August 18, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Education, like happiness, is individual, and must come to us from life and from ourselves. (Will Durant, 20th century American historian and philosopher) Durant also says, “Do not depend upon teachers to educate you...

August 17, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Happiness is not easily won; it is hard to find it in ourselves, and impossible to find it elsewhere. (Nicolas Chamfort, 18th century French writer) Apparently, according to Chamfort, the idea of “happy-go-lucky” is not...

August 16, 2014

STOP AND THINK – A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life. (Muhammad Ali, heavyweight boxing champion) During childhood and adolescence, we learn a lot about life and we gain the...

August 15, 2014

STOP AND THINK – I have always grown from my problems and challenges, from the things that don’t work out, that’s when I’ve really learned. (Carol Burnett, American actress and comedian) The difficulties we face in life...

August 14, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things cannot be changed. (Tom Clancy, American novelist and historian) Hope does seem to be inherent in mankind. We are always looking for...

August 13, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Falsehoods don’t become truth by their repetition. (Jesse Deloe, teacher and editor) Somehow we seem to think that if we hear something often enough, it must be true. That seems to be the reasoning behind many TV...

August 12, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything. (Tim Timberlake) Those are the extremes of life, aren’t they? If we have struggled with having too little, we know how...

August 11, 2014

STOP AND THINK – It’s not the “learned” that make great leaders, but the “learners.” (Quoted by Neil Cole, church planter and author) We often look to the scholars, the academically-trained teachers to provide strong leadership. And some...

August 10, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Men don’t follow titles, they follow courage. (William Wallace, 13th-14th century leader for Scottish independence) Was Wallace right? Is this true today? Are we inclined to evaluate people on the basis of title or position...

August 9, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Today is unique! It has never occurred before and it will never be repeated. (Charles Swindoll, pastor and author) It’s obvious, as the writer says further, “At midnight [today] will end, quietly, suddenly, totally...

August 8, 2014

STOP AND THINK – Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people brings happiness. (Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People) What Kushner wrote emphasizes that happiness is not...

August 7, 2014

STOP AND THINK – The great menace to progress is not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge. (Daniel Boorstin, 20th century American historian) It isn’t what you don’t know that might hurt you, it’s what you think you know that isn’t so...

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