Friday, September 16, 2005

Thoughts for Next Three Weeks....

The "Thought" person is on vacation for 3 weeks, and will resume these Thoughts on October 10th, 2005.

Have a blessed and joyful day, every day!

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Thought for the Day 9/15/2005

"Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. "
- Ben Franklin

Psalms 141:3 Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Thought for the Day 9/14/2005

To know Christ is the way to grow in holiness. Ask yourself, in the moment of perplexity or temptation, what would He do if He were here? Nothing else will so surely lead us into the way of holy living.
George Hodges

Colossians 3:23: Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men...

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Thought for the Day 9/13/2005

Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free and realizing you were the prisoner!
-Max Lucado

Mark 11:25 "Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions."

Monday, September 12, 2005

Thought for the Day 9/12/2005

All you have to do is look straight and see the road, and when you see it, don't sit looking at it -- walk.
Ayn Rand

Ephesians 5:15-16 Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Thought for the Day 9/9/2005

The most called-upon prerequisite of a friend is an accessible ear.
Maya Angelou


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We have two ears, but only one mouth, so that we may listen more and talk less.
Zeno (c. 334-262 B.C.)

Psalms 19:14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Thought for the Day 9/8/2005

"Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength." -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

"Prosperity discovers vice, adversity discovers virtue." -- Francis Bacon

2 Peter 1:5-8 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.
For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Thought for the Day 9/7/2005

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Problems are only opportunities in work clothes." -- Henry J. Kaiser

James 1:3-4 Because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Thought for the Day 9/6/2005

"Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves." -- Dale Carnegie

"I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do." -- Helen Keller

Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men...

Thought for the Day 9/5/2005

We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within.
Earl Nightingale (1921-1989)

Paddle your own canoe, but make sure you know how to steer it, too.
Anonymous

Friday, September 02, 2005

Thought for the Day 9/2/2005

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Romans 12:21

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An act of goodness, the least act of true goodness, is indeed the best proof of the existence of God. Jacques Maritain

Mark 10:18 And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Thought for the Day 9/1/2005

Good thoughts are the threads
With which we weave the web of life,
The threads which build
The strong and fibrous cloth
We know as character.

And, like the patterns
That looms of modern science weave,
Our lives can be no lovelier,
No stronger, than the threads
From which our lives are made.

Katherine Maurine Haaff

Romans 8:6 The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the spirit is life and peace.