June 14, 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 writer) When things are not going well, we usually want to see a change...

June 13, 2013

STOP AND THINK – We hide our hurts, and in the process we sabotage our healing. (quoted by Kary Oberbrunner, author and counselor) Most of us are reluctant to talk about our hurts. They are personal and private, so we try to hide them from...

June 12, 2013

STOP AND THINK – – The unexamined life is not worth living. (Socrates, 5th century B. C. Greek philosopher) Many people seem to be pretty care-free about living. Eat, drink, and be merry might well be their life principle, and their...

June 11, 2013

STOP AND THINK – In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends. (John Churton Collins, 19th century English literary critic) At this writing, someone has just won a mega-million dollar lottery. The winner will, no...

June 10, 2013

STOP AND THINK – To avoid criticism: say nothing, do nothing, be nothing. (Russell Moore, American evangelical theologian) We live in a very critical culture, which can be good or bad. Critical thinking is good; we must not give in to easy...

June 9, 2013

STOP AND THINK – If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader. (quoted by Jim Brown, American pastor) Many books have been written about leadership, but here’s a simple proposition...

June 8, 2013

STOP AND THINK – We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when adults are afraid of the light. (Plato, 4th-5th century B. C. philosopher) A night light gave us a sense of security and safety when...

June 7, 2013

STOP AND THINK – The fruit of the tree speaks volumes about the nature of the tree itself. (Alan Hirsh and Tim Catchim, American authors) A botanist can identify a tree’s genus by his observations: bark, sap, color, growth patterns, etc...

June 6, 2013

STOP AND THINK – The best index to a person’s character is how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and how he treats people who can’t fight back. (Abigail van Buren, 20th century American advice columnist) How you treat people who...

June 5, 2013

STOP AND THINK – Opportunity never arrives. It’s here! (Author unknown) If you’re waiting for just the right opportunity to knock on your door, you may have a long wait. There many opportunities all around you. Just look for work or...

June 4, 2013

STOP AND THINK – Nobody can hurt me without my permission. (Mahatma Gandhi) We’ve all known a few people who seem to have their feelings hurt very easily. The slightest misunderstanding will offend them. It may be difficult to manage, but...

June 3, 2013

STOP AND THINK – Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. (H. L. Mencken, 20th century American journalist) God has created us with minds that can accumulate knowledge but also can soar with imagination and creativity. We have...

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