Stop & Think: September 9, 2019

Heart When you squeeze an orange, orange juice comes out, because that’s what’s inside. When you are squeezed, what comes out is what is inside. (Wayne Dyer, self-help author) We all run into those times when we feel “squeezed.” Whether it is...

Stop & Think: September 8, 2019

Words A bird that you set free may be caught again, but a word that escapes your lips will not return (Jewish proverb) We need to be reminded of this truth periodically. It’s so easy to let our words fly freely either before we think or without...

Stop & Think: September 7, 2019

Behavior Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching. (Thomas Jefferson, US Founding Father) There are probably times when we would rather not been seen by others. Some things we’d like to keep secret. But, whether in private...

Stop & Think: September 6, 2019

Your Mind No one is more influential in your life than you are, because no one talks to you more than you do. (Paul Tripp, author) Do you ever talk to yourself? Well, maybe not out loud, but we are constantly thinking and words race through our...

Stop & Think: September 5, 2019

Work Hard If you don’t suffer the pain of hard work now, you will suffer the pain of regret later. (Abdul Khadar J, Indian actor) It doesn’t take long for us to discover that life is not always easy. The goals we want to achieve require...

Stop & Think: September 4, 2019

Hard Work There is nothing to writing. Just sit down at your typewriter and bleed. (Earnest Hemingway, 20th century American author) Does everybody want to be a writer? Whether it’s blogs, e-books, or printed material, lots of people seem to...

Stop & Think: September 3, 2019

Work To love what you do and feel that it matters…how could anything be more fun? (Katharine Graham, late newspaper publisher) In spite of the headaches of publishing a big city newspaper, Graham seemed to love her work and became a popular...

Stop & Think: September 2, 2019

Labor Day It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage that we move on to better things. (Theodore Roosevelt, 26th US president) Today we celebrate labor, and as Roosevelt suggests, it is an essential element...

Stop & Think: September 1, 2019

Learn and Grow By their mid-thirties, most people have stopped acquiring new skills and new attitudes in any aspect of their lives. (John Gardner, author) Pastor-author Charles Swindoll describes such people, “You’re fast becoming addicted...

Stop & Think: August 31, 2019

Take Action A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction. (Rita Mae Brown, writer) While we may admire people who are initiators—always starting something new, many of...

Stop & Think: August 30, 2019

Pleasure Recreation becomes the goal of life…. a meaningless life. (William Wilberforce, 18th-19th British statesman) His full statement included “…almost any form of entertainment is pursued to fill the void created by a meaningless life.”...

Stop & Think: August 29, 2019

Why Not? Imagination is more important than knowledge. (Albert Einstein, late renowned scientist) Einstein was certainly not devaluing knowledge. What you know is not only the basis of learning; it is also the material from which you make your...

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