October 31, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Try to make at least one person happy every day. … If you cannot do a kind deed, speak a kind word. If you cannot speak a kind word, think a kind thought. (Lawrence G. Lovasik, in a Catholic missionary society) How much...

Oh No! Immigration

By: Dave Illingworth   Getting it wrong: “This (immigration) isn’t about religion.” – Houston Texans football players to Atheist teammate Arian Foster   Getting it right: “Love your neighbor…” (Matthew 5:43; Matthew 19:19...

October 30, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. (Thomas Edison, American inventor) Edison is a great example of a successful person who did not give up in spite of...

October 29, 2015

STOP AND THINK – If only one could market the cosmetic wonders that an unimpeachable moral conscience can do for one’s face! (Francine Prose, literature professor and author) It’s often been noted that what a person really is inside will be...

Negativa, Affirmativa

By: Julia Somerset   My picture of God is different whenever I experience change. I am now feeling settled after a recent cross-country move and career change. When I return to the Bible and feel renewed in my prayer life after all the...

October 28, 2015

STOP AND THINK – The art of life is to live in the present moment, and to make that moment as perfect as we can. (Emmet Fox, Irish-born religious leader) To be successful and to realize our dreams for the future, we have to live in the...

October 27, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Be positive. If you think you can’t, you won’t. If you think you can, you will. (Davis Illingworth, Jr, businessman and author) One of the differences between pessimists and optimists may be their expectations of the future...

Prune – Walking the Dogs with God

By: Lynda Shadel   The paths we walk in the woods occasionally need to be pruned. Every once in a while, I will take along my pruners to clear the branches that are small enough for me to cut. Sometimes my husband comes along with his...

October 26, 2015

STOP AND THINK – The way you do things is not always the only way to do them. (A. B. Quintanilla, American songwriter and musician) As a musician, Quintanilla no doubt noted that other songwriters used ways of producing good music that were...

October 25, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Don’t count every hour of the day; make every hour of the day count. (Mark Amend, author) This quote was seen on the face of a clock—a great reminder of the importance of time. If we were to think of that principle whenever...

October 24, 2015

There is a significant difference between what’s doable and what’s sustainable. (Holly Gerth, life coach and author) Getting something started is one thing. It may be difficult, and it may have great potential. But, keeping it going—whether it’s...

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