV screen so fast you can hardly understand what’s...

Stop & Think: February 12, 2019

Stand with anybody that stands right. Stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong. (Abraham Lincoln) It really feels great to have friends who stand with us in the hard times. We want to stand with them, too. But, no...

Stop & Think: February 11, 2019

Become a possibilitarian. (Inspiration Line) A new word, eh? Here’s the thought: “No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities—always see them, for they’re always there.” That’s certainly...

Stop & Think: February 10, 2019

The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth. (Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th U.S. President) It’s our nature to admire physical strength and material wealth. But, as Eisenhower...

Stop & Think: February 9, 2019

The Gods we worship write their names on our faces; be sure of that. . (Ralph Waldo Emerson, 19th century American essayist) Emerson continues “. . . thus, it behooves us to be careful what we worship, for what we are worshipping we are...

Stop & Think: February 7, 2019

What we don’t know can never excuse us from doing what we do know. (David Guzik, Bible commentator) With the exponential increase in available knowledge, it’s impossible to know everything about one topic or even a little about multiple...

Stop & Think: February 6, 2019

Unless you increase, in equal measure with your knowledge, your judgment, and character, you will fail in the only thing that is important. (Antonin Scalia, late Supreme Court justice). According to Scalia, everything flows from good judgment and...

Stop & Think: February 5, 2019

The nation’s morals are like its teeth; the more decayed they are, the more it hurts to touch them. (George Bernard Shaw, 19th-20th centuries Irish playwright) For anyone who has ever had a toothache, Shaw’s picturesque metaphor is easily...

Stop & Think: February 4, 2019

In a life well lived, each succeeding day becomes better than the last. (John Homer Miller, former Marine officer) Miller continues, “Each day, each year, each experience does not stand alone; it cannot be separated by what has happened before or...

Stop & Think: February 3, 2019

Silence is not wasted time, but useful time spent. (Mr. Rogers, late TV personality) We don’t “hear” much silence today. In modern society, noise is omnipresent whether it’s ringing smart phones, blasting TVs, or frenzied musicians at a concert...

Stop & Think: February 2, 2019

Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes but when you look back everything is different? (C. S. Lewis, 19th-20th century British writer) It is strange, isn’t it, that after the mundane day-to-day work has morphed into months and years...

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