Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Thought for the Day 4/30/2019

Regardless of what is going on around you,
make the best of what is within your power,
and take the rest as it occurs.
~ Epictetus

Look carefully then how you walk,
not as unwise, but as wise, making the
best use of the time,
because the days are evil.
~ Ephesians 5:15-16

Monday, April 29, 2019

Thought for the Day 4/29/2019

Look to the Future, because that is
where you will spend the rest of your life.
~ George Burns

Let not your heart envy sinners,
but continue in the fear of the Lord
all the day. Surely there is a future,
and your hope will not be cut off.
~ Proverbs 23:17-18

Friday, April 26, 2019

Thought for the Day 4/26/2019

Great difficulties may be surmounted
by patience and perseverance.
~ Unknown

More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings,
knowing that suffering produces endurance,
and endurance produces character, and
character produces hope.
~ Romans 5:3-4

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Thought for the Day 4/25/2019

If you ever find yourself in
the wrong story, leave.
~ Mo Willems

Forsake all thoughtlessness, and live,
and walk in the way of understanding.
~ Proverbs 9:6 (ISV)

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Thought for the Day 4/24/2019

What are the things that you can't see that
are important? I would say justice, truth,
humility, service, compassion, love....
they are the guiding lights of a life.
~ Jimmy Carter

But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy,
peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
~ Galatians 5:22-23

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Thought for the Day 4/24/2019

The resurrection gives my life
meaning and direction and the
opportunity to start over,
no matter what my circumstances.
~ Robert Flatt

Praise to the God and Father of our
Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy
He has given us new birth into a living
hope through the resurrection
of Jesus Christ from the dead.
~ 1 Peter 1:3

Monday, April 22, 2019

Thought for the Day 4/22/2019

Let the resurrection joy lift us from
loneliness and weakness and despair
to strength and beauty and happiness.
~ Floyd W. Tomkins

That is how it is with you: now you
are sad, BUT I will see you again, and
your hearts will be filled with gladness,
the kind of gladness that no
one can take away from you.
~ John 16:22

Friday, April 19, 2019

Thought for the Day 4/19/2019

Taking up my "cross" means a life
voluntarily surrendered to God.
~ A>W. Pink

And walk in the way of love, just as
Christ loved us and gave himself
up for us as a fragrant offering
and sacrifice to God.
~ Ephesians 5:2

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Thought for the Day 4/18/2019


The greatest “exhortation” [sermon] that
Jesus ever gave was when he died on the
cross for us. Dying is a very ordinary thing
to do. It happens all the time.
Yet, Jesus’ death was the most extraordinary
ordinary thing that ever happened.
It was an extraordinary ordinary act of
service and exhortation.
Hopefully it is the exhortation that we
keep the nearest and dearest to our hearts.
~ Kyle Tucker

So Christ was sacrificed once to take
away the sins of many; and
he will appear a second time, not to bear sin,
BUT to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.
~ Hebrews 9:28

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Thought for the Day 4/17/2019


The idea is to seek a vision that
gives you purpose in life and
then to implement that vision.
~ Lewis P. Johnson

Look to Jesus, who for the joy that
was set before him, endured the cross,
despising the same, and is seated at
the right hand of the throne of God.
~ Hebrews 12:1-2

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Thought for the Day 4/16/2019

Vision is the art of
seeing the invisible.
~ Jonathan Swift

For we walk by faith,
not sight.
 ~ 2 Corinthians 5:7
...The things that are unseen are eternal
~ 2 Corinthians 4:18

Monday, April 15, 2019

Thought for the Day 4/15/2019

Sacrifice is a part of life.
It's supposed to be.
It's not something to regret.
It's something to grow through.
~ Mitch Albom (amended)

Therefore, I urge you,...
in view of God's mercy,
to offer yourselves as a living sacrifice,
holy and pleasing to God.....
 ~ Romans 12:1

Friday, April 12, 2019

Thought for the Day 4/12/2019


Friday Tales: 6 Tiny Stories with Great Meanings

1. Once all villagers decided to pray for rain,
on the day of prayer all the people gathered,
BUT only one boy came with an umbrella.
~ That's FAITH

2. When you throw a baby in the air,
she laughs because she knows you will catch her.
~ That's TRUST

3. Every night we go to bed, without any assurance
of being alive the next morning
BUT still we set the alarms to wake up.
~ That's HOPE

4. We plan big things for tomorrow in spite of
zero knowledge of the future.
~ That's CONVICTION

5. We see the world suffering, BUT still
we get married and have children.
~ That's CONFIDENCE in LOVE

6. On an old man's shirt was written a sentence
'I am not 90 years old.... I am sweet 16 with 74 years’ experience'
~ That's POSITIVE ATTITUDE
~ from Positive Thinking

This is the day the Lord has made,
let us rejoice and be glad in it.
 ~ Psalm 118:24

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Thought for the Day 4/11/2019


Act of Kindness; surprise a co-worker
or a friend with a cup of coffee or
their favorite morning drink and
kick off their day with a small
extra bit of loving warmth.
~ from The Daily Kind

Whoever pursues righteousness
and kindness will find life,
righteousness and honor.
 ~ Proverbs 21:21

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Thought for the Day 4/10/2019


A Wednesday wizard of words
will warn of ways to be worthy
of our Divine designer.
~ Inga von Gadenstedt

For whatever was written in former
days was written for our instruction,
that through endurance and
encouragement of the Scriptures
we might have HOPE.
 ~ Romans 15:4

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Thought for the Day 4/9/2019


The world is changed by your
example, not by your opinion.
~ Paulo Coelho

For to this you have been called,
because Christ also suffered for you,
leaving you an example, so that
you might follow in his steps.
 ~ 1 Peter 2:21

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