Sunday, March 30, 2008

Thought for the Day 3/30/2008

He who is afraid to ask is ashamed of learning.
-- Danish Proverb

He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
-- Samuel Smiles

Ask, and it will be given to you;
seek, and you will find;
knock, and it will be opened to you.
For everyone who asks receives,
and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
Matthew 7:7-8

Friday, March 28, 2008

Thought for theDay 3/28/2008

Hugging has no unpleasant side effects and is all natural.
There are no batteries to replace,
it's inflation-proof and non-fattening
with no monthly payments.
It's non-taxable, non-polluting,
and is, of course, fully refundable.
Author Unknown

Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other,
just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.
Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children;
Ephesians 4:32 to 5:1

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Thought for the Day 3/27/2008

Marriage will call forth from you more forgiveness
than you ever thought you were capable of giving.”
David Sande

When we forgive each other,
we model the forgiveness that God gives us through Christ.

As Ephesians 4:32 tells us,
“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other,
just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.”

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Thought for the Day 3/26/2008

PARENTING 101
Who of us is mature enough for offspring before the offspring themselves arrive?
The value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults.
Peter de Vries

Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Psalm 127:3

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Thought for the Day 3/25/2008

Marriage (and any other commitment!)
“Anything you hope will last a lifetime needs regular maintenance.”
Unknown

However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself,
and the wife must respect her husband.
Ephesians 5:33



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Monday, March 24, 2008

Thought for the Day 3/24/2008

Belief in the Resurrection is not an appendage to the Christian faith;
it is the Christian faith.
John S. Whale

Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead,
how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?
But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:
And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.
1Corinthians 15:12-14

Friday, March 21, 2008

Thought for the Day 3/21/2008

Live as though Christ died yesterday,
rose from the grave today,
and is coming back tomorrow.

-Theodore Epp

The God of our fathers raised up Jesus
whom you murdered by hanging on a tree.
Him God has exalted to His right hand to be Prince and Savior,
to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.
Acts 5:30-31

You also be patient. Establish your hearts,
for the coming of the Lord is at hand.
James 5:8

And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me,
to give to each one according to his work.
Revelation 22:12

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Thought for the Day 3/20/2008

A hypocrite is a fellow who isn't himself on Sundays.
-Anonymous

Therefore, laying aside all malice, all guile, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking,
as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby,
if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
1 Peter 2:1-3

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Thought for the day 3/19/2008

The invariable mark of wisdom is
seeing the miraculous in the common.
Walt Emerson

O LORD, how manifold are Your works!
In wisdom You have made them all.
The earth is full of Your possessions -
This great and wide sea,
In which are innumerable teeming things,
Living things both small and great.
Psalm 104:24-25

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Thought for the Day 3/18/2008

The greatest gift is a portion of yourself.
Unknown

For the wages of sin is death,
but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 6:23

Monday, March 17, 2008

Thought for the Day 3/17/2008

Prayer is NOT overcoming God’s reluctance,
But beseeching His willingness
Nigel Patterson

But as for me, my prayer is to You, O LORD, in the acceptable time;
O God, in the multitude of Your mercy, Hear me in the truth of Your salvation.
Psalm 69:13

Friday, March 14, 2008

Thought for the Day 3/14/2008

"Service to the Living Lord begins in the heart
and is expressed through the hands and feet."
--unknown

Do you see that faith was working together with his works,
and by works faith was made perfect?
For as the body without the spirit is dead,
so faith without works is dead also.
James 2:22, 26

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Thought for the Day 3/13/2008

"Anger is often merely evidence of insecurity in life."
- Chip Ingram

This too is a grievous evil: As a man comes, so he departs,
and what does he gain, since he toils for the wind?
All his days he eats in darkness, with great frustration, affliction and anger.
Ecclesiastes 5:16-17


NOTE: Anger is not ALWAYS evidence of insecurity, just at times!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Thought for the day 3/12/2008

"Anger is only one letter short of danger."
- Unknown

For as churning the milk produces butter,
and as twisting the nose produces blood,
so stirring up anger produces strife."
Proverbs 30:33

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Thought for the Day 3/11/2008

“Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness,
and its power of endurance—
the cheerful man will do more in the same time,
will do it better, will persevere in it longer, than the sad or sullen.”
- Thomas Carlyle

Go your way….. neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.
And all the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to send portions,
and to celebrate with great joy,
because they had understood the words that were declared unto them.
Nehemiah 8:10, 12

Monday, March 10, 2008

Thought for the Day 3/10/2008

Worry is the darkroom in which 'negatives' are developed."
- Unknown

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow,
for tomorrow will worry about its own things.
Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 6:34

Friday, March 07, 2008

Thought for the Day 3/7/2008

Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.
Henry Ward Beecher

This poor man called, and the LORD heard him;
he saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him,
and he delivers them.
Psalm 34:6-7

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Thought for the Day 3/6/2008

Habits are first cobwebs, then cables.
-- Spanish Proverb

A bad habit never disappears miraculously;
it's an undo-it-yourself project.
-- Abigail Van Buren

Let us not give up meeting together,
as some are in the habit of doing,
but let us encourage one another –
and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Hebrews 10:25

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Thought for the Day 3/5/2008

You don't have to blow out the other fellow's light
to let your own shine.
Bernard M. Baruch

You are the light of the world.
A city on a hill cannot be hidden.
Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.
Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.
In the same way, let your light shine before men,
that they may see your good deeds
and praise your Father in heaven.
Matthew 5:14-16

Thought for the Day 3/4/2008

Envy is the art of counting the other fellow's blessings
instead of your own.
Harold Coffin

Resentment kills a fool, and envy slays the simple.
Job 5:2

A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.
Proverbs 14:30

Thought for the Day 3/3/2008

We fear man so much because we fear God so little.
Author unknown

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear,
because fear involves punishment,
and the one who fears is not perfected in love.
1 John 4:18

In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence,
And His children will have a place of refuge.
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life,
To turn one away from the snares of death.
Proverbs 14:26-27

Thought for the Day 2/29/2008

I have not ceased being fearful,
but I have ceased to let fear control me.
Erica Jong

Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way;
say to those with fearful hearts,
"Be strong, do not fear; your God will come,
he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you."
Isaiah 35:3-4