January 13, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Discouraged people don’t need critics. They hurt enough already. They don’t need more guilt or piled-on distress. They need encouragement. (Charles Swindoll, pastor and author) There are a lot of discouraged people in the...

January 12, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Happiness is always an inside job. (Author unknown) One definition of happiness is “a pleasurable or satisfying experience.” That sounds like it is the result of some external event that makes you happy. Another: “a state...

January 11, 2015

STOP AND THINK – [Contrary to] people-pleasers, only people-lovers are able to confront. (Edward T. Welch, author) Some folks seem to live their lives in an attempt to please everybody—never offend anyone and certainly don’t confront them...

January 10, 2015

STOP AND THINK – By grasping onto what we currently have  . . . we lose out on better goods that we might have gained. (Christian Smith and Hilary Davidson, University researchers) The authors continue: “Giving money, volunteering . . ...

January 9, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Minds are like parachutes—they only function when open. (Sir James Dewar, 19th-20th century Scottish chemist and physicist) Our minds are wonderful things. They are really the “heart” of everything—how we relate to the...

January 8, 2015

STOP AND THINK – People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they are not on your road does not mean they have gotten lost. (H. Jackson Brown, best-selling author) Different people have different backgrounds...

January 7, 2015

STOP AND THINK – The greatest and noblest pleasure which we have in this world is to discover new truths, and the next is to shake off old prejudices. (Frederick II, the Great, 18th century Prussian ruler) Could it be said that if we are...

January 6, 2015

STOP AND THINK- Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. (Oprah Winfrey, TV talk show host)   How much is enough? Modern...

January 5, 2015

STOP AND THINK – Nature always takes her time. Great oaks don’t become great overnight. They also lose a lot of leaves, branches and bark in the process of becoming great. (Andrew Matthews, best-selling author) We all knew that it takes a...

January 4, 2015

STOP AND THINK – True greatness does not come from my position in life; it comes from humility and service. (Tim Wright, youth pastor and men’s leader) We call them “snobs”—people who look down on everyone else because of the position or...

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