Stop & Think: March 14, 2019

There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. (Albert Einstein, late renowned physicist) It’s a matter of perspective, isn’t it? Does the dawn inspire you with its...

Stop & Think: March 13, 2019

A joy that is shared is a joy that is doubled. (Professor John Roy) It’s much more fun to share your good fortune with someone else than to enjoy it alone, isn’t it? Whether it’s a good report from a doctor, an unexpected gift, a tax...

Stop & Think: March 11, 2019

The real democratic . . . idea is not that every man shall be on a level with every other man, but that every man shall have liberty to be what God made him [to be], without hindrance. (Henry Ward Beecher, 19th century social reformer) “All men...

Stop & Think: March 10, 2019

Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been. (Mark Twain) There are a lot of wrinkle-removing products offered in magazine ads and on TV commercials. Do you suppose you can really reverse the aging process with some cream or oil?...

Stop & Thinks: March 9, 2019

We cannot choose how many years we will live, but we can choose how much life those years will have. (John Maxwell, leadership speaker and author) As we grow older, we begin to think more and more about how much longer we might have to live. It’s...

Stop & Think: March 8, 2019

When love is felt, the message is heard. (Jim Vaus, converted gangster) Bad news and corrections are very difficult to deliver. But even difficult words, spoken in love, can be received well and appreciated., even life-changing. Theodore...

Stop & Think: March 7, 2019

Some people care too much, I think they call it love. (Winnie the Pooh, a cartoon character) What is love after all? Spooning under the moon by the lagoon in June? Well, there are a lot of romantic ideas about love. But, according to the Bible...

Stop & Think: March 6, 2019

Where your pleasure is, there is your treasure; where your treasure is, there is your heart; where your heart is, there is your happiness. (Augustine, 4th century theologian) What makes you happy? What gives you the most pleasure? Is it something...

Stop & Think: March 5, 2019

Money can’t buy happiness but it can buy marshmallows which is close. (Anonymous) Is that what makes life happy—marshmallows? If money can’t buy happiness—and it can’t—certainly the things that money can buy won’t bring happiness either...

Stop & Think: March 4, 2019

If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. (C. S. Lewis, 20th century British writer) Men and women look everywhere for something to satisfy...

Stop & Think: March 3, 2019

No matter how just your words may be, you ruin everything when you speak with anger. (John Chrysostom, 5th century Early Church Father) You can’t take back your words once you’ve spoken them. It’s not like the delete key on your computer. What’s...

Stop & Think: March 2, 2019

A good character is the best tombstone. … Carve your name on hearts, not on marble. (  C. H. Spurgeon, 19th century British preacher) How do you want to be remembered? What would you like people to say about you? That will be determined pretty...

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