Friday, May 29, 2009

Thought for the Day 5/29/2009

"Remember that who you're being is just
as important as what you're doing.
Focus on the attitude behind your behavior."
- Barbara "BJ" Hateley

Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body,
arm yourselves also with the same attitude,
because he who has suffered in his body is done with sin.
1 Peter 4:1


Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thought for the Day 5/28/2009

Every man's work, whether it be literature or music or pictures
or architecture or anything else,
is always a portrait of himself.
- Samuel Butler (1835-1902)

….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 4:23-24

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Thought for the Day 5/27/2009

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
- Helen Keller (1880-1968)

For You are my hope; O Lord GOD,
You are my confidence from my youth.
Psalm 71:5

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Thought for the Day 5/26/2009

He who reigns within himself and rules his passions,
desires, and fears is more than a king.
- John Milton (1608-1674)

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

Monday, May 25, 2009

Thought for the Day 5/25/2009

Until today, you may not have realized that
your life provides the content of your obituary.
Just for today, examine your life.
Think about all the things you want to leave behind.
Remember, the good thing about doing this today is that
you still have time to rewrite your life's content if necessary.
Iyanla Vanzant

Remember your Creator in the days of your youth,
before the days of trouble come
and the years approach when you will say, "I find no pleasure in them"….
Ecclesiastes 12:1

Friday, May 22, 2009

Thought for the Day 5/22/2009

I would rather have one rose and
a kind word from a friend while I'm here
than a whole truck load when I'm gone.
Unknown

So, . . . put on a heart of compassion, kindness,
humility, gentleness and patience;
bearing with one another, and forgiving each other,
whoever has a complaint against anyone;
just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.
Colossians 3:12-13




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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Thought for the Day 5/21/2009

When you get to your wit's end,
you'll find God lives there.
Unknown

But as for me, my feet had almost slipped; I had nearly lost my foothold.
For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
When I tried to understand all this, it was oppressive to me
till I entered the sanctuary of God; then I understood their final destiny.
Psalm 73: 2, 3, 16-17

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Thought for the Day 5/20/2009

Act as if everything you think, say and do determines your entire life
- because in reality, it does!
- Laurelle Adrian

Therefore, prepare your minds for action;
be self-controlled;
set your hope fully on the grace to be given you
when Jesus Christ is revealed.
1 Peter 1:13

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Thought for the Day 5/19/2009

Faith is a pipeline.
It can flow in health, in terms of water or oxygen,
or it can be filled with poison.
What values do you pour through there?
-Robert Schuller

For whatever is born of God overcomes the world;
and this is the victory that has overcome the world
- our faith.
Who is the one who overcomes the world,
but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
1 John 5:4-5

Monday, May 18, 2009

Thought for the Day 5/18/2009

Instead of complaining that the rosebush is full of thorns,
be happy that the thorn bush has roses.
- German Proverb

Do everything without complaining or arguing,
so that you may become blameless and pure,
children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation,
in which you shine like stars in the universe
Philippians 2:14-15

Friday, May 15, 2009

Thought for the Day 5/15/2009

"Life is change. Growth is optional.
Choose wisely."
- Karen Kaiser Clark

Who is the man that fears the LORD?
Him shall He teach in the way he chooses.
Psalm 25:12

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Thought for the Day 5/14/2009

CHOICES
Parents can only give advice or put children on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character lies in his own hands.
– Anne Frank

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

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Thought for the Day 5/13/2009

Making Choices

"You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.'
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
that you may be sons of your Father in heaven.
Matthew 5:43-45

Joseph Henry used to tell a rather strange story about his childhood. His grandmother paid a cobbler to make him a pair of shoes.
The man measured his feet and told Joseph that he could choose between two styles: a rounded toe or a square toe. Little Joseph couldn’t decide. It seemed to be such a huge decision; after all, they would become his only pair of shoes for a long time.
The cobbler allowed him to take a couple of days to make up his mind. Day after day, Joseph went into the shop, sometimes three or four times a day! Each time he looked over the cobbler’s shoes and tried to decide. The round-toed shoes were more practical, but the square toes looked more fashionable. He continued to procrastinate. He wanted to make up his mind, but he just couldn’t decide.
Finally, one day he went into the shop and the cobbler handed him a parcel wrapped in brown paper. His new shoes! He raced home. He tore off the wrapping and found a beautiful pair of leather shoes – one with a rounded toe and other with a square toe!
Joseph learned a difficult lesson about decisions: if we don’t make them ourselves, others will make them for us. And wholeness in life can only come about when we take full responsibility for the choices we make.
Unknown

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Thought for the Day 5/12/2009

Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)


Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved,
clothe yourselves with compassion,
kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Colossians 3:12

Monday, May 11, 2009

Thought for the Day 5/11/2009

Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
- Czech Proverb

Friends are relatives you make for yourself.
- Eustache Deschamps

Jesus said,
You are my friends if you do what I command you.
No longer do I call you servants….
but I have called you friends…..
John 15:14-15

Friday, May 08, 2009

Thought for the Day 5/8/2009

Once you choose hope,
anything's possible.
Christopher Reeve

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess,
for He who promised IS faithful.
Hebrews 10:23

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Thought for the Day 5/7/2009

"A person is limited only by the thoughts that he chooses."
- James Allen,
As A Man Thinketh

Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge Him,
and He shall direct your paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6

Monday, May 04, 2009

Thought for the Day 5/4/2009

CHOICES
"Martha, Martha," the Lord answered,
"you are worried and upset about many things,
but only one thing is needed.
Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her."
Luke 10:41-42

May your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen your precepts.
I long for your salvation, O LORD, and your law is my delight.
Let me live that I may praise you, and may your laws sustain me.
Psalm 119:173-175