Thursday, December 31, 2020

Thought for the Day 12/31/2020

Our hope is not in the
new year, BUT in the One
who makes all things new.
~ Unknown 

Be strong and let your heart
take courage, all you who
hope in the LORD.
~ Psalm 31:24

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Thought for the Day 12/30/2020

 No man is useless in this world
who lightens the burdens of another.
~Charles Dickens 

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

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Thought for the Day 12/29/2020

 I said to a man who stood at the gate of the year,
"Give me a light that I 
may tread safely into the unknown." 

He replied, "Go out into the darkness
and put your had into the hand of God.
That shall be to you better than light and
safer than the known way, for 
He is the light and the way."
~ Minnie Louise Haskins 

Teach me Your way, O LORD;
I will walk in Your Truth;
Unite my heart to fear Your name.
~ Psalm 86:11

Monday, December 28, 2020

Thought for the Day 12/28/2020

 Fear is the glue that keeps you stuck.
Faith is the solvent that sets you free.
~ Shannon L. Alder 

BUT when Jesus heard this,
he answered him, "Do not be
afraid any longer; only believe
and she will be made well."
~ Luke 8:50

Friday, December 25, 2020

Thought for the Day 12/25/2020

 Friday Tale - Blessings 

Reflect on your present blessings -
of which every man has many -
not on your past misfortunes,
of which all men have some.
~ Charles Dickens (Scrooge) 

May you all have a beautiful holiday -
wherever you are, whoever you are,
however you spend it, and whatever
emotions arise within you on this day.
Blessings to each and every one!
~ Elizabeth Gilbert 

It is your God who helps you, the
Almighty God who blesses you with
blessings of rain from above and
deep waters from beneath the ground,
and blessings many cattle and children.
~ Genesis 49:25

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Thought for the Day 12/24/2020

 There are those who give with joy
and that joy is their reward.
~ Kahlil Gibran 

Now we can give thanks to our
God for you. We thank Him for
the joy we have in His presence
because of you.
~ 1 Thessalonians 3:9 (CEV

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Thought for the Day 12/23/2020

 Remember - the greatest gift is
                LOVE.
~ Anonymous 

For God so loved the world,
that He gave His only-begotten Son,
so that whoever believes in him
shall not perish, BUT have eternal life.
~ John 3:16

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Thought for the Day 12/22/2020

 Sometimes the best Christmas present
is remembering what you've already got.
~ Cathy Guisewite 

I shall give thanks to YOU,
for You have answered me and
You have become my salvation.
~ Psalm 118:21

Monday, December 21, 2020

Thought for the Day 12/21/2020

 You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow
 from flying over your head,
BUT you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.

~ Chinese Proverb 

And the ransomed of the LORD will return
and come with joyful shouting to Zion,
with everlasting joy upon their heads.
They will find gladness and joy, and
sorrow and sighing will flee away.
~ Isaiah 35:10

Friday, December 18, 2020

Thought for the Day 12/18/2020

 Friday Tale - May You .... 

May your life always be
Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World. 

May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life. 

May you soar on eagle wings,
high above the madness of the world. 

May you always sing
Melody in the Symphony of Your Life. 

May you taste, smell, and touch
your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow. 

May your sun always shine,
and your sky be forever blue.
~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie 

BUT they that wait for the LORD
shall renew their strength,
they shall mount up with wings like eagles,
they shall run and not be weary,
they shall walk and not faint.
~ Isaiah 40:31

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Thought for the Day 12/17/2020

 The world clamors, "Do more! Be all you can be!"
BUT our Father whispers,
"Be still and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10)."
~ Joanna Weaver 

Let them know that You alone,
whose name is the LORD,
are the most High over all the earth.
~ Psalm 83:18

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Thought for the Day 12/16/2020

 Health does not always come from medicine.
Sometimes it comes from peace of mind,
peace in the heart, peace in the soul.
It comes from laughter and love.
~ Author Unknown 

Peace I leave with you;
My peace I give to you;
not as the world gives do I give to you.
Do not let your heart be troubled,
nor let it be fearful.
~ John 14:27

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Thought for the Day 12/15/2020

 Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine.
It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother,
the joy of a father, the togetherness of family.
It is the triumph of truth.
~ Manachem Begin 

