PHRASES and QUOTES
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.Proverbs 3:5-6
"The greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion, which is war against the child. The mother doesn't learn to love, but kills to solve her own problems. Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want."Mother Teresa
Proverbs 5:21 says, "For the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord, and He ponders all his paths." Realizing that God knows everything about everybody, including you, can either be frightening or encouraging. It all depends on your relationship with God. If your life is not right with God, if you are living in sin, then God's complete knowledge could be rather terrifying. It might be unsettling to think that nothing about your life escapes His attention.
The Second Ten Commandments
- Thou shalt not worry, for worry is the most unproductive of all human activities.
- Thou shalt not be fearful, for most of the things we fear never come to pass.
- Thou shalt not cross bridges before you come to them, for no one yet has succeeded in accomplishing this.
- Thou shalt face each problem as it comes. You can only handle one at a time anyway.
- Thou shalt not take problems to bed with you, for they make very poor bedfellows.
- Thou shalt not borrow other people's problems. They can better care for them than you can.
- Thou shalt not try to relive yesterday for good or evil. It is forever gone.
- Thou shalt be a good listener, for only when you listen do you hear ideas different than your own. It is hard to learn something new when you are talking, and some people do know more than you do.
- Thou shalt not become "bogged down" by frustration, for 90% of it is rooted in self pity and will only interfere with positive action.
- Thou shalt count thy blessings, never overlooking the small ones, for a lot of small blessings add up to a bid blessing.
Eight gifts that don't cost a cent!
- The Gift of Listening....But you must REALLY listen. No interrupting, no daydreaming, no planning your response. Just listening.
- The Gift of Affection....Be generous with appropriate hugs, kisses, pats on the back and handholds. Let these small actions demonstrate the love you have for family and friends.
- The Gift of Laughter....Clip cartoons. Share articles and funny stories. Your gift will say, "I love to laugh with you."
- The Gift of a Written Note....It can be simple. "Thanks for the help" note or a full sonnet. A brief handwritten note may be remembered for a lifetime, and may even change a life.
- The Gift of a Compliment....A simple and sincere, "You look great in red," "You did a super job" or "That was a wonderful meal" can make someone's day.
- The Gift of a Favor....Every day, go out of your way to do something kind.
- The Gift of Solitude....There are times when we want nothing better than to be left alone. Be sensitive to those times and give the gift of solitude to others.
- The Gift of a Cheerful Disposition....The easiest way to feel good is to extend a kind word to someone, really it's not that hard to say, Hello or Thank You.
"He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it".Matthew 10:39
"I AM the Way the Truth and the Life."Jesus
When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation. When I found I couldn't change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn't change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family. Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realize that if long ago I had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family. My family and I could have made an impact on our town. Their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed have changed the world.author unknown to me
"Truth is true even if nobody believes it, falsehood is false even if everybody believes it."C.S. Lewis
You have as much of God as you want. God does not force himslf on us but avails himself to what ever level we desire.author unknown to me
We have heard of many people who have trusted God too little, but have you ever heard of anyone who trusted Him too much?J. Hudson Taylor
“As for myself, I married Miss Right. I just didn’t know her first name was ‘Always.’”Red Skelton
"I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do."Helen Keller
The truly happy people are those who have a source of happiness too deep to be seriously disturbed by ordinary troubles.Marion K. Rich
Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at something that really doesn't matter.author unknown to me
We evaluate others with a godlike justice, but we want them to evaluate us with a godlike compassion.Sydney J. Harris
The Three Great Things
Three things to be - pure, just and honest
Three things to govern - temper, tongue and conduct
Three things to have - courage, affection and gentleness
Three things to love - the wise, the virtuous and the innocent
Three things to commend - thrift, industry and promptness
Three things to despise - cruelty, arrogance, and ingratitude
Three things to attain - goodness pf heart, integrity of purpose and cheerfulness
"Forgiveness is not an emotion, it's a decision."Randall Worley
God has promised not to keep us from the valleys, but to walk through them with us.Psalm 23:4
He has promised us not the absence of problems, but the guarantee of His presence.Hebrews 13:5
We have a choice: either we will be conformed to this world, or we will be transformed by the renewing of our minds. It is one or the other. The only question is, which way will you go?
