Favorite Proverbs and Quotes: Snippets of wisdom and experience, remembered, offers answers to many of life's issues. Experience is the best teacher, if you can get it second handed.
Of all the quotes and proverbs I've read and written, none speak louder, speak wiser, or out-shine
those I've found in the Bible.
Slow down when you read your Bible and be the wiser for it.
This website can be like the well chosen, well-tended, fruit tree. Its fruits are not of one season only. With due, and natural intervals, you may return to it year after year and it will give you the same nourishment and gratification, if only you bring the same healthy appetite.
"Take the Proverb to thy heart, Take, and hold it fast, Men live Now and Tomorrow; Learning, always, from the past." (Anon)T
Not all those that talk about Heaven are going there.
Old Farmer's Advice:
Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.
Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.
Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.
Words that soak into your ears are whispered... not yelled.
Meanness don't just happen overnight.
Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads.
Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.
It don't take a very big person to carry a grudge.
You cannot unsay a cruel word.
Every path has a few puddles.
When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.
The best sermons are lived, not preached.
Most of the stuff people worry about, ain't never gonna happen anyway.
Don't judge folks by their relatives.
Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
Live a good and honorable life, then when you get older and think back, you'll enjoy it a second time.
Don't interfere with something' that ain't bothering you none.
Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.
If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'.
Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.
The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every morning'.
Always drink upstream from the herd.
Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.
Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin' it back in.
If you get to thinking' you're a person of some influence, try ordering' somebody else's dog around.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, and enjoy the ride.
Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just shoot you!
An adult takes responsibility for their mistakes. A child blames someone else.
Merry Christmas 2018
- "There is nothing permanent except change." Heraclitus
- "Integrity is choosing courage over comfort; choosing what is right over what is fun, fast, or easy; and choosing to practice our values rather than simply professing them." Brene Brown
- "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think."Socrates
- "You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." Jane Goodall
- "The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me." Ayn Rand
- "Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have." Margaret Mead
- "You can't blame gravity for falling in love." Albert Einstein
- "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." Thomas A. Edison
- "I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Maya Angelou
- "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard." Tim Notke
"Do or do not. There is no try." Yoda
Knowledge is power.
Knowledge of God's word is greater power.
Applied knowledge of God's word is the greatest power.
(Solo Standings 2017)
The problems we face today are there because the people who work for a living are now outnumbered by those that vote for a living
If you don't teach your children to be self-sustaining, and to obey the law, who will?
Neither material wealth or welfare will ever satisfy moral poverty.
I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.
Ignorance is only attractive to the ones who want to dominate you. Learn about the Lord, and be informed. (SS)
Through nature, the Lord can stop, change, and destroy anything or anyone. He is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent. (SS)
In a Godless society there are no rules, no self-governing, and no respect,
only jungle law which means
there is no punishment unless one is caught.
False teachers will open the gates of Hell for you.
Do not be deceived.
Unlike the teachings of the Bible,
the musings of the great psychologists (Freud, Skinner, Erikson, etc.) are rarely,
of universal truth or merit.
My attempts of kindness have often been repaid with grief,
but I just cast my cares to the Lord
and keep doing what I do.
You may not always remember what you read in the Bible,
or who wrote it,
but you will always remember how it made you feel.
Sometimes when reading the Bible,
the wisdom of the Lord is so profound,
it sends warm chills to the very core of my existence.
The devil's playbook will send you to Hell,
May the prayers in the air and the angels by your side
bless and keep you always.
I am successful enough that I don't have to lie, cheat or steal for anything! What about you? (SS)
Leaders that focus on the good word
have more followers
than those that don't.
... and Balaam said, "if you can't curse them, corrupt them".
You would not know of God had it not been for the generations of people before you,
sharing the gospel.
Pass it on.
There is an intrinsic cost when one trades
their integrity for corruption.
Everyone in this life is going to slip and fall,
but don't make a lifestyle of it. (SS)
Give a knee to the Lord or be taken to your knees by Satan.
There is no other religion on this planet that
cares as much, does as much, or gives as much
as the Christians.
When you win the game, defeat the challenger, or conquer the enemy,
you enjoy a euphoric gratifaction.
Satan is your enemy, your challenger, your destroyer.
So be the winner and enjoy the elation of victory
over the evil devices of Satan.
Complacency has allowed foreigners into our Whitehouse and government that are destroying the American way of life. I sincerely feel regret for the next generation of children born in America for they will live a life of struggle unlike any ever experienced before in America. Even the wealthy will not be immune to the sufferings of the new world order.
Given enough stress, the brain will shut down. Doctors know it, the government knows it, the terrorists know it, the news media knows it, neurotics know it and now you know it.
When the brain shuts down, a person can be lead to the slaughter without any resistance.
The meaning of life is to find your gift.
The purpose of life is to give it away. -
If the Lord is in your first thoughts,
a blessing will be in your last thoughts.
You may set out to be a man of your time,
if you are good enough you may become a man
of all times.
God will repay you according to your deeds.
Biblical wisdom has no equal.
The more you know the Bible,
the better you'll be for it.
Who would you prefer to listen and learn from, the pill popping drunk that appeals to your comfort zone, or the man of proven wisdom and knowledge that challenges you to reach your full potential in character, integrity, and success in life? Don't read the Bible, live it. (SS)
Will you be proud of your children if they
mirror the life you've lived?
In your daily life, a few kind words about the Lord to those you encounter can have bountiful impact.
The purpose of some people's life
is to serve as a warning for others.
The more strongholds you have in the Lord
the more difficult it will be for Satan to conquer you.
If Satan can get you to doubt or debate the Laws of God
you're already defeated.
Charles Spurgeon's last sermon closing words.
“Those who have no master are slaves to themselves. Depend upon it, you will either serve Satan or Christ, either self or the Saviour. You will find sin, self, Satan, and the world to be hard masters; but if you wear the livery of Christ, you will find him so meek and lowly of heart that you will find rest unto your souls. He is the most magnanimous of captains.
“There never was his like among the choicest of princes. He is always to be found in the thickest part of the battle. When the wind blows cold he always takes the bleak side of the hill. The heaviest end of the cross lies ever on his shoulders. If he bids us carry a burden, he carries it also. If there is anything that is gracious, generous, kind, and tender, yea lavish and superabundant in love, you always find it in him. These 40 years and more have I served him, blessed be his name! and I have had nothing but love from him. I would be glad to continue yet another 40 years in the same dear service here below if so it pleased him. His service is life, peace, joy. Oh, that you would enter on it at once! God help you to enlist under the banner of Jesus even this day! Amen.”
(Charles Spurgeon )
When you win the battle in your mind.
The more uncivilized a group of people are,
the quicker they will resort to violence to resolve a problem.
When it comes to the issues of life,
If all you have are insults and character attacks
you've got nothing.
You will know you made the right decision
when you feel the stress leave
your body, mind and life.
"Love is when someone else's life becomes more important than your own."
"Love can also be when something else becomes more important than your own life,
such as a love for country or for the love of Christ. "
(Solo Standings 2015)
It is in 'first thoughts' that our faith is tested the most. Defy the devil and he will flee from you. (a Bible promise)
We sow a thought and reap an action.
We sow an action and reap a habit.
We sow a habit and reap a character.
We sow a character and reap a destiny.
"When one door of happiness closes,
but often we look so long at the closed door
that we do not see the one that has opened for us."
It is easier to pull a good man down
than it is to pull a bad man up.
Choose your friends wisely.
Every sin has a cost.
Most often the cost will be more than you're gonna want to pay.
In the long term sin will destroy you, not enrich you.
Light travels 18 million times faster than rain.
So, I guess Jesus is there way before your storm ever hits.
Always do your best,
for you never know who may be measuring you for a larger task.
The Lord never sleeps.
Respect is the foundation of all relationships, personal and social.
We must never say,
'we will go down to our graves mourning',
for we know not what joyful days God may yet reserve for us.
Faith. Don't knock it till you've tried it.
Billions of people can't be wrong.
It will give you the strength and power to endure things that have put others in the grave.
God, deliver me from the compulsion of sinful thinking
I have learned that sin is more than a list of things I've done wrong.
It is a power, within the human spirit.
The world will hate the Lord
despite the ease to
do the opposite.
"Civilized maturity is demonstrated when one can maintain their composure and speak in a calm voice during overwhelmingly stressful occasions." (Solo Standings)
He is no fool
who gives what he cannot keep,
to gain that which he cannot lose.
God represents every good thing the mind can conceive and believe.
Merry Christmas 2014
How many times a day, a week, a month, a year do you speak the name of Jesus in conversation?
...and you call yourself a Christian?
Only a life lived for others
is worth living.
Nine Reasons God Sent Jesus to Us
1) to forgive our sins
2) to comfort us when we're hurting, and we all hurt.
3) to walk with us through the dark times, and we've all been there.
4) to befriend us when we're lonely.
5) to strengthen us when we're weak.
6) to guide us when we've lost our way.
7) to encourage us when we are afraid.
8) to conquer death through his resurrection.
9) to enjoy heaven, his promise to every believer.
Who wouldn't want a savior like that?
(Dr. Charles Stanley)
When we pray,
God hears more than we say,
answers more than we ask,
gives more than we can imagine,
in his own time,
and in his own way.
Kindness is the language
which the deaf can hear,
and the blind can see.
Live your life so that the fear of death can never enter your heart. When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light. Give thanks for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. And if perchance you see no reason for giving thanks, rest assured the fault is in yourself.
Chief Tecumseh, Shawnee Indian Chief
"Resist the devil and he will flee from you". A Bible promise.
"It is better to have less thunder in the mouth
and more lightning in the hand.”
~ Native American Proverb
Thanks to those who hated me,
You made me stronger.
Thanks to those that loved me,
You made my heart go fonder.
Thanks to those who cared,
You made me feel important.
Thanks to those who entered my life,
You made me who I am today.
Thanks to those that left,
You showed me that nothing lasts forever,
Thanks to those that stayed,
You showed me true friendship.
Thanks to those who listened,
You made me feel like I was worth it.
To the God and people that give to you; what do you give back?
Life without the Lord is a depressing struggle. Life with the Lord provides an inter-peace no matter what is happening.
When we love God,
we learn to love one another.
When we give thanks to God,
we learn to thank one another.
When we serve God,
we learn to serve one another.
When God blesses us,
we learn to bless one another.
When God forgives us,
we learn to forgive one another.
To know of heaven,
you must do these things daily.
Pride is the fuel of self-destruction.
I hired a thief
I knew what he was when I picked him up. I knew I couldn't change him,
but believed God could, and would, but he didn't.
So, I stand here feeling defeated in faith,
down but not out.
My world is colder now, but
my heart is still warm for I haven't lost hope
in a better tomorrow.
If you live off of impulse and have no plan, you'll be poor and hungry for a long time.
War, prison, armed guards, crime, atheists,
because it is not possible to reason with ignorant people.
Don't waste your time,
there are no loopholes
in God's Scriptural Laws.
A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles." - Tim Cahill
There is only one thing that will get a person talking to God
pain, fear, harm, or trouble
and that is
a sincere heartfelt love for him.
I would trade my life on earth for a life in heaven,
Until then, sleep is the closest thing
I can imagine, to heaven.
Integrity and Composure overcomes many insults.
Focusing on the Lord brings Peace
as the world crashes all around you.
Greed, egocentrism, and incompetency are the three greatest barriers to world peace.(SS)
It is far better to learn your lesson,
than to be taught a lesson.
If you don't learn self-displine, the Lord will teach you a lesson.
The Gold Metals in life are a good thing to have.
