August 11, 2013

STOP AND THINK – A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself. (Josh Billings, the pen name of 19th-century American humorist Henry Wheeler Shaw) Perhaps Shaw’s observation is true. It does seem that pets—dogs...

August 10, 2013

STOP AND THINK – Only failure can be attained without effort. (Roadside sign) Very little of value comes without effort. Whether it’s physical, mental, or spiritual, accomplishment requires the expending of energy—sometimes it may be in all...

August 9, 2013

STOP AND THINK – Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less. (Jim Brown, American pastor) In a society where “me first” seems to be the rule, humility is not highly regarded. People say that if you don’t stand...

August 8, 2013

STOP AND THINK – There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will. (Epictetus, 1st century Greek stoic philosopher) The philosopher’s counsel has at least one worthy...

August 7, 2013

STOP AND THINK – Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character. (Albert Einstein, preeminent German-born 20th century physicist) It’s popular to say that some very simple activity...

August 6, 2013

STOP AND THINK – The measure of a man’s character is what he would do if he knew he never would be found out. (Baron Thomas Babington Macauley, 19th century British historian) The Bible says that men love darkness rather than light because...

August 5, 2013

STOP AND THINK – Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened . . . (Helen Keller, 20th century American blind author and lecturer) Like trees that endure...

August 4, 2013

STOP AND THINK – Reputation grows like a mushroom; Character grows like an oak. (William Hershey Davis, 20th century biblical scholar) It takes many years for an acorn to develop into a full-grown, strong oak. Many other trees grow quickly...

August 3, 2013

STOP AND THINK – Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. (Abraham Lincoln) An interesting analogy. A tree cannot escape its shadow; whatever direction the light...

August 2, 2013

STOP AND THINK – Many a man’s reputation would not know his character if they met on the street. (Elbert Hubbard, 19th-20th century American writer and philosopher) If Hubbard is right, what an indictment it is upon mankind! Is it possible...

August 1, 2013

GOD OF HOPE – Your character & integrity as a leader are much more important to the people who work for you than how much you pay them. (Mike Lee, American pastor) Even in a society where money seems to rule and many people are...

July 31, 2013

GOD OF HOPE – Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, and not just having money or things. (Chinese fortune cookie). When you think of prosperity, you undoubtedly picture luxurious living or having money to do or buy what you want. But...

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