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...

May 16, 2013

STOP AND THINK – It’s extraordinary how extraordinary the ordinary person is. (George Will, American journalist) They say that no two snowflakes are alike. Couldn’t the same be said about people? There are many similarities among various...

May 15, 2013

STOP AND THINK – There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion, or company than a good marriage. (Martin Luther, 16th century German Reformation leader) In a day when marriages are crumbling, and there are new and...

May 14, 2013

STOP AND THINK – If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it? (Dogen, 13th century Zen Buddhist teacher) Before the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, He was asked, “What is truth?” That’s really the big...

May 13, 2013

STOP AND THINK – All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. (Galileo Galilei, 16th-17th Italian scientist and philosopher) “Why didn’t I think of that?” we might say when we learn something...

May 12, 2013

STOP AND THINK – There’s only one beautiful baby in the world, and every mother has it! (Anonymous) Mothers are like that, aren’t they? Men, in general, may look at a newborn and say, “Well, that’s a baby.” But mothers will talk about the...

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