However, you must be good enough without them, to be good enough to have them.
If your a winner and you lose, you must go on winning for that is who you are.
The ride on planet earth is a short one so enjoy it, and win all the gold metals you can.
You can have almost any thing you want in this life if you are willing to do what it takes to get it.
If it is the right thing the Lord will stand with you.
Anyone who thinks lying, cheating and stealing are the tools of success is a very stupid person.
I can't say this often enough,
No matter how angry I get,
It never means I don't love you.
Things go on in my head that even I don't understand sometimes.
Those are the times I pray for your and the Lord's forgiveness.
Will you forgive your trespassers
as the Lord forgives yours?
SPEAK IF YOU MUST.
The Eternal Fires of Hell are waiting for those, whose actions of life, turn others away from the Lord.
I apologize if I can't read your mind, as you know,
I've been seeking perfection all my life,
but somehow it keeps eluding me.
Only the Lord can do that.
That new watch, new dress, new car may bring joy for the moment,
but it will never bring the lasting peace and comfort you will find in time spent with the Lord.
Watching any of God's creatures at play is uplifting, be a part.
When it comes to secular self confident abilities, vs. God power, there is no comparison.
Some words can leave scars, but so can some words, unspoken.
The spoken words of Christ has healed many wounds.
Life is a ride on planet earth, have fun and enjoy the ride.
Let the Lord handle the controls.
Good, bad, or indifferent, demonic or benelovent, your spirit will live for eternity through those you've influenced in your life. Just as the spirit of Christ touched the lives of his followers, yours will also.
"Look back in forgiveness, forward in hope, down with compassion and up with gratitude."- Zig Ziglar
Who do you serve?
The corporation wants you to be dependent on it for your livelihood so you will serve it.
The government wants you to be dependent on it so you will serve it.
The doctor and druggist want you to be dependent on them for your health so you will serve them.
The bank wants you to be dependent on it for your material needs so you will serve it.
however the Lord trumps them all
The Lord wants you to be dependent on him to have a life, that you may serve others.
People may not remember what you said, they may even forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
People often mistake kindness as weakness. Be kind anyway.
"Man is so made that whenever anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish."
Jean de la Fontaine
People sin freely because they don't fear God.
Those people have another thing coming.
People are often unreasonable and self centered.
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you.
Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough.
Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God.
It never was between you and them anyway.
No one can hurt you like family. Don't poop in your own nest.
The Lord will provide the
love, happiness, and comfort
you've been looking for.
Give and you will receive.
Ask and it will be given unto you.
The Lord is your mainstay for peace in this life.
If the Lord lowered the bar so that no one was left behind,
there would be no sin, no savour, and no hell.
Did the American government lower the bar
so that no child is left behind
to reduce intelligent competition?
Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most
"No problem can be solved with the same level of consciousness that created it." -Albert Einstein
Are you more hypocrite,
Those who are easily led,
are not easily followed.
I am my Father's son,
Is it wrong that I want to be like him?
He gave his life for me, and left with me his spirit of life everlasting.
Thank you Lord for all you have done for me in this life.
I will feel no sting of my death.
Dependence eliminates independence and freedom.
(the government, the banker, the corporation, the drug pusher, etc.)
Personal faith in God promotes independence and freedom.
No matter where you came from,
no matter what has happened,
no matter who you are,
you will come out smiling, happy, and content.
Run if you can, walk if you must, crawl if you have to, just don't give up.
Be the encourager.
You may win a battle or two in this life, but God will win the war.
With a humble spirit the Lord will guide you through this life
What sexual perversion will the American public be expected to accept next
incest, S&M, child rapists, torture sex?
By definition homosexual activity is a form of sexual perversion.
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.”
Accept what is,
let go of what was,
and have faith in what will be.
If you love someone you should tell them. Living the words confirms it.
Some say God is for children and old folks,
but it is what you do in the middle
that determines the happiness of
your children's lives
your end of life happiness.
Life will test your faith;
that's the way it is supposed to be.
As any psychologist will tell you,
it is by studying the extreme possibilities,
that the milder symptoms can be identified
Social skills and good manners, is the foundation upon which character is built.
Nothing stops a bullet
like a job.
Praying stimulates the oxytocin hormone
in your body.
That's a good thing.
Hear no ill of a friend, nor speak any of an enemy.
Every noble life leaves its fiber interwoven forever in the work of the world. (John Ruskin
Every Christian principle you live out now,
contributes to the
advancement of civilization
for the future generations
of the world.
(SS - 2014)
To be alienated by popular society, shunned, even persecuted in the name of Christ is okay by me
"The value of a smile... It costs nothing, but creates much. It enriches those who receive, without impoverishing those who give. It happens in a flash and the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None are so rich they can get along without it, and none so poor but are richer for its benefits. It creates happiness in the home, fosters good will in a business, and is the countersign of friends.” - Dale Carnegie
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history. (Aldous Huxley)
There are no shortcuts to heaven.
Because God was willing,
you survived another year on planet earth.
Don't forget the reason for the season.
Merry Christmas 2013
Reckless, inconsiderate slobs rarely get the companion they want.
Be the companion you want to be with.
Most people like the idea of being moral or Christian
they just don't have the character to do it.
Many talk the talk,
few walk the walk
One never notices what has been done;
one can only see what remains to be done.
Giving up tomorrow's freedom
for today's slothfulness.
We are connected to each other biologically,
to the earth chemically,
to the universe atomically,
and to God Spiritually.
Education is not about filling buckets,
it's about starting fires.
It has been medically proven that stress can literally kill a person.
A person who knowingly and deliberately causes stress for others
is of a murderous nature
and should be avoided if at all possible.
The power brokers of the world want to pursue their personal interest without the restraints of any written documents.
This may be why the constitution of the United States , like the Holy Bible
has been propagated as ineffectual to modern life.
In the honest search for knowledge,
you quite often have to abide by ignorance
for an indefinite period of time.
(Erwin Schrodinger 1948)
Who sets the boundaries in your life,
you or the Lord?
Fair Warning: It is never a good idea to start any trouble with a person that has God on their side.
Are you willing to give up who you are,
for who you want to be?
If yes, then do it , no excuses.
(Can't never did anything)
If you ask, the Lord will give you the strength.
You may think that because you, like the in-crowd,
like to get drunk, to use drugs, sleep around, lie, cheat, steal, or carry a gun;
that makes you cool or strong or a bad a...
Caving-in to the Devil doesn't take any real skill or strength.
There's nothing cool about that; any wimp can do that.
The true strong and cool is the person
that can and will
"Do the right thing"
even if no one else will.
Now that's being a really cool player.
If you want to stand out in the crowd and be noticed
you've got to be different, try it.
Serve God, and he will serve you.
That's his promise.
What have you got,
that's going to make a believer out of me?
What do you do,
that's going to make a believer out of me?
What do you say,
that's going to make a believer out of me?
Bring it on, punk, convince me.
Let's see how strong the Jesus in you is.
If your going to make a believer out of me,
you better make it good.
If your going to run with the big dogs,
your going to have to get off the porch.
No wimps will survive.
The devil plays for keeps,
and to the death.
The celebrated day of when the world was divided
is coming next month;
those going to heaven vs. those going to hell,
those who believe vs. those who don't.
Which side of the fence are you on?
When things get to hard to stand,
Using force will burn up your power tools, will destroy a relationship, and cause God to be silent.
In this day and time it seems people want fast cars, fast food, and fast money. When it comes to books they want a fast read. The Bible is not like that. It is a book to ponder, to absorb, to savor. This amazing book will answer questions you didn't even know you had. It will bring peace into your life.
When the citizens, the government, the business, and all other entities are controlled by the dominating oligopolies is the country still considered a democracy? (SS)
Don't judge me, because I sin differently than you.
A different way of thinking
When someone does something that would normally make you angry, try
rethinking the issue. Pity the person that is so lame that they feel the need to
commit some kind of uncivil act toward you or take an undue advantage over you in order for them to feel
some sense of self worth.
Instead of becoming angry, pray for them; that they may, someday will learn,
as you already know, the Lord is the greatest provider of every need, intrinsic or extrinsic.
Whatever someone takes from you the Lord will return. It may be later, but it will be greater.
As for the unworthy steward, the Lord will take even more away,
for it all belongs to him anyway. Misuse and you lose. That's his promise.
You may forget about God,
and the Devil hopes you will,
because he will never forget about you.
Give the Devil an inch, and he'll take a mile.
Faith makes things possible,
Love of the family is one of life's greatest blessings.
Smile Big, Act Happy, and the people you don't know will want to know why
Grace is when God gives you something you don't deserve.
Mercy is when God doesn't give you something you do deserve.
(Dr. D. James Kennedy)
Have you ever noticed
when someone starts yelling at you,
how the brain automatically turns off
and what they are saying
becomes only noise
to be ignored or forgotten.
Necessity may be the mother of invention
it is motivation and determination
that gets it done.
You must persevere to get there.
A child is not a toy,
that you can put on the shelf,
and take down to play with,
whenever you have the time, or if you feel like it.
Alienation of your child by you
is beyond abuse, it's sick.
I can't get no satisfaction
I've tried and I've tried.
Prominence, possession, promiscuousness
is no substitute for the satisfaction of God's Love.
Victory belongs to the persevering.
Open your mouth and purse cautiously,
and your stock of wealth and reputation shall,
at least in repute,
Okay, I'll do the right thing;
You do the wrong thing,
and we'll see if what the Bible says is true;
Who gets the blessings and who gets the tragedy.
My dad told me two things when I was a young man;
He said, "Son I could buy you anything you want,
but I'm not."
He also told me, "Son if you get yourself in trouble,
you get yourself out of it. Don't call me."
Those two statements made a responsible man out of me, real quick.
Tough Love Works.
(He didn't tell my sister that.)
(I think perhaps he should have.)
Christian character is not an inheritance;
Each person must build it for himself.
Don't throw away the old bucket
until you know the new one will hold water.
The greatest cosmetic for beauty
NOW is the watchword of the wise.
To be humble to Superiors is duty;
to Equals, courtesy;
to Inferiors, nobleness.
He who betrays me once, wrongs me;
He who betrays me twice, serves me right.
The parents life is the child's copybook.
It is a sorry donkey that will not bear his own burden.
Unpolished pearls never shine
This is going to be a bad day for Satan.
Whatever he wants, I'm gonna do the opposite.
There is no space available, for his thoughts, in my mind.
After the fling,
comes the sting.
Pray as if it all depends on God;
act as if it all depends on you.
Learn from others mistakes;
you won't live long enough to make them all yourself.
If you want to catch better fish;
you've got to improve the bait.
Be lovable, not gullible.
Tragedy is the harvest of wrong living.
A gem is not polished without rubbing,
nor a man perfected without trials.
You never get what you hoped for by doing wrong.
If your friends are richer than you
you never have to worry about them stealing from you,
you never have to wonder if they want something from you;
if your friends are smarter than you,
you might just learn something from them;
if your friends are spirit led,
you might learn wisdom and how to live.
What counts is not how many hours you work,
but how much work you put into the hours.
He who hears, Forgets;
he who sees, Remembers;
he who does, learns.
When you speak to a person look at their eyes.
When they speak to you look at their mouth.
None so wise as the one who knows nothing.
It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.
It takes a lean horse to run a long race.
To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.
He that never eats to much will never be lazy.
Quarreling is the weapon of the weak.
Fear to do ill, and you need fear nothing else
Beware - Advertisers will only tell you the good things about their product or service.
Today's impulse purchases and frivolous shopping
quickly becomes tomorrow's burden or loss.
You may want to buy everything you see,
but you don't have to.
