Stop & Think: March 25, 2019

Freedom without moral commitment is aimless and promptly self-destructive. (John W. Gardner, late government official) Some people seem to think that freedom means they can do whatever they want to do whenever they feel like it and wherever they...

Stop & Think: March 24, 2019

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, scholar and author) It’s tough to be corrected or criticized, isn’t it? Even when the criticism is right...

Stop & Think: March 23, 2019

Gratitude can be a vaccine that can prevent the invasion of a disgruntled attitude. (Clinton C. Cox, late preacher) A lot of people seem to be unhappy, down-hearted and negative much the time. Why is that? Are their circumstances really that...

Stop & Think: March 22, 2019

Your Character is what God knows you to be. Your Reputation is what men think you are. ( William Hershey Davis, 20th century Greek scholar) Everyone likes to be well thought of. We all want to have a good reputation, and that’s important. But...

Stop & Think: March 21, 2019

Stick with the optimists. It’s going to be tough enough even if they’re right. (James Reston, 20th century journalist) The pessimist fears the worst. If things turn out that way, he can say he was right. If they don’t, he’s happy because things...

Stop & Think: March 20, 2019

Prayer is the most aggressive, offensive, pro-active, invasive work you can ever engage in. (Jennifer Kennedy Dean, author and speaker) Is prayer a last resort for you when nothing else seems to work? Or is it the repetition of memorized liturgy...

Stop & Think: March 19, 2019

Before trying to keep up with the Joneses, be sure they’re not trying to keep up with you. (Erma Bombeck, late humorist) Keeping up with the Joneses is like a game, isn’t it? It doesn’t often work, and even when it does, it rarely...

Stop & Think: March 12, 2019

Faith is a living and unshakable confidence; a belief in God so assured that a man would die a thousand deaths for its sake. (Martin Luther) The important thing about faith is not how much you have or how often you claim it. The critical issue is...

Stop & Think: March 18, 2019

He who holds his tongue is wise. (The Bible) We would all agree, no doubt, that this is easier said than done. How often have you wished you hadn’t said something? Or, at least you hadn’t said it in anger or accusation? The man or woman who can...

Stop & Think: March 17, 2019

Every job is a self portrait of the person who does it. Autograph your work with excellence. (Anonymous) The old proverb says, “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.” Whatever we set our hand to do should be worthy of our best effort. The...

Stop & Think: March 16, 2019

Remember always that your work or ministry or position dare never keep you from your family. If you fail them, you fail your greatest responsibility—and you are a failure in life. (Ted W. Engstrom) Rather strong words, aren’t they? Yet, as...

Stop & Think: March 15, 2019

If you haven’t got charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble. (Bob Hope, late comedian) Heart disease may be the number one killer today. People die of heart attacks, heart failure, and clogged arteries that hinder...

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