Stop & Think: February 1, 2019

Time is your greatest asset…how you choose to spend it determines your legacy. (Dan O’Deens, third-world worker) He continues, “Choose to spend your life on behalf of others who have less than you, then you will have chosen to live real life.”...

Stop & Think: January 31, 2019

Worse than Failure “Coach, I am not afraid of failing, I am afraid of being successful at something that doesn’t matter.” (An athlete to Coach Morris M. Michalski) Is there something worse than failure? After all, we can learn a lot when we don’t...

Stop & Think: January 30, 2019

Easy Work The only people for whom the job is easy are those who’ve never done it. (Clarence Thomas, Supreme Court associate justice) There are a lot of “sidewalk superintendents” who stand around, watching others working hard to do their...

Stop & Think: January 29, 2019

Reading To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark. (Victor Hugo, 19th century French dramatist) People who read a lot—no matter what the source—have very likely forgotten what it was like not to be able to...

Stop & Think: January 28, 2019

Choices Life imposes things on you that you can’t control, but you still have the choice of how you’re going to live through this. (Celine Dion, Canadian singer) We don’t get to choose everything that surrounds us or happens to us in life. We...

Stop & Think: January 27, 2019

Struggles Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly. (Anonymous) What do you suppose goes through caterpillars’ minds when they began to sense changes happening in their bodies? If you ever face such a...

Stop & Think: January 26, 2019

Confrontation Confrontation is not a matter of tact, diplomacy, and smoothness of tongue. It is basically simplicity of speech, empathy in attitude, and honesty in response. (David Augsburger, author) Very few people enjoy confrontation; most of...

Stop & Think: January 25, 2019

I Want It! Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. (Dalai Lama) Parents know what it’s like to deal with children who want what they want when they want it—and that’s right now! We also know that our...

Stop & Think: January 24, 2019

Unconditional Love Love is not unending tolerance of bad behavior. It is true that love covers sin, but it also corrects it. (Randy Smith, teacher) We hear a lot about unconditional love today, meaning you have to continue loving someone almost...

Stop & Think: January 23, 2019

Problems The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be. (Horace Bushnell, 19th century minister) People generally try to avoid all the problems of life that...

Stop & Think: January 22, 2019

Today Nothing is worth more than this day. You cannot relive yesterday. Tomorrow is still beyond our reach. (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, 18th & 19th century German writer and statesman) In one sense, time is all we have to deal with. When...

Stop & Think: January 6, 2019

Songs Give me the songs of a people, and I care not who writes its laws. (Damon of Athens, 5th century B.C. Greek musicologist) We like to say that we are a nation of laws, and, indeed, that’s true. Without law-abiding citizens, no nation can...

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