Riches is something you want your friends to have.
Remember, whatever you take home,
your going to have to take care of.
If it flies, floats or flirts
it's probably going to be cheaper to rent.
If you spend your money doing things
you'll be happier than if
you spend your money buying things.
If you make more investment purchases (things that appreciate in value),
than consumer purchases (things that lose value),
you'll be happy you did, when you get older.
Do you love life? Then do not squander time;
for that is the stuff life is made of.
What we acquire without sweat, we give away without regret.
It is easy to be generous with another man's money.
An honest man will take neither money nor praise that is not his due.
An honest man is the noblest work of God.
Who is strong? He that can conquer his bad habits.
Sin is not hurtful because it is forbidden;
but it is forbidden because it is hurtful.
"Whatever it takes" to be right with God,
is more powerful than,
"whatever it takes" to get what you want.
It is better to be an old man's darling than a young man's slave.
Men ask four things of a woman:
that Virtue dwell in her heart;
Modesty in her face;
Sweetness in her mouth;
and Labor in her hands.
Success in a relationship is more than finding the right person;
It's a matter of being the right person.
Well done is better than well said.
It is better to be a has-been than a never-was.
There is none deceived but he that trusts.
(only the Lord can be completely trusted)
Hear no ill of a friend, nor speak any of an enemy.
Doing an injury puts you below your enemy;
Revenging one makes you but even with him;
Forgiving it sets you above him.
A man without courage is like a knife without an edge.
He is a good friend who speaks well of us behind our backs.
It's better to be alone,
than in bad company.
Promises may get you friends, but non-performance will turn them into enemies.
The wise man draws more advantage from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
Pick your friends, but not to pieces.
One who thinks he can live without others is mistaken;
but the one who thinks others cannot live without him is more mistaken.
Patience is the key to content.
When you encounter difficult people in your life
you should see them the same as you would
as "special needs" child.
Something has happened in their life that has made them the way they are.
We don't know the background that made them angry, rude or unruly
anymore than we know why the child is stricken.
So be kind, forgiving, and comforting
to the undeserving
and perhaps you will make a difference in their life
for the better.
God blesses people with that kind of strength.
As Christ said "Forgive them for they know not what they do."
Hurt people, hurt people.
True merit is like a river, the deeper it is the less noise it makes.
When children ask
When children bring up something frightening
such as some of the tragic events that have occurred recently,
it is helpful to ask them right away what they know about it.
We often find their fantasies are very different from the actual truth.
What children probably need to hear most from us adults is that they
can talk with us about anything, and that we will do all we can to keep
them safe in any scary time.
Music is the mediator between the spiritual and sensual life.
Although the spirit be not master of what is created through music
yet it is blessed in this creation;
which like every creation of art is mightier than the artist.
Be noble! and the nobleness that lies in other men,
sleeping, but never dead, will rise in majesty to meet thine own.
(James Russell Lowell)
The true, strong, and sound mind,
is the mind that can embrace
equally great things, and small.
If you have a dream,
and it turns to a passion
pursue it with all your might.
Don't let Satan sidetrack your dream.
If you don't give up.
Dreams do come true.
Nature, the vicar of the Almighty Lord.
The Greatest love of all lives inside of me
Thank you Lord for the spirit.
Help me to share it with the world.
A person is rich according to what they are,
not according to what they have.
The spoiled child lives a losers life.
There's no way for God or anyone to love you,
if you won't let them.
There's no way for God to give you all you need,
if you won't give him all of you.
Love and be loved.
When your inter life has been touched by God's love,
your outer life should begin to glow with a new warmth
and to shine with a brighter light.
A new power will be in it, and a new wisdom.
I can forgive you,
if you commit adultery with my wife,
if you steal my money,
if you crash my car,
but don't mess with my tools.
(My Bible and my tools are the only two things I need to survive in this life.)
(about the wife; that would be true if I had one)
(about the money; that would be true if I had any)
(about the car; well I have one but you ain't gonna drive it.)
Many say "Jesus is my Lord",
but do they truly know
what those words mean; having never
lived under the rule of a
To disrespect, ignore, or disobey
a lord could cost you,
your life or freedom.
When speaking to the Lord,
say what you mean and mean what you say.
Better to say nothing at all, than to babble idle words to God.
Your family and home is supposed to be
the shelter from the storms of life;
not be the source of them.
There is no right way to do the wrong thing.
Character is a victory not a gift.
Children need models more than they need critics.
Salvation for one person
may not make a difference in this world
but it will make
a world of difference to that one person.
You can speak with firmness and authority
without being crass or rude.
It's the insecure and scared that try to intimidate
or bully people into submission.
The words of a wise person are gracious.
See each person you meet as someone who knows your Lord,
or is seeking your Lord.
What would you do if you knew you would never be found out or caught,
that is the real measure of a person's character.
Satan's greatest trick was convincing the world he doesn't exist.
There is something in the nature of things which the mind of man,
which reason, which human power cannot explain,
and certainly that which produces this must be better than man.
What can this be but God?
Being irresponsible and useless is for twelve year olds; how old are you?
God is the brave man's hope,
not the coward's excuse.
To subdue an enemy without fighting is the greatest of skills.
( Sun Tzu)
When you have accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace; God is awake.
A smile spreads happiness.
A kind word spreads peace.
A moment of wisdom from God's word,
spreads blessings to you and the world.
Hate the Sin,
not the sinner.
Try as you may,
there is no substitute,
for the hope, love and grace God has for you.
Live and rest, forever in his Peace.
Who taught the nations of the field and wood
to shun their poison and choose their food.
(Alexander Pope 1734)
The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people
whatever they need to have done,
but cannot do for themselves.
Let us never forget
that an act of goodness is of itself
an act of happiness.
No reward coming after the event can compare
with the kindness that went with it.
Constructive criticism should be heard.
It is the foolish among us that;
"They can dish it out,
but they can't take it."
The book of Proverbs has much to say about people like that.
In my younger days I was a bad boy,
but I got tired of God spanking me,
So I decided I better start doing what he was telling me to do.
Life is much better now.
(When God spanks you, you will feel it, you will know it.)
It's a Beautiful Day,
Can you see it?
Will you see it?
The only way to settle a disagreement is on the basis of what's right - not who's right.
Admitting your error is a sign of strength,
not a confession of weakness.
Prayer is something you do that nobody notices,
unless you don't do it.
You cannot do everything at once;
but you can do something at once.
God has a voice
that attracts the listener's mind.
Do you help people to find themselves,
Do you help people to find your way?
God didn't put us here to be happy.
God put us here,
It's up to us to be happy.
Are You Lovable?
God loves you; can anyone else?
It's what happens after the prayer,
that determines the loyalty to the church.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. (Francis Bacon)
Humanist want you to believe that you are God and God is you.
If that is true, make me a fish for dinner.
What you give away,
you get to keep forever.
"Science without religion is lame.
Religion without science is blind."
Developing countries spend their health on gaining wealth,
Older countries spend their wealth on gaining health.
Peace requires order
Order requires Law
Law requires government
World peace requires world government.
(Well that's one man's opinion shared by many.)
A Better World Peace
Peace requires Love
Love requires God
God requires Christians
World peace requires a world of Christians
(Well that's my opinion; hopefully yours)
Loyalty is a two-way street.
Brick walls let us prove how badly we want something,
and our dedication to it.
No man was ever great without divine inspiration.
The integrity of men is to be measured
by their conduct,
not by their profession.
A friend that you may have to buy
won't be worth what you pay
no matter what they may be.
He who is silent,
Stand-up for God.
There is nothing wrong with the younger generation that twenty years won't cure
It is not the strongest of the species that survives,
nor the most intelligent.
It is one that is most adaptable to change.
Many people make themselves numb to love and to God,
for they fear failure and pain..
To love one must put their feelings on the line
they must become vulnerable to being hurt,
to being wrong in their decision to trust
someone else with an important emotion and sense of self worth.
The person who believes in their own self worth is the one
who can love God, and love another without reservation.
Those who can love are the strongest among us.
It is the ones who can truly love that create
the unity of mankind that this world needs to survive.
He who has learned to disagree
without being disagreeable
has discovered the most valuable secret of a diplomat.
Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be,
for you can't even make yourself as you wish to be.
A mistake is evidence that someone has tried to do something.
God never makes us conscious of our weakness except to give us of His strength.
I complained about having no shoes till I met the man who had no feet.
Heaven never helps the man who will not help himself. (Sophocles)
To the arrogant jerks of the world:
It is a shame that people perceive you as an arrogant braggart
because it is going to limit what you are going to be
able to accomplish in this life.
When people stop correcting you or telling you things that may improve your life;
it means they have given-up on you and just don't care anymore.
It is better for a city to be governed by a good man,
than by good laws.
Just because there is a written law about something don't trust it to protect you. The courts are full of cretins without honor.
There is no man living who cannot do more than he thinks he can. (Henry Ford)
Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it
On the sixth day God created man. (Genesis)
Do not repine over yesterday's lost
for each day a new life is offered.
Live each day as if life has just begun.(SS)
Every noble life leaves its fiber interwoven
forever in the work of the world.
The history of liberty is the limitation of governmental power,
not the increase of it.
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. (Tennyson)
Happiness is the achievement of a goal.
You make someone else happy by helping them achieve their goal.
Happiness is something you can give, even when you don't have it.
No matter how myopic the goal may be; goals are important.
You can't get there if you don't know where you are going.
Scientist are claiming that the range of happiness is determined by
three variables. 50% is genetic , 10% is based on circumstance, 40% is intentional activity
The intentional activity is more than a state of mind, it is a physical action.
The faster your ability to recover from adversity,
the happier you can be.
Once basic financial needs are met,
money does not increase happiness.
People with extrinsic (secular) goals are less happy than those with intrinsic goals (spiritual).
Get involved with God and be truly happy.
When children go to school with heathens,
play with heathens,
are taught by heathens,
watch heathens on TV,
listen to heathen music,
participate in heathen computer games,
and perhaps even live with heathens,
is there any doubt what they will be like when they are older?
Social skills and etiquette is an important part of education.
It is the foundation on which character is built.
Charity is injurious,
unless it helps the recipient
to become independent of it.
One of the hardest things to teach our children about money matters is
that it does.
Meditation or Medication?
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
To will what God wills brings Peace.
The fellow who worries about what others think of him
wouldn't worry so much if he only knew
how seldom they do.
To be content with little is difficult,
to be content with much, impossible.
May the life you've lived,
bring God's blessings and not his curses
all the days of your life.
Merry Christmas 2012
The God I believe in, is an all-inclusive God,
If I am going to believe in him,
I going to go all the way with him,
otherwise, what's the point?
God is exclusive in that there is only one way to heaven
God is all-inclusive in that he is involved in every aspect of your life.
If you live like one of the demons of Hell now,
you will be possessed by the demons of Hell for eternity when you die.
God's way or Hell's way.
Your only choice.
I want, I think, I feel,
then there is God's will.
If America is to survive,
we, as a people, must become better than our past. (SS)
For Every Sin there is
Forgiveness and Punishment.
I defie the Pope and all his lawes. If God spare my life, ere many yeares I wyl cause a boy that driveth the plough to know more of the Scripture, than he doust.
To have a faith, therefore, or a trust in any thing, where God hath not promised, is plain idolatry, and a worshipping of thine own imagination instead of God.
I never altered one syllable of God's Word against my conscience, nor would do this day, if all that is in earth, whether it be honor, pleasure, or riches, might be given me.
William Tyndale died a torturous death on the stake for his words. He was the first to translate the Bible from Hebrew to English.
