Friday, January 8, 2010

Just Thinkin'...

Do you ever read a scripture or quote and it just strikes you? Like the kind of strike that you can't get it out of your head? I do...a lot. Here are some of my favorites:

~Spread love everywhere you go: First of all in your own house...let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness. ~ Mother Teresa

~We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty. ~ Mother Teresa

~I'm only one. But still, I am one. I cannot do everything, but still, I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.~ Edward Everett Hale

~Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't.~Richard Bach

~Anyway - The Paradoxical Commandments

*People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered. Love them anyway.
*If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Do good anyway.
*If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.
*The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
*Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway.
*The biggest person with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest person with the smallest mind. Think big anyway.
*People favor underdogs, but follow only top dogs. Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
*What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.
*People really need help but may attack if you help them. Help people anyway.
*Give the world the best you have and you might get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; It was never between you and them anyway.

~Kent M. Keith

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. ~James 1:27 NIV

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. ~Phil 4:7-9

For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.~Psalm 100:5

How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.~1John3:1

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