Thursday, July 31, 2008

Thought for the Day 7/31/2008

People should know what you stand for.
They should also know what you won’t stand for.
Author unknown

How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,
Nor stand in the path of sinners,
Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither;
And in whatever he does, he prospers.
Psalm 1:1-3

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Thought for the Day 7/30/2008

A joy that is shared is a joy made double.
—John Ray

Then he said to them, "Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet,
and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our LORD.
Do not sorrow, for the joy of the LORD is your strength."
And all the people went their way to eat and drink,
to send portions and rejoice greatly,
because they understood the words that were declared to them.
Nehemiah 8:10, 12


Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Thought for the Day 7/29/2008

Anyone can dodge responsibility,
but it takes real talent to dodge the
consequences of dodging responsibility.
—Author unknown

You will suffer the penalty for your bad plans
and bear the consequences of your sins of idolatry.
Then you will know that I am the Sovereign LORD."
Ezekiel 23:49

BUT as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment,
so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many.
To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time,
apart from sin, for salvation.
Hebrews 9:27-28


Monday, July 28, 2008

Thought for the Day 7/28/2008

'The Eagle and the Wolf’
There is a great battle
That rages inside me.
One side is a soaring eagle.
Everything the eagle stands for
Is good and true and beautiful.
It soars above the clouds.
Even though it dips down into the valleys,
It lays its eggs on the mountaintops.

The other side of me is a howling wolf.
And that raging, howling wolf
Represents the worst that is in me.
He feasts upon my downfalls
And justifies himself by his presence in the pack.

Who wins this great battle?
The one I feed.
Unknown

Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him [Christ],
that the body of sin might be destroyed,
that henceforth we should not serve sin.
Romans 6:6

Friday, July 25, 2008

Thought for the Day 7/25/2008

Great beauty, great strength, and
great riches are really and truly of no great use;
a right heart exceeds all.
- Benjamin Franklin

Listen, my son, and be wise,
and keep your heart on the right path.
Proverbs 23:19

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Thought for the Day 7/24/2008

Kind words can be short and easy to speak
but their echoes are truly endless.
-Mother Teresa

And the Lord's servant must not quarrel;
instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.
Those who oppose him he must gently instruct,
in the hope that God will grant them repentance
leading them to a knowledge of the truth,
2 Timothy 2:24-25

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Thought for the Day 7/23/2008

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear
and the blind can see.
- Mark Twain

· Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
· Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another.
· Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
· And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
· Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.
· And be thankful.
Colossians 3:12-15

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Thought for the Day 7/22/2008

If you want to go far in life, be …
* Tender with the young,
* Compassionate with the aged,
* Sympathetic with the striving,
* Tolerant of the weak and the strong.
Because someday you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver

Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another;
love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous;
not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling,
but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this,
that you may inherit a blessing.
1 Peter 3:8-9

Monday, July 21, 2008

Thought for the Day 7/21/2008

Strength does not come from winning.
Your struggles develop your strengths.
When you go through hardships
and decide not to surrender,
that is strength.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,
because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete,
not lacking anything.
James 1:2-4

Friday, July 18, 2008

Thought for the Day 7/18/2008

You only lose energy when life becomes dull in your mind.
Your mind gets bored and therefore tired of doing nothing.
Get interested in something!
Get absolutely enthralled in something!
Get out of yourself!
Be somebody!
Do something.
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself,
the more energy you will have.
Norman Vincent Peale

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit,
but in humility consider others
better than yourselves.
Each of you should look not only to your own interests,
but also to the interests of others.
Philippians 2:3-4

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Thought for the Day 7/17/2008

Anxiety is the gap between the now and the later.
Fritz Perls (1893-1970)

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand,
that He may lift you up in due time.
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
1 Peter 5:6-7

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Thought for the Day 7/16/2008

STRESS
I don’t think change is stressful.
I think failure is stressful.
Bob Stearns

Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith;
test yourselves.
Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you
- unless, of course, you fail the test?
And I trust that you will discover that we have not failed the test.
2 Corinthians 13:5-6

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Thought for the Day 7/15/2008

So you have failed? You cannot fail.
You have not failed;
you have gained experience.
Forward!
- Josemaría Escrivá

Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings,
because we know that suffering produces perseverance;
perseverance, character; and character, hope.
And hope does not disappoint us,
because God has poured out his love into our hearts….
Romans 5:3-5

Monday, July 14, 2008

Thought for the Day 7/14/2008

Do not grumble or criticize;
it takes neither heart nor
brains to do that.
Dwight L. Moody

"Stop grumbling among yourselves," Jesus answered.
“No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him,
and I will raise him up at the last day.”
John 6:43-44

Friday, July 11, 2008

Thought for the Day 7/11/2008

A great man does not lose his self-possession
when he is afflicted.
Unknown

Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love,
that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us,
for as many years as we have seen trouble.
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
Psalm 90:14,15; 91:1

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Thought for the Day 7/10/2008

The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.
- Thomas Edison

Test me, O LORD, and try me, examine my heart and my mind;
for your love is ever before me, and I walk continually in your truth.
Psalm 26:2-3

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Thought for the Day 7/9/2008

It takes two to make a quarrel but only one to end it.
--Nicaraguan Proverb

And the Lord's servant must not quarrel;
instead, he must be kind to everyone,
able to teach, not resentful.
2 Timothy 2:24

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Thought for the Day 7/8/2008

Don't give up

It's not that I'm so smart,
it's just that I stay with problems longer.
Albert Einstein

Don't give up

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

Monday, July 07, 2008

Thought for the Day 7/7/2008

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap,
but by the seeds you plant.
-Robert Louis Stevenson

Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.
James 3:18

Friday, July 04, 2008

Thought for the Day 7/4/2008

FREEDOM
No man is free who is not master of himself...
Is freedom anything else than the power of living as we choose?
- Epictetus

I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.
I will speak of your statutes before kings and will not be put to shame,
for I delight in your commands because I love them.
Psalm 119:45-47

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Thought for the Day 7/3/2008

COMMITMENT

"Never give in! Never give in! Never, never, never.
Never…in anything great or small, large or petty –
never give in
except to convictions of honor and good sense."
-- Sir Winston Churchill

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




Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Thought for the Day 7/2/2008

COMMITMENT
"If you don't make a total commitment to whatever you're doing,
then start to bail out the first time the boat starts leaking."
-- Lou Holtz

So then, those who suffer according to God's will should
commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.
1 Peter 4:19

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Thought for the Day 7/1/2008

Let us move on,
and step out boldly,
though it be into the night, and we can scarcely see the way
.Charles B. Newcomb

The night is nearly over; the day is almost here.
So let us put aside the deeds of darkness
and put on the armor of light.
Let us behave decently….
Romans 13:12-13