Stop & Think: December 19, 2018

Power I firmly believe that before many centuries more, science will be the master of man. (Henry Adams, 19th-20th century historian) Way back in 1862 Adams also wrote, “Someday science may have the existence of mankind in its power, and the...

Stop & Think: December 18, 2018

Your Gift List Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas. (Peg Bracken, late American author) Just one week till Christmas, and if you’ve not already finished your Christmas shopping, this is a good...

Stop & Think: December 17, 2018

Reactions Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out. (John Wooden, late hall-of-fame basketball coach) Our reaction to the unexpected and sometimes really bad circumstances of life determines how well it will all...

Stop & Think: December 16, 2018

Wisdom Meaningful learning must go far beyond mere knowledge of the facts. (Jesse Deloe, writer, editor) We’re told that on average human knowledge is doubling every 13 months, and some say that it will soon be every 12 hours. Wow, how can we...

Stop & Think: December 15, 2018

Anticipation An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality… (Samuel Smiles, 19th century Scottish author) Remember, when you were a child, how you looked forward to a long planned vacation trip? Sometimes, the reality wasn’t...

Stop & Think: December 14, 2018

Winning The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity. (Inspiration Line) Football is a complicated game. Only the coaches, players, and sports...

Stop & Think: December 13, 2018

Unity Diversity without unity makes about as much sense as dishing up on a plate flour, sugar, water, eggs, shortening, and baking powder and calling it a cake. (C. William Pollard, businessman and author) Today’s society is full of talk about...

Stop & Think: December 12, 2018

Imitation What we revere, we resemble, either for our ruin or our restoration. (Gregory K. Beale, seminary professor) When children or teenagers begin to “idolize” an athlete, an actor, or a musician, they often begin to dress like the admired...

Stop & Think: December 11, 2018

Giving For it is in giving that we receive. (Francis of Assisi) It’s two weeks until Christmas so it’s a good time to think about your giving and why you give. Consider Assisi’s remark. By giving gifts of love, you will experience the joy of...

Stop & Think: December 10, 2018

Forgiveness The only thing evil can’t stand is forgiveness. (Fred “Mister” Rogers, late television personality) We see evil in lots of ways—anger, bullying, verbal abuse, and more. Have you ever noticed that when you respond to such behaviors in...

Stop & Think: December 9, 2018

Kindness Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They’re underused. (Tommy Lee Jones, actor) It seems that Jones’ observation is all too true. In today’s overly-politicized society, there is almost a complete lack of basic courtesy...

Stop & Think: December 8, 2018

Change If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. (Maya Angelou, late American poet) There are always things that displease us, things we’d like to change. But many times we can’t do much to...

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