Stop & Think: July 8, 2019

Together It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. (Late President Harry S Truman) It’s said that a later president, Ronald Reagan, like Truman, kept this saying on his desk. In a day when politicians (and many...

Stop & Think: July 7, 2019

Power The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire. (French General Ferdinand Foch) We’re awed at the potential destruction from nuclear bombs and ballistic missiles. And what about natural disasters like earthquakes, tornados, and...

Stop & Think: July 6, 2019

Thinking As you think, so you shall become. (Bruce Lee, late martial artist) In this modern digital age, it sometimes seems as though you really don’t need to know much, except how to use your computer or tablet. If you need to know something...

Stop & Think: July 5, 2019

Education The brain originally is like an empty attic, and you have to stock it. (Arthur Conan Doyle, author of Sherlock Holmes mysteries) When you buy a computer, it is already loaded with basic apps and software. But to make it capable of...

Stop & Think: July 4, 2019

Freedom Freedom comes only through deeds, not through thoughts taking wing. (Dietrich Bonhoeffer, martyred German pastor in WW II) On this Independence Day holiday in the U.S., we celebrate the freedoms that were won for us by the brave men and...

Stop & Think: July 3, 2019

Humility Honorable: to do things that are honorable and not seek honor for them. (Larry P. Arn, president of Hillsdale College) Honor seems to be a missing ingredient among many leaders in America. Almost every day newspapers, magazines, and TV...

Stop & Think: July 2, 2019

Success Part II Failure is not the opposite of success. It is part of the process of success. (James Lenhoff, financial advisor, author) What do you do when your project doesn’t work as you had hoped? Do you give up and move on to another venture...

Stop & Think: July 1, 2019

Success Part I Success is to be measured not by the position one has reached in life, but by the obstacles which one has overcome. (Booker T. Washington, 19th-20th century educator) We often think of someone who has reached a high level social...

Stop & Think: June 30, 2019

Expectation Keep looking up … that’s the secret of life. (Snoopy, cartoon character) Snoopy is a dog in the “Peanuts” cartoons. Such characters can teach some helpful lessons while giving us a laugh or two. Have you ever noticed that some...

Stop & Think: June 29, 2019

Generosity Generosity is a function of the heart, not the wallet. (Wayne Dyer, late self-help author) “You may have convinced yourself that giving is impossible because you have too little for yourself. If you are not generous when it is...

Stop & Think: June 28, 2019

Love Love is giving to others’ basic needs without having as my motive personal reward. (Bill Gothard, speaker and writer) “I just love apple pie.” “I love baseball.” “I love ‘Star War’ movies.” We hear such statements all the time. How loosely...

Stop & Think: June 27, 2019

Judging It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place. (H.L. Mencken, 20th century essayist) What does this say about character? First, it suggests that the hearer has his doubts...

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