Making Peace

The Bible says, “Blessed are the peacemakers.” Peace seems to be difficult to obtain and even more burdensome to maintain. Not only does our world seem to be constantly war-torn with civil and international battles, but personal peace may be even...

January 17, 2014

STOP AND THINK – The choice you make makes you. (John Wooden, late renowned basketball coach) There are few things in life that you can control. One is your attitude; you decide whether to be angry, sad, or happy. Another is choice. And the...

January 16, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Yesterday is ashes, tomorrow wood. Only today does the fire burn brightly. (Eskimo Proverb) Common ideas couched in new expressions help us see reality more clearly—like this Eskimo proverb. Of course, everyone knows that...

January 15, 2014

STOP AND THINK – If it is hard to accept a rebuke, even a private one, it is harder still to administer one in loving humility. (D. A. Carson, theologian and author) It hurts when someone corrects you, even if the rebuke is needed and given...

January 13, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement. (Charles F. Kettering, 20th century American inventor) The road to success is never a clear path without obstacles and difficulties—even failures. But failures should be...

January 12, 2014

STOP AND THINK – The goal of compassion is not to care because someone is like us but to care because they are themselves. (Mary Lou Randour, author) It’s easy to like the people who are like us, people with the same heritage, background...

January 10, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Until you have learned to be tolerant with those who do not always agree with you … you will be neither successful nor happy. (Napoleon Hill, American author, writing on success) We are urged today to be tolerant, to be...

January 9, 2014

STOP AND THINK – There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread. — Mother Teresa We are often made aware of the material poverty in the world—people lacking the resources to provide adequate food, clothing, and...

January 8, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Will tomorrow’s more satisfy when today’s more hasn’t? (Cal Thomas, columnist and author) More never seems to be enough, does it? Even though we occasionally may “downsize,” disposing of the accumulation of the years, it...

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