Wednesday, December 31, 2008
nor a beginning
but a going on,
with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us."
- Hal Borland
The fear of the LORD is the
beginning of wisdom;
all who follow His precepts have good understanding.
To Him belongs eternal praise.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
"Your purpose explains what you are doing with your life.
Your vision explains how you are living your purpose.
Your goals enable you to realize your vision."
- Bob Proctor
I press toward the goal for the prize of the
upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Monday, December 29, 2008
than he who does nothing
because he could only do a little.
Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot.
I wish you were either one or the other!
Friday, December 26, 2008
home that our feet may leave,
but not our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
Jesus replied, "If anyone loves me,
he will obey my teaching.
My Father will love him,
and we will come to him and
make our home with him.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
When Christ entered our world,
he didn't come to brighten our Decembers,
but to transform our lives.
And do not be conformed to this world,
but be transformed by the renewing of your mind,
so that you may prove what the will of God is,
that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect.
To God, everything.
Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from the nations,
that we may give thanks to your holy name
and glory in your praise.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
That is not the choice. One must take it.
The only choice is how.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Now therefore fear the LORD, and
serve him in sincerity and in truth: ….
And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD,
choose you this day whom ye will serve;
whether the gods which your fathers served that
were on the other side of the flood,
or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell:
but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
Monday, December 22, 2008
than to receive without deserving.
Robert Ingersoll (1833-1899)
Since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken,
let us be thankful, and
so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe,
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
You will never be the person you can be if pressure, tension,
and discipline are taken out of your life.
James G. Bilkey
No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful.
Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness
and peace for those who have been trained by it.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
GROWTH begins when we start to
accept our own weakness.
As a result, we are no longer to be children, …..
but speaking the truth in love,
we are to grow up in all aspects into
Him who is the head, even Christ.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
but it's good, too, to check up once in a while and
make sure that you haven't lost
the things money can't buy."
- George Horace Lormier
Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters;
and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! ….
Why spend money on what is not bread, and
your labor on what does not satisfy?
Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,
and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.
Give ear and come to me; hear me,
that your soul may live.
I will make an everlasting covenant with you,
my faithful love promised to David.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
wonderful when we experience it
for the first time in our own life"
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
You were taught, with regard to your former way of life,
to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires;
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.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
to develop a peaceful state of mind.
Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and
happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful."
- Norman Vincent Peale
And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable,
whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely,
whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence
and if anything worthy of praise,
dwell on these things.
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Bad habits are easy to form and hard to live with.
Nothing is neutral. Everything counts."
- Brian Tracy
Thus says the LORD, "Stand by the ways and see
and ask for the ancient paths,
Where the good way is, and walk in it;
And you will find rest for your souls.
Monday, December 08, 2008
as an unrepeatable miracle,
which is exactly what it is
- a miracle and unrepeatable."
- Margaret Storm Jameson
“Do not marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born again.'”
Therefore we do not lose heart.
Even though our outward man is perishing,
yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.
2 Corinthians 4:16
Friday, December 05, 2008
to really get up in the morning and say,
"OK God, what can I do to help somebody else today,
how can I be a blessing to somebody else?"
You shall not see your brother's donkey or his ox fall down
along the road, and hide yourself from them;
you shall surely help him lift them up again.
And I urge you also, true companion, help these women
who labored with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and
the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the Book of Life.
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
The man who believes this has calm quiet confidence,
but, because his confidence is based upon God's power
and not his own power,
there is never the slightest speck of egotism.
Not that I speak in regard to need,
for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content:
I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound.
Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full
and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
even though you have earned your money,
unless you have done something for
someone who will never be able to repay you."
Therefore by Him let us continually
offer the sacrifice of praise to God,
that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.
But do not forget to do good and to share,
for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
Monday, December 01, 2008
so they don't unravel.
Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you,
with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with
psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.