Stop & Think: September 27, 2019

Investments Those who put their trust in wealth or material possessions will be disappointed. (Jesse Deloe, editor and writer) TV ads tell us that investing in certain companies will guarantee growing assets and a well-funded retirement. Others...

Stop & Think: September 26, 2019

Friends It is hard to find a friend whose presence helps you steadily become the person you want to be, but it’s worth the effort to find [him or her]. (Paraphrase of Anna Strong, 18th &19th century American patriot) Strong says, “To fall in...

Stop & Think: September 25, 2019

Health The groundwork of all happiness is health. (Leigh Hunt, 19th century English poet) Healthy people are more likely to be happy than those who suffer physically. Yet, there are many who’ve maintained a happy spirit in spite of their ills...

Stop & Think: September 24, 2019

Creativity The absence of limitation is the death of creativity. (Todd Henry, leadership consultant) We’re often challenged to “think outside the box.” Henry argues that such brainstorming often wastes time considering options that aren’t even...

Stop & Think: September 23, 2019

Cost There’s no changing the future without disturbing the present. (Danielle Strickland, justice advocate) Sometimes when we think of the future, we may want to see significant changes, but we’re unwilling to do what it takes to make those...

Stop & Think: September 22, 2019

Different Your difference is your destiny. (DeVon Franklin, film producer, author) It could be a physical defect, lack of athletic skill, skin color, or even intellectual prowess that makes you different. And you may wish you were more like other...

Stop & Think: September 21, 2019

Failure Failures forge you. Failures are doorways to success. (Bear Grylls, TV personality) Grylls appears to be fearless in his adventures on the popular TV shows Man vs. Wild and Running Wild with Bear Grylls. But he publicly acknowledges that...

Stop & Think: September 20, 2019

Effectiveness Just because you are comfortable with doing something a particular way and competent at it, doesn’t mean you are being effective with it. (James Emery White, pastor, author) “Always strive for effectiveness,” White counsels...

Stop & Think: September 19, 2019

Progress We should always strive for excellence, but going for perfection may hinder real progress. (quoted by Craig Groeschel, leadership speaker) Others have put it this way, “Perfection is the roadblock to progress.” While exactness may be...

Stop & Think: September 17, 2019

Law Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws. (Plato, 5th century BC philosopher) Things haven’t changed much since Plato’s day, have they? Rules aren’t needed to keep good...

Stop & Think: September 16, 2019

Others Boredom doesn’t come from nothing to do; boredom comes from nothing to live for. (Dennis Prager, radio talk host) Remember the childhood cry, “I don’t have anything to do” while sitting amid a roomful of toys? Even adults sometimes seem to...

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