Stop & Think: April 26, 2019

Demonstrate courage on the outside, even when you don’t feel it on the inside. (Ann Valentine, college president) No doubt many military men and women who have survived wartime experiences would admit to being scared when the shells were firing...

Stop & Think: April 25, 2019

When the well is dry, we know the worth of water. (Benjamin Franklin, inventor, writer) We who live where water is plentiful and relatively inexpensive don’t really appreciate what a luxury it is in much of the world. We just take it for granted...

Stop & Think: April 24, 2019

Knowledge and character have little value until it (sec.) is applied. (Jacqueline Hodges, educator) The Bible says that wise people treasure knowledge, and certainly it’s helpful to store up facts and data that relate to life and living. It’s...

Stop & Think: April 23, 2019

Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can – there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did. (Sarah Caldwell, opera conductor) Life is a continual learning experience. Caldwell suggests that the opportunities...

Stop & Think: April 22, 2019

Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon (E. M. Forster, English novelist) Remember how difficult it was to wean your baby from milk to more solid foods? It was often frustrating and messy, wasn’t it? Yet, it...

Stop & Think: April 21, 2019

May you and your family be blessed as you celebrate the true meaning of Easter, from the reflection of Good Friday to the joy of Easter Sunday and the promise of eternal life. (Author unknown) Many will enjoy today as a holiday for parades and...

Stop & Think: April 20, 2019

We have become a generation of people who worship our work, who work at our play, and who play at our worship. (Quoted by Leland Ryken, author) Ryken’s quote is illustrated well by the way some people make light of Lent, the 40 days prior to...

Stop & Think: April 19, 2019

Practice mercy and forgiveness throughout as a lesson that symbolizes the love shown through his crucifixion. (Unarine Ramaru, university professor) Today is celebrated in the Christian world as Good Friday, the day when Jesus was crucified in...

Stop & Think: April 18, 2019

People will cling to an unsatisfactory way of life rather than change to get something better for fear of getting something worse. (Eric Hoffer, 20th century social philosopher) Do you recognize yourself in Hoffer’s statement? Have you ever...

Stop & Think: April 17, 2019

If you do not like it, change it and if you cannot change it, change the way you think about it. (Mary Englebrat, graphic artist) We often see things we’d like to change—it may be as simple as correcting a typo or as complex as reprogramming our...

Stop & Think: April 16, 2019

A sign of a good leader is not how many followers you have, but how many leaders you create. (Mahatma Gandhi, late Indian activist) It’s been noted that you’re not a good leader if no one is following you. That’s obvious, isn’t it? When your...

Stop & Think: April 15, 2019

Leadership is a matter of how to be, not how to do. (Frances Hesselbein, author) Some might think of leadership as the ability to command and order, and the followers will obey. That’s partly true, but Hesselbein, apparently, has a different...

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