Jesus told of the things that will bring joy.
It is distinctly moral.
It is a fruit of the spiritual life,
Joy springs from the roots of our character.
Those People not governed by God,
will be ruled by tyrants.
Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God
Every individual has a place to fill in the world and is important in some respect,
whether he chooses to be so or not
Heaven is our happy place.
(Dr. James Kennedy)
As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth,
so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind.
To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again.
To make a deep mental path,
we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.
Do not give audience to false teachers.
He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder.
The best way to help people in need is not to tell them what to do,
but rather to help them improve what they do.
Fuel the Passion.
If a person doesn't want to be helped, leave them alone.
(over a trillion dollars of aide has failed and lays in waste in Africa from people trying to impose their will)
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are very wise and very beautiful, but I never read in either of them:
"Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden."
All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen. (Emerson)
Bad as any government may be, it is seldom worse than Anarchy. (Aesop)
Whatever makes men good Christians makes men good citizens. (Daniel Webster).
Cheerfulnes means a contented spirit, a pure heart, a kindly disposition, it means humility and charity, it means a generous appreciation of others and a modest opinion of self. (Thackeray)
We live in an age that has more need of good example than of precepts
I love children, that's why I don't have any.
I have no money, no skill, no future, no abortion to offer them.
How much money, sex, or power would it take for you to turn your back on God?
Share the wealth you have created, not your neighbors
This is not the first nation to turn its back on God,
and it's not going to be the first time God has brought a nation to its knees.
However, for those whose names are written in God's book of life; they will be provided for, and protected by, his angels. This is promised in God's word, the Bible.
If God promise riches, the way thereto is poverty. Whom he loveth, him he chasteneth: whom he exalteth, he casteth, down: whom he saveth, he damneth first. He bringeth no man to heaven, except he send him to hell first.
(William Tyndale - 1528)
To create debt with no intent of repaying is stealing.
This is a malicious sin that has a Godly consequence.
If you have no hope,
you have no God.
Don't lose hope.
With hope miracles can happen.
Pray for it, wait for it.
Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it.
Christian volunteers are needed everywhere for disaster relief.
Be a part of something larger than yourself.
The Holy Spirit is like the strongest muscle in your body;
use it, or lose it.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.(C.S.Lewis)
If you will allow the Lord to have his way with you,
your life will be one of the most inspirational love songs ever lived.(SS)
God's voice is healing, and heart breaking.
You may not have a place in this world,
but someday you'll have a home in his heaven.
If you will just listen, learn and wait for it.
In High School if your boyfriend or girlfriend did something you didn't like you would break-up with them and find someone else to date. Some people never mature beyond that state of thinking.
If you marry, you must be willing to forgive your husband or wife for any sin they may commit,
just as God forgives you for your sins, and just as many times.
(forgiveness of sin does not mean tolerance of sin)
When you sin against God does it mean you do not love him?
The same is true in marriage.
(You can love someone and not be able to live with them.)
So can you do this and be happy with the person your thinking you want to marry?
To be happy that person is going to have to be,
your very best friend through thick and thin, forever.
Knowing the parents will give you a good idea what the person is going to be like in the future.
Many a man has fallen in love with a dimple and ended up with the whole person.
Pride is always the enemy of leadership.
If it's just about you, it's just about over.
God stops the forward progress of anyone who is full of pride. (James 4 )
There is no repentance without a change in actions.
Prayer without expectation is like belief without faith.
The smallest word has some unguarded spot, and danger lurks in I with out a dot.
(Oliver W. Holmes)
Beauty is deeper than your skin. It goes down to the very roots of your being and rises to greet the world through your eyes, your voice, and your manners.
If a man can not find a cause he is willing to die for,
he is not fit to live.
(M. L. King)
Sam Childers found his cause in the Sudan. Watch the movie "Machine Gun Preacher".
A true story and worthy of your support and promotion.
So, which is it for you,
a body with a spirit,
a spirit with a body?
For Christianity to grow doesn't take all of us,
it just takes all of some of us.
I may not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it.
In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens, to give to another.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: "O Lord make my enemies ridiculous." And God granted it.
Bad company corrupts good Character.
Instead of being expedient, let us choose to be expeditious.
(U.S. President, Jimmy Carter)
It takes courage,
to always tell the truth.
What does it make a person who doesn't?
wimpy, scared, chicken, childish, liar, weakling ...
Death by a thousand cuts, is Satan's way,
your faith must be stronger and last longer,
than his attacks on your thoughts. (SS)
Faith empowers what you believe. (Rick Renner)
The message of every sermon is
God loves you; he is with you and for you.
He is a source of strength and power in your life and over your life in as much as you allow.
Heaven or Hell is the destination of the thoughts, the decisions, and the choices you make.
True nobility comes from the gentle heart.
Be to his virtues, very kind
Be to his faults a little blind.
Be what you wish others to become.
One learns manners from those who have none.
Fault finders never improve the World;
they only make it seem worse than it really is.
the ability to close your mouth before someone
before someone else wants to.
It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out,
its the grain of sand in your shoe.
Talent may develop in solitude,
but Character is developed in society.
The countenance is the portrait of the soul, and the eyes mark its intentions.
The body charms, because the soul is seen.
I long to believe in immortality. If I am destined to be happy with you here-How short is the longest life! I wish to believe in immortality. I wish to live with you forever. (Keats)
The Lord will get you through times of no money,
Money will get you through times of no Lord.
If I become angry with you, even detest what you are doing,
it does not mean that I do not love you. (SS)
The Church is the only place I know that "teaches" love and happiness.
The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts
Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it.
No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination!
Never put off 'till tomorrow what you can do today.
(The day will come when the mind is willing, but the body is just not able.)SS
Prayer is never as the theologians are faithful in warning us, an effort to change God's mind or to bend His will to ours. It is to put ourselves and our desires in His hand, knowing that he will do what is best.
The great charm of conversation consists less in the display of one's own wit and intelligence than in the power to draw the resources of others.
One on God's side is a majority.
Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself
What do you share with your children,
your time, your love, your hope
your lies, your anger, your misery?
What you share with your children will last a lifetime, theirs.
Fear God and all other fears will disappear.
The truest test of civilization
is not the census, nor the size of cities, nor the crops, no
but the kind of persons the country turns out.
The respect of the family name or of a person is not based on the size of their bank account
but rather on the level of civilization and integrity displayed. (SS)
No American should suffer from the great delusion that any form of communism or socialism which promotes the dictatorship of the few, instead of the initiative of the millions, can produce a happier or more prosperous society.
(Charles Wilson, President General Motors)
If you have attained some level of financial or social success in this life,
be prepared for there are many slackers that didn't and would like to see you fail.
Misery loves company.
(If they can't make you fail they will at least try to stroke you for all they can get.)
The way to preserve the peace of the church is
to preserve the purity of it.
I do not envy a clergyman's life, as an easy life;
nor do I envy the clergyman, who makes it an easy life.
The goal of education is to enable man to continue his learning
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched
but are felt, in the heart.
(My sympathies go out to the dead in heart, materialistic people of the world.)
Fine eloquence consists in saying all that should be,
not all that could be said.
Some things are better left, unsaid. (SS)
The longer you keep your temper
the more it will improve.
When I was saved many years ago it cost me nothing.
Today, it costs twice that much.
Government is the largest creator of Poverty,
even more than the failed education system,
even more than the venal business managers.
Don't do something, just stand there.
The first ingredient in conversation is truth; the next, good sense; the third, good humor; and the fourth, wit.
(Sir W. Temple)
He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand in awe, is as good as dead.
Awe is an experience in perceptual expansion,
of which God is the author and creator.
He gave us the awesome awakening of infinity.
Be willing to fail
Who do you want to be? What makes you happy?
Don't be afraid to fail.
Trust yourself no matter what others think
Don't be afraid to fail.
Push yourself, work hard, no pain no gain.
Remember when your at the party, or with your hands in your pockets,
someone is out there working hard for the success you would like to have.
Take good care of your feet.
The number 1 best defense against sin is your feet.
When sin is physically, even mentally, present get on your feet and walk away.
Happiness is the only thing we can give without having.
If you don't make a living,
live on what you make.
A face which is always serene possesses mysterious and powerful attraction;
sad hearts come to it, as to the sun to warm themselves again.
All things obey fixed laws.
I sometimes think only the great ones are lone and lonely,
for they are the ones who most deeply appreciate their incapacity for doing all they most desire to do.
My business is not to remake myself,
but to make the best of what God made.
If happiness and the reduction of suffering are the two greatest desires of
then we as Christians should be the source of those desires.
Do you make it easy for Christ's spirit to flow through you?
The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice you give to others
You may call that your own,
which no man can take from you.
The sum of the whole matter is this: He who is one in will and heart with God is a Christian. He who loves God is one will and heart with Him. He who trusts Christ loves God. That is Christianity in its ultimate purposes and results. That is Christianity in its means and working forces. That is Christianity in its starting point and foundation.
In every movement that Christianity makes to eradicate the corrupt practices of men in political and social life, Christ is setting up his Kingdom on earth
(Reverend Bernard Paine)
Christianity is not dependent upon democracy but democracy is dependent upon Christianity and the prayers that go with it.
Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him
You will become like the music you listen to.
Have you listened to?
The lyrics of Bill and Gloria Gaither
The vocals of Ernie Haase and Signature Sound
The music of Anthony Burger.
(These are artists that will not be soon forgotten)
For years economists declared the lack of money was the primary reason for business failure.
Money doesn't do anything. It is only a commodity.
Mis-management is the primary reason for business and government failure.
Manage well, live well.
(R. Handy 1982)
To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it
Be cheerful, of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important...
Every man's work is a portrait of himself.
May you live all the days of your life.
The real democratic American idea is
not that every man shall be on a level with every other,
but that every man shall have liberty, without hindrance,
to be what God made him.
I hope I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles
- "the character of an honest man."
The avaricious man is like the barren sandy ground of the desert which sucks in all the rain and dew with greediness, but yields no fruitful herbs or plants for the benefit of others.
When money is unreasonably coveted, it is a disease of the mind which is call avarice.
The lust of avarice has so totally seized upon mankind that their wealth seems rather to possess them than they possess their wealth.
Party with the Spenders,
Marry the Savers
(It takes at least 5 years of being married to have a marriage.).
Mornings with God helps take the day from the Devil.
If you forget God, you may not like the Devil's reminders.
You are no surprise to God.
Employ your time in improving yourselves by other men's documents: So shall you come easily by what others have labored hard for. (Socrates)
In science read by preference the newest works, in literature, the oldest. The classic literature is always modern. (Bulwer Lytton)
Books that are books are all that you want, and there are but half a dozen in any thousand. (Thoreau)
If anyone speaks evil of you, so live that none will believe it.
Mothers, as well as fools, sometimes walk where angels fear to tread.
A friend is one who comes to you when all others leave.
The cost of a thing is the amount of life that must be exchanged for it
Strong enough to be gentle. Strong enough to be kind. Strong enough to follow the Lord.
"When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it. Always"
There are two kinds of Christians:
High maintenance and Low maintenance,
the worst kind is the High maintenance Christian
that thinks they are low maintenance.
"There never was found in any age of the world, either religion or law,
that did so highly exalt the public good as the Bible."
The blessings of fortune are the lowest; the next are the bodily advantages of strength and health;
but the superlative blessings, in fine,
are those of the mind.
Don't settle for a life of poverty for it will diminish the superlative blessings of health and mind. Fortune is still in the top three of superlative blessings.
