Stop & Think: February 9, 2020

Pleasure Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it. (Søren Kierkegaard, 19th century Danish philosopher) 2020 has begun like every other year—people seem to be rushing here and there to fill their unquenchable...

Stop & Think: February 7, 2020

Change If a person sees no benefit to change, they will not change. (Byron Pulsifer, writer) He continues, “Each person has a choice; the choice to do as one may wish and as one wants remains with the individual.” Choices and change are two...

Stop & Think: February 6, 2020

Leaders A leader that cannot be trusted or respected is not a leader—he is an office holder. (Jeff Bogue, pastor) It’s a tragedy when we discover that someone in a government or community position of influence cannot be trusted. He or she may...

Stop & Think: February 5, 2020

Teaching We cannot teach what we do not know, and we cannot lead where we do not go. (Hirsch and Catchim, authors) Have you ever been asked to lead a discussion on a topic you really didn’t understand? If you have, you know that’s a really tough...

Stop & Think: February 4, 2020

Attitude Greatness is revealed mainly in our attitude. (Chuck Swindoll, pastor, author) What sets apart men and women who succeed in their chosen fields but are honored more than some others who have also achieved a lot? The accomplishments may...

Stop & Think: February 3, 2020

Legacy Legacy isn’t leaving something for people; it’s leaving something in people. (Greg Groeschel, leadership speaker) When we begin to consider what we might leave our children, we’re usually thinking of estate issues: houses, personal...

Stop & Think: February 2, 2020

Plan and Act When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. (Confucius, early Chinese philosopher) We’re into month two of the New Year and, perhaps, we’re disappointed in our progress in...

Stop & Think: February 1, 2020

Directions If you know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else. (Yogi Berra, late baseball star) This is one of many Yogi malapropisms that clearly reflects the famous Murphy’s Law: “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.” In...

Stop & Think: January 31, 2020

Kindness II Kindness is more than deeds. It is an attitude, an expression, a look, a touch. It is anything that lifts another person. (C. Neil Strait, church leader and author) We sometimes think that to help people we have to give them something...

Stop & Think: January 29, 2020

Purpose II I shall live badly if I do not write, and I shall write badly if I do not live. (Francoise Sagan, 20th century French playwright) When you have an insatiable passion to pursue one course in life, it often becomes a search for...

Stop & Think: January 28, 2020

Purpose I The man who regards his own life and that of his fellow creatures as meaningless is not merely unfortunate, but also disqualified for life. (Albert Einstein, late scientist) There is a widespread philosophy today that views life just as...

Stop & Think: January 27, 2020

Maturity For the unlearned, old age is winter; for the learned it is the season of the harvest. (The Talmud, book of Jewish law and theology) Growing old to some is a bleak and dreaded prospect. We all fear diminished physical ability, lessened...

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