December 18, 2014

STOP AND THINK – The hinge of history is on the door of a Bethlehem stable (Ralph W. Sockman, 20th century radio preacher). Christmas is just a week away, and we may not have taken time to consider the centrality of Christ’s coming in...

December 17, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. (Dr. Seuss, children’s author) What good advice for adults as well as children! When good things we enjoy come to an end—whether it’s a relationship or an...

December 16, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Nobody can afford to look round and to wait for somebody else to do what he is loath to do himself. (Carl G. Jung, 20th century Swiss psychiatrist and founder of analytical psychology) When we see things that need to...

December 15, 2014

STOP AND THINK – When it comes to making decisions, more often than not, you cannot trust your heart. Instead, you need to trust God. (Mike Lee, American pastor) Quite often we’re told (especially in romantic novels) to just trust our...

December 14, 2014

STOP AND THINK – If someone listens, or stretches out a hand, or whispers a word of encouragement, or attempts to understand a lonely person, extraordinary things begin to happen. (Loretta Girzartis, American educator and writer) In spite...

December 13, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Great gains usually are not achieved by giant steps, but the collection of many small ones. (Quoted by Bill Katip, American college president) We sometimes think that we will not achieve much without taking big steps, one...

December 12, 2014

STOP AND THINK – The greatest tragedy in life is not unanswered prayer, but unoffered prayer. (F. B. Meyer, 19th-20th century English pastor and evangelist) People sometimes complain that God hasn’t answered their prayers. In might just be...

December 11, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love! (Hamilton Wright Mabie, 19th and 20th century American essayist and lecturer) Christmas is just two weeks away, but we don’t need to wait until...

December 10, 2014

STOP AND THINK – In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends. (John Churton Collins, 19th century British literary critic) When you’ve done really well at something—a rare athletic feat, a noteworthy community...

December 9, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Hope fills the afflicted soul with such inward joy and consolation, that it can laugh while tears are in the eye, sigh and sing all in a breath. (William Gurnall, 17th century English author and clergyman ) Gurnall calls...

December 8, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful. (John Wooden, late renowned coach) Living by those three couplets could help us achieve some measure of success. The first...

December 7, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. (Gilda Radner, late comedian and actress) Radner also said, “I wanted a perfect ending...

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