Thursday, April 30, 2020
Kind hearts are the gardens,
Kind thoughts are the roots,
Kind words are the blossoms,
Kind deeds are the fruits.
~ 19th Century Rhyme
Do not let kindness and truth leave you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.
~ Proverbs 3:3
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
What you plant now,
you will harvest later.
~ Og Madino
What is the kingdom of God like, and to
what shall I compare it? It is like a
mustard seed, which a man took and
threw into his own garden, and it grew
and became a tree, and the birds
of the air nested in its branches.
~ Luke 13:18-19
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Only God can turn a mess into a message,
a test into a testimony,
a trial into a triumph,
and a victim into a victory.
~ Nishan Panwar
For whatever is born of God overcomes
the world, and this is the victory that has
overcome the world - our faith.
~ 1 John 5:4
Monday, April 27, 2020
The best way to get things done
is to simply begin.
Therefore, prepare your minds for action,
keep sober in spirit,
fix your hope completely on
the grace to be brought to you
at the coming of Jesus Christ.
~ 1 Peter 1:13
Friday, April 24, 2020
Friday Tale - God ~ Our Redeemer
God is a Redeemer;
He gave us his beloved Son,
He rescues and breaks the chains of bondage, He finds us and brings us to Him.
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 54:5
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Faith is the bird that feels the light
and sings when the dawn is still dark.
~ Rabindranath Tagore
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want...
Yes, though I walk through the valley
of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil:
for You are with me.
~ Psalm 23
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
The vision that you glorify in your mind,
the ideal that you enthrone in your heart -
this you will build your life by, and
this you will become.
~ James Lane Allen
We have not ceased to pray for you and
to ask that you may be filled with the
knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom
and understanding, so that you will walk in a
manner worth of the Lord, to please Him in all
respects, bearing fruit in every good work
and increasing in the knowledge of God.
~ Colossians 1:9-10
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Monday, April 20, 2020
Friday, April 17, 2020
Friday Tale ~ The Power of Goals
Clear written goals have a wonderful effect on your thinking. They motivate you and galvanize you into action. They stimulate your creativity, release your energy, and help you to overcome procrastination as much as any other factor.
Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement. The bigger your goals and the clearer they are, the more excited you become about achieving them. The more you think about your goals, the greater becomes your inner drive and desire to accomplish them.
Think about your goals and review them daily. Every morning when you begin, take action on the most important task you can accomplish to achieve your most important goal at the moment. ~ Jim Gentil
Don't let yesterday take up too much of today. Push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you. Your limitation—it's only your imagination. All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.
~ Walt Disney
BUT the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart
and a good conscience and a sincere faith.
~ 1 Timothy 1:5
Thursday, April 16, 2020
The more you praise and
celebrate your life, the more
there is in life to celebrate.
~ Oprah Winfrey
I will give thanks to You, for I am
fearfully and wonderfully made;
wonderful are Your works, and
my life knows it very well.
~ Psalm 139:14
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
The miracle of gratitude is that
it shifts your perception to
such an extent that it changes
the world you see.
~ Robert Holden
Therefore, since we receive a
kingdom which cannot be shaken,
let us show gratitude by which we
may offer to God an acceptable
service with reverence and awe.
~ Hebrews 12:28
I like living. I have sometimes
been wildly, despairingly, acutely
miserable, racked with sorrow,
BUT through it all I still know quite
certainly that just to be alive
is a grand thing.
~ Agatha Christie
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and
the life. The one who believes in me will live,
even though they die; and whoever lives by
believing in me will never die.
~ John 11:25-26
Monday, April 13, 2020
HE is RISEN!
Because of the empty tomb, we have peace.
Because of His resurrection, we can have peace
during even the most troubling of times
because we know God and His son are
in control of all that happens in the world.
~ Paul Chappell
Jesus said to her,
“I am the resurrection and the life.
The one who believes in me will live,
even though they die; and whoever
lives by believing in me will never die.”
~ John 11:25-26
Friday, April 10, 2020
Friday Tale - Think
Before you speak - T.H.I.N.K.
T - Is it true?
H - Is it helpful?
I - Is it inspiring?
N - Is it necessary?
K - Is it kind?
We all need to avoid expressing the first
thought that comes into our minds;
it is not always the best thought.
Think before you speak, and you
will be less likely to say something trite or offensive.
~ Jim Gentil
Do not let unwholesome [worthless, vulgar] words
ever come out of your mouth, BUT only such speech
as is good for building up others, according to the
need and the occasion so that it will be a blessing
to those who hear you when you speak.~ Ephesians 4:29 (Amplified)
Thursday, April 09, 2020
Wednesday, April 08, 2020
Our background and circumstances may
have influenced who we are, BUT we are
responsible for who we become.
~ Barbara Geraci
May the Lord cause you to increase and
abound in love for one another, and for all
people, just as we also do for you, so that
He may establish your hearts without blame
in holiness before our God and Father at the
coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.~ 1 Thessalonians 3:12-13
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward.
So when life is dragging you back with difficulties,
it means that it's going to launch you into something great.
~ Author Unknown
And he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for
you, for power is perfected in weakness."
Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast
about my weaknesses, so that the power of
Christ may dwell in me. Therefore, I am well
content with weaknesses, with insults, with
distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties,
for Christ's sake, for when I am weak then am I strong.~ 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
Monday, April 06, 2020
Friday, April 03, 2020
Friday Tale - Perspective
A flower is a weed seen through joyful eyes.
the virtue of anyone or anything is solely in
our perspective. See gold, and there is gold;
see lead and there is lead. If you see this
thistle as a thorny nuisance, then it is a weed.
If you appreciate its bright pink bloom, then
it is a flower. It becomes what you name it.
The power is in your choice,
your perspective, your speaking.
~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie
It was in faith that all these persons died.
They did not receive the things God had
promised, BUT from a long way off, they saw
them, and welcomed them, and admitted
openly that they were foreigners and refugees on earth.
And all these, having gained approval through their faith,
did not receive what was promised, because God had
provided something better for us, so that apart
from us they would not be made perfect.~ Hebrews 11:13, 39, 40
Thursday, April 02, 2020
The cultivation of JOY, as with all forms of
agriculture, starts with the planting of a
single seed, and while the harvest may
not be necessary for survival, it lies at
the very heart of human happiness.
BUT let all who take refuge in You be glad,
let them every sing for joy, and
may You shelter them, that those
who love Your name may exult in You.
~ Psalm 5:11
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
The foolish man seeks happiness
in the distance,
BUT the wise grows it, now.
~ J. Robert Oppenheimer
Therefore, everyone who hears these words of Mine
and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man
who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and
the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed
against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had
been founded on the rock.
Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does
not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built
his house on the sand. The rain fell, and the floods came,
and the winds blew and slammed against that house;
and it fell—and great was its fall~ Matthew 7:24-27
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