Thursday, February 28, 2008

Thought for the Day 2/28/2008

Most of the important things in the world have been
accomplished by people who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

Why are you downcast, O my soul?
Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God.
Psalm 43:5

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Thought for the Day 2/27/2008

We learn to walk by stumbling.
Bulgarian proverb

If the LORD delights in a man's way, he makes his steps firm;
though he stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.
Psalm 37:23-24

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Thought for the Day 2/26/2008

We should enjoy here while we’re here,
because there’s no here there.
Unknown

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might,
for in the grave, where you are going,
there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.
Ecclesiastes 9:10

At that end time …..many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake,
some to everlasting life, some to shame and everlasting contempt.
Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament,
and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever.
Daniel 12:1-3

Monday, February 25, 2008

Thought for the Day 2/25/2008

"It is easy enough to be pleasant,
When life flows like a song,

But the man worthwhile is the one who will smile,
When everything goes dead wrong."
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

A cheerful look brings joy to the heart,
and good news gives health to the bones.
Proverbs 15:30

Friday, February 22, 2008

Thought for the Day 2/22/2008

Lord, let me bring a little grace
To every dark and gloomy place;
Let me rejoice that I can give
Some splendor to the life I live,
A little faith when I am tried,
A little joy where I abide,
A touch of friendship now and then
To mark my comradeship with men.

Lord, let me carry where I go
Some little joy to all I know,
Let something I have said or done
Remain when I have traveled on,
To prove the man I tried to be
And make men glad they walked with me;
A flower, a smile, a word of cheer,
Make these my gifts from year to year.
Unknown

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith;
be men of courage; be strong.
Do everything in love.
1 Corinthians 16:13-14

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Thought for the Day 2/21/2008

Bricks or Balloons?
There are people in your life
who will either lift you up
or weigh you down.

Which one are you?
Anonymous

Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young,
but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.
1 Timothy 4:12

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Thought for the Day 2/20/2008

Do little things as though they were great,
because of the majesty of Jesus Christ who does them in us,
and who lives our life; and do the greatest things
as though they were little and easy,
to His glory
Blaise Pascal

May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant
brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep,
equip you with everything good for doing his will,
and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ,
to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Hebrews 13:20

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Thought for the Day 2/19/2008

Honest Criticism
Honest criticism is hard to take,
particularly from a relative,
a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
~Franklin P. Jones

Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge,
but he who hates reproof is stupid.
Proverbs 12:1

Monday, February 18, 2008

Thought for the Day 2/18/2008

Today reminds us of our leaders.
Pray for the president, leaders in business and industry, and administrators.
These people shape our nation and guide public opinion.
They need God's guidance.
Unknown

Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities.
For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.
Romans 13:1

1 Peter 2:13-17

Friday, February 15, 2008

Thought for the Day 2/15/2008

In prosperity our friends know us;
in adversity we know our friends.
John Churton Collins

As iron sharpens iron,
so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.
Proverbs 27:17

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Thought for the Day 2/14/2008

Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get . . .
Only with what you are expected to give. . . .
Which is everything.
Katharine Hepburn

We love Him because He first loved us.
1 John 4:19

And this commandment we have from Him:
that he who loves God must love his brother also.
1 John 4:21

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Thought for the Day 2/13/2008

A friend is one who sees through you
and still enjoys the view.
- Wilma Askinas

Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart,
and the pleasantness of one's friend springs from his earnest counsel.
Proverbs 27:9

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Thought for the Day 2/12/2008

FRIENDSHIP
Real friends are those who, when you've made a fool of yourself,
don't feel you've done a permanent job.
Author unknown

A friend loves at all times,
and a brother is born for adversity.
Proverbs 17:17

Monday, February 11, 2008

Thought for the Day 2/11/2008

FRIENDSHIP
When someone tells you the truth,
lets you think for yourself, experience your own emotions,
he is treating you as a true equal. As a friend.
Whitney Otto

Wounds from a friend can be trusted,
but an enemy multiplies kisses.
Proverbs 27:6

Friday, February 08, 2008

Thought for the Day 2/8/2008

God gives every bird a worm,
but he does not throw it into the nest.
- Swedish Proverb

All hard work brings a profit,
but mere talk leads only to poverty.
Proverbs 14:23

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Thought for the Day 2/7/2008

It's never too late to be grateful.
Unknown

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts,
since as members of one body you were called to peace.
And be thankful.
Colossians 3:15

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Thought for the Day 2/6/2008

Make one person happy each day
and in 40 years you will have made
14,600 human beings happy for a little time at least.
Charley Willey

A cheerful heart is good medicine,
but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
Proverbs 17:22

A cheerful look brings joy to the heart,
and good news gives health to the bones.
Proverbs 15:30

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Thought for the Day 2/5/2008

One way to happiness ….
is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
Epictetus (c. 55-135 A.D.)

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life,
what you will eat or drink; or about your body,
what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?
….Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
And why do you worry about clothes? ….
So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?'
For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness,
and all these things will be given to you as well.
Matthew 6:25-33

Monday, February 04, 2008

Thought for the Day 2/4/2008

There is a little difference in people,
but that little difference makes a big difference.
That little difference is attitude.
The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
W. Clement Stone

You were taught, with regard to your former way of life,
to put off your old self, …….
to be made new in the attitude of your minds;
and to put on the new self,
created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
Ephesians 4:22-24

Friday, February 01, 2008

Thought for the Day 2/1/2008

Love is a force more formidable than any other.
It is invisible - it cannot be seen or measured,
yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment,
and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
Barbara De Angelis

Love suffers long and is kind;
love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;
does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil;
does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;
bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8