Friday, December 29, 2006

Thought for the Day 12/29/2006

Laughter is the most healthful exertion."
-- Christoph Wilhelm Hufeland

A joyful heart is good medicine.
Proverbs 17:22

Thought for the Day 12/28/2006

Happiness is essentially a state of going somewhere, whole-heartedly, one-directionally, without regret or reservation."
-- William H. Sheldon

All these died in faith, without receiving the promises, but having seen them and having welcomed them from a distance, and having confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.
Hebrews 11:13

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Thought for the Day 12/25/2006

GET UP!
I saw an expert skater once, performing on the ice, and wondered how she learned to glide so gracefully and nice. I asked her how she got her skill.
She first began to frown, then smiled and said, “Why I got up whenever I fell down.”

I knew a note financier, whose riches were untold. I marveled at his mighty nerve in taking chances bold.Once when we were alone, I asked the rich man of the townthe secret, and his answer was, “Get up when you fall down.”

I heard a famous orator, whose ringing voice brought cheers,and then, in soft and touching tones, evoked a flood of tears.I asked this great man privately how I might win renown,and, like the rest, he told me to get up when I fall down.

“He is a genius,” is a phrase you often read and hear.It means, a man who plugs along with nerve to persevere.You may be awkward at the stunt, and act just like a clown,but if you want to win life’s race, “Get up when you fall down!”
Unknown

Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Hebrews 12:1-2

Thought for the Day 12/26/2006

"Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely."
-Karen Kaiser Clark

But speak the truth in love, as we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ. . .
Ephesians 4:15

Thought for the Day 12/27/2006

"Being miserable is a habit; being happy is a habit; and the choice is yours."
-- Tom Hopkins

'Because you say, "I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing," and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked, I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see.
Revelation 3:17-18

Friday, December 22, 2006

Thought for the Day 12/22/2006

A quiet time with God is worth
a life time with men.

Psalm 23:2
He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Thought for the Day 12/21/2006

Got any rivers you think are uncrossable?
Got any mountains you can't tunnel through?
God specializes in things thought impossible.
And He can do what no other can do.
Unknown

Looking at them, Jesus said,
"With people it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God."
Mark 10:27

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Thought for the Day 12/20/2006

Patience is accepting a difficult situation
without giving God a deadline to remove it.
Unknown

The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.
Ecclesiastes 7:8

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Thought for the Day 12/19/2006

He knows the burden of each heart,
He sees each falling tear;
He can the true peace impart
In place of doubt and fear.
Unknown

And He said to them, "Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts?See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; touch Me and see,
for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have."
Luke 24:38-39

Monday, December 18, 2006

Thought for the Day 12/18/2006

When it comes to helping others,
some people stop at nothing.
Anonymous

The commandments, "Do not commit adultery," "Do not murder," "Do not steal," "Do not covet," and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: "Love your neighbor as yourself." Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
Romans 13:9-10

Friday, December 15, 2006

Thought for the Day 12/15/2006

When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light, for your life and strength.
Give thanks for your food, and the joy of living.
If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies with yourself.
-Tecumseh, Shawnee Chief

Through Jesus, then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is,
the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name.
Hebrews 13:15

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Thought for the Day 12/14/2006

To me faith means not worrying.
John Dewey (1859-1952)

And without faith it is impossible to please God, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.
Hebrews 11:6

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Thought for the Day 12/13/2006

HAVE FAITH

I don't know how one navigates this thing called life without having abiding faith in something.
Tavis Smiley

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen;
for by it the men of old received divine approval.
Hebrews 11:1-2

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Thought for the Day 12/12/2006

It is better to wear out one's shoes than one's sheets.
-- Genoese Proverb

Go to the ant, O sluggard, Observe her ways and be wise, which, having no chief, Officer or ruler,prepares her food in the summer And gathers her provision in the harvest. How long will you lie down, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep?"A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to rest" -
Your poverty will come in like a vagabond And your need like an armed man.
Proverbs 6:6-11

Monday, December 11, 2006

Thought for the Day 12/11/2006

The best gifts to give:
To your friend, loyalty;
To your enemy, forgiveness;
To your boss, service;
To a child, a good example;
To your parents, gratitude and devotion;
To your mate, love and faithfulness;
To all men and women, charity.
-Oren Arnold

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful.
Colossians 3:15

Friday, December 08, 2006

Thought for the Day 12/8/2006

For me, goals are my road map to the life I want.
They have helped me accomplish things I once thought were impossible.
Catherine Pulsifer

I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:14

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Thought for the Day 12/7/2006

Hatred is an acid that corrodes its container.
Tonya Baker

He who conceals his hatred has lying lips, and whoever spreads slander is a fool.
Proverbs 10:18

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Thought for the Day 12/6/2006

Being defeated is often only a temporary condition.
Giving up is what makes it permanent.
- Marilyn vos Savant

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

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Thought for the Day 12/5/2006

Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble.
-Frank Tyger

He whose ear listens to the life-giving reproof
Will dwell among the wise.
He who neglects discipline despises himself,
But he who listens to reproof acquires understanding.
Proverbs 15:31-32

Monday, December 04, 2006

Thought for the Day 12/4/2006

He who created us without our help,
will not save us without our consent.
~Augustine

As for me, I shall call upon God, And the LORD will save me.
Psalm 55:16

Thought for the Day 12/1/2006

EXCUSES, EXCUSESThe streets of the City of Failure are paved with alibis--some of which are absolutely perfect.
Harry A. Earnshaw

No one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame,
but they will be put to shame who are treacherous without excuse.
Psalm 25:3