Freedom and the Church
"Only the church stood squarely across the path of Hitler's campaign for suppressing truth. I never had any special interest in the Church before, but now I feel a great affection and admiration because the Church alone has had the courage and persistence to stand for intellectual truth and moral freedom."
(Dr. Albert Einstein)
You will never receive
what your not willing to give.
What does it mean to be a person of integrity?
Are you one?
When I think of God's Holy Spirit in me,
my heart soars like an eagle on high. (SS)
A wicked law cannot be administered impartially.
A wicked law,
like cholera, destroys everyone it touches,
its upholders as well as its defiers.
"Even a monkey, brought up in the right surroundings,
can learn the meaning of decency and honesty."
Without courage there cannot be truth, and without truth there can be no other virtue.
(Sir Walter Scott)
The wise and successful person is the one that finishes every task, with excellence and honesty.
Being a good finisher will bring more reward than a starter.
Starting something is easy; finishing it takes skill.
After more than sixty years of almost daily reading of the Bible, I never fail to find it always new and marvelously in tune with the changing needs of every day (Cecil B. DeMille)
"Everything in this world is temporary, including life. Nothing is static."(SS)
Any problem you may have is only temporary.
I pray thee O God that I may be beautiful within. (Socrates)
Heat cannot be separated from fire or beauty from the eternal. (Dante)
A body in motion tends to stay in motion (gettin crazy?)
A body at rest tends to stay at rest. (gettin lazy?)
Excess causes stress. (too much up or too much down)
Satan does not keep his word.
The Lord does.
Who do you follow?
Music can move the soul.
The Saviour's soft, soothing, soulful music
will turn down the noise in your mind.
The Lord will give you rest.
He that soweth discord among brethren is an abomination unto the Lord
(God's word, the Bible)
And God said, "You can't handle the whole truth." Playing God is not cool.
Six things doth the Lord hate; yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
One is - a heart that deviseth wicked imaginations.
To do good work,
is an excellent source of happiness and gratification,
but it won't get you into heaven.
In art, to express the infinite, one should suggest infinitely more than is expressed. (Goethe)
A true work of art is but a shadow of divine perfection. (Michael Angelo)
God's greatest art is a devout Christian. (SS)
God's love is a luxury you can not afford, on the road to Hell.
It can't be bought.
Contentment is natural wealth. Luxury, artificial poverty. (Socrates)
"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?"
The Shadow Knows
No Christian ever gained the peace and joy of the Lord,
by submitting to Satan. (SS)
The America that was won by the Christian pioneers and adventurers is long gone,
yet it will be theirs forever.
Death ends a life,
but never a relationship.
Many parents want to be friends with their children.
Until they are grown you are a parent.
When they come to visit after they are grown,
then you can be a friend.
(Dr. Chuck Betters)
The wisdom of the Bible is so sensible,
that even non-Christians often make statements that parallel
the wisdom of the Bible.
When your desires match those of the Lord,
you will be, you are
truly blessed. (SS)
There are few men so obstinate in their atheism whom a pressing danger will not reduce
to an acknowledgment of the divine power.
Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness,
not through insensibility,
but through greatness of mind.
Watch out for Trolls,
They are always wanting something for nothing.
The World belongs to the enthusiast who keeps cool.
I am born happy every morning
Some cause happiness wherever they go;
others whenever they go.
Money and time can be the heaviest burdens of life,
and the unhappiest of all mortals are those who have more of either,
than they know how to use.
Respect your elders,
they've been there, and done that.
There is nothing so fatal to character as half finished tasks. (Anon) Finish well
Stress is a cruel enemy,
only the Lord can defeat, instantly.
Lord give me the peace of your promise.(SS)
Nothing is riding on the coming election except your constitutional rights,
your freedom, and perhaps the future of your children. (SS)
I don't get tough with anyone,
my Lord does. (SS)
Thoughts rule the world. Wise people realize spiritual force is greater than any material effort.(Emerson)
It is with books, as with men, a very small number, play a great part.
The rest are confounded with the multitude. (Voltaire)
You would see the miracles of God all around you,
if you were not so spiritually blind.
A drop of ink may make a million think. (Byron)
You will be a nothing, a nobody your whole life,
until you do something worthwhile.
The Lord will guide you if you will let him.
Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind. (Cicero)
People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.
Some people give and forgive, others get and forget.
Good works is love made visible.
An injurious truth has no merit over an injurious lie.
Go often to the house of the Lord,
for weeds choke up the unused path.
You may give without loving,
but you cannot love without giving.
A child reaches adolescence when
they stop asking questions
because they have all the answers.
Trust you own feelings, only if they are consistent with God's word,
You need to know God's word, the Bible, to trust what you are feeling.
To speak to God is happiness,
To work for God is success,
To be with God is heaven.
Learn to be happy with what you have.
Some people are always looking for the better offer and miss the joy of what they have.
No one can make you a better offer than God?
Don't let a weak moment,
turn you away from your life with Christ.
Repent and continue in God's blessings.
Turn away and lose it all.
He may not love what you do, but he will always love you.
When I do the right thing for Christ,
there is a gratification unlike any other.
If you give to the poor and needy,
remember, there is a reason they are poor and needy.
Whether you believe the Bible to be the original text or not, really doesn't matter.
It is still the best book ever written concerning the most successful approach to life.
If you will read the stories, reach for the principles, and teach the wisdom of the Bible,
you will achieve the excellence, and enjoy the peace, of a well lived life.
If you sat down and created the most perfect, the most wise, the most powerful, the most intelligent, personal Deity;
what would he say to you, what would he do for you, what would he be for you?
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), or behaviors that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions).
OCD is not the same thing as embracing.
Embracing- Accept or support (a belief, theory, or change) willingly and enthusiastically
Where does your food for thought come from,
trash TV, a dirty song, the street, a lost soul,
a good teacher, a preacher, a word from God?
In life pain is ineluctable,
but misery is optional.
Be the person you want to meet .
If you want to meet a pill popping, drunk, narcissistic, lazy, loser
If you want to meet skillful, wise, productive, energetic, good mannered Christians,
Most likely, you are going to meet the person you are.
If you did something wrong and feel guilty about it,
embrace that feeling,
if not the day may come that you will have no feeling or thought, about wrongdoing.
The greatest conviction often comes not from the wrongdoing,
but rather from the refusal of commitment to make it right.
God will forgive you, but
Restitution is your only peace.
(This statement only applies to sincere Christians.)
Everybody has two lives,
the physical life and the spiritual life.
The spiritual life is way more better, and exciting.
Getting the invisible to do the visible, awesome.
Focused concentration on your goals will overcome fear every time.
Water rises to its on level.
(Now what do you think that means?)
It is easier to push a good man down,
than it is to pull a bad man up.
Your life speaks louder than your words.
Belief without faith is like a car with no gas.
It's there but it isn't going to do anything for you.
You can establish the limits in your life, or you can allow the Lord to establish the limits.
Excellence in the Lord will exceed any boundaries you establish in the circus of life.
If you will filter all you say, do and think through the Lord, he will take care of the rest.
Excellence doesn't require perfection.
Repetition is the key to memory.
Repetition is the key to acceptance.
(ask any advertiser)
Things that were once appalling to you can be made acceptable through repetition.
Godly principles you want to remember can be made memorable through repetition.
The true Christian lives the dream of hope, joy, and fulfillment.
The non-Christian only chases it.
Suicide is a permanent response,
to a temporary problem.
Failure is a result, not a cause.
If you keep your concentrated faith and focus on future goals,
your fears and failures will fade away.
(Solo Standings, 2012)
You can love money and things, or you can love people,
but not both.
Where your treasure is, there also will be your heart.
When the only tool a person has, is a hammer,
everything starts to look like a nail.
I will love you if ...
I will help you if ...
I will care about you if ...
there is some benefit in it for me.
(I'm sure glad the Lord doesn't see it this way)
To take ownership of your problems and stop blaming someone else,
is the first step to recovery.
With a Smile and a Christian Attitude, you can change Your World, and the world around you.
If criticizing me, or being angry at me, makes you feel better about your miserable life,
then go ahead, I can take it.
Your opinion of me doesn't really matter, only God's.
Psalms 109 - What's that about?
Do not be exclusive to someone to whom you're only an option.
Listen, Learn, then Lead
Has your mind gotten so cluttered or diverted,
that you have forgotten the peaceful easy feeling of having God in your life?
Everything you have in life can be taken from you except one thing,
your freedom to choose how you will respond to a situation.
This is what determines the quality of life we lived,
not whether we've been rich or poor, famous or unknown, healthy or suffering.
What determines our quality of life is how we relate to these realities.
Entropy may consume the body but the spirit continues upward.
It is not the experiences we have that make us wise.
It is by reflecting on those experiences, that wisdom is gained.
It takes a long time to become young. (Picasso)
Whoever talks to God knows he is being heard.
The measure of our lives do not depend solely on how we live,
but how much we leave behind.
If a memory is all you have, I hope ii is enough.
I have tried to share all the good I know on this website.
What turns you on: love, greed, or violence?
To abstain from the enjoyment which is in our power,
or to seek distant rather than immediate results,
are among the most painful exertions of the human will.
N.W. Senior 1836
(present enjoyment vs. future benefits)
While we may not share the same beliefs of other religions,
we do share common interests.
Let us join together to achieve those goals of spiritual peace throughout the world.
When there's no one else, you'll get real close to God.
Motivation, Ambition, Dedication, Perseverance, then Reward
Unlike the unfulfilled hubris venal money whores,
the Godly prosperity received by
the persons of noble cause is quite
gratifying and fulfilling.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
Have you heard it said,
they don't come with a guide book?
Every new child born does come with a guide book, the Bible.
Many times, the experiences in my life
have paralleled the stories of the Bible.
I'm sure glad I knew what was coming, and what to do.
There is power in positive thinking!
Using Christian manners, and having a Christian attitude,
brings respect and favor.
When you bring more to the table than you take away,
So which is it for you, growth or decline?
What can I do, to encourage you?
You don't have to respect the person but you must respect the position.
You can change the things you don't like when you get the position.
Choose your friends like you choose your books.
Would you waste your time reading a lousy or depressing book?
You will become like the people you hang-out with.
Be careful of the educators you trust.
Many have their own agenda and the truth is not in them.
Misinformation is everywhere.
Many years ago Jimi Hendrix asked in a song "Are you experienced"
At that time I had to say no, so I set out to experience everything I could.
Let me suggest this to you
Learn the Bible first,
so you will know,
there are some experiences you don't want to have,
no matter how enticing they may appear.
Do you want to live an exciting and fulfilling life?
The more you know what you can do in this life,
and the more you know how to do,
the more you get to do.
Education is about learning the who, what, when, where, and why.
Exercise your brain like you exercise your body
and you'll get to do more than you ever thought possible.
I once heard it said,
we should be sad when a new baby is born,
and celebrate when a person passes on.
Based on my empirical view,
I tend to agree.
If you beat a man with your fist,
he will hate you for life.
If you beat a man with your intelligence,
he will respect you for life.
No one has ever beat the Lord's way in the long term.
The person that wins the moment by lying, cheating or stealing will be the loser for life.
Failure is not for falling down, it's for staying down.
When you're prayin or doin business, if you want to be terrific, you have to be specific
There is no investment you can make that has a greater return,
than the one you make in God.
Money does not end your problems, it only changes them.
Different is not "always", better.
When you out tryin to witness, make the maximum effort, but don't keep swinging after the bell.
Don't listen to what I say,
listen to what I mean.
Many people confuse greed with laziness.
Laziness is a disability; but curable sin.
The physical and mentally tough are not lazy.
