Friday, May 31, 2019

Thought for the Day 5/31/2019


Take time to notice all the usually
unnoticed, simple things in life.
Delight in the never-ending hope
that's available every day!
~ Anonymous

Let those who delight in my righteousness
shout for joy and be glad and say evermore,
"Great is the Lord, who delights in
the welfare of His servant!"
~ Psalms 35:27

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Thought for the Day 5/30/2019


A smile is the lighting system of the face
and the heating system of the heart.   
~ Barbara Jonson

A glad heart makes a cheerful face....
the cheerful of heart has a continual feast.
~ Proverbs 15:13, 17

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Thought for the Day 5/29/2019


Peace within makes beauty without.   
~ English Proverb

You will keep perfectly peaceful
the one whose mind remains focused
on You, because he trusts in You.
~ Isaiah 26:3

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Thought for the Day 5/28/2019

God loves and cares for us,
even to the least and smallest need of life.   
~ Henry Manning

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny?
And not one of them will fall to the
ground without your Father's will.
Fear not, you are of more
value than many sparrows.
~ Matthew 10:29-31

Monday, May 27, 2019

Thought for the Day 5/27/2019


I am glad that in the springtime of life
there were those who planted
flowers of love in my heart.   
~ Robert Louis Stevenson

BUT God shows His love for us in
that while we were still sinners,
Christ died for us.
~ Romans 5:8

Friday, May 24, 2019

Thought for the Day 5/24/2019


Every time we encourage someone,
we give them a transfusion of courage.   
~ Charles Swindoll

And so encourage one another and
help one another, just as you are now doing.
~ 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Thought for the Day 5/23/2019


Kind words are jewels that
live in the heart and soul,
and remain as blessed
memories years after they are spoken.   
~ Marvea Johnson

Kind words are like honey -
sweet to the taste and
good for your health.
~ Proverbs 16:24 (GNB)

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Thought for the Day 5/22/2019

We do not understand the intricate
pattern of the stars in their course,
BUT we know that He who created them does,
and that just as surely as He guides them,
He is charting our course as well.   
~ Unknown

The Lord will keep you from all evil;
He will watch over your life.
The Lord will watch over your coming and going,
both now and forevermore.
~ Psalm 121: 7 - 8


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Thought for the Day 5/21/2019


Go to the effort. Invest the time.
Write the letter. Make the apology.
Take the trip. Purchase the gift. Do it.
The seized opportunity renders joy.   
~ Max Lucado

For this very reason, you must make
every effort to supplement your faith
with moral character, your moral character
with knowledge, your knowledge with self-control,
your self-control with endurance,
your endurance with godliness,
your godliness with brotherly kindness,
and your brotherly kindness with love.
~ 2 Peter 1;5-7

Monday, May 20, 2019

Thought for the Day 5/202019


We are not called by God
to do extraordinary things,
BUT to do ordinary things
with extraordinary love.   
~ Jean Vanier

And above all these put on love, which
binds everything together in perfect harmony.
~ Colossians 3:14

Friday, May 17, 2019

Thought for the Day 5/17/2019

Friday Tale - Cell Phones vs. the Bible

I wonder what would happen if we treated
 our Bible like we treat our cell phones:

What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets.
What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it.
What if we flipped through it several times a day.
What if we used it to receive messages from the text.
What if we treated it like we couldn't live without it.
What if we gave it to kids as gifts.
What if we used it as we traveled.
What if we used it in case of an emergency.

It’s just something to think about.
Something to make you say hmmm, and where is my Bible?   
~ Unknown

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


Thursday, May 16, 2019

Thought for the Day 5/16/2019


Everything has its wonders, even darkness
and silence, and I learn, whatever state
I may be in, therein to be content.  
~ Helen Keller

....be content with what you have, 
             for He has said,
"I will never leave you nor forsake you."
~ Hebrews 13:5

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Thought for the Day 5/15/2019


I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple
things of life which are the real ones after all.  
~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

For this is the love of God, that we keep
His commandments. And His
commandments are not burdensome.
~ 1 John 5:3

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Thought for the Day 5/14/2019