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and
peace in believing so that you will abound in hope.
~ Romans 15:13

Monday, December 14, 2020

Thought for the Day 12/14/2020

 That which you hate to be done to you,
do not to another.
~ Ancient Egyptian Proverb 

So whatever you wish that men
would do to you, do so to them,
for this is the law and the prophets.
~ Matthew 7:12

Friday, December 11, 2020

Thought for the Day 12/11/2020

Friday Tale - The North Wind and the Sun 

The North Wind and the Sun had a quarrel about which of them was the stronger. While they were disputing with much heat and bluster, a Traveler passed along the road wrapped in a cloak. 

"Let us agree," said the Sun, "that he is the stronger who can strip that Traveler of his cloak." 

"Very well," growled the North Wind, and at once sent a cold, howling blast against the Traveler. 

With the first gust of wind the ends of the cloak whipped about the Traveler's body. But he immediately wrapped it closely around him, and the harder the Wind blew, the tighter he held it to him. The North Wind tore angrily at the cloak, but all his efforts were in vain.

 Then the Sun began to shine. At first his beams were gentle, and in the pleasant warmth after the bitter cold of the North Wind, the Traveler unfastened his cloak and let it hang loosely from his shoulders. 

The Sun's rays grew warmer and warmer. The man took off his cap and mopped his brow. At last he became so heated that he pulled off his cloak, and, to escape the blazing sunshine, threw himself down in the welcome shade of a tree by the roadside. 

Gentleness and kind persuasion win where force and bluster fail.
~ Aesop

Let your gentle spirit be known to all men.
The Lord is near
~ Philippians 4:5

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Thought for the day 12/10/2020

 I believe that order is better than chaos,
creation better than destruction.
I prefer gentleness to violence,
forgiveness to vendetta.
~ Kenneth Clark 

Clothe yourselves with compassion,
kindness, humility, gentleness
and patience.
~ Colossians 3:12

Wednesday, December 09, 2020

Thought for the Day 12/9/2020

 When you encounter difficulties
and contradictions, do not try to
break them, BUT bend them
with gentleness
and time.
~ Francis de Sales 

A gentle answer turns away wrath,
but a harsh word stirs up anger.
~ Proverbs 15:

Tuesday, December 08, 2020

Thought for the Day 12/8/2020

Don't forget you are human.
It's okay to have a meltdown.
Just don't unpack and live there.
Cry it out and then refocus on
where you are headed.
~ unknown 

In this hope you greatly rejoice,
even though now for a little while you
have been distressed by 
various trials......
~ 1 Peter 1:13

Monday, December 07, 2020

Thought for the Day 12/17/2020

 Nothing is so strong as gentleness,
nothing so gentle as real strength.
~ Francis de Sales 

Therefore I, the prisoner of the
Lord, implore you to walk in a
manner worthy of the calling with
which you have been called, with
all humility and gentleness,
showing tolerance for one
another in love.
~ Ephesians 4:1-2

Friday, December 04, 2020

Thought for the Day 12/4/2020

Friday Tale - Strength and Courage 

It takes strength to be firm
It takes courage to be gentle. 

It takes strength to stand guard.
It takes courage to let down your guard

It takes strength to conquer.
It takes courage to surrender. 

It takes strength to be certain.
It takes courage to have doubt. 

It takes strength to fit in.
It takes courage to stand out. 

It takes strength to feel a friend's pain.
It takes courage to feel your own pain. 

It takes strength to hide your own pains.
It takes courage to show them. 

It takes strength to endure abuse.
It takes courage to stop it. 

It takes strength to stand alone.
It takes courage to lean on another. 

It takes strength to love.
It takes courage to be loved. 

It takes strength to survive.
It takes courage to live.
~ Unknown

 Be strong and courageous!
Do not tremble or be dismayed,
for the LORD your God is with you
wherever you go.
~ Joshua 1:9

Thursday, December 03, 2020

Thought for the Day 12/3/2020

 If we had no winter, the spring would
not be so pleasant: if we did not
sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
~ Anne Bradstreet 

Remember my affliction.... This I recall to
my mind, therefore I have hope.

The LORD's loving-kindnesses indeed
never cease, for His compassions never fail. 

