March 3, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Often the biggest thing blocking the light is our own shadow. (Ken Duncan, Australian professional photographer) Duncan was undoubtedly thinking of shadow and light as it relates to taking pictures. Most of us, at one time...

March 2, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Never place a period in your life where God only meant to place a comma. (Gracie Allen, American comedian with her husband, George Burns) Sometimes things happen in our lives that bring us to a sudden halt. We think the...

March 1, 2015

STOP AND THINK – It is more important to be kind than to be right. (Church sign board) There seems to be an increasing lack of civility in modern society, so the church signboard is a good reminder about the need for kindness. Indeed, we...

February 28, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Pride is the worst viper in the heart. There is no one sin that does so much to let the devil into the hearts of the saints and expose them to his delusions. (Jonathan Edwards, important philosophical theologian of the 18th...

February 27, 2015

STOP AND THINK – There are no limitations in what you can do except the limitations of your own mind. (Darwin P. Kingsley, business executive and author) “You have powers you never dreamed of. You can do things you never thought you could...

February 26, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Each of us literally chooses, by his way of attending to things, what sort of universe he shall appear to himself to inhabit. (William James, American philosopher and psychologist) Our personal thoughts, attitudes, and...

February 25, 2015

STOP AND THINK – To finish first, first you must finish. (From a novel by Garth Stein) It’s a simple thought, isn’t it? But, at times, we may be tempted to give up, to drop out of the race. Our job might be tough. Obstacles will often face...

February 24, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world. (Hans Margolius, German author) Peering into the moving waters of a lake or pond gives us a distorted...

February 23, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom. (Merry Browne, 20th century American athlete) When we approach a subject with predetermined opinions, we will most often find it difficult to learn anything new or...

February 22, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn. My God, do you learn.  (C. S. Lewis, British novelist and Christian apologist) Life is all about learning. It’s been said that when you stop learning, you’re dead. That may not...

February 21, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory. (Albert Schweitzer, German-French medical missionary to Africa) Schweitzer’s two criteria for happiness are true but may be incomplete. Ill health, indeed, can be...

February 20, 2015

STOP AND THINK – I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity. (John D. Rockefeller, business magnate and philanthropist) In achieving fame and fortune as a co-founder of Standard Oil, Rockefeller must certainly have faced some...

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