Friday, December 31, 2010

Thought for the Day 12/31/2010

God can make all things new, even you.

Jesus adds life to your years and years to your life.
The perfect "resolution" for the year 2011:
To Know God and Jesus Better
Unknown

[S]o that the body of Christ may be built up
until we all reach unity in the faith

and in the knowledge of the Son of God
and become mature,

attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
Ephesians 4:12-13

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thought for the day 12/30/2010

Just remember--when you think all is lost, the future remains.
Robert Goddard

 In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while
you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.

These have come so that your faith ….may be proved genuine and
may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.
1 Peter 1:6-7

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Thought for the Day 12/29/2010

"Character may be manifested in the great moments,
but it is made in the small ones."
- Sir Winston Churchill

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….
Romans 5:3-5

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Thought for the Day 12/28/2010

The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will,
and the other from a strong won't.
-Henry Ward Beecher

May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a
spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus,
so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the
God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 15:5-6



Monday, December 27, 2010

Thought for the Day 12/27/2010

With the milk of human kindness,
there should be no such thing as skim.
Steve Johnson

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.
Colossians 3:12-13



Friday, December 24, 2010

Thought for the Day 12/24/2010

"Christ was born on earth below that we might be born from heaven above."
Unknown

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
John 3:16



Thursday, December 23, 2010

Thought for the Day 12/23/2010

"The Gift of Friendship"


You gave me words of kindness tied with a ribbon of gold,
hearing them was important to heal my heart and soul.

Your gift of words made a difference when I was down and blue,
questioning why I bother, doing what I do.

Life can be a challenge sometimes it seems unfair,
but when I was tired and struggling it helped that you were there.

What can I give you in return your friendship is so dear,
please know if you ever need me I will always be here.

Kind words and time are needed by people everywhere,
when wrapped with a smile or a hug they're a gift that says I CARE!
- Author Unknown

Jesus said, "No longer do I call you slaves…..
but I have called you friends…..”
John 15:15



Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Thought for the Day 12/22/2010

When you give away a little piece of your heart,
you're giving away the only thing you can give away,
which, after you do, you got more left than you had
before you gave some of it away.
Don Hutson

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels,
but have not love, I have become as sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.

….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 13:1, 4-8



Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Thought for the Day 12/21/2010

The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.

- Leonard Nimoy

Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people.
Galatians 6:10



Monday, December 20, 2010

Thought for the Day 12/20/2010

Good character...is not given to us.
We have to build it piece by piece—
by thought, choice, courage, and determination.
John Luther


"…..choose for yourselves today whom you will serve:
whether the gods which your fathers served …
or the gods …..in whose land you are living;
but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."
Joshua 24:15

Friday, December 17, 2010

Thought for the Day 12/17/2010

WOW!

Last spring I was walking in a park. A short distance ahead of me was a mom and her three-year-old daughter. The little girl was holding on to a string that was attached to a helium balloon.

All of a sudden, a sharp gust of wind took the balloon from the little girl. I braced myself for some screaming and crying.

But, no! As the little girl turned to watch her balloon go skyward, she gleefully shouted out,
"Wow!

I didn't realize it at that moment, but that little girl taught me something.

Later that day, I received a phone call from a person with news of an unexpected problem. I felt like responding with "Oh no, what should we do?" But remembering that little girl, I found myself saying, "Wow, that's interesting! How can I help you?"

One thing's for sure - life's always going to keep us off balance with its unexpected problems. That's a given. What's not preordained is our response. We can choose to be frustrated or fascinated.

No matter what the situation, a fascinated "Wow!" will always beat a frustrated "Oh, no."

So the next time you experience one of life's unexpected gusts, remember that little girl and make it a "Wow!" experience. The "Wow!" response always works.

Rob Gilbert - Editor of "Bits & Pieces"

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good
to those who love God,
to those who are called according to His purpose.
Romans 8:28




Thursday, December 16, 2010

Thought for the Day 12/16/2010

Find a purpose in life so big it will challenge every capacity to be at your best.
David O. McKay

For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD,
as the waters cover the sea.
Habakkuk 2:14



Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Thought for the Day 12/15/2010

To think bad thoughts is really the easiest thing in the world.
If you leave your mind to itself it will spiral down into ever increasing unhappiness.

To think good thoughts, however, requires effort.
This is one of the things that discipline - training - is about.
- James Clavell

All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful;
yet to those who have been trained by it,
afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.
Hebrews 12:11



Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Thought for the Day 12/14/2010

No one is as deaf as the man who will not listen.

- Jewish Proverb

Listen to counsel and accept discipline,
That you may be wise the rest of your days.
Many plans are in a man's heart,
But the counsel of the LORD will stand.
Proverbs 19:20-21



Monday, December 13, 2010

Thought for th eDay 12/13/2010

Learn to enjoy little things;
   there are so many of them.
Unknown

Listen, my beloved brethren: Has God not chosen the poor of this world
to be rich in faith
and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?
James 2:5

Friday, December 10, 2010

Thought for the Day 12/10/2010

The Storm Will Pass


One day a young lady was driving with her father in the family car and they drove into a very heavy storm, and the young lady asked her father, 'What should I do, stop or keep driving?'

He said, 'keep on driving.'

As they drove on cars began to pull over to the side of the road as the storm was getting worse. Again the young lady asked, 'Father, what should I do, stop or keep driving?'

'Keep on driving' her father replied.

A few kilometers on the young lady noticed that not only more cars were pulling over, but also some big transport trucks were also pulling over to the side of the road. She told her father, 'Now I must pull over, I can barely see ahead. It is terrible and everyone is pulling over!'

Her father told her again, 'Don't give up, just keep driving!'

Now the storm was at its worst, but she did as her father had advised and kept driving and then the storm started to ease and she could see a little more clearly. After a couple of kilometers she had driven out of the storm and the sun came out and the road ahead was dry.

Her father said, 'Now you can pull over and let's get out.'
'But why now, Father?' she asked.

