May 28, 2013

STOP AND THINK – Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, and not just having money or things. (Chinese fortune cookie) We really didn’t need a fortune cookie to tell us that—or, did we? In modern American, it seems that prosperity...

May 27, 2013

STOP AND THINK – God Himself doesn’t propose to judge a man until he is dead. So why should you? (Popular one-liner) The Bible does say there will be a judgment after death, but does that mean there should not be any judging during one’s...

May 26, 2013

STOP AND THINK – One can acquire everything in solitude—except character. (Henri Stendahl, 19th century French writer) Stendhal (pen name for Marie- Henri Beyle) raises an interesting concept. We can develop certain abilities and skills by...

May 25, 2013

STOP AND THINK – When we have enough clarity to turn “Life’s Lemons” into sweet lemonade, we realize what a gift those lemons were! (Inspiration Line) When life’s trials hit us, it’s easy to consider them as “lemons,” the...

May 24, 2013

STOP AND THINK – People are anxious to improve their circumstances but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound. (James Allen, 19th-20th century British inspirational writer) Are you often dissatisfied with your...

May 23, 2013

STOP AND THINK – We hide our hurts, and in the process we sabotage our healing. (Kary Oberbrunner, author and spiritual coach) Many people are reluctant to share their hurts, the pain that comes from insults, slights, or harsh words. They...

May 22, 2013

STOP AND THINK – Be a lamp—a lifeboat—or a ladder. (Rumi, 13th century Persian poet) The theme of these metaphors is helping others. Perhaps you can be a lamp, bringing light into a person’s life when things seem dark and foreboding. Or...

May 21, 2013

STOP AND THINK – Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. (Goethe, 18th & 19th centuries German writer and politician) Knowledge is important; you won’t get far without knowing something. Willingness...

May 20, 2013

STOP AND THINK – Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself. (Thomas Watson, chairman and CEO of IBM) Many people aspire to be leaders. They think they can manage other...

May 19, 2013

STOP AND THINK – Arrogance yields agonizing emptiness. Humility welcomes others. (Dan Rockwell, Leadership author and presenter) While humility is a desirable and admired character trait, arrogance is just the opposite. Most people try to...

May 18, 2013

STOP AND THINK – Next to love, balance is the most important thing. (John Wooden, late award-winning college basketball coach) Two things are evident: First, love is most important. That’s a biblical principle that Wooden lived by—and so...

May 17, 2013

STOP AND THINK – An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality. (Samuel Smiles, 19th century Scottish author and reformer) Smiles continues: “Our desires [are] often but precursors of the things which we are capable of...

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