Stop & Think: December 10, 2018

Forgiveness The only thing evil can’t stand is forgiveness. (Fred “Mister” Rogers, late television personality) We see evil in lots of ways—anger, bullying, verbal abuse, and more. Have you ever noticed that when you respond to such behaviors in...

Stop & Think: December 9, 2018

Kindness Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They’re underused. (Tommy Lee Jones, actor) It seems that Jones’ observation is all too true. In today’s overly-politicized society, there is almost a complete lack of basic courtesy...

Stop & Think: December 8, 2018

Change If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. (Maya Angelou, late American poet) There are always things that displease us, things we’d like to change. But many times we can’t do much to...

Stop & Think: December 7, 2018

Mistakes A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong…  (Alexander Pope, 18th century English poet) Why is it so difficult for us to admit we’ve made a mistake? We seem quick to make excuses or place blame elsewhere, when it...

Stop & Think: December 6, 2018

Contentment The content of the mind determines the contentment of the heart. (Gladys Deloe, entrepreneur) Is it possible in a topsy-turvy world like ours to be content? Whether it’s international relations, national or local politics, or personal...

Stop & Think: December 5, 2018

Promises We must not promise what we ought not, lest we be called on to perform what we cannot. (Abraham Lincoln) Lincoln had a lot of defeats in his political career before he finally reached the U.S. pinnacle, President of the United States. We...

Stop & Think: December 4, 2018

Christmas Is Coming Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. (Norman Vincent Peale, late Positive-thinking author) Though Christmas is still three weeks away, we’ve seen yard displays and...

Stop & Think: December 3, 2018

The True Gift Having the opportunity to give is never a burden, but always a blessing. (Christine Trier, recent college graduate) Our mailboxes (emails too) are filled with requests for money. The needs are everywhere: the poor, the...

Stop & Think: December 2, 2018

Kindness Always show more kindness than seems necessary because the person receiving it needs it more than you will ever know. (quoted by Colin Powell, retired General and Secretary of State) Can you love too much or be too kind? If love means...

Stop & Think: December 1, 2018

Failure Failure is not a reason to give up. Failure is a reason to try harder and seek new solutions. (Jim Hocking, NGO entrepreneur) No one starts out on a project or in an athletic contest with the intent to fail. But, in the regular activities...

Stop & Think: November 30, 2018

Attitude Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life…  (John Homer Miller, author) Miller continues: “…not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what...

Stop & Think: November 29, 2018

Contentment Contentment flourishes not in having great possessions, but in having few wants. (Jim Brown, pastor) More is never enough. Once we have gained a good job, a nice house filled with the furnishings we want, and good friends—you would...

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