Her father said 'When you get out, you can look back at all the people in cars and trucks that gave up and are still in the storm and because you never gave up your storm is now over.'
So when you are going through 'hard times' and your own 'personal storms,'  keep going.
Just because everyone else, even the strongest, gives up. You don't have to . . .if you keep going, soon your storm will be over and the road ahead will be dry and clear, and the sun will shine upon you again.

God is ALWAYS there…

Author Unknown

They cry out to the LORD in their trouble, And He brings them out of their distresses.
He calms the storm, So that its waves are still.
Psalm 107:28-29



Maritta Terrell



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Thursday, December 09, 2010

Thought for the Day 12/9/2010

If your face is ugly,
Learn to sing.
Old African proverb

Build on your strengths

To one he gave five talents of money, to another two talents,
and to another one talent,
each according to his ability.
Matthew 25:15



Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Thought for the Day 12/8/2010

In a material world we easily forget that life is lived from within, not from without.
Susan Taylor

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.
Romans 12:2

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Thought for the Day 12/7/2010

God has a history of using the insignificant to accomplish the impossible.
Unknown

But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise;
God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.
He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things …
so that no one may boast before him.
1 Corinthians 1:27-29



Monday, December 06, 2010

Thought for the Day 12/6/2010

-In Happy moments, praise God.

-In Difficult moments, seek God.
-In Quiet moments, worship God.
-In Painful moments, trust God.
-In Every moment, thank God.
Unknown

Deliver my life from the sword, …..
I will declare your name to my brothers;
in the congregation I will praise you.
You who fear the LORD, praise him!
Psalm 22:20-23



Friday, December 03, 2010

Thought for the day 12/3/2010

There is one rule for being a good talker--learn to listen.
Christopher Morley

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths,
but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs,
that it may benefit those who listen.
Ephesians 4:29



Thursday, December 02, 2010

Thought for the Day 12/2/2010

There is one thing alone that stands the brunt of life throughout its course:

a quiet conscience.
Euripedes (c. 484-406 B.C.)

But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer …..
But do this with gentleness and respect,
keeping a clear conscience,
so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ
may be ashamed of their slander.
1 Peter 3:15-16

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Thought for the Day 12/1/2010

Everything can be taken from a man but...the last of human freedoms—
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
Viktor E. Frankl

You were taught….
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







Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thought for the Day 11/30/2010

Friends are the chocolate topping in the milk shake of life.
Friendship is like cheese; it gets better as it grows older.
A faithful friend is the milk of life.
Friends are chocolate drops that never melt
Friends are the cheese cubes in the salad bowl of life.

Don't go for looks; they can deceive.
Don't go for wealth; even that fades away.
Go for someone who makes you smile,
Because it takes only a smile
To make a dark day seem bright.
Find the one that makes your heart smile.
For this new morning and its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For every gift His goodness sends
We thank you, gracious Lord.
Amen
Give thanks to the Father,
who has qualified you to share in the
inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.
Colossians 1:12



Monday, November 29, 2010

Thought for the Day 11/29/2010

"As we express our gratitude,
we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words,
but to live by them."
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord,
continue to live in him,
rooted and built up in him,
strengthened in the faith as you were taught,
and overflowing with thankfulness.
Colossians 2:6-7



Wednesday, November 24, 2010

TFTD 11/24/2010

Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity;
it must be produced and discharged and used up
in order to exist at all.
~William Faulkner

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed,
do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Colossians 3:17



Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thought for the day 11/23/2010

Not what we say about our blessing,
but how we use them is the true measure of our thanksgiving.
~W.T. Purkiser

In the same way, faith by itself,
if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
James 2:17



Monday, November 22, 2010

Thought for the Day 11/22/2010

When you arise in the morning,
give thanks for the morning light,
for your life and strength.
Give thanks for your food, and the joy of living.
If you see no reason for giving thanks,
the fault lies with yourself.
~ Tecumseh, Shawnee Chief

Devote yourselves to prayer,
being watchful and thankful.
Colossians 4:2



Friday, November 19, 2010

Thought for the Day 11/19/2010

"Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching?"


- Dennis and Wendy Mannering

But be an example to the believers in word,
in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

1 Timothy 4:12



Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thought for the Day 11/18/2010

It does not matter how slowly you go,
so long as you do not stop.
Confucius

I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it.
But one thing I do:
Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:13-14

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thought for the Day 11/17/2010

Pray for a good harvest, but keep on hoeing.
From a sign posted off a rural road

The king said to me, "What is it you want?"
Then I prayed to the God of heaven,
and I answered the king….
Nehemiah 2:4-5

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Thought for the Day 11/16/2010

Life leaps like a geyser for those willing to drill through the rock of inertia.

- Alexis Carrel

Go to the ant…..consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander, no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.
Proverbs 6:6-8

We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end,
in order to make your hope sure.
Hebrews 6:11



Monday, November 15, 2010

Thought for the Day 11/15/2010

"You cannot sink someone else's end of the boat and still keep your own afloat."
- Charles Bower

For in fact the body is not one member but many.
But now indeed there are many members, yet one body.
Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually.
1 Corinthians 12:14, 20, 27



Friday, November 12, 2010

Thought for the Day 11/12/2010

The past gives us experience and memories;


the present gives us challenges and opportunities;

the future gives us vision and hope.

William Arthur Ward



For whatever things were written before were written for our learning,

that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.

Romans 15:4



Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thought for the Day 11/11/2010

Education is when you read the fine print.
Experience is what you get if you don't.
Pete Seeger

"Now therefore, listen to me, my children,
for blessed are those who keep my ways.
Hear instruction and be wise, and do not disdain it.”
Proverbs 8:32-33

Thought for the Day 11/11/2010

Education is when you read the fine print.
Experience is what you get if you don't.
Pete Seeger

"Now therefore, listen to me, my children,
for blessed are those who keep my ways.
Hear instruction and be wise, and do not disdain it.”
Proverbs 8:32-33

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thought for the Day 11/10/2010

Never mistake knowledge for wisdom.
One helps you make a living and the other helps you make a life.
Sandra Carey

A wise man will hear and increase learning,
and a man of understanding will attain wise counsel….
Proverbs 1:5






Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Thought for the Day 11/9/2010

"Commit your work to the Lord, and then your plans will be established."
Proverbs 16:3

“Commit”, means "roll," your burdens on the Lord;
although they may cause you anxiety, they are not too great for Him.

