August 31, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Anyone can steer the ship but it takes a leader to chart the course.  (John Maxwell, leadership speaker and author) Maxwell calls this “The Law of Navigation. The functions of “steering” and “leading” are similar but quite...

August 30, 2015

STOP AND THINK – No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else’s draft. (H. G. Wells, 19th & 20th century English writer) That’s the curse of being a writer or editor. You just can’t look at written text (or...

August 29, 2015

STOP AND THINK – I’ve learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances. (Martha Washington, wife of the first U.S. president) We’re often inclined to blame...

August 28, 2015

STOP AND THINK – To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. (Nelson Mandela, late president of South Africa) When we think of freedom, we’re often thinking of it...

August 27, 2015

STOP AND THINK – You know you have a problem with pride when you cannot rejoice in someone else’s promotion. (Tiberius Rata, seminary professor) How do you respond when you hear of someone’s advancement in his profession? What if it’s a...

August 26, 2015

STOP AND THINK – When feelings become more important than faith, people will become more important, and God will become less important. (Edward T. Welch, theologian, author) Society more and more seems to live by feelings. “If it feels...

August 25, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Great minds discuss about ideas; Average minds discuss about events; Small minds talk about people. (Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of Franklin Roosevelt, 32nd president of the USA) When a group of people get together, the...

August 24, 2015

STOP AND THINK – The best training is in service rather than for service. (Paraphrase of Tom Julien, author) Whether it’s a regular or technical school, we expect the graduates to be adequately trained for their work. Experience...

August 23, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Generosity is not about money; it’s about attitude. (Author unknown) We usually think that to be generous you have to have a lot of money. Someone has said that generosity is the attitude of true wealth, but it may not just...

August 22, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have and only you can determine how it will be spent. (Carl Sandberg) Time is one of those rare elements of life over which we have some control. Once we’ve reached...

August 21, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Superficiality is the curse of our age, (Richard J. Foster, Quaker theologian and author) When we see all the glitz and glamour of modern culture as portrayed in Hollywood and the inane content of TV sitcoms, we very likely...

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