August 1, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Worry is a thin stream of fear that trickles through the mind, which, if encouraged, will cut a channel so wide that all other thoughts will be drained out. (Author Unknown) Most of us worry at one time or another; some...

July 31, 2015

STOP AND THINK – What goes into a mind comes out in a life. (Frequently read but author unknown) A mind saturated with unhealthy thoughts and ideas will manifest itself in unpleasant ways. The acrostic GIGO (“garbage in, garbage out”) is...

July 30, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Age does not depend upon years, but upon temperament and health. Some men are born old, and some never grow up. (Tryon Edwards, 19th century American theologian) Edwards continued: “Life should NOT be a journey to the grave...

July 29, 2015

STOP AND THINK – [The creative individual] is capable of questioning the assumptions that the rest of us accept. (John W. Gardner, former Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare) Gardner also says, “[He] has the capacity to free himself...

July 28, 2015

STOP AND THINK – The reprover should have a lion’s stout heart, or he will not be faithful, and a lady’s soft hand, or he is not likely to be successful. (George Swinnock, 17th century Puritan preacher) To criticize or correct someone is...

July 27, 2015

STOP AND THINK – If you’re not comfortable within yourself, you can’t be comfortable with others. (Sydney J. Harris, 20th century newspaper journalist) We admire people who are self-assured and confident. They seem to be perfectly...

July 26, 2015

STOP AND THINK – The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy. (Martin Luther King, Jr, civil rights leader) We often admire people who...

July 25, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Worry is the antithesis of trust. You simply cannot do both. They are mutually exclusive. (Elisabeth Elliot, late widow of a missionary martyr) The uncertainty and pain of problems on the job, at school, or in the family...

July 24, 2015

STOP AND THINK – I personally believe we were put here to build not destroy. (Red Skelton, late comedian and TV entertainer) Skelton was probably not recognized as a theologian or philosopher, but he did seem to have an innate understanding...

July 24, 2015

STOP AND THINK – I personally believe we were put here to build not destroy. (Red Skelton, late comedian and TV entertainer) Skelton was probably not recognized as a theologian or philosopher, but he did seem to have an innate understanding...

July 23, 2015

STOP AND THINK – For us, there is only the trying . . .  the rest is God’s business. (Father Richard John Neuhaus paraphrasing T. S. Eliot, one of the twentieth century’s major poets) The only one who never fails is the one who never...

July 22, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Joy never forgets . . . to remember. (Kent Wilson, leadership consultant) People who are joyful—who always appear to be bright and exuberant—seem to be a rare commodity in today’s world of uncertainty. What, do you suppose...

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