November 27, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Build your dreams, or someone will hire you to build theirs. (Tony Gaskins, motivational speaker) Many people have dreams, ideas for inventions or ways to improve life. For those who pursue their dreams, there may be...

November 26, 2015

STOP AND THINK – When trouble has smitten us, a spirit of thanksgiving is a soothing antiseptic. (Clinton C. Cox) This is Thanksgiving Day in the United States, and there is much for most Americans to be thankful for. But some are facing...

November 25, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Inspiration followed by motivation followed by perspiration improves any life. (Cal Thomas, syndicated columnist and radio commentator) In his commentary Thomas’ statement was in contrast to the philosophy that tends to...

November 24, 2015

STOP AND THINK – You are the only person on earth who can use your ability. (Zig Ziglar, late motivational speaker) Sometimes our abilities are hidden because we may think we’re not gifted in any particular area. Everyone, however, has...

New Beginnings Walking Dogs with God

By: Lynda Shadel Spring is a special time of new beginnings in the woods. Everything is coming to life, bursting from its dormant state with new growth. The new plants and the increasingly warm temperatures are exhilarating for both myself and...

Running for His Life!

By: Dave Illingworth   Motivational speaker Zig Ziglar told a story about Bear Bryant and his quarterback, Roddy Osborne, at a football game between Alabama and Auburn that had a very dramatic ending. Listening to the story, I was confused—I...

November 23, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Crises [break] down old structures, shaking loose negative habits so that something new and better can take their place. (Susan Taylor, editor, writer, and journalist) Taylor notes “In every crisis there is a message...

November 22, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Never compare your insides to someone else’s outsides. (Rob Lowe, movie and TV actor) That was Lowe’s response when his son, about to begin his college days, said, “None of the other kids look scared at all.” You may think...

November 21, 2015

I’m more interested in what I discover than what I invent. (Paul Simon, singer, song-writer) Simon’s comment suggests something about the personality of creative people. Certainly, they are proud of what they produce, whether it’s music, art, or...

November 20, 2015

STOP AND THINK – We read to know that we are not alone. (C. S. Lewis, British scholar and Christian apologist) Lewis did not say, “We need to know that we are not alone” although he might very well agree to that. He is encouraging his...

November 19, 2015

STOP AND THINK – It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. (Henry Ward Beecher, 19th century clergyman) Have you ever faced that dilemma, whether to talk to a friend about his problem? If you’re concerned...

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