Stop & Think: September 3, 2019

Work To love what you do and feel that it matters…how could anything be more fun? (Katharine Graham, late newspaper publisher) In spite of the headaches of publishing a big city newspaper, Graham seemed to love her work and became a popular...

Stop & Think: September 2, 2019

Labor Day It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage that we move on to better things. (Theodore Roosevelt, 26th US president) Today we celebrate labor, and as Roosevelt suggests, it is an essential element...

Stop & Think: September 1, 2019

Learn and Grow By their mid-thirties, most people have stopped acquiring new skills and new attitudes in any aspect of their lives. (John Gardner, author) Pastor-author Charles Swindoll describes such people, “You’re fast becoming addicted...

Stop & Think: August 31, 2019

Take Action A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction. (Rita Mae Brown, writer) While we may admire people who are initiators—always starting something new, many of...

Stop & Think: August 30, 2019

Pleasure Recreation becomes the goal of life…. a meaningless life. (William Wilberforce, 18th-19th British statesman) His full statement included “…almost any form of entertainment is pursued to fill the void created by a meaningless life.”...

Stop & Think: August 29, 2019

Why Not? Imagination is more important than knowledge. (Albert Einstein, late renowned scientist) Einstein was certainly not devaluing knowledge. What you know is not only the basis of learning; it is also the material from which you make your...

Stop & Think: August 28, 2019

Anger Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be. (Thomas à Kempis, 15th century German-Dutch cleric) Anger is an insidious and often uncontrollable emotion. As Kempis...

Stop & Think: August 27, 2019

The Future It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future, and impossible to live in the past. (Jim Bishop, 20th century journalist) He concludes, “Nothing is as far away as one minute ago.” No matter how much we may...

Stop & Think: August 26, 2019

Friends A hug is worth a thousand words. A friend is worth more. (Jasmine Fitzwilliam, photographer) There was a time (maybe only senior citizens will remember) when hugging was reserved for families and lovers. Today, however, everyone seems to...

Stop & Think: August 25, 2019

Time God has a time for everything, a perfect schedule. He is never too soon, never too late. The when of His will is as important as the what and the how. (Richard Halverson, late chaplain of the U.S. Senate) Life seems to become more...

Stop & Think: August 24, 2019

Habits You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, “I release the need for this in my life.” (Wayne Dyer, self-help author) As we grow, we develop habits—both good and bad—that often begin to control our thoughts and actions...

Stop & Think: August 23, 2019

Power No power on earth is greater than a mind and soul reawakened. (Cal Thomas, syndicated columnist) We see demonstrations of all kinds of power in today’s world. There’s the destructive power of hurricanes and tornados. The life-threatening...

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