What's done in Good conscience, God rewards. What's done with No conscience, Satan destroys.
"If you really knew that Jesus Christ was on his knees praying for you,
You would charge Hell with a squirt gun."
(Jack Graham, Prestonwood Church, Dallas Texas)
(excuse me Parson, but I believe he is, and I sometimes feel like I am.)
If you will just do what your Godly conscience is telling you,
You will be happily satisfied.
Gifts are rarely appreciated as much, as something worked for.
The gift of an event is more memorable than any wraped box.
The older the person, the more the gift is appreciated.
God knows this.
Be the blessing this Christmas, and be blessed.
Hurt people, hurt people.
(an unfortunate truth, that should not include Christians)
Thanks is not gratitude until it is expressed.
You've heard it said -
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Perhaps it is better said -
What you do unto others, will be done unto YOU.
(reapin what your sowin)
If you will be the Peacemaker,
You will also be the Preceptor.
Most people die at 50 years old,
it just takes their bodies 20 or 30 more years to quit.
(Dr. Charles Stanley)
It's better to live in the back of your truck, than with a manipulative, deceitful woman.
It's better to live in the house alone, than to live with a cold hearted, adulterous man.
(Or, do people like that deserve each other?) (Quiz ?)
The Guilty Conscience needs no Accuser.
The daily torment of it will crush even the strongest of minds.
The five phases of recovery after a tragic event are,
denial, anger, bargaining, depression, then acceptance.
You can't bargain with God, but praying does help.
A lifelong, relentless passion pursued, is the common thread among the super successful.
When a person receives Christ as their Saviour, he becomes the Steward over their life.
Just as a father or mother over their children Christ will discipline his own.
When you give your body, mind, and soul to Christ and step out of his will
his correction will begin with conviction, then sanction, then corporal punishment just as any good parent would do.
How do you spend your money?
How do you spend your life?
Do you spend it on nothing, or
Great ambition and conquest, without contribution is without significance.
Youth ages, immaturity is outgrown,
ignorance can be educated, drunkenness can be sobered,
but stupid is forever.
If you are stupid when you are saved, you will still be stupid after you are saved.
The Lord will follow you all the way to the poor house.
Be wise, learn the Bible.
You cannot step into the river twice.
Opportunity lost is lost forever.
If the Lord is calling you, answer the phone.
People do not care how much you know,
until they know how much you care.
I heard it said that if your going to be moving to another country,
there are certain people you will want angry at you,
so they will not miss you, or want to come be with you when your gone.
(this could be a metaphor)
Contradiction is the threshold to understanding.
If it were possible for mankind to be infallibly pure and holy in the eyes of God,
there would be no need for a Saviour.
What is taught in the classroom (and
home street ) today,
will be the America you will live in tomorrow.
It would be just as dreadful for the person that enjoys sin to be in heaven,
as it would be for the Christian in hell,
for the values and desires of each would be absent.
Heaven is for the holy, Hell is for the unholy.
Which is in your future?
If the challenge is to large, your God is to small.
Serve others and the Lord will serve you.
No one gets an infinite amount of time to pursue perfection, but by fine tuning your decision making process and using effective time management,
you can overcome even the most difficult of competitors.
With the Lord as the centerpiece of your thinking you will make better decisions and win more of the battles in life.
Exercise your Mindseye,
Think it through, before you do.
Sometimes, protest can be a good thing.
Prepare, Protest, Participate in the coming of
"The Great American Revolution of 2012"
the year the Americans will create a new congress
of the people, by the people, and for all the people.
The 1% Er's (America's self-serving ruling class, the incompetent trust fund babies, the money idolers) will be overthrown
financially, politically, socially, and morally.
(I'm prayin hard for this to happen, are you?)
(I'm not speaking about those of Godly wealth, but rather those who have trampled over and destroyed the lives of others for their personal gain.)
(You know them by the faulty goods and services they sell.)
The United States Corporate Congress of Political gain and Public destruction,
where the profits are private and the losses are public.
Who are you going to vote for?
It appears it is the Lobbyists that write and make/buy most of the laws passed in this country.
Christ is the Moral Authority.
Without him there are no moral guidelines in America.
Without morals America will fail.
Hello in there,
If you are one of the thousands of people who finished this day without any human contact,
isn't it nice to have Christ with you, knowing he will be closer to you than a friend.
Some people may say my faith and belief in Christ is a fruitless hope and just a dream.
If I am dreaming, please don't wake me up.
I am living my dream, are you?
I just stopped by to say, "hello in there".
Being a Christian is a lot like a chess match;
anyone can learn the rules,
but it takes a lifetime to master the game .
I hope this Is not, what you do?
Someone gives you a job: you repay them by stealing from them.
Someone lends you some money; you repay them by lying to them.
Someone gives you a gift; you repay them by trying to hustle them.
What kind of person is it, that
repays Good with Evil?
Some people think God's threat is greater than his execution; not true.
God always gives more than he receives,
Your failure to give is an outwardly statement of your disbelief in God's word.
Evil thoughts make a Evil person.
Godly thoughts make a Godly person.
Don't lose your good spirit.
Keep the adventure with God alive.
Speak "to" your desires and problems with, faith and belief,
not "about" them.
This is the way to move mountains.
God made the naked body a beautiful thing,
to see it, is not porn,
to pervert it, is.
(Consider the content of art throughout the world's museums)
Finding the connection between Heaven and Earth makes everything meaningful,
Missing it makes everything meaningless, including life.
Of all God's creations, his children are his greatest glory.
Serve him with all your heart,
and enjoy the unsurpassed inter-peace he offers,
For those of you who want all the authority,
but none of the responsibility;
You're on your own for that is not God's way.
Without God you will fail.
The comforts of the rich depend
on the abundance of the poor.
(member of the Trilateral Commission on Foreign Relations)
Those who cannot afford the luxury of an opinion must dance the Beggars Waltz.
Doing well does not also mean doing Good.
The four centers of power: Political, Monetary, Intellectual, Ecclesiastical
Christians should top the list in all the power centers.
but they don't.
Influence Counts when your goal is "A Noble Cause".(SS)
Those with a joy for living,
are a living joy.
(Think about it.)
The life you live, today,
will determine the life you live in the future.
There is a harvest for everything you do.
Good and Bad.
The best sermons are lived, not preached.
Forget your troubles come on get happy,
you better chase all your cares away,
Get ready for the judgment day.
When you cross the river the tide will wash your sins away.
It's all so peaceful on the other side.
Come on and get happy
We're going to the Promise Land!
The Lord wants you to be a good steward of what he has already provided to you
before giving you more.
I'd rather be a failure at something I love,
than a success at something I hate. (George Burns)
Most folks are about as happy, as they make their minds up to be.
...if we could just love each other, as much as we say we love him.
what a wonderful world this would be.
A motorcyclist's ability to concentrate is probably his most important tool for staying alive.
Well, that and a good prayer.
"He who is not afraid, will always be safe" (Lao Tzu)
Whenever we think that what is happening should not be happening, we perceive this as a problem and get scared.
Do not focus on your inter fears.
Experience life, deal with it.
Fear is a signal that it is time to perform.
Interpret fear as a signal to increase your alertness.
Concentration overcomes fear.
Brave people are not fearless, they just have a higher threshold than others before fear captures their mind.
Anyone with enough faith in their beliefs, can be a powerful force.
The stronger your beliefs, the more you affect your environment.
A Godly Adventure into the circus of life
God will cast the show so it has the feeling of a roller coaster ride.
He asks of you, your indulgence, your patience, and your dedication.
Risk more than others think is safe,
Care more than others think is wise,
Dream more than others think is practical,
Expect more than others think is possible.
With God, you are going to do the impossible.
I would rather die today and go to heaven, than to live to be a 100 and go to hell.
Do you add value or consume, the people around you?
The person who is always speaking has a hard time learning from others.
If someone tells you a story that sounds to good to be true, it probably is.
I always respect my instructors; I may know more than they know, but I don't know, what they know.
Many years ago the communists said they were going to take over America without ever firing a shot.
Seems like they are doing a good job.
It is easy to understand how some people without the Holy Spirit could become bitter and cranky in their old age.
Satan has created some real jerks in this world, that are fast tracking their way to Hell..
I hope your not one of them.
Would you rather be right, or rewarded?
You don't have to be right all the time.
Don't expect Jesus to perform any tricks to validate himself to you.
The Stronger your Faith, the Stronger your affection.
God's commission to all Christians is to defeat the works of the wicked.
No One has ever died from a lack of Sleep.
but it sure can mess up your thinking and health.
A Jewish rabbi explained the Golden calf and other objects of worshiping not as idols but as representative of their God or vessels for the containment of the God they worship. We don't worship the Cross on the wall at church but what it stands for. Some people believe that God resides in the Church building or that a prayer cloth has some special power. God and his power resides in his people, not in a building or a material object of any kind. I would not say it is wrong to have reminders of God such as jewelry or paintings or whatever but let them not have any deity.
Webster's dictionary defines idol - An idol is any thing which usurps the place of God in the hearts of his rational creatures.
So do you have any idols?
Is there anything you care about more than God? any material things, money, sex, power, drugs, anything?
You can't be a Christian and an idol worshiper.
With God it's all or nothing.
I was watching Pastor Jeff Schreve on Lightsource.com one morning and he pulled a crisp new $100 bill out of his pocket and asked the congregation if anyone would like to have this bill. Then he wadded the bill up and asked again. Then he spit on the bill, threw it on the floor and stepped on it with his shoe, and asked again would anyone like to have this $100 bill. (You do know the answer.)
You are much like the $100 bill to God.
No matter where you've been or how messed up you are, you are still valuable to God.
A head for business, a heart for Christ, and a body for sin.
what's wrong with this picture?
Can it be fixed?
Zig Ziegler ( a motivational speaker) was once asked, why do you give these speeches, no one remembers what you said after they leave? He responded, " A bath doesn't last either that's why I take one every day."
Repetition is the key to memory.
Whatever it is you dislike in someone else, be sure to correct in yourself.
A con-artist (hustler) is a thief in Christian friendly clothes. Don't be taken in by them. Learn to identify them. Do you have a friend that takes but never gives? When you first meet a confidence artist they will quickly become your best friend, until they can discover your weaknesses. Then they will exploit that weakness to relieve you of your money or possessions. The Bible has a lot to say about these kinds of people and their fate: and it's not pretty.
The Lord crushes those who crush others.
Ever now and then I hear a story worth tellin over. This one was told by Pastor Mark Balmer of Calvary Chapel, Melbourne Florida.
There was this young lady that had been blind all her life. The Lord had blessed her with a boyfriend that was very much in love with her. He had asked her to marry him many times but she always replied that if she could only see then she would marry him. One day an unexpected phone call she received told her that someone had donated their eyes and she could have an operation that would give her the vision she had always longed for. She had the operation and was then able to see. Now she would be able to see the boyfriend that had been so loyal to her for so long. When she saw him for the first time she was taken back for her boyfriend was blind. He asked her again now that you can see will you marry me now? She thought about it for some time and thinking to herself she didn't want to spend the rest of her life with the reminder of her blindness nor did she want to take care of a blind man. So she told the boyfriend that she could not marry him because there was so much she wanted to see. The boyfriend replied as she walked away, "Enjoy the eyes thru which you see, for once they were mine."
Jesus gave all he had to give, for you. What are you willing to give for him?
How much money would it take for Satan to buy you away from God?
(John Odgen, Christian Motorcyclists Association)
Knowing there is a God, doesn't get it.
Knowing there is a Jesus, doesn't get it.
Knowing the Bible, doesn't get it.
