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.
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he
Has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do.
Lebanese Poet, Novelist
Patience: accepting a difficult situation without giving God a deadline to remove it.
May the Lord bring you into an ever deeper understanding of the
patience that comes from Christ.
2 Thessalonians 3:5
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.
Oh, what a wonderful God we have! ...
How impossible it is for us to understand His decisions and His methods!
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.
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.
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.
Humility is strong -- not bold;
quiet -- not speechless;
sure -- not arrogant.
All who humble themselves before the Lord shall be given every blessing, and shall have wonderful peace. Psalm 37:11
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.
The wicked have set their traps for me along your path, but I will not turn aside.
Faith grows only in the dark. You've got to trust Him where you can't trace Him.
These trials are only to test your faith, to see whether or not it is strong and pure.
1 Peter 1:7
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.
In actual life every great enterprise begins with and takes its first forward step in faith.
German Philosopher, Critic, Writer
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.
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
American Poet, Essayist
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.
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.
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.
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.
British Poet, Critic, Translator