Friday, April 04, 2008

Thoughts for the Week

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Thought for the week: “The opposite of courage is not

cowardice but conformity.” -- Unknown

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WORDS OF WISDOM

 

 1.  The best way to get even is to forget.

 2.  Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death.

 3.  God wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.

 4.  Some marriages are made in heaven, but they ALL

      have to be maintained on earth.

 5.  Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, and faith looks up.

 6.  Words are windows to the heart.

 7.  A skeptic is a person who, when he sees the handwriting

      on the wall, claims it’s a forgery.

 8.  It isn’t difficult to make a mountain out of a molehill,

      just add a little dirt.

 9.  A successful marriage isn’t finding the right person-it’s

       being the right person.

10. The mighty oak tree was once a little nut that held its ground.

11. To forgive is to set the prisoner free, and then discover

      the prisoner was you.

12. You’ll notice that a turtle only makes progress when

       it sticks out its neck.

13. If the grass is greener on the other side of the fence,

      you can bet the water bill is higher!

 

       -- Submitted by Melinda Stone

 

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CHILDREN LEARN WHAT THEY LIVE

 

If a child lives with criticism

He learns to condemn.

If a child lives with hostility

He learns to fight.

If a child lives with ridicule

He learns to be shy.

If a child lives with jealousy

He learns to feel guilty.

If a child lives with tolerance

He learns to be patient.

If a child lives with encouragement

He learns self-confidence.

If a child lives with praise

He learns to appreciate.

If a child lives with fairness

He learns justice.

If a child lives with approval

He learns to like himself.

If a child lives with security

He learns to have faith.

If a child lives with acceptance and friendship

He learns to find love in the world.

      -- Author Unknown

 

 

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WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET

 

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,

for they will be filled.” (Matthew 5:6, NIV)

 

How true is the saying that what you see is what you get!

As Steve Goodier in his book, Are You Living on the Past?

shared how both the vulture and hummingbird fly over the

same desert. The vulture sees rotting flesh. The hummingbird

sees colorful desert plants.

 

What we hunger for and thrive on is what we look for and

find. Frederick Langbridge put it this way: “Two men look

out the same prison bars, one sees mud and the other stars.”

 

If we hunger for evil, that’s what we’ll find.

If for good, that’s what we’ll find,

If for illicit love, that’s what we’ll find,

If for pure love, that’s what we’ll find,

If for righteousness, that’s what we’ll find, and

If we hunger for God, he is what we will find!

 

Suggested prayer: “Dear God, please give me a pure heart

so I will always hunger and seek after what is pure, what is

true, what is right, and after you. Gratefully, in Jesus’ name.

Amen.”

 

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Have a “God” week and a great forever!

 

“The LORD bless you and keep you;

the LORD make his face shine upon you

and be gracious to you;

the LORD turn his face toward you

and give you peace.”

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