Cast your burden on the LORD, And He shall sustain you…
Psalm 55:22



Monday, November 08, 2010

Thought for the Day 11/8/2010

It's not the outlook but the "uplook" that counts.

Unknown



My voice You shall hear in the morning, O LORD;
In the morning I will direct it to You,
And I will look up.
Psalm 5:3



Friday, November 05, 2010

Thought for the Day 11/5/2010

We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking,
only to learn that it is God who is shaking them.
– Unknown

And we know that God causes all things to work together
for good

to those who love God,
to those who are called according to His purpose.
Romans 8:28

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Thought for the Day 11/4/2010

“The problem is not that there are problems.


The problem is expecting otherwise and

thinking that having problems is a problem."
- Theodore Rubin

In his pride the wicked does not seek God;
in all his thoughts there is no room for God.
He says to himself,
"Nothing will shake me; I'll always be happy and never have trouble."
Psalm 10:4, 6



Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Thought for the Day 11/3/2010

"Avoiding a problem doesn't solve it."

 Bonnie Jean Thornley

When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away …..
I acknowledged my sin to You….

And You forgave the guilt of my sin.

Therefore, let everyone who is godly pray to You in a time when You may be found
You preserve me from trouble…..
Psalm 32:3-7



Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Thought for the Day 11/2/2010

When you blame others, you give up your power to change.

-Dr. Robert Anthony
Men gnawed their tongues in agony and
cursed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores,
but they refused to repent of what they had done.
Revelation 16:10-11

Monday, November 01, 2010

Thought for the Day 11/1/2010

"I find it fascinating that most people plan their vacations
with better care than they plan their lives.

Perhaps that is because escape is easier than change."

- Jim Rohn



Do not those who plot evil go astray?

But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness.

Proverbs 14:22



Friday, October 29, 2010

Thought for the Day 10/29/2010

Landscape


Your life's like a landscape and God has the brush.
The work is in progress, He's not in a rush.
Each stroke has a purpose, nothing's by chance.
To see all His wisdom takes more than a glance.

Notice the sunbeams that shine on the dew –
Even the clouds can't keep them from view.
Look at the pathway that turns at the hill –
Its course will reveal what's next in His will.

The stream that's flowing with water so blue
Is bringing down blessings meant just for you.
The trees that are planted close to the stream
Will bring forth more fruit than you've ever seen.

The bird in the nest with mouth opened wide
Is just a reminder that God will provide.
Now look at the sheep in the meadow that's near
And notice the Shepherd that keeps them from fear.

He's brought them to pastures which give forth the best,
That cool and refresh, and keep them in rest.
The eagle above, that soars o'er the gale
Is God's way of saying, "My strength will not fail."

That part of the painting which now seems unclear
Will take on new meaning with each passing year.
So trust God to work in His own perfect way
And rejoice in the beauty He's painting today.

By Roy Lessin,
Co-founder Day Spring Cards

And I am sure that God, who began the good work within you,
will continue His work until it is finally finished on that day
when Christ Jesus comes back again.
Philippians 1:6 NLT

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thought for the Day 10/28/2010

"It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one
than to have an opportunity and not be prepared."
- Whitney Young, Jr.

It's like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge,

each with his assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch.

Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house

will come back - whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn.

If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping.

What I say to you, I say to everyone: 'Watch!'

Mark 13:34-37



Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Thought for the Day 10/27/2010

"Practice is the price of mastery.
Whatever you practice over and over again becomes a new habit of thought and performance."
- Brian Tracy

Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice
is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.
The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house;
yet it did not fall,
because it had its foundation on the rock.
Matthew 7:24-25



Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Thought for the Day 10/26/2010

"Your life is a reflection of your thoughts.
If you change your thinking, you change your life."

- Brian Tracy


Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.
See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Psalm 139:23-24

Monday, October 25, 2010

Thought for the Day 10/25/2010

One Day at a Time

Anyone can carry his burden, however heavy, until nightfall.
Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day.
Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely,
till the sun goes down ….

Robert Louis Stevenson


Give us day by day our daily bread.
Luke 11:3



Friday, October 22, 2010

Thought for the Day 10/22/2010

'The clock of life is wound but once,
And no man has the power
To tell just when the hands will stop
At late or early hour..

Now is the only time you own.
Live, love, toil with a will.
Place no faith in time,
For the clock may soon be still.'
Unknown

Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow.
What is your life?
You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.
Instead, you ought to say,
"If it is the Lord's will, we will live and do this or that."
James 4:14-15



Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thought for the Day 10/21/2010

At the end of each day, you should play back the tapes of your performance.
The results should either applaud you or prod you.
- Jim Rohn

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.
Romans 12:2

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Thought for the Day 10/20/2010

"Keep your chin up and you will see the clouds in the sky.
Keep your chin down and all you will see is the dirt on the floor."
- Shelley L. Young

My voice You shall hear in the morning, O LORD;
In the morning I will direct it to You,
And I will look up.
Psalm 5:3



Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Thought for the day 10/19/2010

"I count him braver who overcomes his desires than
him who conquers his enemies,
for the hardest victory is over self."
-- Aristotle

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, October 18, 2010

Thought for the day 10/18/2010

Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things.
The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions:
could have, might have, and should have.
- Louis E. Boone

My flesh and my heart fail;
But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
Psalm 73:26

By faith Sarah herself received power to conceive,
even when she was past the age,
since she considered him faithful who had promised.
Hebrews 11:11





Friday, October 15, 2010

Thought for the Day 10/15/2010

It Takes Courage

It takes strength to be firm,
It takes courage to be gentle.

It takes strength to conquer,
It takes courage to surrender.

It takes strength to be certain,
It takes courage to have doubt.

It takes strength to fit in,
It takes courage to stand out.

It takes strength to feel a friend's pain,
It takes courage to feel your own pain.

It takes strength to endure abuse,
It takes courage to stop it.
It takes strength to stand alone,
It takes courage to lean on another.

