July 18, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster. (Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd president of the United States) What do you know about oysters? It appears that they aren’t terribly active; they...

July 17, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person. (George Eliot, pen name for Mary Ann Evans, 19th century English novelist) Eliot wrote further, “. . . having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure...

July 16, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result. (Winston Churchill, World War II British prime minister) Having served in the military, Churchill no doubt knew what he was talking about concerning...

July 15, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Public charisma without private character will ruin you as a leader. (Wayne Cordeiro, pastor and author) Whether it’s the old-time snake-oil salesman or the modern day Internet scammer, ultimately, no amount of personal...

July 14, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Love is not automatic. It takes conscious practice and awareness, just like playing the piano or golf. (Uncertain source) You may enjoy music and sports, but participating with skill takes serious practice. Likewise, while...

July 13, 2014

STOP AND THINK – You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love. (Henry Drummond, 19th century writer and lecturer.) We are motivated...

July 12, 2014

STOP AND THINK – If you judge people, you have no time to love them. (Mother Teresa) Sadly, it seems to be a common human trait to judge other people, questioning their words or actions, and, what’s worse, their motives. While it may be...

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...

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