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



Friday, May 21, 2010

Thought for the Day 5/21/2010

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

And Jesus said, "I tell you the truth,
unless you change, and become like little children,
you will never enter the kingdom of heaven."
Matthew 18:3

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thought for the Day 5/20/2010

God has two dwellings: one in heaven,

and the other in a meek and thankful heart.
Izaak Walton

For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy:
"I dwell in the high and holy place, AND
with him who has a contrite and humble spirit,
to revive the spirit of the humble,
and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

Isaiah 57:15

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Thought for the Day 5/19/2010

Don't just read the easy stuff.
You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.
Jim Rohn

The place in the Scripture which he read was this:

"He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb silent before its shearer, so He opened not His mouth….”
….
So the eunuch answered Philip and said,
"I ask you, of whom does the prophet say this, of himself or of some other man?"
Acts 8:32, 34, 37, 38





Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Thought for the day 5/18/2010

Enthusiasm, like measles, mumps and the common cold,
 is highly contagious.

Emory Ward

Never be lacking in zeal,
but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
Romans 12:11-12







Monday, May 17, 2010

Thought for the Day 5/17/2010

On no account brood over your wrongdoing.

Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean.
Aldous Huxley


[“brood” – fret, worry]

Do not fret because of evildoers, Be not envious toward wrongdoers.

Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him;

Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way…

Cease from anger and forsake wrath;

Do not fret; it leads only to evildoing.

Psalm 37:1, 7-8

Friday, May 14, 2010

Thought for the Day 5/14/2010

Leave A Mark


Live life to the fullest. True and honest, begin with yourself and extend it to others. Use your words wisely. Words have power and create influence, do not spread them carelessly. Negative words create negative energy and repel those around you. Live in the positive.

Leave your 'stamp' on everything you do. Make yourself an icon to be admired and respected. Become an inspiration to others-so think carefully before you speak and act. Every action, every word carries a consequence. Create a genuineness about you that is addictive to all those who meet you.

And finally, leave a mark on those you meet that couldn't have been left if you weren't in their lives.

Author Unknown

In all things show yourself to be an example of good deeds,
with purity in doctrine, dignified,
sound in speech which is beyond reproach….
Titus 2:7-8

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Thought for the Day 5/13/2010

“My interest is in the future because I am going

to spend the rest of my life there.”
Charles F. Kettering

Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works,
to be generous and ready to share,
storing up for themselves the treasure
of a good foundation for the future,
so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed.
1 Timothy 6:18-19



Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Thought for the day 5/12/2010

THE FUTURE


“I am not afraid of tomorrow,
for I have seen yesterday
and I love today.”
- William Allen White

…In the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness,
which the Lord, the righteous Judge,
will award to me on that day; and not only to me,
but also to all who have loved His appearing.
2 Timothy 4:8



Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Thought for the Day 5/11/2010

Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back.

Regret is an appalling waste of energy;
you can't build on it; it's only good for wallowing in.
-Katherine Mansfield

But Lot's wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.
Genesis 19:16

I press on toward the goal for the prize of
the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:14



Monday, May 10, 2010

Thought for the day 5/10/2010

It is easy to dodge our responsibilities,

but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.
Anonymous

Whatever you do, do your work heartily,
      as for the Lord rather than for men,
knowing that from the Lord you will
    receive the reward of the inheritance.
For he who does wrong will receive the
     consequences of the wrong which he has done…
Colossians 3:23-25



Friday, May 07, 2010

Thought for the Day 5/7/2010

Jesus Christ didn't commit the gospel to an advertising agency;
He commissioned disciples.
And He didn't command them to put up signs and pass out tracts;
He said that they would be His witnesses.
-Joe Bayly

And you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem,
and in all Judea and Samaria, and
even to the remotest part of the earth."
Acts 1:8



Thought for the Day 5/6/2010

To be proud of virtue is to
poison yourself with the antidote.
Benjamin Franklin

A man's pride will bring him low,
But the humble in spirit will retain honor.
Proverbs 29:23






Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Thought for the Day 5/5/2010

"Being defeated is often a temporary condition.
Giving up is what makes it permanent."
- Maryilyn vos Savant

But as for you, be strong and do not give up,
for your work will be rewarded."
2 Chronicles 15:7



Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Thought for the Day 5/4/2010

Concentrate on three things and you will not fall into the grip of sin.


- Know from where you came,

- where you are going, and

- before Whom you will have to give account and reckoning.

- Pirkei Avot

Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight.
Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of
Him to whom we must give account.
Hebrews 4:13



Monday, May 03, 2010

Thought for the Day 5/3/2010

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak;
courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
Winston Churchill

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

Listen to counsel and receive instruction,
that you may be wise in your latter days.
Proverbs 19:20