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...

August 20, 2015

STOP AND THINK – A master in the art of living  . . .  pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. (Francois Auguste René Chateaubriand, 18th & 19th...

August 19, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Men will not consider, will not look ahead, will not look around them, will not reflect on the end of their present course, and the sure consequences of their present days, and wake up to find they are damned for a lack of...

August 18, 2015

STOP AND THINK – The secret to enjoying life is to count your blessings–not your birthdays. (Author unknown) On each birthday, we think we are one year older. In fact, of course, we are only one day older on the anniversary of our...

August 17, 2015

STOP AND THINK – The “Golden Rule” has no inches nor feet, yet it is the measure of every man. (Author unknown) Whereas lumber labeled “2×4” is really only 1½ x 3½ in actual dimensions, life can rarely be judged by explicit...

August 16, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Diversions are as essential to our health and personal development as schools are to our education, or as food is to our nourishment. (Charles Swindoll, pastor and author) We are often so occupied in the pursuit of success...

August 15, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. (Plato, classical Greek philosopher) Some of us are eager to share our thoughts even when they may not be carefully thought...

August 14, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Happiness begins where selfishness ends. (John Wooden, late renowned coach) “That’s mine.” It’s my turn.” “Me first.” Even before they can speak those words, children begin to show their selfishness by their actions and...

August 13, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things cannot be changed. (Tom Clancy, American novelist) Sometimes we feel as if we’re in a bind—an unpleasant situation from which there seems to...

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