June 23, 2015

STOP AND THINK – It is the best and truest friend who honestly tells us the truth about ourselves even when he knows we shall not like it. (R. C. H. Lenski, German-American Lutheran scholar & author) Not many people take criticism well...

June 22, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Affliction is one of God’s medicines! By it He often teaches lessons which would be learned in no other way. (J. C. Ryle, 19th century Anglican bishop) No one likes to suffer. We avoid pain at almost any cost—...

June 21, 2015

STOP AND THINK – The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. (Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk, mystic, and writer) Merton continues, “Otherwise we love only the...

June 20, 2015

STOP AND THINK – He who gives when he is asked has waited too long. (Scottish proverb) At first reading, we might think this is a strange proverb. After all, giving is usually a good thing, isn’t it? In fact, the Bible says that if we have...

June 19, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on our own expectations for ourselves. (Denis Waitley, motivational speaker and author) We often think that we are limited by external obstacles and difficulties that...

June 18, 2015

STOP AND THINK – If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself. (Henry Ford, American industrialist) Sometimes we worry so much about results and objectives, hungering for elusive success, that we forget what it...

June 17, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real. (Iris Murdoch, Irish-born British author and philosopher) It takes awhile for a child to realize that he or she is not the only reality in life...

June 16, 2015

STOP AND THINK – You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you. (Brian Tracy, Canadian author on personal and business success) This is not a new idea, but it is certainly important for...

June 15, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain. (Author Unknown) Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote, “Into each life some rain must fall.” Sometimes, instead of a...

June 14, 2015

STOP AND THINK – The path to our destination is not always a straight one. (Barbara Hall, American writer and producer) The expression “as the crow flies” indicates the shortest distance between two points, which we may not be able to...

June 13, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Thoughts are like roads; you never know where they will lead you. (Robert Schuller, late television pastor and author) Sometimes taking an unknown road may lead to a new adventure, almost certainly to a new location...

June 12, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Security is mostly a superstition. (Helen Keller, lecturer and author) Many people are looking for security, whether it is in their investments, their jobs, or their homes. In spite of her many handicaps, Helen Keller said...

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