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

Thursday, November 05, 2020

Thought for the Day 11/5/2020

 Count your blessings -
not your troubles.
~ Dale Carnegie

faithful man will abound
with blessings.
~ Proverbs 28:20

Wednesday, November 04, 2020

Thought for the Day 11/4/2020

 I am always ready to learn although
I do not always like being taught. 
~ Winston Churchill

It is good for me that I have been afflicted,
That I may learn Your statutes. 
~ Psalm 119:71

Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Thought for the Day 11/3/2020

 I shall pass this way but once; any good
that I  can do or any kindness I can show
to any human being, let me do it now.
~ Etienne de Grellet

eturn to you God. Observe
kindness and justice, and wait
for your God continually.
~ Hosea 12:6

Monday, November 02, 2020

Thought for the Day 11/2/2020

 When it comes to life, 
the critical thing is whether you
take things for granted or
take them with gratitude.
~ G. K. Chesterton

Plant your roots in Christ and
let him be the foundation for your life.
Be strong in your faith,
just as you were taught.
And be grateful.
~ Colossians 2:7 (CEV)

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