Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Thought for the Day 9/30/2008

"Minutes are worth more than money.
Spend them wisely."
-- Thomas P. Murphy

So teach us to number our days,
that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
Psalm 90:12

Monday, September 29, 2008

Thought for the Day 9/29/2008

“No matter how much time you've wasted in the past,
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

Thought for the Day 9/26/2008

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

Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong,
but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else.
1 Thessalonians 5:15

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Thought for the Day 9/25/2008

The best portion of a good man's life:
his little, nameless, unremembered acts
of kindness and love.
-William Wordsworth

Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved,
clothe yourselves with compassion,
kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Colossians 3:12

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Thought for the Day 9/24/2008

Our Father allows U turns.

Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you,
in the name of Jesus Christ
for the forgiveness of your sins.”
Acts 2:38

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Thought for the Day 9//23/2008

The heart is our garden,
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.
Jack Kornfield

"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."
Matthew 13:18-23

Monday, September 22, 2008

Thought for the Day 9/22/2008

God's love for us is not a love that always exempts us from trials,
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…
Romans 5:3-5

Friday, September 19, 2008

Thought for the Day 9/19/2008

Don't be so busy adding up your troubles
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.
Psalm 34:6-7

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thought for the Day 9/18/2008

Be persuaded, timid soul, that He has loved you too much
to cease loving you.
Francois de la Fenelon

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
John 3:16

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Thought for the Day 9/17/2008

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

In God, whose word I praise,
In God I have put my trust;
I shall not be afraid.
What can mere man do to me?
Psalm 56:4

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Thought for the Day 9/16/2008

We are all in the gutter,
but some of us are looking at the stars.
Oscar Wilde

"Now when these things begin to happen,
look up and lift up your heads,
because your redemption draws near."
Luke 21:28

Monday, September 15, 2008

Thought for the Day 9/15/2008

The only real mistake is the one
from which we learn nothing.
John Enoch Powell

It is good for me that I was afflicted,
That I may learn Your statutes.
Psalms 119:71

Friday, September 12, 2008

Thought for the Day 9/12/2008

How to Let Your Light Shine
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.
Matthew 5:16

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Thought for the Day 9/11/2008

"Give your worries to God before you sleep,
'cause He's going to be awake anyhow"

The LORD is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the strength of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalm 27:1

Thought for the Day 9/102//08

If you think you're too small to be effective,
you've never been to bed with a mosquito.
Anita Roddick

The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.
James 5:16

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.”
Luke 18:1-8

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Thought for the Day 9/9/2008

"A Bible Falling Apart Belongs to Someone who Isn't".

…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

Thought for the Day 9/8/2008

He who reigns within himself and rules his passions,
desires, and fears is more than a king.
-- John Milton

He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty,
and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.
Proverbs 16:32

Friday, September 05, 2008

Thought for the Day 9/5/2008

"Courage doesn't always roar.
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.
Hebrews 3:6

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Thought for the Day 9/4/2008

The Ripple Effect
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

Thought for the Day 9/3/2008

“Finish each day and be done with it.
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.
Matthew 6:34

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

thought for the Day 9/2/2008

Melt the icy fingers of fear
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.
Psalm 43:5

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

Monday, September 01, 2008

Thought for the Day 9/1/2008

When you feel dog tired at night,
it may be because you've growled all day long.

Don't grumble against each other,
brothers, or you will be judged.
The Judge is standing at the door!
James 5:9

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