Stop & Think: June 9, 2020

Memory Nothing is new, it is just forgotten (Marie Antoinette, 18th century and last queen of France) The older we become, the more we battle with memory loss. But for many people, it may be that they just don’t want to remember some things from...

Stop & Think: June 8, 2020

The Good Life The good life is not found in luxury; rather it is found in a life that enriches the life of another human. (Jeff Shinabager, financial author) In the bustle of modern life, so many people seem to be busy, running here and there...

Stop & Think: June 7, 2020

Training At the moment of truth, you will not rise to the level of expectation, but will fall to the level of training. (Classroom banner) We are often disappointed when something or someone fails to achieve the heights we had anticipated...

Stop & Think: June 6, 2020

Influence Leaders change the world around them. (Todd Henry, motivational speaker) Probably everybody thinks at one time or another that they’d like to change the world. They have a clever idea or a new slant on things that would dramatically...

Stop & Think: June 5, 2020

Choices II We do what we do with others because of the way we think. (Charles Swindoll, pastor & author) Swindoll continues, “Our attitude, therefore, is crucial . . .  We have full control of which attitude we shall have: charming and...

Stop & Think: June 4, 2020

Choices I The choices we make every minute of every day can contribute to making someone’s life a little bit better or worse even without intending to. (Chikamso Efobi, British nature writer) Making choices is one of the few things we can...

Stop & Think: June 3, 2020

Serving True heroism is remarkably sober, very unromantic. (Arthur Ashe, late tennis champion) Ashe continues, “It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” Now, that’s a different...

Stop & Think: June 2, 2020

Reading No one ever reads a book. He reads himself through books. (Romain Roland, 19th-20th century French dramatist) That may strike you as strange but think about it for a minute. If you’re reading fiction, you probably often picture yourself...

Stop & Think: June 1, 2020

An Encouraging Word A quotation at the right moment is like bread to the famished. (From the Talmud, Jewish text) It’s often difficult to have just the right words to say when you’re trying to encourage or motivate a friend who is having a...

Stop & Think: May 31, 2020

Knowledge Knowledge leads to conclusions; emotions lead to action. (Craig Groeschel, pastor) All of life is an education. We never stop learning. But, if what we have learned is only knowledge of the facts for ourselves, we miss the value of...

Stop & Think: May 30, 2020

Happiness Happiness depends upon ourselves. (Aristotle, 4th century BC) In the fast-paced society of modern life we seem to be running helter-skelter in the pursuit of happiness (which is our right according to the Declaration of Independence)...

Stop & Think: May 29, 2020

Light Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself. (Desiderius Erasmus, 15th-16th century Dutch philosopher) According to the Bible (John 3:19) men often prefer darkness to light because of their evil deeds. The only antidote for evil...

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