To think bad thoughts is really the easiest thing
in the world. If you leave your mind to itself it
will spiral down into every increasing unhappiness.
To think good thoughts, however, requires effort.
This is one of the things that discipline
- training - is all about.  
~ James Clavell (in novel "Shogun")

Finally, my friends, keep your minds on
whatever is true, pure, right, holy, friendly and proper.
Don't ever stop thinking about what is
truly worthwhile and worth of praise.
~ Philippians 4:8

Monday, May 13, 2019

Thought for the Day 5/13/2019


Life leaps like a geyser for those willing
to drill through the rock of inertia.  
~ Alexis Carrel

We desire each one of you to show the
same earnestness to have the full assurance of hope
until the end, SO THAT you may not be sluggish,
BUT imitators of those who through faith
and patience inherit the promises.
~ Hebrews 6:11-12

Friday, May 10, 2019

Thought for the Day 5/10/2019


Friday Tale - 26 Tips for a Great Life

Ask for what you want.
Be who you say you are.
Care about others.
Dare to live your dreams.
Ease through the day.
Find the best fit.
Give to another.
Hug a friend.
Inspire someone to greatness.
Jump over a boundary.
Kick a bad habit.
Leap across a fear.
Mention something uplifting.
Never say never. 
Open your mind and heart.
Pursue your innermost passions.
Quit complaining.
Restore your smile.
Set your sights high.
Trust yourself.
Use all the day.
Value everything.
Wait until it feels right.
Xpress yourself.
Yank weeds from your mental garden.
Zoom into the now.  
~ Carol James (1991)

Ask and it will be given to you;
Seek and you will find;
Knock and it will be opened to you.
~ Matthew 7:7

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Thought for the Day 5/9/2019


Our TIME is only once - and never returns.
So let us make the best of while we have it.
~ Robert Roberts 

Besides this you know the time, that the hour
has come for you to wake from sleep.
For salvation is nearer to us now
than when we first believed.
~ Romans 13:11

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Thought for the Day 5/8/2019


The most influential person who will talk
to you all day is YOU, so you should be
very careful about what you say to you!
~ Zig Ziglar 

Even though the fig tree does not blossom,
and there are no grapes on the vines....
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord;
I will joy in the God of my salvation.
~ Habakkuk 3:18

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Thought for the Day 5/7/2019


Give your worries to God before you sleep,
because He's going to be awake anyhow!
~ Unknown


When I was really hurting,
I prayed to the Lord.
He answered my prayer, and
took my worries away.
~ Psalm 118:5 (CEV)

Monday, May 06, 2019

Thought for the Day 5/6/2019


Kind words do not wear out the tongue
-- so do speak them.
~ Unknown


Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down,
BUT a good word makes him glad.
~ Proverbs 12:25

Friday, May 03, 2019

Thought for the Day 5/3/2019

Friday Tale - God is a Redeemer & Restorer

God is a Redeemer;
He bought us with a great price,
He rescues and breaks the chains of bondage,
He finds us and brings us home.

God is a Restorer;
He returns what was destroyed and
replaces what was stolen.
He removes the stain of sin,
and brings beauty out of the ruins of our lives.

God is a Renewer;
He rekindles the flame
which flickers in the heart grown cold.
He takes away the old things
and makes all things new.

God is a Refresher;
He sends the cooling wind on a summer's day,
brings rivers to the desert place,
and sends seasons of refreshing to the soul.
~ Roy Lessin

Your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel;
He is called the God of the whole earth.
~ Isaiah 54:4

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Thought for the Day 5/2/2019

WORRYING does not take away tomorrow's
TROUBLES, it takes away today's PEACE.
~ Jim Gentil

BUT seek first the kingdom of God and His
right-ness, and all these things will be
added to you. Therefore, do not be
anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow
will be anxious for itself.
~ Matthew 6:33-34

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Thought for the Day 5/1/2019


Peace. It does not mean to be in a place
where there is no noise, trouble or hard
work. It means to be in the midst of these
things and still be calm in your heart.
~ Unknown

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind
is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.
~ Isaiah 26:3

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