Friday, November 30, 2007

Thought for the Day 11/30/2007

Attitude Changes Things
You are not happy because you are well.
You are well because you are happy.

You are not depressed because trouble has come to you,
but trouble has come to you because you are depressed.

You can change your thoughts and feelings,
and then the outer things will come to correspond,
and indeed there is no other way of working.
-- Emmet Fox

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication
with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Thought for the Day 11/29/2007

Notice, we never pray for folks we gossip about,
and we never gossip about the folk for whom we pray!
For prayer is a great deterrent.
-Leonard Ravenhill

A gossip betrays a confidence,
but a trustworthy man keeps a secret.
Proverbs 11:13

Without wood a fire goes out;
without gossip a quarrel dies down.
Proverbs 26:20

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Thought for the Day 11/28/2007

Anger is a bad counselor.
-- French Proverb

A fool's anger is known at once,
But a prudent man conceals dishonor.
Proverbs 12:16

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Thought for the Day 11/27/2007

Goals are incredible important…or impotent.
You decide."
- Doug Firebaugh

I press on toward the goal for the prize of the
upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:14

Monday, November 26, 2007

Thought for the Day 11/26/2007

Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.
Robert Green Ingersoll

He who is slow to anger has great understanding,
But he who is quick-tempered exalts folly.
Proverbs 14:29

Friday, November 23, 2007

Thought for the Day 11/23/2007

Attitude of Gratitude
[W]hen we learn to give thanks,
we are learning to concentrate not on the bad things,
but on the good things in our lives.
Amy Vanderbilt (1908-1974)

Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken,
let us show gratitude,
by which we may offer to God
an acceptable service with reverence and awe…
Hebrews 12:28

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thought for the Day 11/22/2007

GRATITUDE can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles
and they can become your blessings.
~ Author Unknown……….
this saying is from a beautiful poem, which is in full below the Scripture quote.

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach
and admonish one another with all wisdom,
and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs
with gratitude in your hearts to God.
Colossians 3:16

BE THANKFUL - Author Unknown
Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don't know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes.
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you're tired and weary,
because it means you've made a difference.

It's easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who
are also thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they can become your blessings.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thought for the Day 11/21/2007

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, loving kindness.
-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

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Thought for the Day 11/20/2007

God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform;
He plants his footsteps in the sea
And rides upon the storm.
-- William Cowper

The LORD is slow to anger and great in power;
the LORD will not leave the guilty unpunished.
His way is in the whirlwind and the storm,
and clouds are the dust of his feet.
Nahum 1:3

Monday, November 19, 2007

Thought for the Day 11/19/2007

God visits us often, but most of the time we are not home.
-- French Proverb

Let your waist be girded and your lamps burning;
and you yourselves be like men who wait for their master,
when he will return from the wedding,
that when he comes and knocks they may open to him immediately.
Luke 12:35-36

Friday, November 16, 2007

Thought for the Day 11/16/2007

Love isn't like a reservoir. You'll never drain it dry.
It's much more like a natural spring.
The longer and the farther it flows,
the stronger and the deeper and the clearer it becomes.
Eddie Cantor (1892-1964)

Instead, speaking the truth in love,
we will in all things grow up into him
who is the Head, that is, Christ.
Ephesians 4:15

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Thought for the Day 11/15/2007

"To dream anything that you want to dream,
that is the beauty of the human mind.
To do anything that you have to do,
that is the strength of the human will.
To trust God, and test your limits,
that is the courage to succeed."
-- Bernard Edmonds

Be strong and let your heart take courage,
All you who hope in the LORD.
Psalm 31:24

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Thought for the Day 11/14/2007

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena;
whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood;
who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again;
who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions,
and spends himself in a worthy cause;
who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement;
and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly."
-- Theodore Roosevelt

Fight the good fight of faith;
take hold of the eternal life to which you were called….
1Timothy 6:12

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Thought for the Day 11/13/2007

If you can't be happy where you are,
it's a cinch you can't be happy where you ain't.
Charlie Jones

But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God;
may they be happy and joyful.
Psalm 68:3

Monday, November 12, 2007

Thought for the Day 11/12/2007

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

Let us not become weary in doing good,
for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Galatians 6:9

Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them
that they should always pray and not give up.
Luke 18:1

Friday, November 09, 2007

Thought for the Day 11/9/2007

A kind heart is a fountain of gladness,
making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.
Washington Irving

An anxious heart weighs a man down,
but a kind word cheers him up.
Proverbs 12:25

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Thought for the Day 11/8/2007

It is during our darkest moments
that we must focus to see the light.
Taylor Benson

And we have the word of the prophets made more certain,
and you will do well to pay attention to it,
as to a light shining in a dark place,
until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
2 Peter 1:19

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Thought for the Day 11/7/2007

We have forty million reasons for failure,
but not a single excuse.
Rudyard Kipling

My flesh and my heart may fail,
But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
Psalms 73:26

On our own we fail,
only with Him can we truly be strong.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Thought for the Day 11/6/2007

"Learn from the negative as well as the positive,
from the failures as well as the successes."
Jim Rohn

It was good for me to be afflicted
so that I might learn your decrees.
Psalms 119:71

Monday, November 05, 2007

Thought for the Day 11/5/2007

"The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity.
The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
Winston Churchill

That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses,
in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties.
For when I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Corinthians 12:10

Friday, November 02, 2007

Thought for the Day 11/2/2007

Swallowing angry words before you say them
is better than having to eat them afterwards.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr. "Life's Little Instruction Book"

He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty,
And he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city.
Proverbs 16:32

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Thought for the Day 11/1/2007

What does your Bible mean to you?

MY BIBLE:
When I am tired, the Bible is my bed;
Or in the dark, the Bible is my light;
When I am hungry, it is vital bread;
Or fearful, it is armor for the fight;
When I am sick, 'tis healing medicine;
Or lonely, thronging friends I find therein.

If I would work, the Bible is my tool;
Or play, it is a harp of happy sound.
If I am ignorant, it is my school;
If I am sinking, it is solid ground.
If I am cold, the Bible is my fire;
And wings, if boldly I aspire.

Should I be lost, the Bible is my guide;
Or naked, it is raiment, rich and warm.
Am I imprisoned, it is ranges wide;
Or tempest-tossed, a shelter from the storm.
Would I adventure, 'tis a gallant sea;
Or would I rest, it is a flowery lea.
- Amos R. Wells