It takes strength to love,
It takes courage to be loved.

It takes strength to survive,
It takes courage to live.
Author Unknown

Jesus said, "These things I have spoken to you,
so that in Me you may have peace.
In the world you have tribulation,
but take courage; I have overcome the world."
John 16:33

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thought for the Day 10/14/2010

Don't spend your precious time asking
'Why isn't the world a better place?'
It will only be time wasted.
The question to ask is 'How can I make it better?'
To that there is an answer.
Leo F. Buscaglia

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved,
a workman who does not need to be ashamed….
2 Timothy 2:15

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Thought for the Day 10/13/2010

Do not ask the Lord to guide your footsteps,
if you are not willing to move your feet.
-Anonymous


Restore to me the joy of your salvation and
grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
and sinners will turn back to you.
Psalm 51:12-13

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Thought for the Day 10/12/2010

For flowers that bloom about our feet;
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;
For song of bird, and hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I will praise God's name in song
and glorify Him with thanksgiving.
Psalm 69:30



Monday, October 11, 2010

Thought for the Day 10/11/2010

The great man is he who does not lose his child's heart.
-- Mencius (371-291 B.C.)

And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children,
you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child
is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 18:3-4



Friday, October 08, 2010

Thought for the day 10/8/2010

Since the early bird catches the worm,
it's a good idea to begin your day as soon as you can
(unless, of course, you happen to be a worm).
Edwin Bliss

And all the people would get up early in the morning
to come to Him in the temple to listen to Jesus.
Luke 21:38

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Thought for the Day 10/7/2010

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed,
and some few to be chewed and digested.
--Francis Bacon

How sweet are Your words to my taste, O Lord God!
Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Psalm 119:103

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Thought for the Day 10/6/2010

"Many people may listen, but few people actually hear."
- Harvey Mackay

A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel.
Proverbs 1:5

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Thought for the Day 10/5/2010

"One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine with only interests."
- John Stuart Mill

If you follow my decrees and are careful to obey my commands,

"One person with a belief is equal to a


force of ninety-nine with only interests."

-- John Stuart Mill



If you follow my decrees and are careful to obey my commands,

You will pursue your enemies, and they will fall by the sword before you.
Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand,

and your enemies will fall by the sword before you.
I will look on you with favor and make you fruitful and increase your numbers,
and I will keep my covenant with you.
Leviticus 26:3, 7-9




and your enemies will fall by the sword before you.

I will look on you with favor and make you fruitful and increase your numbers,

and I will keep my covenant with you.

Leviticus 26:3, 7-9



Thought for the Day 10/4/2010

"I think the one lesson I have learned is that
there is no substitute for paying attention."
-- Diane Sawyer

Come and listen, all you who fear God;
let me tell you what He has done for me.
I cried out to him with my mouth; his praise was on my tongue….
but God has surely listened and heard my voice in prayer.
Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me!
Psalm 66:16-20



Friday, October 01, 2010

Thought for the Day 10/1/2010

THE MAN WHO THINKS HE CAN


If you think you are beaten, you are,
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you like to win, but you think you can't,
It is almost certain you won't.

If you think you'll lose, you're lost,
For out in the world we find,
Success begins with a fellow's will.
It's all in the state of mind.

If you think you are outclassed, you are,
You've got to think high to rise,
You've got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.
Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster man.
But soon or late the man who wins,
Is the man WHO THINKS HE CAN.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Thought for the Day 9/30/2010

“Worry is like a rocking chair;
no matter how much you rock,
you get nowhere.”
-Unknown

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow,
for tomorrow will worry about itself.
Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Matthew 6:34



Thought for the Day 9/29/2010

“An atheist is someone with no invisible means of support.”
-unknown

The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God."
Psalm 14:1

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Thought for the Day 9/28/2010

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."

Helen Keller

Three things are too wonderful for me; four I do not understand:
the way of an eagle in the sky,
the way of a serpent on a rock,
the way of a ship on the high seas,
and the way of a man with a maiden.
Proverbs 30:18



Monday, September 27, 2010

Thought for the Day 9/27/2010

“Three grand essentials to happiness in this life
are something to do,
something to love,
and something to hope for.”
– Joseph Addison

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



Friday, September 24, 2010

Thought for the Day 9/24/2010

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.

Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is bliss, taste it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.
-Unknown

Godliness has value for all things,
holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.

This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance…
that we have put our hope in the living God.
1 Timothy 4:8

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thought for the Day 9/23/2010

Sometimes our light goes out
but is blown into a flame by another human being.
Each of us owes deepest thanks to
those who have rekindled this light.
Albert Schweitzer

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



Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Thought for the Day 9/22/2010

"Pray" is a four letter word that you can say anywhere.

Unknown

Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray.
Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise.
James 5:13

Pray continually;   give thanks in all circumstances,  for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:17-18



Tuesday, September 21, 2010

thought for the Day 9/21/2010

"Never does a man portray his character more vividly than his proclaiming the character of another."            Winston Churchill

He who goes about gossiping reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with one who speaks foolishly.                                                 Proverbs 20:19 (NASB)



Monday, September 20, 2010

Thought for the Day 9/20/2010

What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
Robert Schuller

If God is for us, who can be against us?
Romans 8:31

God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."
So we say with confidence,
"The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?"
Hebrews 13:5-6



Friday, September 17, 2010

Thought for the Day 9/17/2010

Most people want to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch.
-Robert Orben

Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation;
the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."
Matthew 26:41



Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thought for the Day 9/16/2010

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say,
abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.

- George Eliot


Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent,
and discerning if he holds his tongue.
Proverbs 17:28

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Thought for the Day 9/15/2010

All the gold in the world has no significance.


That which is lasting are the thoughtful acts which we do for our fellow man.

Adolfo Prieto



A good name is more desirable than great riches;

to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.

Proverbs 22:1



Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Thought for the Day 9/14/2010

"Don't blame others for your failure to be fully accountable for your own life.
If others are to blame then you have given them control."

