December 26, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Evans Rogers, American film star and singer-songwriter). This is the day after Christmas. The gift-wrappings are gone; some of the toys may be broken or the batteries lost—but can the Christmas spirit last a bit longer?...

December 25, 2014

STOP AND THINK – There is nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child. (Erma Bombeck, 20th century American humorist) We often think that Christmas is mainly for children. Perhaps that’s why so many...

December 24, 2014

STOP AND THINK – The only blind person at Christmas is he who has not Christmas in his heart. (Helen Keller, American author and lecturer) Tomorrow’s the big day! But, lest it’s meaning fade too quickly, consider Keller’s comment, a...

December 23, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it (William Arthur Ward, inspirational writer). It’s just two days now. Are all the gifts wrapped and under the tree? What do those gifts...

December 22, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Christmas is the day that holds all time together. (Alexander Smith, 19th century Scottish poet and essayist) It’s still three days away, but the Christmas spirit is all around us, isn’t it? In fact, that spirit should be...

December 21, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Take Christ out of Christmas, and December becomes the bleakest and most colorless month of the year. (A. F. Wells) This is Christmas week. In much of the world, you can’t miss it. It’s emblazoned in signs, lighted trees...

December 20, 2014

STOP AND THINK – When we all help one another, everybody wins. (Jim Stovall, American writer) Stovall continues: “You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their...

December 19, 2014

STOP AND THINK – You don’t feel your way into acting, you act your way into feeling. (Quoted by James Emery White, pastor and author) Sometimes we don’t do something we know we should do because “we don’t feel like it.” The Bible says we...

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...

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