Friday, September 30, 2011

Thought for the Day 9/30/2011

"You may delay, but time will not."
- Benjamin Franklin

Come now, you who say,
"Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town ….”

Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring.
What is your life?
For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.

Instead you ought to say,
"If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that."
James 4:13-15

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thought for the Day 9/29/2011

I have not ceased being fearful,
but I have ceased to let fear control me.
Erica Jong

There is no fear in love,
but mature love casts out fear.
1 John 4:18

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Thought for the Day 9/28/2011

"The problem is not that there are problems.
        The problem is expecting otherwise and
thinking that having problems is a problem."
- Theodore Rubinp

I tried to think this problem through,
         but it was too difficult for me
 until I went into your Temple.
            Then I understood ….
 Psalm 73:16

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Thought for the Day 9/27/2011

We fear man so much
      because we fear God so little.  
Author unknown  

In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence,  
      And His children will have a place of refuge.  
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life,  
        To turn one away from the snares of death.  
Proverbs 14:26-27  

Monday, September 26, 2011

Thought for the Day 9/26/2011


Of all the things you wear,
your expression is the most important.
Janet Lane

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

Friday, September 23, 2011

Thought for the Day 9/23/2011


“One look ahead is better
than two looks behind”
– Irish proverb

But one thing I do:
      forgetting what lies behind
and straining forward to what lies ahead,
       I press on toward the goal for the prize
of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:13-14

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thought for the Day 9/22/2011


When You're Down to Nothing,
God's up to Something.
Unknown

But God said to me,
"My grace is sufficient for you,
for my power is made perfect in weakness."
Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses,
so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
2 Corinthians 12:9

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Thought for the Day 9/21/2011

Notice, we never pray for folks we gossip about,
and we never gossip about the folk for whom we pray!
For prayer is a great deterrent. -Leonard Ravenhill

Without wood a fire goes out;
without gossip a quarrel dies down.
Proverbs 26:20 

Finally, brothers, pray for us,
that the word of the Lord may speed ahead
and be glorified, as happened among you.
2 Thessalonians 3:1

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Thought for the Day 9/20/2011


Time is too slow for those who wait,
       too swift for those who fear,
too long for those who grieve,
         too short for those who rejoice,
but for those who love,
          time is eternity. -Henry Van Dyke

Blessed be the name of the LORD
from this time forth and forevermore!
Psalm 113:2





Monday, September 19, 2011

Thought for the Day 9/19/2011

KEEP ON
The trouble with fulfilling your ambitions
is you think you will be transformed
into some sort of archangel and you're not.
You still have to wash your socks.
Louis de Bernieres

When pride comes, then comes disgrace,
but with the humble is wisdom.
Proverbs 11:2

Friday, September 16, 2011

Thought for the Day 9/16/2011


God has two dwellings:
one in heaven, and the other in a  
meek and thankful heart.  
Izaak Walton  

All these things my hand has made,
….declares the LORD.
But this is the one to whom I will look:
he who is humble and contrite in spirit and
trembles at my word.
Isaiah 66:2

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thought for the Day 9/15/2011


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

Do not be overcome by evil,
but overcome evil with good.
Romans 12:21

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Thought for the Day 9/14/2011

For me, goals are my road map to the life I want.
They have helped me accomplish things
I once thought were impossible.
Catherine Pulsifer

I press toward the mark for the prize of
the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:14

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Thought for the Day 9/13/2011


He who created us without our help,
will not save us without our consent.  
~Augustine

As for me, I shall call upon God,
And the LORD will save me.
Psalm 55:16

Monday, September 12, 2011

Thought for the Day 9/12/2011


EXCUSES, EXCUSES
The streets of the City of Failure are paved with alibis-
-some of which are absolutely perfect.
Harry A. Earnshaw

No one whose hope is in You, God,
will ever be put to shame,
but they will be put to shame
who are treacherous without excuse.
Psalm 25:3

Friday, September 09, 2011

Thought for the Day 9/9/2011


Life is short
but there is always time for courtesy.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

And let us consider how to stir up one another
to love and good works…
Hebrews 10:24

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Thought for the Day 9/8/2011


Being considerate of others will take your children
further in life than any college degree.
~Marian Wright Edelman

But love your enemies, and do good, and lend,
       expecting nothing in return,
and your reward will be great,

and you will be sons of the Most High,
for He is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.
Luke 6:35

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Thought for the Day 9/7/2011


Treat everyone with politeness,
even those who are rude to you –
not because they are nice,
but because you are.
~Author Unknown

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted,
forgiving one another,
as God in Christ forgave you.
Ephesians 4:32

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Thought for the Day 9/6/2011


Let us be grateful to people
        who make us happy;
they are the charming gardeners
        who make our souls blossom.
Marcel Proust

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts,
to the which also you are called in one body;
and be thankful.
Colossians 3:15

Monday, September 05, 2011

Thought for the Day 9/5/2011

It is always possible to be thankful for what is given  
rather than to complain about what is not given.
One or the other becomes a habit of life.  
Elisabeth Elliot  

For everything created by God is good,
and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,
for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer.
1 Timothy 4:4-5

Friday, September 02, 2011

Thought for the Day 9/2/2011

Be a good listener.
Your ears will never get you in trouble. -Frank Tyger

He whose ear listens to the life-giving reproof
Will dwell among the wise.
But he who listens to reproof acquires understanding.

Proverbs 15:31-32

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Thought for the Day 9/1/2011


Through this toilsome world, alas!
Once and only once I pass;
Any good deed I may plan,
Let me do it while I can.
No delay, for it is plain
I shall not pass this way again.
- Author Unknown

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