Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Thought for the Day 6/30/2020

Grudges are a waste of perfect happiness.

Laugh when you can, apologize when you

should, and let go of what you can't change.

~ Author Unknown

 

A joyful heart is good medicine.

~ Proverbs 17:22


Monday, June 29, 2020

Thought for the Day 6/29/2020

He who avoids complaint

invites happiness.

~ Abu Bakr

 

You too be patient; strengthen your hearts,

for the coming of the Lord is near.

Do not complain against each other,

so that you yourselves may not be judged;

behold, the Judge is standing right at the door.

~ James 5:8-9


Friday, June 26, 2020

Thought for the Day 6/26/2020

Friday Tale - Wish for You

 

This is my wish for you:

 

Comfort on difficult days,

Smiles when sadness intrudes,

Rainbows to follow the clouds,

Laughter to kiss your lips,

Sunsets to warm your heart,

Hugs when spirits sag,

Beauty for your eyes to see,

Friendships to brighten your being,

Faith so that you can believe,

Confidence for when you doubt,

Courage to know yourself,

Patience to accept the truth,

Love to complete your life.

~ Anonymous

 

Be of good courage,

and He shall strengthen your heart,

all you that hope in the LORD.

~ Psalm 31:24

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Thought for the Day 6/25/2020

Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable

life is and how much you have going for you,

the smiles will return,

the sun will break out,

the music will play, and

you will finally be able to move

forward the life that God intended for you,

with grace, strength, courage and confidence.

~ Og Mandino

 

Be strong and courageous,

do not be afraid or tremble at them,

for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you.

He will not fail you or forsake you.

~ Deuteronomy 31:6


Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Thought for the Day 6/24/2020

It takes courage to grow up

and become who you really are.

~ e.e. cummings

 

Wait for the LORD; be strong and

let your heart take courage;

yes, wait for the LORD.

~ Psalm 27:14


Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Thought for the Day 6/23/2020

Courage is contagious. Every time we

choose courage, we make every

one around us a little better

and the world a little braver.

~ Brene Brown

 

And that most of the brothers, trusting

in the Lord because of my imprisonment,

have far more courage to speak

the word of God without fear.

~ Philippians 1:14


Monday, June 22, 2020

Thought for the Day 6/22/2020

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear,

BUT the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who

does not feel afraid, BUT he who conquers that fear.

~ Nelson Mandela

 

BUT you, be strong and do not lose courage,

for there is reward for your work. Now when Asa

heard these words,... he took courage and

removed the abominable idols from all the land....

He then restored the altar of the LORD....

~ 2 Chronicles 15:7


Friday, June 19, 2020

Thought for the Day 6/19/2020

Friday Tale - Thoughts for Tough Times

Difficult times often inspire people to become more extraordinary. Challenge and adversity can push people toward their own greatness. It can launch you on a deeper personal journey toward happiness, fulfillment, and a life of meaning. As you explore ways to gather strength and improve self-esteem, remember, it is not so much about what you have but who you are. May these tips inspire you. May you go from strength to strength and be a source of strength to others.

Broke Is Not Broken
Being broke is not the same as being broken, losing money is not the same as being lost, and finding your balance is not something you can do on a balance sheet.

Having Less Doesn't Mean You Are Less
Don't confuse having less with being less, having more with being more, or what you have with who you are.

Savor Life and Slow Down
When you're in a hurry, go slowly. The faster you go in life the sooner it is a blur.

Prayer Creates a New Path
Prayer creates a path where there is none and turns your stumbling blocks into building blocks.
~ Noah benShea

Therefore we ourselves boast about you in the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions that you are enduring.
~ 2 Thessalonians 1:4 (ESV)

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Thought For the Day 6/18/2020


The minute a person ceases
to grow - no matter what
their years - that minute
they begin to grow old.
~ Bruce Barton

And let us not grow weary
of doing good, for in due
season we will reap, if we
do not give up.
~ Galatians 6:9 (ESV)

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Thought For the Day 6/17/2020

Growth itself contains the
germ of happiness.
~ Pearl S. Buck

Like newborn-infants, long for
the pure spiritual milk, that by
it you may grow up into
salvation - if indeed you have
tasted that the Lord is good.
~ 1 Peter 2:2-3 (ESV)


Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Thought for the Day 6/16/2020


Times of stress are also times
that are signals for growth, and
if we use adversity properly, we
can grow through adversity.
~ Abraham Twerski

Christ gives the body [believers]
its strength, and he uses its joints and muscles to hold it
together, as it grows by the power of God.
~ Colossians 2:19 (CEV)

Monday, June 15, 2020

Thought for the Day 6/15/2020


One of the great secrets of life
is contained in two simple words:
Keep Growing.
~ Dr. Mardy

