February 2, 2013

STOP AND THINK – One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks. (Inspiration Line) It’s a given: We all face obstacles and difficulties in life. We can’t always avoid them, so the question is, “How do we...

February 1, 2013

STOP AND THINK The breadth of your library will enhance the depth of your life. (Quoted by Rev. Jim Brown) With the advent of television, e-mail, and social media, the skill of reading may be a lost art in the 21st century. Perhaps the advent of...

January 31, 2013

STOP AND THINK The only person you should try to do better than is the person you were yesterday. (Author unknown) We often compare ourselves with others. We wish we were as good-looking or as talented as so-and-so. Or, though we would probably...

January 30, 2013

STOP AND THINK You are free to choose, but you are not free from the consequences of your choice. (Author unknown) We all like the freedom of choice, don’t we? To be able to make our own decisions, to pick out what we want and not be restricted...

January 29, 2013

STOP AND THINK If you treat an individual … as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be. (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, 18th-19th century German writer, artist, and politician) The way we...

January 28, 2013

STOP AND THINK It’s not what you look at that matters; it’s what you see. (Henry David Thoreau, 19th century American author and philosopher) Two people look at a rose plant. One sees the thorns; the other sees the blossom. Likewise, two might be...

January 27, 2013

STOP AND THINK In suffering, God is not getting back at you; He is getting you back to Himself. (Bob Kellerman, psychologist and author) People often think that sickness and suffering are punishments from God. More often, however, they are the...

January 26, 2013

STOP AND THINK A thankful heart hath a continual feast. (W. J. Cameron, news anchor, columnist, author) We sometimes speak of an attitude of gratitude, a continual sense of being thankful. Grateful people seem to complain less and to enjoy life...

January 25, 2013

STOP AND THINK The greatest and noblest pleasure which we have in this world is to discover new truths. (Frederick II, the Great, 18th century Prussian king) There may be nothing new in the world, as King Solomon said, but there remain truths to...

January 24, 2013

STOP AND THINK It is better to prepare than to repair. (Richard Krejcir, pastor and author) “Think before you act.” “Measure twice, cut once.” These are reminders that careful advance work can save a lot of work. No one wants to go back and do it...

January 23, 2013

STOP AND THINK Those who turn back, remember the ordeal. Those who persevere, remember the adventure. (Milo Arnold, Christian author) This quote is presumably from Arnold’s book, The Adventure Called Marriage. In the broader context of life, it...

January 22, 2013

STOP AND THINK Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike; they die without any idea of death. . . (Voltaire, 18th century French Enlightenment philosopher) At first, that last statement might seem like a good thing...

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