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The seven ages of man: spills, drills, thrills, bills, ills, pills, wills.

Richard J. Needham

I have created you and cared for you since you were born.

I will be your God through all your lifetime, yes, even when you hair is white with age.

Isaiah 46:3-4

To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he

Has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do.

Kahlil Gibran

1883-1931

Lebanese Poet, Novelist

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Patience: accepting a difficult situation without giving God a deadline to remove it.

Bill Gothard

May the Lord bring you into an ever deeper understanding of the

patience that comes from Christ.

2 Thessalonians 3:5

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Beethoven composed his deepest music after becoming totally deaf.

Pascal set down his most searching observations about God, man, life,

and death in brief intervals of release from a prostrating illness.

Robert McCracken

Oh, what a wonderful God we have! ...

How impossible it is for us to understand His decisions and His methods!

Romans 11:33

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The most exhausting thing in life, I have discovered, is being insincere.

That is why so much social life is exhausting: one is wearing a mask.

Anne M. Lindbergh

Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world.

Then you will learn from your own experience how His ways will really satisfy you.

Romans 12:1

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A strong set of roots ...

it takes time ...

It is hard work ...

nor is it a high-profile process.

Charles R Swindoll

See that you go on growing in the Lord and become strong and vigorous in the truth.

Colossians 2:7

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He can give us a crop in one year that will make up for ten.

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Rejoice in the Lord you God! For the rains He sends are tokens of forgiveness.

Joel 2:23

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Humility is strong -- not bold;

quiet -- not speechless;

sure -- not arrogant.

Estelle Smith

All who humble themselves before the Lord shall be given every blessing, and shall have wonderful peace. Psalm 37:11

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The Chinese symbols for crisis are identical to those for the word opportunity.

Literally translated it reads, "Crisis is an opportunity riding the dangerous wind."

View crises as opportunities, and stumbling blocks as stepping-stones to the stars.

Denis Waitley

The wicked have set their traps for me along your path, but I will not turn aside.

Psalm 119:110

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Faith grows only in the dark. You've got to trust Him where you can't trace Him.

That's faith.

Lyell Rader

These trials are only to test your faith, to see whether or not it is strong and pure.

1 Peter 1:7

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I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station through which God

speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.

George Washington Carver

The voice of the Lord echoes from the clouds. The God of glory thunders through the skies.

So powerful is his voice, so full of majesty.

Psalm 29:3-4

Today's thought:

In actual life every great enterprise begins with and takes its first forward step in faith.

Friedrich Schlegel

1772-1829

German Philosopher, Critic, Writer

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Every experience God gives, every person He puts in our lives,

is the perfect preparation for the future that only He can see.

Corrie Ten Boom

God ... is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of.

Ephesians 3:20

At times the whole world seems to be in conspiracy to importune you with emphatic trifles. Friend, client, child, sickness, fear, want, charity, all knock at once at thy closet door,

and say, ? 'Come out unto us.' But keep thy state; come not into their confusion.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

1803-1882

American Poet, Essayist

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It was brought to my attention that sometimes the mountain blocks the view. Boy, do I understand that comment. One of my yearly verses (from many years ago) was this verse, and I give it to each of you:

The Sovereign Lord is my strength;

He makes my feet like the feet of a deer,

He enables me to go on the heights.

Habakkuk 3:19a

I have it posted at my desk to remind me that 1) I was given the position to Stand On The Mountain & 2) God is ALWAYS higher than the mountain and if I am ON the mountain, He is still higher yet. And I can trust that because it is His promise.

The soul hardly ever realizes it, but whether he is a believer or not, his loneliness is really a homesickness for God.

Hubert Van Zeller

I lie awake, lonely as a solitary sparrow on the roof.

Psalm 102:7

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Consistency:

It's the jewel worth wearing

It's the anchor worth weighing

It's the thread worth weaving

It's the battle worth winning.

Charles R. Swindoll

Live a life of steady goodness.

James 3:13

No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words,

that they are wiser today than they were yesterday.

Alexander Pope

1688-1744

British Poet, Critic, Translator