Stop & Think: July 11, 2019

Ready or Not? If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin. (Ivan Turgenev, 19th century Russian author) Advance planning is essential if we are to accomplish anything of lasting value. We are...

Stop & Think: July 10, 2019

Storms Not all storms come to disrupt your life. Some come to clear your path. (Fernando Cabrera, city council member) After a heavy spring storm season, there is a lot of cleanup to do. Getting trees and storm debris cleared away must be...

Stop & Think: July 9, 2019

Teaching A mentor knows how to stretch without insulting, affirm without flattering, release without abandoning us. (Chuck Swindoll, pastor and author) Who were the most influential people in your growing up years? Think about your high school...

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...

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