It's your life, make it personal.
Live it or Lose it.
Would you pray with me for just 60 seconds,
just for my peace of mind?
Here I am talking to you again, Lord.
Would you please, forgive us our sins, overflow us with your Holy Spirit?
Jesus, I'm counting on you to be my Lord and Savior.
As my Lord, I will put your first before all mankind.
As my savior, I thank you for all you have done, and all you will be doing in the future.
I look forward to this new never-ending adventure with God
Please, Make it real for me.
(Now that didn't hurt did it?)
A Cool Christian is a person that can maintain a Bible-centric composure
when all Hell is breaking loose around him/her.
Cool, getting Biblical.
It's easy for the criminal to forgive the victim
It's much harder for the victim to forgive the criminal
God gave me the strength.
The person that will lie, cheat and steal for you
is the same person
that will lie to you, cheat on you, and steal from you.
The person that refuses to pray with you may have more faith, than the person who is quick to pray with you.
The person quick to pray with you doesn't mind lying to a God they don't believe in
while the person who refuses may believe the God they don't believe in will change their life.
If there is no God, and there is no Christ,
How come it is, that the lives of billions of people, in the past thousands of years
have been so overwhelmingly changed for the better,
with just a few words said in prayer and a little bit of faith.
What's up with that?
Maybe there really is something to it?
It sure wouldn't hurt you to try it.
I shall only pass this way, once
therefore, if there be any good I can do
let me do it now
for I shall not pass this way again.
May I live my life for Christ by living like Christ.
I thank God for Easter.
To my enemies:
I can forgive you, and I do.
I can pray for your salvation, and I do.
The Lord can help you to endure the punishment of your sins,
and he will.
However, I can not, and you can not, pray away the responsibility and consequence of your actions.
The harvest is coming.
In some countries it is not allowed, to prosper from lawsuits.
You may speak of your faith, forever,
but until it is tested in reality
It cannot be known as true.
Now that you know all the bad things about yourself,
Just think about how much fun you are going to have finding out all the good things
you can do with God's help.
The Holy Spirit is the spirit of Truth, listen to it, trust it,
and it will be your tour guide to life. (Rick Renner)
(Rick Renner is God's messenger in Moscow Russia and deserves a special prayer and blessing)
How rich are you?
Add up all that you have, that cannot be bought,
and that death cannot take away.
If you want your children to turn away from you, try domination.
If you want your adult children to draw closer to you, try non-domination.
Share your experiences, but let them make the decision.
They will survive, just like you did.
Did you ever read a story about Christ domineering anyone?
Pray with expectation
to receive your expectation.
Confidence (in the Lord) Counts.
Do you make it easy for God's word to flow through you?
Flood your world with grace and kindness
and it will be returned to you.
Will you be productive for the Lord, today?
Talk to someone, give to someone, help someone, pray for someone,
For all the Good things that happen to you, today
People who exploit other people for their own personal gain,
are NOT Christians.
Integrity and Composure are the traits of the Respectable.
Tonight, use a 3x5 index card to write down 10 items you want to accomplish tomorrow.
Carry it with you in your shirt pocket all day.
Visualize the who, what, where, when and how of each item before you do them
Line through the task as you complete them., there is something gratifying about that.
Retire the card to file when completed at the end of the day.
Carry over to a new card what you didn't complete.
Procrastination steals your tomorrows.
Get er done.
Old drunks make young drunks,
Old crooks make young crooks,
Old whores make young whores,
How do we break the curse of generational sin?
Old Christians make young Christians.
What excites you,
about your faith?
about your life?
about your companion?
about your job?
(Surprise yourself, make a list.)
Payin the cost to be the boss,
Jesus did it, you should too.
Some people come and go, some never leave.
Are you a "come and go" Christian?
Is dedication and obedience more than just words in the dictionary, to you?
God loves "YOU", will you love him back?
Man's law can be defeated, that's what lawyers do.
God's law has never been defeated.
You will reap what you sow.
Hate is like an acid.
It destroys the vessel in which it is stored.
"Judge me by my enemies".
A person pursuing, promoting or propagating Christian values is going to have enemies.
A "do nothing" Christian might not.
The first thing a new elected politician wants to do is to create a new law, which translates into one less freedom for the American Public, and many more dollars into the pockets of lawyers.
Not a single word of God has ever changed, been removed or added to, since the day it was written, and it costs you nothing.
Worry is the interest paid on trouble before it is due.
A Preachers Motto: Comfort the uncomfortable, and discomfort the comfortable.
You prayed for it, now you have it, don't forget where it came from.
Continue in the Adventures of God and be blessed.
Civilizing the Uncivilized,
Are you a part of the problem or the solution? (SS)
If Christians (Christ in us) lead, leaders will follow. (SS)
For a stronger, longer journey put some pep in your step. (see heath tip tab)
As a man grows wiser, he talks less and says more
To destroy the things you love,
Neglect breaks up homes, relationships, churches, businesses, ...
You can tell how much a person was loved by the number of people that come to their funeral.
Love the one, the one person in front of you.
Love your neighbor, that's the gospel (Heidi Baker)
One must first create a crusade before one can lead one.
"Can't" never did anything.
High-Energy people Succeed
Low-Energy people Recede.
Christmas: The day my savior and my God became man.
CHEERS: MERRY CHRISTMAS, May y'all always be as blessed as me, to share as gooda company as I am. here today.
Here's to new friends, may we find reasons to become old friends.
An idle mind quickly becomes the Devil's playground.
A genius is a person who pursuits a goal no one else can see, and achieves it.
Live so that when people get to know you, they will want to know Christ.
Is it right for anyone to ride on the back of another person's labor?
I would suggest be careful around those kind of people.
They are not Christ-like.
There has never been a day I regretted with Christ in my life; but many a day regretted without him.
Instant prayer brings instant peace.
For the single ladies: You will get many flowers from many men, be careful in the ones you choose.
Ex Animo (Latin - from the heart)
Have you ever had anyone ask you, if you were sent from God?
I can only imagine how that would feel.
I have loved and lost so many times, I dare not to believe in anything. Yet sometimes a word from God rekindles forgotten desires.
Ex Malo Bonum
(latin - From God, good out of evil.)
You say you believe in God; what do you believe he can, and will do?
Do you really believe the word of God?
Don't let your lack of understanding or knowledge prevent you from the blessings he has to offer.
It's easier to learn Christian happiness as a youngster.
Teach your children well. You will learn by teaching.
God blesses those who bless others.
For the Single Guys:
Many a man has fallen in love with a dimple
and ended up with the whole person.
Before you buy the ring, know she can be your best friend.
When things go wrong, once you get passed the denial phase, you will know why. (SS)
If you are the only person that is helped by this website, it is worth the effort to me. (SS)
What you are is God's gift to you,
What you become is your gift to God.
We are responsible for the effort, not the outcome.
Do your best, to receive the best.
Treat me like my dog, Sam, amd I'll love you forever.
He never lied to me, he never cheated on me, he never stole from me, and showed unconditional love to everyone he met. He always greeted me with a smile, he waited on me, and waited with me. He was ready to go whenever I was, he stayed through all the bad times and good. He could sense my feelings and would console me with his ways. He never complained. He brought a smile to everyone he met. He never wanted more than he needed. These are just a few of the reasons I cared so much, and feel the loss of his passing.
He never read the Bible, but had more Christ in him than any human I've ever known.
"Whatever", you take home, (things, people, thoughts), "You", are going to have to take care of .
For those of you going through hard times - The bad times of our live is often God's way of testing and growing, our problem solving skills and our faith in his power to show us the right way through it.
When in doubt - don't.
When your not sure - don't
When God is quiet - don't
You will think and talk like the one you listen to the most. Try the Bible.
A good neighbor is one who neither looks down on you nor keeps up with you.
The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail, not his tongue.
Getting even with someone means you must lower yourself to their level.
For you there is always a reason, for everybody else there's no excuse.
Poor planning on your part does not create an emergency on my part.
... sounds like a personal problem to me, please don't try to make it my problem.
God gives us the strength to face our problems, not to flee from them.
Suicide of your evil thoughts is a good thing, suicide of your life is not a option.
Think more of the Lord's powers within you, and less of the powers over you.
There is a peaceful joy when you have the power of the Lord in your life. (SS).
Caveat of Courtship - People resist change, however, they do change, it just takes a long time.
unlike God, Don't expect that your going to change someone anytime soon.
What I do for the ones I love, I do, without expectation or a sense of obligation, that includes my Lord. (SS)
The Lord has two homes; that ineffable location we call heaven, and in your heart.
Dude, Jesus can take you higher, than any drug. (SS)
Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely,
so which would you rather have, Corporate corrupted leaders or Religious corrupted leaders?
Some people believe, the lack of money is the root of all evil
Thoughts of the self-serving politician - "Pass that bill, after all, I can't see it from my house."
You can read the whole Bible in a year but it takes a lifetime to learn it, and receive it all. (SS)
Only the foolish man criticizes the village he calls home.
Words of Wisdom - Do not poop in your own nest.
Faith, like Fidelity, is not a feeling, it is a decision.
The brain is like a Manson of many rooms; in which room do you reside? the kitchen, the bedroom, the study?
Greed and Envy are two of Satan's most powerful tools. (SS)
Easy, is the enemy of ambition.
Some people try to prove themselves, right, by being loud.
Wise men are not always silent, but they sure know when to be.
If you want to catch better fish, you've got to improve the bait. (my fav)
A friend will help you move,
A good friend will help you move a body.
The man that falls down gets up much quicker than the man that lays down.
One of the keys to successful courtship: Care enough, not to care to much.
Economist John Maynard Keynes, in response to changing his mind, and accused of being inconsistent was quoted saying
"When I get new information I will change my position. Sir, what do you do with new information?"
Only Sissies, would hit or abuse a woman, no real man would, no matter how provoked. (SS)
Sin - You can do that, but it's going to cost you, more than your gonna wanna pay. (SS)
Dr. Charles Stanley said, "Fight all your battles on your knees". I don't think he meant the willful neglect of responsibility. So where is the line?
Thank you Lord, for all you gave to me that adorns my life. I am forever, your amazed and humble servant.
No two situations are ever identical; when attempting to help someone, listen don't advise, their situation is not identical, to the one you went through. (
What you need is...) Sharing your experience and what you learned is better.
There are no part-time Christians. God is not your part-time servant. You can not live in sin on earth, and expect help from heaven above.
Not all answers are either "right or wrong" ; the answers can be "right, and more right". (SS) Why is this concept so difficult for some?
Unforgivingness Destroys. (families, life, health, relationship, prayer, spirit, and more) Please, change my heart, Lord.
"Sometimes the Lord will take a life to save a soul." Quote of Dr. Michael Youssef
Socialism vs. Free Enterprise: If you have a right to something you did not earn, that means someone else does not have a right to something they did earn.
Just because you want something really bad does not give you a "right" to it.
The commandment "Thou shall not steal" does not include, " unless there is a majority vote in congress".
That fiery little lady preacher, Joyce Meyer, doesn't mind ruffling a few feathers, or adding a little humor, to get her point across. Here's two quotes of hers that locked-in for me. You can catch a daily teaching on TV or the Internet. www.joycemeyer.org
"Everybody wants what I have; they just don't want to do, what I did to get it."
"The sermon is free, its the through-put that is so costly."
Who said "Faith without works is dead"? (Book of James) Who said faith without change is superficial? Solo, and about 1,000 other preachers.
Do more, to get more. (SS)
The harvest of whatever you have sown is coming.