Bob Perks


The righteousness of the blameless makes a straight way for them,
but the wicked are brought down by their own wickedness.
Proverbs 11:5





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Monday, September 13, 2010

Thought for the Day 9/13/2010

It is not easy to straighten in the oak the crook that grew in the sapling.
-American Proverb

Train up a child in the way he should go:
and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6



Friday, September 10, 2010

Thought for the day 9/10/2010

“One look ahead is better than two looks behind”

– Irish proverb


Jesus replied, "No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God."

Luke 9:62



Thursday, September 09, 2010

Thought for the Day 9/9/2010

“Like branches on a tree we grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one.

Each of our lives will always be a special part of the other.”
– Anonymous

But God has so composed the body…..
but that the members may have the same care for one another.

If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.
Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.

1 Corinthians 12:24-27



Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Thought for the Day 9/8/2010

The drops of rain make a hole in the stone not by violence, but by oft falling.
~Lucretius

To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality,
God will give eternal life.

Romans 2:7






Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Thought for the Day 9/7/2010

Self-discipline is when your conscience tells you to do something and you don't talk back.
-W. K. Hope

For these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light,
and the corrections of discipline are the way to Life,
Proverbs 6:23



Monday, September 06, 2010

Thought for the Day 9/6/2010

“Life is like embroidery, one stitch at a time taken patiently,

and the pattern will come out okay.”
– English saying

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;

your works are wonderful, I know that full well…..

When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
your eyes saw my unformed body.

Psalm 139:14-16



Friday, September 03, 2010

Thought for the Day 9/3/2010

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

Laziness casts into a deep sleep,
And an idle man will suffer hunger.

Proverbs 19:15



Thursday, September 02, 2010

Thought for the Day 9/2/2010

How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.
William Shakespeare

Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick;
and it gives light unto all that are in the house.

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 5:15



Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Thought for the Day 9/1/2010

Just for today I will be happy.


Just for today I will try to live through this day only,
not to tackle my whole life problem at once.

I can do things for twelve hours that would appall me
if I had to keep them up for a lifetime.

Just for today…

Sybyl F. Partridge

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow,
for tomorrow will worry about itself.
Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Matthew 6:34



Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Thought for the Day 8/31/2010

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times,
always with the same person.
Mignon McLaughlin

Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself,
and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

And may the Lord make you increase and abound
in love to one another and to all…

Ephesians 5:33; 1 Thessalonians 3:12

Monday, August 30, 2010

Thought for the Day 8/30/2010

"If you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it."
-- Anthony J. D'Angelo

Why should a living man complain,
a man for the punishment of his sins?
Let us search out and examine our ways,
and turn back to the LORD;
let us lift our hearts and hands to God in heaven.
Lamentations 3:39-41



Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thought for the Day 8/27/2010

The Lord of the Storm


The noise of the storm did not wake Him, nor the rain in that gale tossed boat,
but desperate voices of His frightened disciples who feared they could not stay afloat.
The sea water was filling their vessel far faster than they could remove it, yet
Jesus was the Lord of the Storm that night, and at their cries He was ready to prove it.

"Peace" He commanded, and "Be still" then to their amazement, before their very eyes
the little boat stopped its reeling, the raging storm abated, no rain, no wind .... clear skies!
How often we too may panic when life seems to spin out of control,
yet if we stop and ask Jesus to guide us, and wait to see how things unfold
we learn, He still hears His disciples pleading voices,
will calm our hearts and minds, and bring us to better choices.

Showing us that things may work out, when with finite vision we
are convinced of the fact that something could not possibly be,
Lord of the Storms of Life works in our lives now, He'll calm our roughest sea.
His precious Peace He will put in our hearts, and bring us safely to shore
all this He will do for us if we call on Him, all this and so very much more.

Sue Smith

"Lord I believe, help Thou mine unbelief"

"My peace I give unto you"

"Call upon Me in the day of trouble and I will deliver you"

"Even the wind and the rain obey Him"

"With God nothing shall be impossible"

"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee"

Thought for the Day 8/26/2010

Never does the human soul appear so strong and noble
as when it forgoes revenge and
dares to forgive an injury.
- E. H. Chapin

Then Peter came to Jesus and asked,
"Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me?
Up to seven times?"
Jesus answered,
"I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.”
Matthew 18:21-22



Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Thought for the Day 8/25/2010

"A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds;
it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities
that were somehow absent before the change."
Earl Nightingale

You were taught….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



Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Thought for the Day 8/24/2010

A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered,
nor false because spoken magnificently.
Augustine


Enter through the narrow gate.
For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction,
and many enter through it.
But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life,
and only a few find it.
Matthew 7:13-14



Monday, August 23, 2010

Thought for the Day 8/23/2010

It is difficult to give away kindness.
It keeps coming back to you.
Cort Flint

Give, and it will be given to you.
A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap.
For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."
Luke 6:38



Friday, August 20, 2010

Thought for the Day 8/20/2010

The past cannot be regained, although we can learn from it;


the future is not yet ours even though we must plan for it.

Time is now. We have only today.

Charles Hummell


Do not boast about tomorrow,
for you do not know what a day may bring forth.

Seek the LORD while He may be found;
call on Him while He is near.

Proverbs 27:1; Isaiah 55:6



Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thought for the Day 8/19/2010

Loving people live in a loving world.
Hostile people live in a hostile world.
Same world.
Wayne Dyer

In everything, therefore, treat people the same way
you want them to treat you.
Matthew 7:12



Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Thought for the Day 8/18/2010

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.
Richard Bach

Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings,
because we know that suffering produces perseverance;
perseverance, character; and character,
hope.
Romans 5:3-4

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Thought for the Day 8/17/2010

Friendship renders prosperity more brilliant, while it lightens adversity by sharing it and making its burden common.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

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



Monday, August 16, 2010

Thought for the Day 8/16/2010

"People do not usually reject the Bible because it contradicts itself but because it contradicts them."
- Anonymous

For the word of God is living and active.
Sharper than any double-edged sword,
it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow;
it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
Hebrews 4:12



Friday, August 13, 2010

Thought for the Day 8/13/2010

No revenge is more honorable than the one not taken.


-- Spanish Proverb



Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people,

but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.

