Monday, April 30, 2012

Thought for the Day 4/30/2012


Bitterness imprisons life;
love releases it.
Harry Emerson Fosdick

For you were called to freedom…..
   Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh,
but through love serve one another.
Galatians 5:13

Friday, April 27, 2012

Thought for the Day 4/27/2012


Freedom is the will to be responsible to ourselves.
Friedrich Nietzsche

My friends, you were called to be free.
 So don't use your freedom as an excuse to do anything you want.
    Use it as an opportunity to serve each other with love.
Galatians 5:13

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thought for the Day 4/26/2012


Shared joy is a double joy;
shared sorrow is half sorrow.   
- Swedish proverb

Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray.
Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.
James 5:13

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Thought for the Day 4/25/2012


Do not imagine that personal relationships will run themselves.
     Like jobs, they are valuable in proportion
        to the amount of effort they demand.
-W. H. Auden

The righteous person is a guide to his friend,
   You will keep your friends if you forgive them,
      but you will lose your friends if you keep talking about what they did wrong.
Proverbs 12:26; 17:9

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Thought for the Day 4/24/2012


Love is the doorway through which the human soul passes  
from selfishness to service.  
                             Anonymous  

"And now, what does the LORD your God require of you,
but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways,
to love him,
to serve the LORD your God with 
   all your heart and with all your soul….
but to do justice,
and to love kindness, and
to walk humbly with your God?
Deuteronomy 10:12; Micah 6:8

Monday, April 23, 2012

Thought for the Day 4/23/2012


Maturity is achieved when a person postpones
immediate pleasures for long-term values.
                        - Joshua L. Liebman

By faith Moses, when he was grown up,
  refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter,
    choosing rather to be mistreated with the people of God
       than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin.
He considered the reproach of Christ greater wealth
than the treasures of Egypt,
for he was looking to the reward.
Hebrews 11:24-26