It seems to me, the Lord uses injury or illness to stop a sin, suddenly. (SS)
Don't let the adventure of God's Spirit slip away.
Salvation, better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it. (SS)
Say what you mean, mean what you say. Say what you mean, mean what you say. Say what you mean, mean what you say. Okay?
When the airplane is about to crash, how many passengers start to pray? what happened to all the objections?
"I sin all I want to; I just don't want to." quote of Joel Osteen. Lakewood Church, Texas
Adventuring into the mystery of God's Spirit is the most exciting life you'll ever experience. It is truly the never ending story. (SS)
Generosity is that of a fool, in the eye of the thief.
If your wrong, admit it, fix it, forgive it, forget it. It's not cool to build fences or burn bridges in life when you are spiritually founded.. (SS)
When was the last time you prayed, out loud, with your children, your loved one? Was when they had a problem? An occasion? everyday?
If you prayed over the telephone do you think God would hear it? If your loved one prayed over the telephone, would God hear it? hum.
To the Boss: You can it have pretty or you can have it fast, but you can't have it pretty fast.
Live, Love, and Pray, today, for tomorrow is not promised to anyone.
Whatever you want more of in this life, you must first give. If you want more friends, be a friend. If you want more ... You can not out-give God.
There is no action, without a God reaction. (SS)
I was mowing the lawn as my elderly neighbor approached my house. She stopped to greet me and share a word of despair. Solo, I have lived my life, I am in so much pain, and lonely most of the time, what good is my life? Mrs. P, you have children, grandchildren, even great grandchildren, right? yes, And you lived a long time and have experienced much. yes, I would say you have a lot of wisdom to share, and that may be more valuable than money, or time. Her eyes were smiling as she walked away. Live on. (SS)
Every heartbreak you experience makes the next one a little bit easier. (SS)
Are you producing oxitocins?
Use it or Lose it ! A Solid Truth for health, wealth, and spirit. (SS)
Not all children are born in love. Sex is recreation for the inhabitants of many of the third world countries, no wait, perhaps all countries, and the children are the burden of a drunken weekend. "Please won't some sucker take care of them, just don't stop me from having fun and more burdens. We don't have a bowling alley or movie theater here." (In front of the camera, and people with a hand-out, these people act like they care. When camera is turned off, they don't give a damn if the kid lives or dies. This is what the uncivilized world does.) This may sound like a harsh statement but don't shoot me, I'm just the messenger from the grassroots of the many third world countries I have visited as a student. I'm not for abandonment of care for the children but rather trying to promote STRONG sanctions against irresponsible parents. Let the parents starve, not the children. Better yet, teach responsibility. (SS)
Who suffers the most, the sinner or the saint?
Old age surprises even the most watchful eye.
My dog taught me unconditional love, who taught you?
True freedom is non-possession.
Do the right thing. Be the encourager!
Often the people who protest the most about an issue are the most guilty. (SS)
You can lock up a thief, but you can't do anything with a liar.
Some people never grow up, they just grow older. Growing up includes the measure of self-discipline attained. (SS)
Not all people who claim to be Christians are; (Preachers included) Be very careful who you Trust.
When Prince Charles and Lady Diana had their first child, Prince William, a reporter asked, "If you could teach your child only one thing, what would it be?" the reply was, "Good manners; it costs nothing, and the returns are prodigious." (enormous, great, ...)
People usually believe the First story they hear. Teach your children well. Teach your children Truth. Teach your children, First. (SS)
If you don't, you might not like what they learn, and what they become. Pray with them, today.
The measure of a person's intelligence can be determined by what they talk about.
The person of below average intelligence will talk about other people.
The person of average intelligence will talk about events.
The person of high intelligence will speak of ideals and principles.
(You can test this the next time you are in a conversation with someone you know.)
You are forgiven your sins through Grace, your life is blessed through Works. (SS)
What career should you pursue? just ask yourself, what you would do for free. Any questions? (SS)
It's only work, if there's something else you would rather be doing.
What is God's will for your life? To bring others into fellowship with him. - To defeat the temptations of Sin and Sinful people. (SS)
When the Boss jumps you for making a mistake, tell him : "I've been seeking perfection all my life, somehow it keeps eluding me". (SS) It is much easier to expect perfection than it is to achieve it.
By pursuing perfection, excellence is achieved. Shoot for the moon, you are bound to land among the stars.
Some memories last a lifetime. Some decisions change a lifetime. (SS)
When was the last time you made someone feel so good, they wanted to dance? (SS)
Satan's Joy - when you give up or quit. Satan wants you to feel defeated. Don't do something, just stand there.
One day in Heaven is worth more than a lifetime of Hell. (SS)
Many people mistake kindness for weakness. Try meekness.
In your Christian walk be the affecter, not the effected.
If the dollar bill crashes, and becomes worthless, what currency or commodity would be the best alternative to have? Euro's, Hong Kong Dollars, precious metals, something else? If your life crashes, and becomes worthless (in your view) what alternative would you use? drunkenness, wickedness, nakedness, Godliness?
If you had to give up one of your 6 senses, which would you choose? Sight, Smell, Touch, Hearing, Taste, or Spiritual
If we meet, and you forget me, you've lost nothing. If you meet Jesus, and forget him, you've lost everything.
What the mind can conceive, and believe; it can achieve.
Be the man. Take responsibility for your own faults and failures instead of blaming them on someone else.
The man afraid of dying, dies a thousand deaths.
The dangling carrot usually spoils before it is eaten. (SS)
Most prejudice reflects one's level of civilization, not their color or act. (SS)
Faith resides in the conscience of the conscious. (SS)
Keeping up with the Jones's: Your income amount is not as important, as what you do with it.
Egocentric lifestyles lead to egocentric abasements. A Christocentric lifestyle leads to a blessed life. (SS)
The Losers in this life, are the ones who never learn to overcome the temptation of
Lying, Cheating and Stealing. (SS)
I have to feel sorry for people so poor, they feel they must lie, cheat and steal to have anything in this life. For shame will become their torment. Torment will become their life.
The evil come to steal, kill, and destroy. Do not put your treasure in things that can be stolen, killed or destroyed. That doesn't mean its not cool to have stuff.
For every sinful thought and/or deed try to commit the opposite. (mental toughness)
Have you heard the story of Little Red Riding Hood and the Snake?
One day Little Red Riding Hood was walking through the woods on her way to town. She sat down on a log to rest and over in the grass a snake popped his head up and spoke to her. "Little Red, I am so tired and cold and I need to get to town would you please carry me?" , she replied " Your a snake and you will bite me and I will die".
The snake told her, " Oh no, if you would be so kind as to take me to town, I would never bite you". Again she said " no, you will bite me and I will die." The snake once again responded " I promise I would not bite you".
So, Little Red Riding Hood, picked up the snake and put him under her coat next to her heart to warm him and off to town they went.
Just before reaching town the snake bit her right in the heart, jumped out of her arms and slithered off into the grass. As, Little Red Riding Hood was standing there, dying on the inside, she said to the snake, "why did you do that"? The snake replied,
"You knew what I was, when you picked me up".
(why is it so hard for us to use the wisdom we know, and have?) SS
When your going through hard times remember, "Everything is Temporary" , "Nothing is Static".
You can break God's commandments but not his laws.
You can be forgiven of your sins, but it doesn't eliminate the consequence or responsibility of your actions.
"In the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth" If you truly believe that, believing the rest of the Bible should be no problem. (SS)
"If your thinking is greater than your Life; Your life will be greater than you think." (SS)
"There is an intrinsic cost, when integrity is traded for corruption" (SS)
"Hurt people, hurt people."
"It is better to have believed and fallen than to have never believed at all." (SS)
"What do you call an unexplainable desirable occurrence; a blessing or consequence." (SS)
"You can have faith, or you can have worry, but you can't have both." (SS)
"It doesn't take much size, to criticize."
"There is no substitute for God Power." (SS)
"Friends don't let Friends, Go to Hell."
For the Singles - "If you want to catch better fish, you've got to improve the bait."
Don't let your bravado outweigh your expertise.
Mankind can legislate against the laws of God but it doesn't change them.
Sin has a penalty of its own. Learn the Good Book to avert the penalties and reap the blessings.
Lying, cheating and stealing will not result in a better life. If you lie, you will be lied to; if you cheat, you will be cheated on; if you steal, you will be stolen from. You can't escape or change God's laws, believe it or not.
If God brought you to it, God will take you through it.
To my loved ones: Know, that if i ever become angry with you, it doesn't mean, I don't love you. (SS)
Most arguments can be ended by "agreeing to disagree". (SS)
We must keep moving through life, don't let your yesterdays, bring down your tomorrows. (SS)
Whatever you do in this life, see it as doing it for Christ, not man. (SS)
In music, what is the difference in Church and Soul? Soul is the feeling of not wanting to leave, some churches have it, some don't. Some people have it, some don't.
Love or Infatuation
Infatuation is instant desire. It is one set of glands calling to another. Love is friendship that has caught fire. It takes root and grows – one day at a time.
Infatuation is marked by a feeling of insecurity. You are excited and eager, but not genuinely happy. There are nagging doubts, unanswered questions, little bits and pieces about your beloved that you would just as soon not examine too closely. It might spoil the dream.
Love is quiet understanding and the mature acceptance of imperfection. It is intrinsic. It gives you strength and grows beyond you – to bolster your beloved. You are warmed by his presence, even when he is away. Miles do not separate you. You want him nearer. But near or far, you know he is yours and you can wait.
Infatuation says, “We must get married right away. I can't risk losing him.”
Love says, “Be patient. Don't panic. He is yours. Plan your future with confidence.
Infatuation has an element of sexual excitement. If you are honest, you will admit it is difficult to be in each other's company unless you are sure it will end in intimacy. Love is the maturation of friendship. You must be friends before you can be lovers.
Infatuation lacks confidence. When he's away, you wonder if he's cheating. Sometimes you even check.
Love means trust. You are calm, secure, and unthreatened. He feels that trust, and it makes him even more trustworthy.
Infatuation may lead you to do things you'll regret later, but love never will.
Love is an upper. It makes you look up. It makes you think up. It makes you a better person than you were before.
(Author unknown. This message was published in my local newspaper in the 1950's and I have never forgotten it. It has served me well in this life. I hope it will do the same for you. May the joy of love endure over all the heartbreaks you ever experience.)
Children Learn what they Live
by Dorothy Law Nolte, PHD
If Children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If Children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If Children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If Children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If Children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If Children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If Children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If Children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If Children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If Children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If Children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If Children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If Children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If Children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If Children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If Children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If Children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If Children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
If Children live with friendliness, the learn the world is a nice place in which to live.
Contradiction is the threshold to understanding.
The reasonable man conforms to society. The unreasonable man expects society to conform to him. Without the unreasonable man their would be no progress.
I would have done better, if I had known better.
Repetition is the key to acceptance.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Real intelligence is the creative use of knowledge, not merely an accumulation of facts.
For the single men - The four greatest desires women seek in a man - (The 4 B's) Brains, Brawn, Beauty, and Bucks.
According to the Dali Llama the two greatest desires of all mankind are Happiness, and the Reduction of Suffering (ref: The Art of Happiness).
In advertising, sex sells,~ what? = Deception (SS)
Dysfunctional family life often produces the child starving for affection; who will do most anything to fulfill that need. Paid or privileged, acknowledged or denied, sex is the ultimate act of affection.
If you want to know, who do you love; ask yourself, who would you take a bullet for? (SS) Would you take a bullet in the heart for Christ? really?
How will you be remembered?
You will become like the music you listen to.
The mate for beauty should be a man, not a money chest.(Bulwer)