They are new every morning,
great is Your faithfulness.
~ Lamentations 3:19-23

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Thought for the day 12/2/2020

 He that has never known adversity
is but half acquainted with others,
or himself.
~ Charles Caleb Colton 

These things I have spoken to you,
so that in Me you may have peace.
In the world you have tribulation,
BUT take courage;
I have overcome the world.
~ John 16:33

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Thought for the Day 12/1/2020

 Over come fear, and
Then behold wonder.
~ Richard Bach 

But immediately Jesus spoke to them,
saying, "Take courage, it is I;
do not be afraid."
~ Mark 14:27

Monday, November 30, 2020

Thought for the Day 11/30/2020

 Courage is resistance to fear,
mastery of fear -
not absence of fear.
~ Mark Twain 

Wait for the LORD; be strong and
let your heart take courage;
yes, wait for the LORD.
~ Psalm 27:11

Friday, November 27, 2020

Thought for the Day 11/27/2020

 Friday Tale - Daily Affirmation


receive ALL of life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for everything that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.

I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage, and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Bgrateful for the good things that the
LORD your God has given you and your family.
~ Deuteronomy 26:11

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Thought for the Day 11/26/2020

 Thanksgiving is a joyous invitation
to shower the world with
love and gratitude
.
~ Amy Leigh Mercree

will sing to the LORD, because He
has dealt bountifully with me. So that
my soul may sing praise to you and
not be silent, O Lord my God, I will
give thanks to You forever.
~ Psalm 13:6 & 30:12

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Thought for the Day 11/25/2020

 The more we express thanks, the more
gratitude we feel. The more gratitude
we feel, the more we express thanks.
It's circular, and it leads to a happier life.
~ Steve Goodier 

Whatever you do, in word or deed,
do everything in the name of the
Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God
the Father through him.
~ Colossians 3:17

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Thought for the Day 11/24/2020

 It is necessary then, to cultivate the
habit of being grateful for every good
thing that comes to you, and to give
thanks continuously. And because all
things have contributed to your
development, you should include all
things in your gratitude
.
~ Wallace D. Wattles 

In everything give thanks, for this is
God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
~ 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Monday, November 23, 2020

Thought for the Day 11/23/2020

 Today, consider an act of kindness for
someone who can never repay you.
Is there someone who will be alone
on Thanksgiving unless you share
your table with them? 

Sometimes out light goes out BUT is
blown into flame by another human
being. Each of us owes thanks to those
who have rekindled this light.
~ Albert Schweitzer

'In that day,' declares the LORD of hosts,
'everyone one of you will invite his neighbor
to sit under his vine and under his fig tree.'
~ Zechariah 3:10

Friday, November 20, 2020

Thought for the Day 11/202/2020

 Friday Tale - Where He Ain't 

He was just a little boy, on a week's first day.
He was wandering home from Sunday School, and dawdling on the way. 

He scuffed his shoes into the grass; he found a caterpillar.
He found a fluffy milkweed pod, and blew out all the "filler." 

A bird's nest in a tree overhead, so wisely placed on high.
Was just another wonder that caught his eager eye. 

A neighbor watched his zig zag course, and hailed him from the lawn;
Asked him where he'd been that day and what was going on. 

"I've been to Sunday School," he said and turned a piece of sod.
He picked up a wiggly worm replying, "I've learned a lot of God." 

"M'm very fine way," the neighbor said, "for a boy to spend his time."
"If you'll tell me where God is, I'll give you a brand new dime." 

Quick as a flash the answer came! Nor were his accents faint.
"I'll give you a dollar, Mister, if you can tell me where God ain't."
~ Unknown 

The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God."
You alone are the LORD. You have made the heavens,
The heaven of heavens with all their host,
The earth and all that is on it, The seas and all that is in them.
You give life to all of them And the heavenly host bows down before You.
~ Psalm 14:1 and Nehemiah 9:6

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Thought for the Day 11/19/2020

 You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.

You can steer yourself in any
direction you choose.

You're on your own.
And you know what you know.

