November 18, 2015

STOP AND THINK – In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity. (attributed to Saint Augustine) Though this expression is often used with regard to theological disagreements, it is applicable to any situation...

November 17, 2015

STOP AND THINK – For me, music-making is the most joyful activity possible, the most perfect expression of any emotion. (Luciano Pavarotti, late Italian opera star) Pavarotti was a vocal artist; his God-given and trained gifts gave joy to...

Oh No! Celsus

By: Dave Illingworth   Getting it wrong: Greek philosopher Celsus wrote, “Christians utterly defeat themselves. They slander each other with the vilest forms of abuse.”   Getting it right: Jesus said, “By this everyone will know you are...

November 16, 2015

STOP AND THINK – The two most important days in life are the day you were born and the day you figure out why. (Mark Twain, American author and humorist) “Why am I here” is one of life’s most persistent and essential questions. Is there...

November 15, 2015

STOP AND THINK – If you would create something, you must be something. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 19th-20th century German writer and statesman) Most often artists and inventors do not create something merely from external influences and...

November 14, 2015

STOP AND THINK – “Truth” without love is pride, not truth. “Love” without truth is enabling, not loving. (David Gable) When you are really sure that you know truth, you may fall into a sense of pride, because you...

November 13, 2015

If you live in the river, you should make friends with the crocodiles. (Indian Proverb) Our first reaction to this proverb might well be: “Better to move out of the river.” No doubt the proverb is intended, however, to encourage people to learn...

November 12, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Nothing repels like a frown—or attracts like a smile. (Charles Swindoll, preacher and author) It’s a simple statement but one which can be verified by almost everyone’s personal experience. When someone begins to frown...

November 11, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed. (Storm Jameson, 20th century English journalist and author) Note Jameson’s five requirements to be happy...

Title: Mud is Slippery

By: Lynda Shadel   The past year has been a wet one, and with the rain comes mud. During my walks, the mud can become treacherous. Often I try to just step over the mud rather than taking the harder way of avoiding it altogether. I sometimes...

November 10, 2015

STOP AND THINK – This is the true joy in life—being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one. (George Bernard Shaw, late Nobel-Prize-winning Irish playwright) Shaw continues: “. . . being thoroughly worn out before you are...

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