"Get Real. If all it takes is an angry stranger to ruin your day, what are you going to do if something really serious happens? Why give someone else control of your life like that?"Jeffrey Gitomer
How do you react when you're snubbed or mistreated? It's best not to lash out but instead leave the matter in God's hands. Someone once wrote: When you are quick to fight your own battles, Jesus steps aside and gives you the job." But if we refuse to retaliate, God will intervene on our behalf.Unknown
All the things in this world are gifts and signs of God's love for us. The whole world is a gift from God.Peter Kraft
"I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."Albert Einstein
"One of the wonderful aspects of the human imagination is its power to break through the barriers of time and space. It can see things not as they are but as the can be."Denis Waitley
Only two things are eternal -- God's word and our soulsauthor unkown to me
The greatest act of faith is when man decides he is not God.Oliver Wendell Holmes
Nothing valuable can be lost by taking time.Abraham Lincoln
Jesus said: "If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father's commands and remain in his love." John 15:10
Love is not just a feeling, but it is action. For us as believers, the action that most shows our love for Jesus is for us to be obedient to his words and his example.Heartlight Daily Verse by Phil Ware; 7/14/2004
"Anger is one letter short of danger!"Denis Waitley
There are four essentials for victory in trials: a joyful attitude, an understanding mind, a surrendered will, and a heart that wants to believe.Warren W. Wiersbe
The greatest act of faith is when man decides he is not God.Oliver Wendell Holmes
Nothing valuable can be lost by taking time.Abraham Lincoln
One thing that I long to develop in my walk with the Lord is a spiritual disposition that causes me to seek Him immediately in every single situation of life. I am so reactive by nature! So often I simply react to a situation rather than remembering how my God would have me respond because of who He is and because of what He has said.Kay Arthur
"The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes."Winston Churchill
"I'm convinced that evangelization is the Church's major imperative today. Pope Paul VI said the Church exists to evangelize, and Pope John Paul II said early in his pontificate that the principal work of the Curch in our day is the evangelization of the baptized."Father Bedard
We will find no rest for our heart or spirit as long as we seek it in insignificant things which cannot satisfy us, rather than in God who is omnipotent, omniscient, and beneficent. He is our true repose.Julian of Norwich
Living the Christian life is like shaving - no matter how well you do it today, it needs to be done again tomorrow.author unkown to me
The purpose of your life is far greater than your own personal fulfillment, peace of mind, or even your happiness. It's far greater than your family, your career, or even your wildest dreams and ambitions. If you want to know why you were placed on this planet, you must begin with God. You were born BY his purpose and FOR his purpose.Rick Warren from "The Purpose Driven Life"
Accepting God's plan for us is the surest way to happiness.
One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it. One person practicing Christianity is far better than a hundred teaching it.
"I thank God for my handicaps, for through them I have found myself, my work, my God."Helen Keller
Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.Hebrews 11:6
I believe! I believe that God not only knows me, but cares about me. I believe that God not only created the universe, but he knows the number of hairs on my head. I believe that God not only sent his Son to save the world, but that he's sending him back to bring me home. What's more, I believe that God is pleased by my belief.Heartlight Daily Verse by Phil Ware; 8/18/2003
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."Dr. Seuss
"It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don't say it."Sam Levenson
He who truly trusts in God will wait in God's time, use God's means, and walk in God's way, even though it may seem round about.David Clarkson
Where love reigns, there is not will to power; and where the will to power is paramount, love is lacking.Carl Jung
The purpose of prayer is not to inform God of our needs, but to invite Him to rule our lives.Clarence Bauman
I am not what I ought to be. I am not what I want to be. I am not what I hope to be. But still, I am not what I used to be. And by the grace of God, I am what I am.John Newton
"The greatest source of unhappiness comes from inside."Jim Rohn
"Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances."J. Donald Walters
God never promised us light loads. In fact, sometimes the loads are very, very heavy. The weight of life sometimes stoops our shoulders, slows our steps, and robs our sleep. God does not promise to insulate us from burdens and exempt us from sorrow. What God does promise us, though, is to always be with us, to always be for us, and to always wring whatever good can be wrung from life's heaviest burdens and roughest trials.Charles Poole, in "Is Life Fair? Good Words for Hard Times," 1996
God Wants Us To Be H. U. M. B. L. E. !
