Stop & Think: March 10, 2020

Dreams The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up. (Paul Valery, French poet) Does Valery’s comment sound a little trite? Many great truths, however, are very simply stated and are quite clear. Dreamers are often creative and...

Stop & Think: March 9, 2020

Answers A solid answer to everything is not necessary. Blurry concepts influence one to focus, but postulated clarity influences arrogance (Criss Jami, poet and essayist). We would all like to get concrete answers to our questions, and we’ve...

Stop & Think: March 8, 2020

Purpose People who lose their way are people who’ve lost their why (Kary Oberbrunner, motivation speaker and author). Some people seem not to know what it is they want to do or where they want to go. As we say, “they’ve lost their way.” They seem...

Stop & Think: March 7, 2020

Determination With ordinary talents and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable (Sir Thomas Fowell Buston, 18th-19th century British social reformer). Most of us, after all, are just “ordinary” people. And most of the time, we...

Stop & Think: March 6, 2020

Handling Hurts Sometimes in life you have to let things just roll off of you… lest they make an ugly stain (Inspiration Line). We have all been hurt at one time or another by a criticism or an offhand comment about us, usually from someone that...

Stop & Think: March 5, 2020

Conversation A smart person knows what to say; a wise person knows whether or not to say it (Anonymous). Have you ever known anyone who just couldn’t help but enter into a discussion, no matter the topic or whether he/she had anything worthwhile...

Stop & Think: March 4, 2020

Taste A friend is like an Oreo; it’s not always that great, but it always gets better! (Erin Westbrook, actress) How do you eat an Oreo cookie? A lot of people (probably not just children), crack it open, lick the filling, and then chew on the...

Stop & Think: March 3, 2020

Fairness Fairness is looking at a decision from the viewpoint of each person involved. (Bill Gothard, writer, speaker) We often hear it said that life isn’t fair, and that certainly seems to be true in many cases. We hear of schemes in athletics...

Stop & Think: March 2, 2020

Go Ahead! There are only two kinds of people: those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done,’ and those to whom God says, ‘All right, then, have it your way’” C. S. Lewis (British author). Do you remember ever wanting to...

Stop & Think: March 1, 2020

Freedom None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license (John Milton, 17th century English poet). People love their freedom. But freedom has limits. We don’t let children do whatever they want wherever they...

Stop & Think: February 29, 2020

Leap Day [This is] a day where “this time last year” and “this time next year” does not apply. (Anonymous) We joke a lot about today. Author Jarod Kintz says, “Every leap year I like to jump. It’s a good way to get my daily exercise in every four...

Stop & Think: February 28, 2020

Storms It takes a real storm in the average person’s life to make him realize how much worrying he has done over the squalls. (Bruce F. Barton, author and advertising exec.) Life is filled with squalls—short-lived commotions. Although the rain...

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