Friday, February 26, 2021

Thought for the Day 2/26/2021

 Friday Tale - Set Your Limits 

Felicia Grimmenhag of Sweden doesn’t let anything get in her way — even a life-altering injury. 

After surviving a serious car accident, Felicia had to adjust to getting around in a wheelchair. But it didn’t stop her from chasing her dream to become a champion horseback rider. Felicia focused all her energy on getting back on the horse — literally!

 "The horses have meant a lot to me, both mentally and also physically. When I sit on the horse, I don’t feel like the disabled Felicia, I feel like the equestrian Felicia."

 This year (2020), the 25-year-old won silver at the Swedish Championships, and next year, she hopes to compete at the Tokyo Paralympics!

 She said, "What I have learned from all this is that you should dare to challenge yourself, and remember that it’s only you who sets your own limits."

~ From Morning Smile by InspireMore

 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

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Thought for the Day 2/25/2021

 The everyday kindness of the back
roads more than makes up for the
acts of greed in the headlines.
~ Charles Kuralt 

The natives showed us extra-
ordinary kindness; for because
of the rain that had set in and
because of the cold, they kindled
a fire and received us all.
~ Acts 28:2

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Thought for the Day 2/24/2021

 Thought for the Day 2/24/2021

One day in retrospect the 

One say in retrospect the

years of struggle will strike

you as the most beautiful. 

~ S. Freud 

We struggle and work hard, 

because we have placed our 

hope in the living God, who is

the Savior of all, and especially

of those who believe.

~ 1 Timothy 4:10

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Thought for the Day 2/23/2021

Never look down on anybody
unless you're helping them up
~ Jesse Jackson 

In everything I showed you that
by working hard you must help
the weak and remember the
words of the Lord Jesus, that
he himself said, 'It is more
blessed to give than to receive.'
~ Acts 20:35

Monday, February 22, 2021

Thought for the Day 2/22/2021

The best way to find yourself is to
lose yourself in the service of others
~ Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi 

What you are doing is much more
than a service that supplies God's
people with what they need. It is
something that will make
many others thank God.
~ 2 Corinthians 9: 12 (CEV)

Friday, February 19, 2021

Thought for the Day 2/19/2021

 Friday Tale - Blessing of Burdens 

Sadhu Sundar Singh, a Hindu convert to Christianity, became a missionary to his people in India. Late one afternoon Sadhu was traveling on foot through the Himalayas with a Buddhist monk. It was bitterly cold and the wind felt like sharp blades slicing into their skins. Night was fast approaching when the monk warned Sadhu that they were in danger of freezing to death if they did not reach the monastery before darkness fell. 

Suddenly, on a narrow path above a steep precipice, they heard a cry for help. At the foot of the cliff lay a man, fallen and badly hurt. The monk looked at Sadhu and said, "Do not stop. God has brought this man to his fate. He must work it out for himself. Let us hurry on before we, too, perish."

 But Sadhu replied, "God has sent me here to help my brother. I cannot abandon him."

 The monk continued trudging off through the whirling snow, while the missionary clambered down the steep embankment. The injured man's leg was broken and he could not walk, so Sadhu made a sling of his blanket and tied the man on his back. With great difficulty he climbed back up the cliff, drenched by now in perspiration. 

Doggedly, Sadhu made his way through the deepening snow and darkness. It was all he could do to follow the path. But he persevered, though faint with fatigue and overheated from exertion. Finally, he saw ahead the lights of the monastery.

 Then, for the first time, Sadhu stumbled and nearly fell. But not from weakness. He had stumbled over an object lying in the snow-covered road. Slowly he bent down on one knee and brushed the snow off the object. It was the body of the monk, frozen to death.

 Years later a disciple of Sadhu's asked him, "What is life's most difficult task?"

 Without hesitation Sadhu replied: "To have no burden to carry.".

~ Unknown

 Therefore I am well content with weaknesses,...
with distresses, ... with difficulties, for Christ's sake,
for when I am weak, then I am strong.
~ 2 Corinthians 12:10

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Thought for the Day 2/18/2021

 Life has no remote,
so wake up
and change it.
~ Sushil Singh 

BUT grow in the grace and knowledge
of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
~ 2 Peter 3:18

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Thought for the Day 2/17/2021

What you get by achieving your

goals is not as important as what

you become by achieving your goals.

