Stop & Think: April 13, 2019

There are seven days in the week, and SOMEDAY isn’t one of them. (Shaquille O’Neal, retired professional athlete) In our dreaming of the future, how often do we think “Someday I’ll . . .”? But O’Neal is right, “someday” never comes. Unless we...

Stop & Think: April 12, 2019

It’s easier to act your way into a new way of thinking than to think your way into a new way of acting. (Millard Fuller, founder of Habitat for Humanity) Put another way, thinking something doesn’t make it happen. Worthy accomplishments...

Stop & Think: April 11, 2019

Many of life’s failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. (Thomas Edison, inventor) Edwin H. Land, founder of Polaroid, put it another way, “An essential aspect of creativity is not...

Stop & Think: April 10, 2019

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. (Ralph Waldo Emerson, 19th century poet) Robert Frost, a later American poet, wrote something quite similar: “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I...

Stop & Think: April 9, 2019

You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream. (C. S. Lewis, late British writer) When is too old too old? There may be a time, of course, when you can’t physically do some of the things you used to do. Play football or do...

Stop & Think: April 8, 2019

Maturity is not the one with the most knowledge, but the one whose life has been changed the most by what they know. (Chris Suitt, pastor) Maturity is not just a question of age. Some young people show more wisdom than some older adults. As Suitt...

Stop & Think: April 7, 2019

You must do the things you think you cannot do. (Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of 32nd US president) “I just can’t do it” is sometimes our reaction when we’re faced with either a tough job we don’t feel capable of doing or something we just don’t want...

Stop & Think: April 6, 2019

Thoughts control feelings, which control behavior. (Wyatt Webb, therapist) Youth leader Ryan Hemlock expands on this idea: “The way we think controls the way we act. And the way we act translates to how we perform in our jobs [and] interact with...

Stop & Think: April 5, 2019

The most expensive thing in the world is trust. It can take years to earn and just a matter of seconds to lose. (Tupac Shapur, actor and musician) Who can you trust? Our society seems to be more and more political. Most issues are becoming...

Stop & Think: April 4, 2019

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser. (John W. Garner, late U.S. cabinet member) Like words, you can’t look back and change the things you’ve done in the past. You may be able to erase words from paper or delete them on the computer, but...

Stop & Think: April 3, 2019

Be sure to taste your words before you spit them out. (Toby McKeehan, songwriter and recording artist) As someone else put it, “It’s better to bite your tongue than eat your words.” It is embarrassing to admit that you’ve said something you...

Stop & Think: April 2, 2019

Watch, lest prosperity destroy generosity. (Henry Ward Beecher, 19th century social reformer) It’s a puzzle, isn’t it? You would think that the more we have, the more generous we would be. But that doesn’t seem to be the way life really is. Have...

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