Monday, April 30, 2007

Thought for the Day 4/30/2007

If you would not write it, and sign it,
do not say it.
Earl Wilson

The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs.
Proverbs 10:11-12

Friday, April 27, 2007

Thought for the Day 4/27/2007

"Anybody can become angry - that is easy;
but to be angry with the right person, and to the right degree,
and at the right time, and for the right purpose, and in the right way
-- that is not within everybody's power and is not easy."
-Aristotle

"In your anger do not sin":
Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry.
Ephesians 4:26

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Thought for the Day 4/26/2007

Nobody trips over mountains.
It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble.
Pass all the pebbles in your path and
you will find you have crossed the mountain.
- Author Unknown

And Jesus answered and said to them,
"Truly I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt,
you will not only do what was done to the fig tree,
but even if you say to this mountain, 'Be taken up and cast into the sea,' it will happen.And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.
Matthew 21:21-22

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Thought for the Day 4/25/2007

Psalm 37 reminds us not to store up our treasures here on this earth.
So many people today are giving up their eternal happiness
in exchange for temporary pleasures.
What would you have to exchange just to have that
new sports car, new home, extra income, or new lifestyle that you desire?
David reminds us that it's better to have just a "little" here on this earth than to forfeit our eternal inheritance.
-Daily Psalm

Better is the little of the righteous than the abundance of many wicked.
For the arms of the wicked will be broken,
But the LORD sustains the righteous.
The LORD knows the days of the blameless,
And their inheritance will be forever.
Psalm 37:16-18

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Thought for the Day 4/24/2007

Love, unlike gold, is treasure that gains value by being spent.
-Author unknown

As He was setting out on a journey,
a man ran up to Him and knelt before Him, and asked Him,
"Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"
Looking at him, Jesus felt a love for him and said to him,
"One thing you lack: go and sell all you possess and give to the poor,
and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me."
Mark 10:17, 21

Monday, April 23, 2007

Thought for the Day 4/23/2007

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

But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship,
do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.
2 Timothy 4:5

Friday, April 20, 2007

Thought for the Day 4/20/2007

Never does the human soul appear so strong and noble as
when it forgoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury.
- E. H. Chapin

Do not take revenge, my friends.....
On the contrary: "If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head."
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Romans 12:19-20

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Thought for the Day 4/19/2007

No revenge is more honorable than the one not taken.
--Spanish Proverb

"Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people,
but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD."
Leviticus 19:18

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Thought for the Day 4/18/2007

Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
- Carrie Fisher

The godless in heart harbor resentment...
Job 36:13

Monday, April 16, 2007

Thought for the Day 4/17/2007

An army of sheep led by a lion would defeat
an army of lions led by a sheep.
-- Arab proverb

Then one of the elders said to me,
"Weep not; lo, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David,
has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals."
Revelation 5:5

Thought for the Day 4/16/2007

Our days are like the grass; like flowers of the field we blossom.
Psalm 102:15

Blossoms
by: Edna Massimilla

I watched the blossoms of the tree
In colorful array
And swaying with a gentle breeze
They seemed to softly say...

"Each blossom that our God hath made
Does beautify the land
And every lovely pastel shade
is painted by His hand."

I love to watch them on that day,
But knew that suddenly
At season's end they'd fade away.
But saddened I'd not be

For blossoms shed - they come and go,
And others then appear.
New peace, new life, God does bestow
Each season of the year.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Thought for the Day 4/13/2007

Some things you have to do every day.
Eating seven apples on Saturday night instead of one a day,
just isn't going to get the job done.
Jim Rohn

As the LORD daily cares for us.
So we must go to Him daily.


Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.
Psalm 68:18

Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway.For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the LORD.
Proverbs 8:34-35

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Thought for the Day 4/12/2007

What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?
- George Eliot

Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD,
have never forsaken those who seek you.
Psalm 9:10

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Thought for the Day 4/11/2007

Advice is like snow; the softer it falls,
the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into, the mind.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The quiet words of the wise are more to be heeded
than the shouts of a ruler of fools.
Ecclesiastes 9:17

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Thought for the Day 4/10/2007

Because when "we work, we work" but when "we pray, God works".

To this end also we pray for you always,
that our God will count you worthy of your calling,
and fulfill every desire for goodness and the work of faith with power,
so that the name of our Lord Jesus will be glorified in you, and you in Him,
2 Thessalonians 1:11-12

Monday, April 09, 2007

Thought for the Day 4/9/2007

I must take care, on the one hand, never to despise,
or be unthankful for, these earthly blessings,
and on the other, never to mistake them for the something else
of which they are only a kind of copy, or echo, or mirage.
-C.S. Lewis

Therefore we do not lose heart.
While we do not look at the things which are seen,
but at the things which are not seen.
For the things which are seen are temporary,
but the things which are not seen are eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Friday, April 06, 2007

Thought for the Day 4/6/2007

Yesterday He died for me. . .
Today He lives for me. . .
Tomorrow He comes for me. . . .
Jack Wyrtzen

For the love of Christ constrains us, because we judge thus:
that if One died for all, then all died;
and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves,
but for Him who died for them and rose again.
2 Corinthians 5:14-15

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Thought for the Day 4/5/2007

Before You
By William Arthur Ward

Before you speak, listen.
Before you write, think.
Before you spend, earn.
Before you criticize, wait.
Before you pray, forgive.
Before you quit, try.
Before you die, give.
unknown

But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure;
then peace-loving, considerate, submissive,
full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
James 3:17

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Thought for the Day 4/4/2007

Wisdom lies deep.
You have to dig for it:
sweet when found
-Robert Roberts

"But from there you will seek the LORD your God,
and you will find Him if you search for Him
with all your heart and all your soul."
Deuteronomy 4:29

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Thought for the Day 4/3/2007

You cannot go on being a good egg forever.
You must either hatch or rot.
-C.S. Lewis

Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit,
fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 1:13

Monday, April 02, 2007

Thought for the Day 4/2/2007

The Price of Joy
You don’t begrudge the labor when the roses start to bloom;
You don’t recall the dreary days that won you their perfume;
You don’t recall a single care
You spent upon the garden there;
And all the toil
Of tilling soil
Is quite forgot the day the first
Pink rosebuds into beauty burst.
—Edgar A. Guest

Those who sow in tears shall reap with joyful shouting.
He who goes to and fro weeping, carrying his bag of seed,
Shall indeed come again with a shout of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.
Psalm 126:5-6