Thursday, March 31, 2011

Thought for the Day 3/31/2011

Hard work is often the easy work

     you did not do at the proper time.
Unknown

The night is far spent, the day is at hand.
Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness,
     and let us put on the armor of light.
Romans 13:12


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Thought for the Day 3/30/2011

"A youth becomes a man when the marks he wants to leave

     on the world have nothing to do with tires."
- Unknown

Let no one despise your youth,
   but be an example to the believers in word,
in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
     1 Timothy 4:12


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Thought for the Day 3/29/2011

Either we're pulling together or we're pulling apart.
    There's really no in-between.
Kobi Yamada

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


Monday, March 28, 2011

Thought for the Day 3/28/2011

Life is too short for drama & petty things,

            So kiss slowly, laugh ridiculously,
Love truly and forgive quickly.
                 Unknown


Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances
            you may have against one another.


Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

And over all these virtues put on love,
          which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Colossians 3:13-14


Friday, March 25, 2011

Thought for the Day 3/25/2011

Cheerfulness, like a muscle,

      can be developed by systematic use.
Unknown


A cheerful look brings joy to the heart,
     and good news gives health to the bones.
Proverbs 15:30

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thought for the Day 3/24/2011

Change the changeable,
      accept the unchangeable,
and remove yourself from the unacceptable.
Denis Waitley

Now therefore change your ways and your deeds and
       obey the voice of the LORD your God;
and the LORD will change His mind about the
       misfortune which He has pronounced against you.
Jeremiah 26:13





Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Thought for the Day 3/23/2011

Belief always precedes action.

James Allen

You see that a man is justified by works
        and not by faith alone.
For just as the body without the spirit is dead,
      so also faith without works is dead.
James 2:24, 26






Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Thought for the Day 3/22/2011

Act as if what you do makes a difference.

It does.

William James

Be on the alert,
     stand firm in the faith,
act like men, be strong.
        Let all that you do be done in love.
1 Corinthians 16:13-14



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Monday, March 21, 2011

Thought for the Day 3/21/2011

Procrastination is the natural assassin of opportunity.

Anonymous

So Joshua said to the sons of Israel,
"How long will you put off entering to take possession
of the land which the LORD, the God of your fathers,
has given you?”
Joshua 18:3

Friday, March 18, 2011

Thought for the Day 3/18/2011

Dangerous! To put off Christ with the idea that we are

             going to be different by and by.

We don’t know whether we have a
      ‘by and by’ to be different in.


Robert Roberts




For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand.
I would rather be a doorkeeper
       in the house of my God
Than dwell in the tents of wickedness.

For the LORD God is a sun and shield;
   The LORD will give grace and glory;
No good thing will He withhold
   From those who walk uprightly.
Psalm 84:10


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Thought for the Day 3/17/2011

"We must accept finite disappointment,
but never lose infinite hope. "
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices;
My flesh also will rest in hope.
Psalm 16:9



Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Thought for the Day 3/16/2011

Hope:

   enjoyment of the future in advance.
Unknown

Why are you cast down, O my soul?
     And why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God;
      For I shall yet praise Him,
The help of my countenance and my God.
Psalm 42:11


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Thought for the Day 3/15/2011

Man's way leads to a hopeless end
-- God's way leads to an endless hope.
Unknown

The hope of the righteous ends in gladness,
but the expectation of the wicked comes to nothing.
Proverbs 10:28

Monday, March 14, 2011

Thought for the Day 3/14/2011

THERE are two freedoms:

                   The false,
                     where a man is free to do what he likes;

The true,
      where a man is free to do what he ought.
Robert Roberts, 1905

Freedom in Christ
For you were called to freedom….
    only do not turn your freedom into an
opportunity for the flesh,
     but through love serve one another.
Galatians 5:13

Friday, March 11, 2011

Thought for the Day 3/11/2011

In the confrontation between the stream and the rock,

the stream always wins - not through strength

but by perseverance.
H. Jackson Brown


Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them
    that they should always pray and not give up.
Luke 18:1


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Thought for the Day 3/10/2011

If you want a life with no bumps,

you'll never learn how to take your lumps.
Kent Krive

It is good for me that I was afflicted,
That I may learn Your statutes.
Psalm 119:71

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Thought for the Day 3/9/2011

Good habits are as easy to form
as bad ones.
Tim McCarver


Let us not give up meeting together,
         as some are in the habit of doing,
but let us encourage one another –
    and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Hebrews 10:25


Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Thought for the Day 3/8/2011

Humility does not mean
    you think less of yourself.

It means you think of yourself less.
Ken Blanchard

All of you, clothe yourselves with
          humility toward one another,
because, "God opposes the proud
        but gives grace to the humble."
1 Peter 5:5


Monday, March 07, 2011

Thought for the Day 3/7/2011

Flatter me, and I may not believe you.
Criticize me, and I may not like you.
Ignore me, and I may not forgive you.
Encourage me, and I will not forget you.
William Arthur Ward

Therefore encourage one another and
        build each other up,
just as in fact you are doing.
1 Thessalonians 5:11

Friday, March 04, 2011

Thought for the Day 3/4/2011

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak,

but their echoes are truly endless.
A kind deed now will
warm the heart for many years to come"
Unknown

To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic,
brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit;
…..but giving a blessing instead;
for you were called for the very purpose
that you might inherit a blessing.
1 Peter 3:8-9


Thursday, March 03, 2011

Thought for the Day 3/3/2011

As we all enter this life God asks no one whether he will accept life.

                This is not the choice.
The only choice you have as you go through life
is how you will live it.
Unknown


But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you,
then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve…...
But as for me and my household,
we will serve the LORD."
Joshua 24:15


Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Thought for the Day 3/2/2011

The best index to a person's character is
(1) how he / she treats people who can't do him any good, and
(2) how he / she treats people who can't fight back.
Abigail van Buren


In everything, therefore,
           treat people the same way
you want them to treat you,
    for this is the Law and the Prophets.
Matthew 7:12


Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Thought for the Day 3/1/2011

"If A equals success,

      then the formula is:
A = X+Y+Z,
        where X is work, Y is play,
and Z is keep your mouth shut."
- Albert Einstein


Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise;
      when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.
Proverbs 17:28 (RSV)