Stop & Think: June 23, 2020

Self-Control I think chocolate makes my clothes shrink! (Coffee mug adage) This is an example of a humorous attempt to avoid facing reality. We know that if we really want our “shrinking clothes” to fit, we need to do something about diet and...

Stop & Think: June 22, 2020

Your Mind What goes into a mind comes out in a life. (Greg Groeschel, motivational speaker) What do they say in the computer world? GIGO: garbage in, garbage out. If bad data is entered, bad data will come out. In Mark 7:20 Jesus similarly...

Stop & Think: June 21, 2020

Prayer Lord, help me slow down andnotrushthroughwhatido. (Humorous prayer) Sometimes we can be very contradictory people. As in another silly prayer, “Lord help me be less independent, but let me do it my way.” We pray for patience, but we want...

Stop & Think: June 20, 2020

Happiness Sometimes life knocks you on your [bottom]… get up, get up, get up!!! Happiness is not the absence of problems; it’s the ability to deal with them. (Steve Maraboli, behavioral scientist) Do we really need a scientist to give...

Stop & Think: June 19, 2020

Worry Worry, by nature, is the product of a lack of faith and trust in God. (John MacArthur, pastor, author) Jesus said, “Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? And if worry can’t accomplish a little thing like that, what’s the...

Stop & Think: June 18, 2020

Mysteries Mystery is not the absence of meaning; it is the presence of more meaning than we can fully comprehend. (Dennis Covington, American author) We seem to love mysteries. Whodunit movies, TV shows, and books are very popular across...

Stop & Think: June 17, 2020

In the Storm We are all in this together… we are all in the same boat. (Amanda Miles, young author) How often have you heard something like that about our recent sequestration? But Amanda sees it differently: “Although we may all be in the...

Stop & Think: June 16, 2020

Reason We must start by teaching our kids not what to think but how to think. (John Stonestreet, Worldview author & speaker) Stonestreet continues, “In the information age, accumulated facts and information are confused with expertise or...

Stop & Think: June 15, 2020

Zeal Sometimes success is due less to ability than to zeal. (Charles Buxton, 19th century English writer) Sometimes we are surprised when a great achievement is discovered, and we learn that the person responsible did not have the apparent skills...

Stop & Think: June 14, 2020

Do Your Best If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly. (G. K. Chesterton, 19th-20th century English writer). Students are often challenged to do their best, to always strive for excellence, so, Chesterton’s statement seems so...

Stop & Think: June 13, 2020

Keep Trying For us there is only the trying. The rest is none of our business. (T. S. Eliot, 20th century essayist) How do you respond when you try to do something, and it doesn’t work? Do you give up, thinking it’s no use to keep trying?...

Stop & Think: June 12, 2020

Know Yourself The person I look up to most is the person who isn’t defined by what others think. (Author unknown) In a self-centered world like ours, many people find their identity and worth in what other people think about them. They make their...

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