But speaking the truth
in love we are to grow up
in all aspects into Him who
is the head, even Christ.
~ 2 Peter 3:18

Friday, June 12, 2020

Thought for the Day 6/12/2020


Friday Tale - Nine Aspects of Life

The adventure of life is to learn.
The purpose of life is to grow.
The nature of life is to change.
The challenge of life is to overcome.
The essence of life is to care.
The opportunity of life is to serve.
The secret of life is to dare.
The spice of life is to befriend.
The beauty of life is to give.
~ William Arthur Ward

But grow in grace and knowledge of our
Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be
the glory, both now and to the day of eternity.
Amen.
~ 2 Peter 3:18

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Thought for the Day 6/11/2020


Every tomorrow has two handles.
We can take hold of it with the handle
of anxiety or the handle of faith.
~ Henry Ward Beecher 

But in all these things we overwhelmingly
conquer through Him who loved us.
~ Romans 8:37

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Thought for the Day 6/10/2020


He who overcomes others is strong,
BUT he who overcomes himself
is mightier still.
~ Lao Tzu
  
He who is slow to anger is better
than the mighty, and he who rules
his spirit, than he who captures a city.
~ Proverbs 16:32

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Thought for the Day 6/9/2020



Real difficulties can be overcome.
It is only the imaginary ones that
are unconquerable.
~ Theodore N. Vail 

Do not let evil defeat you;
instead, conquer evil with good.
~ Romans 12:21

Monday, June 08, 2020

Thought for the Day 6/8/2020


There never has been, and cannot be,
a good life without self-control. Apart
from self-control, no good life is imaginable.
~ Leo Tolstoy
  
Everyone who competes in the games
exercises self-control in all things. They
then do it to receive a perishable wreath,
BUT we an imperishable crown.
~ 1 Corinthians 9:25

Friday, June 05, 2020

Thought for the Day 6/5/2020


Friday Tale - The Weeds in Our Lives

Isn't it amazing how you never have to water your weeds or nurture them and they still give you an unwanted crop?
I can remember as a young boy growing up in Santa Cruz, California my grandfather showed me how to dig up this pesky weed called Bermuda grass. It was terrible stuff and it would really spread if you didn't get it out by the roots.

That was then. But more recently when my wife and I bought our first home about 8 years ago; guess what I had to deal with? If you said weeds, you are correct. There was this certain patch of weeds that was similar to the Bermuda grass. In other words, just as invasive.

After getting the inside of our home settled, it was time to work on the outside. On my hands and knees I vigorously attacked the weeds with a small hand trowel getting each one out by the roots. Spring after, spring that was my ritual. Just this Spring I realized that one particular weed was no longer prevalent but another one was in full force. So again, I got down on my hands and knees and got to work ridding them from my yard. When I was finished, my yard was better off.

What hidden message is this true story purveying? Sometimes our life can be oh so similar. Yes, we all have weeds in our life. These weeds can be challenges, setbacks, negative beliefs, or naysayers, and the list can go on and on.

The solution is when dealing with these weeds of life is to get to the root of it and remove them one by one and eventually you will conquer this round. And when another crop of weeds shows up, deal with them directly before they spread, because now that you know what to do with them by getting to the root of it, it will give you more courage and wisdom the next time a problem crops up.

You could say we all need weeds in our life to challenge us to grow. Once you know how to handle the weeds in your yard to make it beautiful--so too will your life be.
~ Tony Masiello

The wicked may grow like weeds,
those who do wrong may prosper,
yet they will be totally destroyed,
because you, LORD, are supreme forever.
~ Psalm 92:7-8 (GNB)

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Thought for the Day 6/4/2020


Biblical Faith: It is not a leap into the
dark; rather it is a step into the light.
~ Unknown

Though you have not seen Him,
you love Him, and though you do not
see Him now, BUT believe in Him, you
greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible
and full of glory, obtaining as the out-
come of your faith the salvation of your life.
~ 1 Peter 1:8-9

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Thought for the Day 6/3/2020


It is not the mountain we conquer,
BUT ourselves.
~ Edmund Hillary

But in all these things we overwhelmingly
conquer through Him who loved us.
~ Romans 8:37

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Thought for the Day - June 2, 2020

If you want to conquer fear,
do not sit home and think about it.
Go out and get busy.
~ Dale Carnegie

For whatever is born of God overcomes
the world, and this the victory that
has overcome the world - our faith.
~ 1 John 5:4


Monday, June 01, 2020

Thought for the Day 6/1/2020


Great difficulties may be surmounted
by patience and perseverance.
~ Abigail Adams

Now Jesus was telling them a parable
to show that at all times they ought
to pray and not lose heart.
~ Luke 18:1

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