Leviticus 19:18



Thursday, August 12, 2010

Thought for the Day 8/12/2010

If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light.


Take off all your envies, jealousies,
unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears.
- Glenn Clark

Therefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies,
and envies, all evil speakings,
As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word,
that you may grow thereby:
1 Peter 2:1-2



Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Thought for the Day 8/11/2010

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities;


an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.

Reginald B. Mansell



That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses,

in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties.

For when I am weak, then I am strong.

2 Corinthians 12:10



Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Thought for the Day 8/10/2010

THANKS TO GOD


Hello God,
I called tonight
To talk a little while
I need a friend who'll listen
To my anxiety and trial.
You see, I can't quite make it
Through a day just on my own...
I need your love to guide me,
So I'll never feel alone.
I want to ask you please to keep
My family safe and sound.
Come and fill their lives with confidence
For whatever fate they're bound.
Give me faith, dear God, to face
Each hour throughout the day,
And not to worry over things
I can't change in any way.
I thank you God for being home
And listening to my call,
For giving me such good advice
When I stumble and fall.
Your number, God, is the only one
That answers every time.
I never get a busy signal,
Never had to pay a dime.
So thank you, God, for listening
To my troubles and my sorrow.
Good night, God, I love You too,
And I'll call again tomorrow!
Unknown

Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress,
and He hears my voice.
Psalm 55:17

Monday, August 09, 2010

Thought for the Day 8/9/2010

Close the door on the past.
You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it.
You don't let it have any of your energy,
or any of your time, or any of your space.
Johnny Cash

"Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.”
Isaiah 43:18






Friday, August 06, 2010

Thought for the Day 8/6/2010

Oh the bliss, the utter bliss
To be in silence such as this.
How very precious to be alone ...
in mind to kneel before God's Throne.

To be still and know that He is Lord,
to meditate upon His Word,
and leave all burdens in His hands,
knowing that He understands
the pain-confusion of the heart.

All this in prayer, I may impart
to the Loving Father, and then confess
my doubts, any fears or selfishness,
then thus forgiven, I will raise
sweet words of Gratitude and Praise.

Content I'll walk through this new day
my eyes on Christ who leads the way
He takes my hand, He's ever near
His words of guidance ever clear
for Perfected Love casts out all fear
when following One Who is so dear.
Sue Smith

Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness!
You have relieved me when I was in distress;
Have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.
Psalm 4:1



Maritta Terrell



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Thursday, August 05, 2010

Thought for the Day 8/5/2010

"It's easy to make a buck.

It's a lot tougher to make a difference."
- Tom Brokaw

Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

It is not rude, it is not self-seeking,

it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8


Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Thought for the Day 8/4/2010

Courtesy is simply doing unto others what you would like them to do unto you.
-- Anonymous

Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: (KJV)

So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. (NIV)

"In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets. (NASB)

Matthew 7:12



Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Thought for the Day 8/3/2010

Pray for a good harvest, but keep on plowing.
-Nancy Otto

The king said to me, "What is it you want?"
Then I prayed to the God of heaven,
and I answered the king……
Nehemiah 1:4-5



Monday, August 02, 2010

Thought for the Day 8/2/2010

"Stop telling God how big your storm is ~ Instead tell your storm how BIG your GOD is!"
Unknown

Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble,
and He brought them out of their distress.
He stilled the storm to a whisper;
the waves of the sea were hushed.
Psalm 107:28-29



Friday, July 30, 2010

Thought for the Day 7/30/2010

Get rich quick! Count your blessings!
-Anonymous

Listen, my dear brothers: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?
It is the blessing of the LORD that makes rich.
James 2:5, Proverbs 10:22

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thought for the Day 7/29/2010

You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.-Abraham Lincoln

Instead, speaking the truth in love, ….. in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ.
Ephesians 4:15



Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Thought for the Day 7/28/2010

There is no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day.
-Alexander Woollcott

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.
Colossians 3:23



Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Thought for the Day 7/27/2010

"You cannot hurt your eyesight by looking on the bright side."

Unknown

The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.
Proverbs 4:18



Monday, July 26, 2010

Thought for the Day 7/26/2010

There are only two options regarding commitment.

You're either IN or you're OUT.
There is no such thing as life in-between.
Pat Riley

No one can serve two masters;
for either he will hate the one and love the other,
or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other.
You cannot serve God and greed.
Matthew 6:24



Friday, July 23, 2010

Thoughtfor the Day 7/23/2010

It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out- -it's the grain of sand in your shoe.
Robert Service

But encourage one another day after day,
as long as it is still called "Today"….
Hebrews 3:13



Thursday, July 22, 2010

Thought for the Day 7/22/2010

If you have one eye on yesterday, and one eye on tomorrow,

you’re going to be cockeyed today.
-Anonymous

Now listen, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city,
spend a year there, carry on business and make money."
Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life?
You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.
Instead, you ought to say,
"If it is the Lord's will,
we will live and do this or that."
James 4:13-15



Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Thought for the Day 7/21/2010

Whenever you see darkness,
there is extraordinary opportunity for the light to burn brighter.
-Bono

"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



Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Thought for the Day 7/20/2010

Don't blame others for your failure to be fully accountable for your own life. If others are to blame then you have given them control.
- Bob Perks

You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you?
Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified.
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.
Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
Galatians 3:1, 5:1

Monday, July 19, 2010

Thought for the Day 7/19/2010

Life leaps like a geyser for those willing to drill through the rock of inertia.
- Alexis Carrel

Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.

But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it - he will be blessed in what he does.
James 1:23-25



Saturday, July 17, 2010

Thought for the Day 7/17/2010

Living in the past is a dull and lonely business;

looking back strains the neck muscles,
causes you to bump into people not going your way.
Edna Ferber (1885-1968)

On that day, let him who is on the housetop, with his goods in the house,
not come down to take them away;
and likewise let him who is in the field not turn back.
Remember Lot's wife.
Whoever seeks to gain his life will lose it,
but whoever loses his life will preserve it.
Luke 17:31-33



Friday, July 16, 2010

Thought for the Day 7/16/2010

"Time is free, but it's priceless.
You can't own it, but you can use it.
You can't keep it , but you can spend it.
Once you've lost it, you can never get it back."
Harvey Mackay

Seek the LORD while He may be found;
Call upon Him while He is near.

