Monday, January 31, 2011

Thought for the Day 1/31/2011

Faith in many ways is like a wheelbarrow...
You have to put some real push behind it to make it work.
Unknown

We continually remember before our God and Father
• your work produced by faith,
• your labor prompted by love, and
• your endurance inspired by hope
in our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 1:3

Friday, January 28, 2011

Thought for the Day 1/28/2011

Learn to make the most of life
           Before most of it is gone.
Unknown

Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians,
              for they received the message with great eagerness and
examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.
Acts 17:11

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Thought for the Day 1/27/2011

Trifles make perfection,
            But perfection is no trifle.
Unknown

Finally…. Aim for perfection, listen to my appeal,
be of one mind, live in peace.
And the God of love and peace will be with you.
2 Corinthians 13:11



Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Thought for the Day 1/26/2011

The only difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is the way you use them.
Unknown

But we preach Christ crucified:
            a stumbling block to Jews and
foolishness to Gentiles,

but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks,
Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
1 Corinthians 1:23-24

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Thought for the Day 1/25/2011

There is really only one person in this world who can defeat you and

that is yourself.
Unknown

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?
Romans 8:35

And do this, knowing the time,
that now it is high time to awake out of sleep;
for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.
Romans 13:11

Monday, January 24, 2011

Thought for the Day 1/24/2011

If FAITH walks out the door,
         WORRY flies in the window.
Unknown

And without faith it is impossible to please God,
because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and
that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
Hebrews 11:6



Friday, January 21, 2011

Thought for the Day 1/21/2011

Another Chance


How often we wish for yet another chance to make a fresh beginning.
A chance to blot out our mistakes and change failure into winning.

It does not take a special time to make a brand new start.
It only takes the deep desire to try with all our heart.

To live a little better, to always be forgiving.
To add a little sunshine in a world for which we're living.

Never give up in despair nor think you are through.
For there's always this new day, the prospect to start anew.

Author Unknown



Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope:
Because of the LORD'S great love we are not consumed,

for His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:21-23

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thought for the Day 1/20/2011

The biggest mistake is believing
there is only one right way to listen,
to talk, to have a conversation--or a relationship.
Deborah Tannen

The way of a fool seems right to him,
but a wise man listens to advice.
Proverbs 12:15

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Thought for the Day 1/19/2011

If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon, it's OK.
But you've got to shoot for something.
A lot of people don't even shoot.
- Robert Townsend

I rise before dawn and cry for help;
I have put my hope in your word.
Psalm 119:147

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Thought for the Day 1/18/2011

"Dwell not upon thy weariness,
thy strength shall be according to the measure of thy desire."
- Arab proverb

"If you have raced with men on foot and they have worn you out,
how can you compete with horses?”

"But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD,
whose confidence is in Him.”

Jeremiah 12:5; 17:7



Monday, January 17, 2011

Thought for the Day 1/17/2011

Finish each day and be done with it.


You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities have crept in;

forget them as soon as you can.

Each day is a new day;

…..begin it serenely and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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



Friday, January 14, 2011

Thought for the Day 1/14/2011

Hugging is a means of getting two people so close together
that they can't see anything wrong with each other.
Author unknown



…..in humility consider others better than yourselves.

Philippians 2:3

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Thought for the Day 1/13/2011

Every tomorrow has two handles.
We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety
or the handle of faith.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)



Cast all your anxiety on him because God cares for you.

1 Peter 5:7

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Thought for the Day 1/12/2011

Storms make the oak grow deeper roots.

George Herbert (1593-1632)

Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD,
           and whose hope is the LORD.

For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters,
        which spreads out its roots by the river,

and will not fear when heat comes; but her leaf will be green,
          and will not be anxious in the year of drought,
nor will cease from yielding fruit.
Jeremiah 17:7-8

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Thought for the Day 1/11/2011

It takes two to quarrel, but only one to end it.

Spanish Proverb

It is honorable for a man to stop striving,
since any fool can start a quarrel.

Proverbs 20:3



Monday, January 10, 2011

Thought for the Day 1/10/2011

You learn to speak by speaking,

     to study by studying,
          to run by running,
              to work by working;
in just the same way,
you learn to love by loving.
Francis De Sales (1567-1622)

God has showed you, O man, what is good.
And what does the LORD require of you?

To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
Micah 6:8



Friday, January 07, 2011

Thought for the Day 1/7/2011

A real leader faces the music,

even when he doesn't like the tune.

Author unknown



Let the wise listen and add to their learning,

and let the discerning get guidance…..

Proverbs 1:5

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Thought for the Day 1/6/2011

Our limited vision needs continual revision.

Unknown

Therefore we do not lose heart.
…. yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
….So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen.
For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18



Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Thought for the Day 1/5/2011

Kindness has converted more sinners than
zeal, eloquence or learning.
- Frederick W. Faber

When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd,
he had compassion on them,

because they were like sheep without a shepherd.
So he began teaching them many things.
Mark 6:34

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Thought for the Day 1/4/2011

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience,
but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it?

But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God.
To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you,
leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.

1 Peter 2:20-21



Monday, January 03, 2011

Thought for the Day 1/3/2011

Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.
~ Denis Waitley

And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom,
declaring unto you the testimony of God.

For I determined not to know any thing among you,
save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.

Paul, in 1 Corinthians 2:1-3



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