Stop & Think: October 6, 2018

Balance The amazing activity of the cat is delicately balanced by his capacity for relaxation. (William Lyon Phelps, 19th-20th century author and critic) You might often see a cat lazing in the sun’s rays while all kinds of activity may be going...

Stop & Think: October 5, 2018

Comparison Comparison is the thief of joy. (Theodore Roosevelt, 26th US President) It’s a simple statement, but certainly conveys an important and practical lesson. It can work both ways. Do you lose your joy when you see someone doing so much...

Stop & Think: October 4, 2018

Freedom Nothing is more wonderful than the art of freedom, but nothing is harder to learn how to use than freedom. (Alexis de Tocqueville, 19th century French historian) Americans are proud of their liberty, which was gained for them by the heavy...

Stop & Think: October 3, 2018

Ideals It is your responsibility . . . not just to be zealous in the pursuit of your ideals, but to be sure that your ideals are the right ones . . .  (Antonin Scalia, late Supreme Court Justice) Scalia completes the sentence, “. . . —not merely...

Stop & Think: October 2, 2018

Hard Work Hard work beats talent if talent doesn’t work hard. (Kevin Durant, pro athlete, quoting Tim Notke, basketball coach) Pro athletes have great talent, of course, but as Durant said, “Working hard is better than having talent and not...

Stop & Think: October 1, 2018

Serving God’s greatest invitations often come in life’s interruptions. (Bob Fetterhoff, retired pastor) Don’t you hate to be interrupted—the phone call during family dinner or the doorbell during the last overtime of a thrilling ball game? If we...

Stop & Think: September 29, 2018

Troubles God sometimes takes us into troubled waters, not to drown us but to cleanse us. (Author unknown) It’s a paradox of Christian teaching, written in different ways. For example, in response to Paul’s prayer for healing, God replied, “My...

Stop & Think: September 27, 2018

The Present Sometimes you will not know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory. (Dr. Seuss, pen name of Theodor Seuss Geisel, author of children’s books) We live such busy lives, filled with urgencies—whether imagined or real—that demand...

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