Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Thought for the Day 3/1/2007

Practice doesn't make perfect;
practice makes permanent!
Denis Waitley

Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this:He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
Psalm 37:5-6

Thought for the Day 2/28/2007

COMMITMENT

The beginning is the most important part of any work.
-Plato

Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.
Proverbs 16:3

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Thought for the Day 2/27/2007

COMMITMENT

Half the failures of this world in life arise from pulling in one's horse as he is leaping.
Julius and Augustus Hare

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.
1 Corinthians 16:13

Monday, February 26, 2007

Thought for the Day 2/26/2007

Commitment
If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause and say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:15

Friday, February 23, 2007

Thought for the Day 2/23/2007

Measure not God's love and favor by your own feelings.
The sun shines as clearly in the darkest day as it does in the brightest.
-Richard Sibbes

But the path of the just is like the shining sun,
that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.
Proverbs 4:18

By day the LORD directs his love,
at night his song is with me - a prayer to the God of my life.
Psalm 42:8

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Thought for the Day 2/22/2007

Each of us may be sure that if God sends us on stony paths
He will provide us with strong shoes, and
He will not send us out on any journey for which He does not equip us well.
-Alexander MacLaren

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil;
For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
Psalm 23:4

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Thought for the Day 2/21/2007

Perhaps it would be a good idea, fantastic as it sounds,
to muffle every telephone, stop every motor and halt all activity for one hour some day
just to give people a chance to ponder for a few minutes on what it is all about,
why they are living and what they really want.
James Truslow Adams (1878-1949)

Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth,
where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal;
but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven,
where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Matthew 6:19-21

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Thought for the Day 2/20/2007

"I can't do it" never yet accomplished anything:
"I will try" has accomplished wonders.
-- George P. Burnham

Trust in the LORD, and do good;
Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.
Delight yourself also in the LORD,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart.
Psalm 37:3-4

Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your calling and election sure,
for if you do these things you will never stumble;
for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
2 Peter 1:10-11

Thought for the Day 2/19/2007

"Remember, Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies."
From the movie "The Shawshank Redemption"

And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.
Romans 5:2

Friday, February 16, 2007

Thought for the Day 2/16/2007

"People do not usually reject the Bible because it
contradicts itself but because it contradicts them."
- Anonymous

For the word of the LORD is right, And all His work is done in truth.
Psalm 33:4

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Thought for the Day 2/15/2007

"For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice.
No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service."
John Burroughs 1837-1921

"Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time?
It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns.I tell you the truth, he will put him in charge of all his possessions."
Matthew 24:45-47

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Thought for the Day 2/14/2007

Love is not about finding the right person,
but creating a right relationship.
It's not about how much love you have in the beginning
but how much love you build till the end.
Author Unknown

God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
1 John 4:8-9

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Thought for the Day 2/13/2007

What Cancer Cannot Do
Cancer is so limited---
It cannot cripple love
It cannot shatter hope
It cannot corrode faith
It cannot destroy peace
It cannot kill friendship
It cannot suppress memories
It cannot silence courage
It cannot invade the soul
It cannot steal eternal life
It cannot conquer the heart.
-author unknown

Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save.When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing.Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God,
Psalm 146:3-5

Monday, February 12, 2007

Thought for the Day 2/12/2007

Our time is only once - and never returns.
So let us make the best of it while we have it.
How to make the best of it-
that is the question on which so many make shipwreck.
Robert Roberts

So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Psalm 90:12

Friday, February 09, 2007

Thought for the Day 2/9/2007

The naked truth is always better than the best dressed lie.
-- Ann Landers

O LORD, who may dwell on Your holy hill?He who walks with integrity, and works righteousness,
And speaks truth in his heart.
Psalm 15:1-2

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Thought for the Day 2/8/2007

Each day is a new life. Seize it. Live it.
David Guy Powers

Because of the LORD'S great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail.They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Thought for the Day 2/7/2007

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

And now, Lord, take note of their threats, and grant that Your bond-servants may speak Your word with all confidence, while You extend Your hand to heal, and signs and wonders take place through the name of Your holy servant Jesus.
And when they had prayed, the place where they had gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness.
Acts 4:29-31

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Thought for the Day 2/6/2007

When Life seems hard, and you are being pounded and patted and pushed almost beyond endurance;
when your world seems to spinning out of control;
when you feel like you are in a fiery furnace of trails;
when life seems to "stink",
try this - have a little talk with the Potter.
Unknown

But now, O LORD, You are our Father, We are the clay, and You our potter;
And all of us are the work of Your hand.
Isaiah 64:8

Monday, February 05, 2007

Thought for the Day 2/5/2007

The greatest thing is to be found at one's post as a child of God,
living each day as though it were our last,
but planning as though our world might last a hundred years.
-C.S. Lewis

For this reason you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.Who then is the faithful and sensible servant whom his master put in charge of his household to give them their food at the proper time?
Blessed is that servant whom his master finds so doing when he comes.
Matthew 24:44-46

Friday, February 02, 2007

Thought for the Day 2/2/2007

Love turns one person into two; and two into one.
Isaac ben Judah Abravanel (1437-1508)

And the greatest of these is love
1 Corinthians 13

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Thought for the Day 2/1/2007

No one would ever have crossed the ocean if he could not gotten onto the ship in the first place,
storm or no storm.
-Anonymous

But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, "Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid."Peter said to Him, "Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water."And He said, "Come!" And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus.
Matthew 14:27-29