Stop & Think: October 7, 2020

Friends I think the best friendships are those that can stand the test of time. . . (Steve Pavlina, motivational speaker) Pavlina continues: “. . . where the friendship is based more on who you are than on what you do or what you have.” When we...

Stop & Think: October 6, 2020

The Future Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. (Wayne Dyer, self-help, author) Dyer continues, “The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.” That’s good advice, but there is a sense in which...

Stop & Think: October 5, 2020

Significance Success is not the same as significance. (Chris Suitt, blog writer) Winning a checkers game or completing a crossword puzzle might be considered a success by some. Winning a gold medal in the Olympics would get a lot more attention...

Stop & Think: October 4, 2020

Confidence Believe you can and you’re halfway there. (Theodore Roosevelt, 26th U.S. President) Successful people just exude self-confidence. They never seem to doubt that they can accomplish what they set out to do. Perhaps that’s why others will...

Stop & Think: October 3, 2020

Revenge An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind. (Mahatma Gandhi, 19th-20th century Indian nationalist) When Jesus spoke of an eye for an eye, he was setting a limit on retaliation. It was the legal limit. You can’t ask for more...

Jesus Speaks: How to Pray

Jesus Speaks: How to Pray What would Jesus say if he were on Earth today? I have organized some of the words Jesus said into a condensed, speech-like format for 21st-century readers. Some words have been deleted, some added, and some tenses...

Stop & Think: October 2, 2020

Yesterday or Tomorrow Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose. (Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th president of the United States) Sometimes we might wish we could go back and do yesterday over again. We’d like to enjoy those...

Stop & Think: October 1, 2020

Time All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. (J. R. R. Tolkien, late British writer) Decision, Decisions. We all make dozens of them every day. What to wear and eat? Which letters to answer? The movies or TV? But...

Stop & Think: September 30, 2020

Health A healthy outside starts from the inside. (Robert Urich, late American actor) It’s a simple truth, but many of us ignore its importance. Obesity, alcoholism, drug addictions, and other physical maladies are clear demonstrations of its...

Stop & Think: September 29, 2020

Ideas and Words Ideas shape the course of history. (Thomas Jefferson) More recently, actor Robins Williams confirmed Jefferson’s thought: “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” The ideas that Jefferson put into...

Stop & Think: September 28, 2020

Be Strong Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient. (Steve Maraboli, behavioral scientist) We may wish that things would be easier as we grow older and that our mistakes would be more easily corrected. But...

Stop & Think: September 27, 2020

Perspective II No idea is so antiquated that it was not once modern. No idea is so modern that it will not someday be antiquated. (Ellen Glasgow, American author) The wise Solomon wrote, “Nothing under the sun is truly new” (Ecclesiastes 1:9)...

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