April 4, 2014

STOP AND THINK – What someone is begins to be revealed when his talent abates, when he stops showing us what he can do. (Friedrich Nietzsche, 19th century German philosopher) We seem to think that what we do—our actions and...

April 3, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Set yourself on fire and people will come for miles to watch you burn. (John Wesley, 18th century revivalist and founder of the Methodist movement) Sounds like Foch (from yesterday’s “thought”) and Wesley were on the same...

April 2, 2014

STOP AND THINK – The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire. (Ferdinand Foch, 19th-20th century French soldier) That’s an interesting statement from a military man. We might have expected him to name a big cannon or a...

April 1, 2014

STOP AND THINK – The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet. (James Oppenheim, 20th century American poet, novelist, and editor) In American this is April Fool’s Day, a day when people play pranks on...

March 31, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. (Shakespeare) Simple words but loaded with meaning. Shakespeare might have been thinking of Jesus’ words in the first statement, “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Luke 10:27). No...

March 30, 2014

STOP AND THINK – We must be willing to fail and to appreciate the truth that often “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived.” (M. Scott Peck, psychiatrist and author) No one wants to fail. We all work hard...

March 29, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Start living now. Every day you are alive is a special occasion. (Mary Manin Morrissey, life coach) Some people are always waiting for a better day to enjoy something special. Morrissey says, “Stop saving the good china for...

March 28, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Success isn’t something you achieve, it’s someone you become. (Kary Oberbrunner, author and motivational speaker) We’ve heard this idea before, but we need to be reminded of it regularly. Our society honors achievement...

March 27, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Resentment is a self-inflicted wound. (Mike Lee, American pastor) When you are hurt by someone, resentment tends to build up until you begin to think about some way to seek revenge, to get even. But, as the saying goes...

March 26, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Giving is not an investment; it is an act of worship. (Source unknown) That’s a simple statement with strong implications. 1) When we offer a gift, we should not be looking for a return. That’s selfish giving. 2) What we...

March 25, 2014

STOP AND THINK – There’s no escaping it, the common denominator in each and every relationship in our life is: ourselves. (Chelle Thompson, Inspiration Line) In all our relationships—family, classmates, colleagues at work, or friends—there...

March 24, 2014

STOP AND THINK – People follow incentives more than rules. (John Teevan, educational administrator) It may be easy to follow rules, because we know exactly what is expected in terms of behavior. On the other hand, we sometimes chafe at...

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