"H" is for the HUMILITY to acknowledge we are sinners in need of a Savior. Jesus Christ is his name!
"U" is for UNITY. He wants us to be united as brothers and sisters in love. He wants us to "bear with one another lovingly" (Eph 4:1). We must "bear with one another" because we are sinners with the strengths and weaknesses that come with being human.
"M" is for MISSION. We must understand His mission for us as a Church community and as individuals in the Body of Christ. We must continuously seek God's will in our lives and then DO IT! ("When all is said and done, more is said than done!")
"B" is for BOLDNESS. We must be bold in sharing God's love with others. We must be willing to take the risk of being rejected. Rejection will happen to us just as it happened to Jesus. We never know how the Holy Spirit may be using us to plant seeds in another person's life even though we may initially experience rejection. Be BOLD for Jesus!
"L" is for LOVE. Love God with all your heart, mind, and soul and love your neighbor as yourself. P.S. - Don't forget to love yourself. God made you in his image.
"E" is for EVANGELIZE! It is the mission of the Church and everyone in it. Tell the world and those around you that God loves them, that Jesus loves them so much that he died on the cross for them and that he sent the Holy Spirit to purify us, to make us holy and to empower us to carry out his mission for us with charisma!
Remember, God wants us to be H. U. M. B. L. E.
Humility, Unity, Mission, Boldness, Love, Evangelize
Our strength lies in spiritual concepts. It lies in public sensitiveness to evil. Our greatest danger is not from invasion by foreign armies. Our dangers are that we may commit suicide from within by complaisance with evil, or by public tolerance of scandalous behavior.President Herbert Hoover
"Thoughts are causes and conditions are effects. You are creating your current life with your present thinking."Brian Tracy
As a Christian I am to be concerned for the best person, the worst person, the first person, the last person, the least person and the lost person on earth that they might be saved.Robert Aubuchon
"Your attitude should be the same as that of Jesus Christ: Who, being in the very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death -- even death on a cross!"Philippians 2:5-8
"There are two days in the week about which and upon which I never worry. Two carefree days, kept sacredly free from fear and apprehension. One of these days is Yesterday. ...And the other...is Tomorrow."Robert Jones Burdette
"What worries you, masters you."Haddon W. Robinson
Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the one who hears it and not the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference.Max Lucado
The Gospel is not something we come to church to hear; it is something we go from church to tell.Vance Havner
I believe with all my heart that standing up for America means standing up for the God who has so blessed our land. We need God's help to guide our nation through stormy seas. But we can't expect Him to protect America in a crisis if we just leave Him over on the shelf in our day-to-day living.Ronald Reagan
In 1993, 33 year old professional golfer Paul Azinger was diagnosed with lymphoma in the right shoulder blade. He wrote, "A genuine feeling of fear came over me. I could die from cancer. Then another reality hit me even harder. I'm going to die eventually, whether from cancer or something else. It's just a question of when. Everything I had accomplished in golf became meaningless to me. All I wanted to do was live."
Then he remembered something that Larry Moody, who teaches Bible study on the tour, had said to him. "Zinger, we're not in the land of the living going to the land of the dying. We're in the land of the dying trying to get to the land of the living."
Golfer Paul Azinger recovered from chemotherapy and successfully returned to the PGA tour. His bout with cancer has deepened his perspective and he wrote: "I've made a lot of money since I've been on the tour, and I've won a lot of tournaments, but that happiness is only temporary. The only way you will ever have true contentment is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. I'm not saying that nothing ever bother me and I don't have problems, but I feel like I've found the answer to the six foot hole."
This life on earth is short and fleeting. Eternal life resides in the person of Jesus Christ. Today, in prayer, praise the Lord for victory over death and that we have eternal life in Him.
"Leadership is the art of seeing the invisible...then touching it."Doug Firebaugh
"Everything rises and falls on leadership."John C. Maxwell