Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Thought for the day 8/31/2011

"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

Through Him then,
 let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God,
that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name.
And do not neglect doing good and sharing,

for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
Hebrews 13:15-16


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Thought for the day 8/30/2011

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.
Mark 14:38

Monday, August 29, 2011

Thought for the Day 8/29/2011

Use no hurtful deceit;
think innocently and justly
and if you speak,
speak accordingly.
Benjamin Franklin

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true,
whatsoever things are honorable,
whatsoever things are just,
whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely,
whatsoever things are of good report;
if there be any virtue,
and if there be any praise,
think on these things.
Philippians 4:8

Friday, August 26, 2011

Thought for the Day 8/26/2011

Believe while others ..

Believe while others are doubting.
Plan while others are playing.
Study while others are sleeping.
Decide while others are delaying.
Prepare while others are daydreaming.
Begin while others are procrastinating.
Work while others are wishing.
Save while others are wasting.
Listen while others are talking.
Smile while others are frowning.
Commend while others are criticizing.
Persist while others are quitting.
Pray while others doubt.
By William Arthur Ward

And Jesus answered them, "Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt,
you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree,
but even if you say to this mountain, 'Be taken up and thrown into the sea,' it will happen.
And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith."
Matthew 21:21-22

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Thought for the Day 8/25/2011

Act as if what you do makes a difference.
It does.
William James
 
For as by the one man's disobedience
        the many were made sinners,
so by the one man's obedience
     the many will be made righteous.
Romans 5:19

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Thought for the Day 8/24/2011

A day will never be any more than what you make of it.
Practice being a "doer"!
Josh S. Hinds
 
But be doers of the word,
and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
But the one who….. perseveres, being no hearer who forgets,
but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.
James 1:22, 25

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Thought for the Day 8/23/2011

Belief always precedes action. James Allen

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for,
      the conviction of things not seen.
For by it the people of old received their commendation.
                   By faith they…..did…..
Hebrews 11

Monday, August 22, 2011

Thought for the day 8/22/2011

It doesn't matter which side of the fence
you get off on sometimes.

What matters most is getting off.
You cannot make progress without making decisions.
Jim Rohn

I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot.
           Would that you were either cold or hot!
Behold, I stand at the door and knock.
            If anyone hears my voice and opens the door,
I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.
Revelation 3:15, 20

Friday, August 19, 2011

Thought for the Day 8/19/2011


Jesus will sing praises to His Father in the Kingdom of God!
"I will declare your name unto my brethren,
in the midst of the congregation will I sing praise unto thee...
" (Hebrews 2:12)

Singing Praise!
- We do not often think of Jesus singing hymns of praise ... let alone in the Kingdom.
- Remember, that after the 'last supper' he sang a hymn with his beloved disciples. (Matt 26:30)
- Hebrews 2:12 is a direct quote from Psalm 22:22 which refers to the resurrection of Jesus from the sleep of death.
- Just imagine how wonderful it will be to sing praises to God with Jesus ... with immortal voices!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Thought for the Day 8/18/2011


“You can take anything away from a man
and he will survive,
but take away his hope
and he will die.”
Unknown

“Men and brethren, …..
of the hope and resurrection of the dead
I am called in question.”
Paul in Acts 23:6

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Thought for the Day 8/17/2011


The wishbone will never replace the backbone.
- Will Henry       

Have I not commanded you?
 Be strong and courageous.
Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed,
for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."
Joshua 1:9

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Thought for the day 8/16/2011

"A lot of life is … dealing with the cards
you were given that aren't so nice.

Does it make you into a monster,
or can you temper it in some way,

or accept it and go in some other direction?"
- Wes Craven

Not that I am speaking of being in need,
for I have learned in whatever situation I am
to be content.
Philippians 4:11

Monday, August 15, 2011

Thought for the Day 8/15/2011

In the long run the pessimist may be proved right,
but the optimist has a better time on the trip.
- Daniel L. Reardon

The hope of the righteous brings joy,
but the expectation of the wicked will perish.
Proverbs 10:28

Friday, August 12, 2011

Thought for the Day 8/12/2011

My basic principle is that you don't make decisions
          because they are easy;
you don't make them because they are cheap;
          you don't make them because they're popular;
you make them because they're right.
                Theodore Hesburgh


"If you do what is right, will you not be accepted?
      But if you do not do what is right,
sin is crouching at your door;
      it desires to have you,
but you must master it."
Genesis 4:7

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thought for the Day 8/11/2011

Humility does not mean you think less of yourself. 
         It means you think of yourself less.
Ken Blanchard

Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy,
          brotherly love, a tender heart, and
                       a humble mind.
1 Peter 3:8

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Thought for the Day 8/10/2011

To carry a grudge is like being
stung to death by one bee.
William H. Walton

You shall not take vengeance or
 bear a grudge against the sons of your own people,
but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the LORD.
Leviticus 19:18

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Thought for the Day 8/9/2011


I hold it true, whate'er befall;
I feel it, when I sorrow most;
'Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.
~Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Beloved, if God so loved us,
we also ought to love one another.
1 John 4:11

Monday, August 08, 2011

Thought for the Day 8/8/2011

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
Only through experience of trial and suffering
can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired,
and success achieved. 
Helen Keller 1880-1968


Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord,
nor of me his prisoner,
but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God,
who saved us and called us to a holy calling,
not because of our works but
because of his own purpose and grace.
2 Timothy 1:8-9

Friday, August 05, 2011

Thought for the Day 8/5/2011

To earn the appreciation of honest critics and
        endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty;
             To find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child,
             a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you lived.
                This is to have succeeded.
-  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility
count others more significant than yourselves.
Philippians 2:3.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Thought for the Day 8/4/2011

If my life is broken when given to Jesus,
it is because pieces will feed a multitude,
while a loaf will satisfy only a little lad.
~ Ruth Stull

The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and
                saves the crushed in spirit.
Psalm 34:18

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Thought for the Day 8/3/2011

If you don't design your own life plan,
            chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan.
And guess what they have planned for you?

           Not much.
Jim Rohn

Though they plan evil against you,
 though they devise mischief, they will not succeed.

For you will put them to flight;
you will aim at their faces with your bows.

Be exalted, O LORD, in your strength!
We will sing and praise your power.
Psalm 21:11-13

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Thought for the Day 8/2/2011

Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you;
be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
W. Clement Stone

Do not be deceived:
"Bad company ruins good morals."
1 Corinthians 15:33

Monday, August 01, 2011

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person.
Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
Albert Schwietzer


"You are the light of the world.
Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket,
 but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.
In the same way, let your light shine before others,
so that they may see your good works and
 give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”

Matthew 5:14-15