Stop & Think: July 26, 2019

Principles If your cause is just, if your principles are pure, and if your conduct is prudent, you need not fear the multitude of opposing hosts. (John Witherspoon, signer of the Declaration of Independence) Almost anything you say or try to do...

Stop & Think: July 25, 2019

Look Ahead Don’t look back, you’ll miss the road ahead. (Chris Suitt, pastor) As a mountain-biker, Suitt learned that “where your eyes go, so goes your front wheel. The bike will go where you’re looking . . . So keep your eyes...

Stop & Think: July 24, 2019

Choices Our parents bring us into the world, but in the end, we are responsible for what we become. (Kahlil Gibran, Lebanese-American writer) We inherit a lot from our parents, of course: physical attributes and personality characteristics, no...

Stop & Think: July 23, 2019

Pettiness Pettiness is the tendency of people without large purposes. (George Will, columnist) Pastor Chuck Swindoll comments, “Petty people are worse than stubborn; they are negative and rigidly inflexible.” We quickly want to avoid people who...

Stop & Think: July 22, 2019

Relationships The quality of your life is the quality of your relationships. (Anthony Robbins, life coach) What brings the most joy and pleasure to your life? Your new car? Your well-decorated home? Your job and career? These are all good, of...

Stop & Think: July 21, 2019

Learning Some [people] not only have closed their minds to new truth, but they sit on the lid. (Dale Turner, author) He also said, “The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none. . . Those who believe they have ‘arrived’ believe they have...

Stop & Think: July 20, 2019

Tomorrow The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. (Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd U.S. President) Most people have high hopes for tomorrow. Little Orphan Annie sang, “The sun’ll come out… Tomorrow so ya...

Stop & Think: July 19, 2019

Never Give Up. It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. (Babe Ruth, early baseball star) No doubt, Ruth played with a lot of good athletes, some of whom made it big in sports and others who faded rather quickly. His statement highlights one...

Stop & Think: July 18, 2019

Words I will speak ill of no man, and speak all the good I know of everybody. (Benjamin Franklin) The 19th century pastor and writer C. H. Spurgeon also wrote, “If there were no gratified hearers of ill reports, there would be an end of the trade...

Stop & Think: July 17, 2019

Diversity Give others freedom to be themselves. Appreciate the differences between their ways and yours. (Jennifer Chen, freelance writer) Most of us like to be around people like us—similar habits, dress, tastes, etc. We sometimes find it...

Stop & Think: July 16, 2019

Teamwork Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story. (Casey Stengel, late professional baseball manager) Stengel was noted for his malapropisms like “All right everyone, line up alphabetically according to your...

Stop & Think: July 15, 2019

Pressing On I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday. (Quoted by Dan O’Deens, cross-cultural worker) We sometimes want to give up because we haven’t seemed to make much progress. We’re so short of our goal that we think we...

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