Friday, May 29, 2015

Thought for the Day 5/29/2015



To keep a lamp burning,
    we have to keep putting oil in it. 
- from a Missionary

The unfolding of your words gives light;
   it imparts understanding to the simple.
- Psalm 119:130
  See also  Matthew 25: 1 - 4

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Thought for the Day 5/28/2015



Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls;
  the most massive characters are seamed with scars. 
- Edwin H. Chapin

In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up
 prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears,
    to Him who was able to save him from death,
      and he was heard because of his reverence. 
Although he was a son, Jesus learned obedience
      through what he suffered.
              And being made perfect,
he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him.
- Hebrews 5:7-9

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Thought for the Day 5/27/2015



The end of the rainbow is reached
   only at the end of the second mile. 
- Unknown

And if anyone forces you to go one mile,
  go with him two miles. 
Matthew 5:41

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Thought for the Day 5/26/2015



Lord, help me watch the words I say
And keep them few and sweet,
For I don't know from day to day
Which ones I will have to eat! 
- Jim Gentil

Whoever restrains his words has knowledge,
And he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding. 
Proverbs 17:27

Monday, May 25, 2015

Thought for the Day 5/25/2015



A Soldier's Prayer
I asked God for strength, that I might achieve,
I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey.
I asked for health, that I might do greater things,
I was given infirmity, that I might do better things.
I asked for riches, that I might be happy,
I was given poverty, that I might be wise.
I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men,
I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God.
I ask for all thinks, that I might enjoy life,
I was given life that I might enjoy all things.
I got nothing that I asked for - but everything that I had hoped for,
Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.
I am among all men most richly blessed.
- An Unknown Confederate soldier

Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 
2 Timothy 2:3

Friday, May 22, 2015

Thought for the Day 5/22/2015



Kindness is the language which the
     deaf can hear and the blind can see. 
Mark Twain

Gracious words are like a honeycomb,    
    sweetness to the soul,
           and health to the body. 
Proverbs 16:24