~ Zig Ziglar

Rather, speaking the truth in love,

we are to grow up in every way

into him who is the head, Christ.

~ Ephesians 4:15

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Thought for the Day 2/16/2021

 Thought for the Day 2/16/2021

Time passes quickly. 

We cannot buy it.

We can do nothing

BUT make good use of it.

~ Unknown 

Therefore, be careful how you walk, 

not as unwise men BUT as wise,

making the most of your time,

because the days are evil.

~ Ephesians 5:15-16

Monday, February 15, 2021

Thought for the Day 2/15/2021

 The best love is the one that
makes you a better person,
without changing you into
someone other than yourself.
~ Unknown 

Those who love Your law have
great peace, and nothing
causes them to stumble.
~ Psalm 119:165

Friday, February 12, 2021

Thought for the Day 2/12/2021

 Friday Tale - May You 

May God lift you up and heal
and restore you fully. 

May you see glimpses of His glory everywhere you turn. 

May he show you wonders of His
love that overwhelm you and
make your knees weak. 

May He put a new song in your heart
and a new dream in your mind.

May you walk forward unafraid and
full of faith that your future will be far finer than your past.

~ Susie Larson (amended)

May you be blessed of the LORD,
Maker of heaven and earth.
~ Psalm 115:15

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Thought for the Day 2/11/2021

 Always show kindness
and love to others.
Your words might be filling
empty places in someone's heart.
~ Mandy Hale 

But the fruit of the spirit is love,
joy, peace, patience, kindness,
goodness, faithfulness,
gentleness, self-control.
~ Galatians 5:22-23

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Thought for the Day 2/10/2021

Life is 10% what happens to you
and 90% how you react to it.
~ Charles R. Swindoll 

Be strong and courageous,
and act; do not fear nor be
dismayed, for the LORD God,
my God, is with you.
~ 1 Chronicles 28:20

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

Thought for the Day 2/9/2021

 Success is not final;
Failure is not fatal;
it is the courage to continue
that counts.
~ Winston Churchill 

But you, be strong and
do not lose courage,
for there is reward for your work.
~ 2 Chronicles 15:7

Monday, February 08, 2021

Thought for the Day 2/8/2021

 Learn from yesterday,
live for today,
hope for tomorrow.
~ Unknown 

I wait for the Lord,
my soul does wait;
and in His word do I hope.
~ Psalm 103:5

Friday, February 05, 2021

Thought for the Day 2/5/2021

 Friday Tale - Two Wolves 

One evening an old Cherokee Indian told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, "My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.

 One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

 The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."

 The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: "Which wolf wins?"

 The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed." 

~ Unknown

 He who is slow to anger has great understanding
BUT he who is quick-tempered exalts folly.
~ Proverbs 14:9

Thursday, February 04, 2021

Thought for the Day 2/4/2021

 Do not do to others what would anger
you, if done to you by others.
~ Isocrates 

Do to others as you would
have them do to you.
~ Luke 6:31

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Thought for the Day 2/3/2021

 Keep my anger from becoming meanness.
Keep my sorrow from collapsing into self-pity.
Keep my heart soft enough to keep breaking.
Keep me fiercely kind.
Remind me that all of this,
every bit of it, is for love.
~ Unknown 

He that is slow to anger is
better than the mighty;
and he that rules his spirit
than he that takes a city.
~ Proverbs 16:32

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

Thought for the Day 2/2/2021

Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. 
All things break. And all things can be mended.
Not with time, 
as they say, BUT with intention. So GO.

Love intentionally, extravagantly,
unconditionally. The broken world waits
in darkness for the light that is you.
~ L. R. Knost 

You are the light of the world....let your
light shine before men in such a way that
they may glorify your Father in heaven.
~ Matthew 5:14, 16

Monday, February 01, 2021

Thought for the Day 2/1/2021

 If you are patient in one moment of anger,
you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
~ Chinese Proverb

Cease from anger and forsake wrath;
do not fret - it leads only to evildoing.
~ Psalm 37:8

Thought for the Day 5/17/2021

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