Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
you still have an entire today."
-- Denis Waitley
Show me, O LORD, my life's end and the number of my days;
let me know how fleeting is my life.
But now, Lord, what do I look for?
My hope is in you.
Psalm 39:4, 7
Friday, September 26, 2008
DO IT NOW!"It's a strange thing, you have said it thousands of times I am sure...
you will never know what you can do until you try.
However the sad truth is that
most people never try anything until they know they can do it."
-- Bob Proctor
Thursday, September 25, 2008
his little, nameless, unremembered acts
of kindness and love.
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved,
clothe yourselves with compassion,
kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
and along with each action there is an intention that is planted like a seed.
We can use a sharp knife to cut someone,
and if our intention is to do harm, we will be a murderer.
We can perform an almost identical action,
but if we are a surgeon, the intention is to heal and save a life.
The action is the same, yet depending on its purpose or intention,
it can be either a terrible act or a compassionate act.
"Listen then to what the parable of the sower means:
· When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is the seed sown along the path.
· The one who received the seed that fell on rocky places is the man who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. But since he has no root, he lasts only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, he quickly falls away.
· The one who received the seed that fell among the thorns is the man who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke it, making it unfruitful.
· But the one who received the seed that fell on good soil is the man who hears the word and understands it. He produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown."
Monday, September 22, 2008
but rather, a love that sees us through trials.
Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings,
because we know that suffering produces perseverance;
perseverance, character; and character, hope.
And hope does not disappoint us,
because God has poured out his love into our hearts…
Friday, September 19, 2008
that you forget to count your blessings.
This poor man cried out, and the LORD heard him,
And saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him,
And delivers them.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Work with joy
Pray with love
Dream from your heart
Share what you have
Live simply, Love deeply
Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
you've never been to bed with a mosquito.
The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.
Now Jesus was telling them a parable to show
that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart,
saying, "In a certain city there was a judge
who did not fear God and did not respect man.
"There was a widow in that city,
and she kept coming to him, saying,
'Give me legal protection from my opponent.'
"For a while he was unwilling; but afterward he said to himself,
'Even though I do not fear God nor respect man,
yet because this widow bothers me, I will give her legal protection,
otherwise by continually coming she will wear me out.'"
And the Lord said, "Hear what the unrighteous judge said; now,
will not God bring about justice for His elect
who cry to Him day and night, and will He delay long over them?
"I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly.”
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
…that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures,
which are able to make you wise for salvation
through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God,
and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction,
for instruction in righteousness,
that the man of God may be complete,
thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:15-16-17
Monday, September 08, 2008
Friday, September 05, 2008
Sometimes courage isthe quiet voice
at the end of the day saying,
'I will try again tomorrow'."
Mary Anne Radmacher-Hershey
But Christ is faithful as a son over God's house.
And we are his house,
IF we hold on to our courage
and the hope of which we boast.
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Each choice we make causes a ripple effect in our lives.
When things happen to us,
it is the reaction we choose
that can create the difference between the
sorrows of our past and the joy in our future.
Therefore, prepare your minds for action,
keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely
on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 1:13
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely
and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow,
for tomorrow will worry about its own things.
Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
with the sunshine of hope.
Why are you downcast, O my soul?
Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.
You will not fear the terror of the night,
nor the arrow that flies by day….
Because you have made the LORD your refuge,
the Most High your habitation.
Psalm 91:5, 9
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