January 13, 2005

The Little Things

Dear friends, let us practice loving each other, for love comes from Godand those who are loving and kind show that they are the children of God, and that they are getting to know him better.
THE BOOK OF JOHN

The earnest prayer of a righteous man has a great power and wonderful results.
THE BOOK OF JAMES

For nothing is impossible with God.
THE BOOK OF LUKE

I have held many things in my hands, and have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess.
MARTIN LUTHER

If it's nothing more than a smile--give that away and and keep on giving it.
Beth Brown

God has given us two hands--one to receive with and the other to give with.
BILLY GRAHAM

Hope is the companion of power and mother of success; for whoso hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles.
Samuel Smiles

Giving is the secret of a healthy life. Not necessarily money, but whatever a man has of encouragement and sympathy and understanding.
JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER, JR.

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December 28, 2004

Kindness

I got a wonderful Norman Rockwell book for Christmas called 'Simple Acts of Faith' that has some of the best quotes in it. I thought that I would share some of them today then more later. There are so many good ones I want to share them all!

"Life is not made up of great sacrifices or duties,
but of little things,
in which smiles and kindness and small obligations,
given habitually,
are what win and preserve the heart.
SIR HUMPHREY DAVY

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."
AESOP

"And whatever you do, do it with kindness and love."
THE FIRST BOOK OF CORINTHIANS

"It's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years."
ABRAHAM LINCOLN

"Greet each other warmly in the Lord."
tHE SECOND BOOK OF CORINTHIANS

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give!"
WINSTON CHURCHILL

"My power shows up best in weak people."
THE SECOND BOOK OF CORINTHIANS

"We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the Beautiful Stuff out."
RAY BRADBURY

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September 26, 2004

Wisdom

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Immanuel Kant
German philosopher (1724 - 1804)

Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.
James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson, 1791
Scottish author & biographer (1740 - 1795)

We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take us or spare us.
Marcel Proust
French novelist (1871 - 1922)

To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
Marilyn vos Savant

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August 16, 2004

Are We All Mystics??

We are all of us more mystics than we believe or choose to believe.....We have seen more than we let on, even to ourselves. Through some moment of beauty or pain, some subtle turning of our lives, we catch glimmers at least of what the saints are blinded by; only then, unlike the saints, we go on as though nothing has happened. To go on as though something has happened, even though we are not sure what it was or just where we are supposed to go with it, is to enter the demension of life that religion is a word for.

Frederick Buechner from 'Rumors' by Philip Yancey

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August 15, 2004

Miracles & the Unbeliever

"The genuine realist, if he is an unbeliever, will always find strength and ability to disbelieve in the miraculous, and if he is confronted with a miracle as an irrefutable fact he would rather disbelieve his own senses than admit the fact. Faith does not ..... spring from the miracle, but the miracle from faith.

Fyodor Dostoevsky as quoted in 'The Jesus I Never Knew' by Philip Yancey

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