January 10, 2015

STOP AND THINK – By grasping onto what we currently have  . . . we lose out on better goods that we might have gained. (Christian Smith and Hilary Davidson, University researchers) The authors continue: “Giving money, volunteering . . ...

January 9, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Minds are like parachutes—they only function when open. (Sir James Dewar, 19th-20th century Scottish chemist and physicist) Our minds are wonderful things. They are really the “heart” of everything—how we relate to the...

January 8, 2015

STOP AND THINK – People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they are not on your road does not mean they have gotten lost. (H. Jackson Brown, best-selling author) Different people have different backgrounds...

January 7, 2015

STOP AND THINK – The greatest and noblest pleasure which we have in this world is to discover new truths, and the next is to shake off old prejudices. (Frederick II, the Great, 18th century Prussian ruler) Could it be said that if we are...

January 6, 2015

STOP AND THINK- Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. (Oprah Winfrey, TV talk show host)   How much is enough? Modern...

January 5, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Nature always takes her time. Great oaks don’t become great overnight. They also lose a lot of leaves, branches and bark in the process of becoming great. (Andrew Matthews, best-selling author) We all knew that it takes a...

January 4, 2015

STOP AND THINK – True greatness does not come from my position in life; it comes from humility and service. (Tim Wright, youth pastor and men’s leader) We call them “snobs”—people who look down on everyone else because of the position or...

January 3, 2015

If you cannot mould yourself entirely as you would wish, how can you expect other people to be entirely to your liking? (Thomas á Kempis, Medieval German canon) It seems to be true that we expect others to live up to our personally established...

January 2, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Man is always inclined to be intolerant towards the thing, or person, he hasn’t taken the time adequately to understand. (Robert R. Brown, financier and author) Why is there so much intolerance in modern society? Why...

January 1, 2015

STOP AND THINK – If I need to change or improve my behavior (and who doesn’t) I shouldn’t need the artificial date of January 1 to inspire me to action. (Alan Terwilleger, former Colson Center president) New Years’ resolutions are usually...

December 31, 2014

STOP AND THINK – New Year’s Eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted. (Hamilton Wright...

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