May 23, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. (Walter Anderson, 20th century American artist, writer, and naturalist) Anderson goes on to say, “I can choose to sit in perpetual...

May 22, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character. (Albert Einstein, 20th century German-born theoretical physicist) Einstein is remembered for his great mind and his scientific discoveries and research. While not noted...

May 21, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. (Abraham Lincoln) Times of trial may be good tests of your integrity. How do you react to troubles? What attitudes do you...

May 20, 2014

STOP AND THINK – What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. (Plutarch, 1st & 2nd century Greek historian and essayist) Experience should teach us that what we are internally (mind and heart) ultimately determines how we behave...

May 19, 2014

STOP AND THINK – The best index to a person’s character is (a) how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can’t fight back. (Abigail van Buren, late advice columnist) Being nice to people who are nice...

May 18, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Character is the desire to do what is right as God defines what is right regardless of the consequences. (Mike Lee, American pastor) We might be tempted at times to do what is right because it is easy and there are no...

May 17, 2014

STOP AND THINK – A single newspaper report gives your Reputation; a life of toil gives you your Character. (William Hershey Davis, Welsh poet and writer) Your so-called “15 minutes of fame” will establish some kind of reputation for you...

May 16, 2014

STOP AND THINK – A man’s character is his fate. (Heraclitus, Greek philosopher of the 6th century B.C.) What did the ancient Heraclitus mean? Was he implying that you can’t do anything about your character because it’s the result of...

May 15, 2014

STOP AND THINK – One’s mere word should be as trustworthy as a signed agreement attested by legal witnesses. (Curtis Vaughan, late seminary professor and author) Why are legally complex contracts necessary today when once you needed only a...

May 14, 2014

STOP AND THINK – The quest for character requires that certain things be kept in the heart as well as kept from the heart. An unguarded heart spells disaster. (Charles Swindoll, pastor and author) What we are and become is the sum of all...

May 13, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Integrity characterizes the entire person, not just part of him. He is righteous and honest through and through. He is not only that inside, but also in outer action. (Kent Hughes, pastor and author) Some people like to...

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