Stop & Think: June 1, 2019

Books I never feel lonely if I’ve got a book—they’re like old friends. (Emilia Fox, English actress) Fox continues, “Even if you’re not reading them over and over again, you know they are there. And they’re part of your history. They...

Stop & Think: May 31, 2019

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. (Nelson Henderson, 19th century athlete) If we’re interested in landscaping in an age of impatience, such as today, we’d want to plant fast-growing trees, so...

Stop & Think: May 30, 2019

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive—to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. (Marcus Aurelius, 1st century Roman emperor) What’s the first thing that comes into your mind when you awake in the...

Stop & Think: May 29, 2019

Worrying doesn’t take away tomorrow’s troubles. It takes away today’s peace. (Randy Armstrong, musician) So many people seem to worry about the future. Will rain spoil our picnic? Will my boss squash my proposal? Will I have enough money to pay...

Stop & Think: May 28, 2019

The off-ramp that leads to Unityville is neither doctrine nor agreement. It’s humility. (Neil Cole, church-planter) Whether it’s a business organization, an athletic team, or a church—teamwork (unity) is necessary for success. We can’t succeed...

Stop & Think: May 27, 2019

Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get. (Ray Kroc, late business man) That’s a really down-to-earth idea, isn’t it? People refer to sweat-equity when they talk about the investment of their time and effort into a...

Stop & Think: May 26, 2019

The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket. (Will Rogers, 19th-20th century humorist) Some people fall prey to the get-rich schemes that con men offer and lose their savings. Others are careful...

Stop & Think: May 25, 2019

Passion, like attitude, is contagious and is essential for a project to succeed. (Ken Duncan Australian professional photographer) Enthusiasm is an important element in the make-up of a successful entrepreneur. Not only does it spur him or her on...

Stop & Think: May 24, 2019

It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another. (Nelson Mandela, late South African leader) There is a Bible story about Moses, the leader of Israel in the Exodus. God had told him to...

Stop & Think: May 23, 2019

The leader must give up, to go up. (John Maxwell, leadership author) This is what Maxwell calls the “Law of Sacrifice.” Every successful athlete knows he has to give up an unhealthy diet and free time to achieve his goal. The person climbing the...

Stop & Think: May 22, 2019

Great accomplishments are often attempted but only occasionally reached. (Charles Swindoll, pastor and author) That might sound pretty discouraging, but Swindoll continues, “Those who reach them are usually those who missed many times before.”...

Stop & Think: May 21, 2019

Adversity is the state in which a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself. (John Wooden, hall of fame coach) People react to hard times in a variety of ways. Some just can’t seem to lift their heads up and move on. Others struggle without...

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