Stop & Think: August 25, 2018

Pursuing Goals It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little. (Sydney Smith, English preacher) Many tasks and aspirations seem so large that we just don’t want to pursue them because we aren’t big enough or we...

Stop & Think: August 24, 2018

Temptation Flee temptation without leaving a forwarding address. (Barbara Johnson, late literary critic) We’ve all experienced times of temptation, when we are faced with a situation we know we should run away from. Too often we decide to hang...

Stop & Think: August 23, 2018

Morality and Immorality Morality and immorality are not defined by man’s changing attitudes and social customs. (James Dobson, author) Most of us have seen a great shift in moral principles over our lifetime. Standards that are determined by...

Stop & Think: August 22, 2018

Spiritual Development The spiritual development of man is not a human achievement, but a work of divine grace. (Louis Berkhof, 19-20th century American-Dutch theologian) We may try all the self-help tips and books on spiritual development to...

Stop & Think: August 21, 2018

Judgement [There are two] Places for Pews: The Church and a Courtroom. Both make people uncomfortable and both are places where people are judged. (Dan O’Deens, overseas social worker) Church and courtroom pews may be uncomfortable for different...

Stop & Think: August 20, 2018

Life Goes On In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on. (Robert Frost, 19th-20th century American poet) We have all experienced the deep grief of losing a loved one. It seems that the pain and loss will never go...

Stop & Think: August 19, 2018

Good Attitudes The right attitude is a greenhouse for the right actions. (Keith Minier, minister) An interesting metaphor. We think of greenhouses as places where plants are nourished, watered, and given the right temperatures for growth. Minier...

Stop & Think: August 18, 2018

Speaking the Truth A “No” uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a “Yes” merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble. (Mahatma Gandhi, leader of independence movement in India) Most of us have probably not faced the kind of...

Stop & Think: August 17, 2018

Bravery The bravest people are the ones who don’t mind looking like cowards. (T. H. White, British novelist) Remember those old black-and-white western movies? The white hats always beat the black hats. Among all the frightened cowboys there was...

Stop & Think: August 16, 2018

Common Sense Five percent of people think; 10% of people think they think, and the other 85% would rather die than think. (Thomas Edison, inventor) Today’s news, with its reports of bad judgment calls and evil actions, might make one wonder...

Stop & Think: August 15, 2018

Dissatisfaction Wanting more is to pursue a path of frustration in the search for happiness. (Jesse Deloe, writer, editor) Shouting “Encore!” at the end of a symphony concert is a legitimate request for more good music. But wanting seconds or...

Stop & Think: August 14, 2018

Proper Conversation It’s best to talk to people not about people. (Rob Harrison, American pastor) With the almost universal use of smartphones and the Internet, face-to-face conversation has become nearly nonexistent—or, at least, less...

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