Let the wicked forsake his way
And the unrighteous man his thoughts;

And let him return to the LORD,
And He will have compassion on him,
And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon.

Isaiah 55:6-7



Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thought for the Day 7/15/2010

Man can live for about forty days without food,
and about three days without water,
about eight minutes without air ...
but only for one second without hope.
Unknown

"For what is the hope of the godless when he is cut off,
When God requires his life?”
“Be strong and let your heart take courage,
All you who hope in the LORD.”
Job 27:8, Psalm 31:24



Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Thought for the Day 7/14/2010

When You are Down to Nothing,

God's up to Something.
Unknown

Why are you in despair, O my soul?
And why have you become disturbed within me?
Hope in God,
for I shall again praise Him
For the help of His presence.
O my God, my soul is in despair within me;
Therefore I remember You.
Psalm 42:5-6



Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Thought for the Day 7/13/2010

ABILITY is what you're capable of doing.
MOTIVATION determines what you do.
ATTITUDE determines how well you do it.
Lou Holtz

Therefore, since Christ suffered for us in the flesh,
arm yourselves also with the same attitude, ….
that he no longer should live the rest of his time
….for the lusts of men,
but for the will of God.
1 Peter 4:1-2



Thursday, July 08, 2010

Thought for the Day 7/8/2010

Hearing is one of the body's five senses.
But listening is an art.
Frank Tyger

Let the wise listen and add to their learning,
and let the discerning get guidance -
for understanding proverbs and parables,
the sayings and riddles of the wise.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge…
Proverbs 1:5-7



Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Thought for the Day 7/7/2010

"Time has a way of getting away from us,

because we never have a grip on it during the day..."
Doug Firebaugh

To everything there is a season,
           a time for every purpose under heaven:
And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep:
      for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
Ecclesiastes 3:1
Romans 13:11



Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Thought for the Day 7/6/2010

The only people to get even with are those who have helped you.

-Anonymous

Beloved, do not avenge yourselves….
If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat;
if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.
Romans 12:19
Proverbs 25:21



Monday, July 05, 2010

Thought for the Day 7/5/2010

It Takes Courage


It takes strength to be firm,
It takes courage to be gentle.

It takes strength to conquer,
It takes courage to surrender.

It takes strength to be certain,
It takes courage to have doubt.

It takes strength to fit in,
It takes courage to stand out.

It takes strength to feel a friend's pain,
It takes courage to feel your own pain.

It takes strength to endure abuse,
It takes courage to stop it.

It takes strength to stand alone,
It takes courage to lean on another.

It takes strength to love,
It takes courage to be loved.

It takes strength to survive,
It takes courage to live.
Author Unknown

Wait for the LORD;
Be strong and let your heart take courage;
Yes, wait for the LORD.
Psalm 27:14

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Thought for the Day 7/4/2010

Declaration of De-pendence


The Declaration of Independence was to set us free –
But is that the true and right freedom set for me?
The God of all indeed makes it right to separate
From the bonds of man’s rule and terrible fate.

We must realize that it is on God we must depend,
And follow our only King – Jesus Christ – who God did send.
Do we have the right to rebel against those who rule?
No! God commands us to submit, even when they’re cruel.

The freedom that we have been so freely given
By God who has released from slavery to sin;
Has us to live in respect for only God’s way.
To learn to totally depend, not on man, we pray,
But on God, Jesus our King, and brothers and sisters here.
In this way, we can walk depending on God’s love, and not fear.
Give thanks for the freedom that only our God can give,
And declare your dependence on HIM that you may live.
Based on Josh Hefner’s exhortation July 4, 2010

My salvation and my honor depend on God;
He is my mighty rock, my refuge.
Psalm 62:7

Friday, July 02, 2010

Thought for the Day 7/2/2010

It's the things that pushed you the most

that helped you the most.
Jim Loehr

Although [Jesus] was a Son,
He learned obedience from the things which He suffered.
And having been made perfect,
He became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation.
Hebrews 5:8-9



Thursday, July 01, 2010

Thought for the Day 7/1/2010

If you wallow in the past,
you'll stay there.

Ben Vereen

Jesus replied, "No one who puts his hand
to the plow and looks back
is fit for service in the kingdom of God."
Luke 9:62



Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Thought for the Day 6/30/2010

One of the healthiest ways to gamble is with
a spade and a package of garden seeds.
Dan Bennett

I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth.
So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything,
but God who causes the growth.
For we are God's fellow workers;
you are God's field, God's building.
1 Corinthians 3:6-9



Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Thought for the Day 6/29/2010

We all learn by experience
but some of us have to go to summer school.
Peter de Vries (1910-1993)

Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings,
because we know that suffering produces perseverance;
perseverance, character; and character, hope.
Romans 5:3-4 (NIV)

And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also:
knowing that tribulation works patience;
And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
Romans 5:3-4 (KJV)



Monday, June 28, 2010

Thought for the Day 6/28/2010

When you get to the end of your rope,

tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Fight the good fight of faith,
lay hold on eternal life…
1 Timothy 6:12



Friday, June 25, 2010

Thought for the Day 6/25/2010

"Progress, however, of the best kind, is comparatively slow.
Great results cannot be achieved at once;
and we must be satisfied to advance in life as we walk,
step by step."
-- Samuel Smiles

And do not be conformed to this world,
but be transformed by the renewing of your mind…..
Romans 12:2

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thought for the Day 6/24/2010

"To do list"


I'll wash the floors, I'll paint the doors, and wash the windows too;
I'll peel some apples and make dessert, and then an Irish Stew.
I'll send those photos to my Aunt, and also send her a letter;
Send a parcel to my sick friend, saying I hope she feels better.

