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...

Stop & Think: July 14, 2019

Opportunity No great man ever complains of want of opportunities. (Ralph Waldo Emerson, 19th century essayist)) In fact, F. Scott Fitzgerald said, “Our lives are defined by opportunities—even the ones we miss.” Sometimes we’re frozen in waiting...

Stop & Think: July 13, 2019

Abundance The more men have, the more perplexity they have with it. (Matthew Henry, 17th-18th century Bible commentator) Henry continued, “It is the folly of most men, to mind and pursue that which is for the body and for time only, more than...

Stop & Think: July 12, 2019

Advice There is a fountain of youth. It’s your mind. When you learn to tap this resource, you’ll truly have defeated age. (Sophia Loren, actress) Men have looked for the fountain of youth in vain, but Loren’s observation is helpful. We can stay...

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...

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