July 11, 2014

STOP AND THINK – It’s never been so easy to pretend to know so much without actually knowing anything. (quoted by Chris Gherz, college history professor) I guess we can blame the Internet—and maybe social media. People seem all too ready to...

July 10, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful, or to discover something that is true. (William Inge, 20th century playwright and novelist) Do your daily tasks bore you? Are you involved in routine...

July 9, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Catastrophes are intended to bring people to God. (Author unknown) When bad things happen, especially to good people, we often ask, “If there is a god, why does he allow these disasters to occur? There may be many reasons...

July 8, 2014

STOP AND THINK – It is never too late to start doing what is right! (Charles Swindoll, pastor and writer) Sometimes, when we make mistakes and start off on a wrong track, we are reluctant to start over. Either we’re just plain stubborn or...

July 7, 2014

STOP AND THINK – To swear off making mistakes is very easy. All you have to do is swear off having ideas. (Leo Burnett, 20th century creative advertising executive) Most people don’t like to make mistakes, but mistakes are part of life—a...

July 6, 2014

STOP AND THINK – You will never influence someone who doesn’t first feel accepted by you. (Mike Lee, American pastor) Jack Kemp, late American athlete and politician, put it this way, “People don’t care how much you know until they...

July 5, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Imagination was given to us to compensate for what we are not; a sense of humor was given to us to console us for what we are. (Mack McGinnis) Life would be pretty dull without imagination. To take life as it is, without...

July 4, 2014

STOP AND THINK – The great successful men of the world have used their imagination . . . think ahead and create their mental picture in all it details . . . steadily building—steadily building. (Robert Collier, 20th century self-help...

July 3, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Imagination is as good as many voyages—and how much cheaper. (George W. Curtis, 19th century American writer and speaker) With the technology available today, you may not need much imagination; it’s all provided in the...

July 2, 2014

STOP AND THINK – If scholarship is about wisdom as much as truth, then it is about practice as much as knowledge. (Chris Gehrz, college history professor) We assume that scholars are always seeking to find truth in their special field of...

July 1, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Knowledge is experience; everything else is just information. (Albert Einstein, leading 20th century scientist) So, according to Einstein, it isn’t just what you know intellectually but what you learn by putting that...

June 30, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Planning isn’t as valuable as learning. And learning comes from trying. (Peter Skillman, British innovator) Skillman goes on to say, “And trying inevitably involves initial failures. But from the less-than-stellar first...

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