But heavenly Father where is the JOY from floors to Irish Stew,
If in all I've hoped or strived to do, I've planned no time for You?
While I live and have my health, there will always be 'things to do';
There will always be apples for dessert, and time to make Irish Stew,

But my spiritual health will suffer much if I do not change my view,
To focus more on my blessings Lord, and spend quiet times with You.
Sue Smith

"Be still and know that I am God"
Psalm 46:10

"In quietness and confidence shall be your strength"
Isaiah 30:15



Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Thought for the Day 6/23/2010

"Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in
the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there."
Josh Billings

To those who by persistence in doing good,
seek glory, honor and immortality,
He will give eternal life.
Romans 2:7



Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Thought for the Day 6/22/2010

"Life is the movie you see through your own eyes.
It makes little difference what's happening out there.
It's how you take it that counts."
Denis Waitley

Jesus said, "Do not let your hearts be troubled.
Trust in God; trust also in me.”
John 14:1

Fight the good fight of the faith.
Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called…
1 Timothy 6:12

Monday, June 21, 2010

Thought for the Day 6/21/2010

“We may run, walk, stumble, drive, or fly,
but let us never lost sight of the reason for the journey,
or miss a chance to see a rainbow on the way.”
Unknown

All these people were still living by faith when they died.
     They did not receive the things promised;
they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance.
   And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth.
Instead, they were longing for a better country…..
Hebrews 11:13, 16

Friday, June 18, 2010

Thought for the Day 6/18/2010

"Right is right even if everyone is against it. Wrong is wrong even if everyone is for it."
- William Penn

But Peter and John answered and said to them,
"Whether it is right in the sight of God to give heed to you
rather than to God, you be the judge;
for we cannot stop speaking about what we have seen and heard."
Acts 4:19-20



Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thought for the Day 6/17/2010

It is better to suffer wrong than to do it,

and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.
--Samuel Johnson
For it is better, if God should will it so,
that you suffer for doing what is right rather
than for doing what is wrong.
1 Peter 3:17



Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Thought for the Day 6/16/2010

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
-Horace

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,
    knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
And let endurance have its perfect result,
   so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
James 1:2-4

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Thought for the Day 6/15/2010

In the middle of a difficulty

      lies opportunity.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while,
       if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials,
so that the proof of your faith,
          being more precious than gold which is perishable,
even though tested by fire, may be found to result in
    praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
1 Peter 1:6-7

Monday, June 14, 2010

thought for the Day 6/14/2010

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.

It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

He sends forth springs in the valleys;
They flow between the mountains;
Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell;
They lift up their voices among the branches.
Psalms 104:10, 12

A joyful heart makes a cheerful face.
Proverbs 15:13





Friday, June 11, 2010

Thought for the Day 6/11/2010

Elbow grease is the best polish.

- English Proverb

No fine work can be done without concentration
and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt.
- Max Beerbohm

Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander, no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.
Proverbs 6:6-8



Thursday, June 10, 2010

Thought for the Day 6/10/2010

If there was strife and contention in the home,
very little else in life could compensate for it.
-Lawana Blackwell

Better a dry crust with peace and quiet
than a house full of feasting, with strife.
Proverbs 17:1

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Thought for the Day 6/9/2010

It's all right to have butterflies in your stomach.
Just get them to fly in formation.
Robert Gilbert

Now, Lord, consider their threats and
enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness.
After they prayed, ……[they] spoke the word of God boldly.
Acts 4:29, 31



Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Thought for the Day 6/8/2010

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings,

turn routine jobs into joy,
and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
William Arthur Ward

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly
 as you teach and admonish
one another with all wisdom,
and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs
with gratitude in your hearts to God.
Colossians 3:16



Monday, June 07, 2010

Thought for the Day 6/7/2010

When making your choice in life,
do not neglect to live.

Samuel Johnson

“….but only one thing is necessary,
 for Mary has chosen the good part,
which shall not be taken away from her."
Luke 10:42



Friday, June 04, 2010

Thought for the Day 6/4/2010

Instead of complaining that the
rosebush is full of thorns,

be happy that the thorn bush has roses.
-- German Proverb

And not only that,
but we also glory in tribulations,
knowing that tribulation produces perseverance;
and perseverance, character; and character, hope.
Romans 5:3-4



Thursday, June 03, 2010

Thought for the Day 6/3/2010

"You can turn off the sun
but I'm still gonna shine."

--Jason Mraz

"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



Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Thought for the Day 6/2/2010

Change


The life you have led doesn't need
to be the only life you have.
Anna Quindlien


We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that,
just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father,
we too may live a new life.
Romans 6:4

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Thought for the Day 6/1/2010

Birds sing after a storm;
why shouldn't people feel as free
to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?
Rose F. Kennedy (1890-1995)

In this you greatly rejoice,
even though now for a little while,
if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials,
so that the proof of your faith, ….. even though tested by fire,
may be found to result in praise
and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
1 Peter 1:6-7



Monday, May 31, 2010

Thought for the Day 5/31/2010

Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives
and remembering what one receives.
Alexandre Dumas the Younger (1824-1895)

Jesus said, "Greater love has no one than this,
than to lay down one's life for his friends.”
John 15:13



Friday, May 28, 2010

Thought for the day 5/28/2010

When you are DOWN to nothing...
God is UP to something!
Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and
receives the impossible!
Unknown

Jesus looked at them and said,
"With man this is impossible,
but with God all things are possible."
Matthew 19:26



Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thought for the Day 5/27/2010

"Rare is the person who can weigh the faults of others

without putting his thumb on the scale."
- Byron J. Langnefield

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit,
but in humility consider others better than yourselves.
Philippians 2:3




Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Thought for the Day 5/26/2010

It is less difficult to bear misfortunes
than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Publius Cornelius Tacitus

By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh's daughter.
He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God
rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time.

He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt,
because he was looking ahead to his reward.
Hebrews 11:24-26



Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Thought for the Day 5/25/2010

My life is in the hands of any fool
who makes me lose my temper.
-- Joseph Hunter

Better a patient man than a warrior,
a man who controls his temper
 than one who takes a city.
Proverbs 16:32



Monday, May 24, 2010

Thought for the Day 5/24/2010

He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to

stand and walk and run and climb and dance;
one cannot fly into flying.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things
grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ.
From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament,
grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.
Ephesians 4:15-16