AND you are the one who'll
decide where to go.
~ Dr. Seuss

 BUT only one thing is necessary,
for Mary has chosen the good part,
which will not be taken away from her.
~ Luke 10:42 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Thought for the Day 11/18/2020

 Every where you go is a chance
to change the world.
One smile, one hug,
one act of kindness, can make
the world of a difference to someone.
~ Karen Salmansohn 

He has told you what is good; and
what does the LORD require of you
BUT to do justice, to love kindness,
and to walk humble with your God?
~ Micah 6:8

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Thought for the Day 11/17/2020

 We learn something from everyone
who passes through out lives.
Some lessons are painful, some are
painless, BUT all are priceless.
~ Unknown 

Therefore be imitators of God,
as beloved children; trying to learn
what is pleasing to the Lord.
~ Ephesians 5:1, 10

Monday, November 16, 2020

Thought for the Day 11/16/2020

 You can't stop the waves,
BUT you can learn to surf.
~ John Kabat Zinn 

It was for my good that I was humbled,
so that I would learn your statutes.
~ Psalm 119:71

Friday, November 13, 2020

Thought for the Day 11/13/2020

 Friday Tale - In My Hands 

A football in my hands is worth about $20.
A football in Peyton Manning’s hands is
worth about $15 million.
It depends on whose hands it's in. 

A basketball in my hands is worth about $25.
A basketball in Shaquille O'Neal's hands is
worth $30 million.
It depends on whose hands it's in. 

A rod in my hands may keep away a wild animal.
A rod in Moses' hands parted a mighty sea.
It depends on whose hands it's in. 

A sling shot in my hands is just a kid's toy.
A sling shot in David's hand killed a giant.
It depends on whose hands it's in. 

Two fish and 5 loaves of bread in my hands will feed me.
Two fish and 5 loaves of bread in Jesus' hands fed thousands.
It depends on whose hands it's in. 

Nails in my hands might build a birdhouse.
Nails in Jesus Christ's hands offered salvation for all.
It depends on whose hands it's in. 

As you can see … it depends on whose hands it's in.
So, let us put our concerns, worries, fears, hopes, dreams, families and relationships in God's hands. Because... It ALL depends on whose hands it's in!
~ Anonymous 

The LORD is gracious and compassionate.
The works of His hands are truth and justice;
All His precepts are sure.
~ Psalm 111:4, 7



Thursday, November 12, 2020

Thought for the Day 11/12/2020

 Go for it -- no matter how slow
or long the process seems at first.
~ Mardi Ballou 

Jesus said to him, "I am the way,
and the truth, and the life;
no one comes to the Father but by me.
~ John 14:6

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Thought for the Day 11/11/2020

 The most unknown, unused and unrecognized
tool of the human mind, is the recognition
that attitude is always a choice
.
~ Mark Horton 

Who is the man who fears the LORD
with awe-inspired reverence and worships
Him with submissive wonder? God will
teach him through His word in the
way he should choose.
~ Psalm 25:12 (Amplified)

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Thought for the Day 11/10/2020

 You are the conductor of your own attitude!
Nobody else can compose your own thoughts for you.
~ Lee J. Colan 

Be careful how you think;
your life is shaped by your thoughts.
~ Proverbs 4:23 (CEV)

Monday, November 09, 2020

Thought for the Day 11/9/2020

 A diamond is merely a lump of coal
that did well under pressure.
~ Unknown 

Cast your burden upon the LORD
and He will sustain you;
He will never allow the
righteous to be shaken.
~ Psalm 55:22

Friday, November 06, 2020

Thought for the Day 11/6/2020

 


 Friday Tale - Thought Travel

 There are so many places you can go in your mind. Go somewhere positive and empowering.

 You can explore any trail of thoughts you wish to think. Make those thoughts inspiring, uplifting, encouraging.

 You're thinking about one thing or another all the time. Put those many thoughts to good use.

 Your thoughts have much to do with the things you notice, how you feel,  and what you do with each valuable moment. 
Choose thoughts that serve you, and your world, best.

Whatever you dwell on in your thoughts is what takes center stage in your awareness.
With every thought, you have the opportunity to send your life

in a more positive, fulfilling direction.
Your thoughts have great influence, and what you think is up to you.

Choose with care, with purpose, with love.
~ Ralph Marston

The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace,
because he trusts in You.
~ Isaiah 26:3

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