“Fear-based repentance makes us hate ourselves. Joy-based repentance makes us hate our sin.” –Tim Keller
If God is not sovereign, God is not God. –R.C. Sproul
“Whenever you have truth it must be given with love, or the message and the messenger will be rejected.” –Mahatma Gandhi
A PRAYER FOR PEACE
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. –Saint Francis of Assisi
Luke 6:37…Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.
Colossians 3:13…Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
1 Corinthians 4:4-5…4My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me. 5Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait till the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men’s hearts. At that time each will receive his praise from God.
Colossians 2:16-17…16Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. 17These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.
1 Corinthians 13
Psalm 73:26…My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
Galatians 6:17…Finally, let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.
Romans 6:14…For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20…19Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.
Acts 20:24…However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace.
1 Corinthians 1:25…For the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength.
1 Corinthians 10:31…So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
2 Timothy 4:7…I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
1 Chronicles 4:9-10…Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, [c] saying, “I gave birth to him in pain.” 10 Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request.
Ephesians 6:4…And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
You have boobies? –Cody, age 3
Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it. –Mark Twain
Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men. –Joseph Conrad
But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most? –Mark Twain
The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that’s the essence of inhumanity. –George Bernard Shaw
The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits. –Albert Einstein
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. –Mark Twain
Never take a job where winter winds can blow up your pants. –Geraldo Rivera
Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself. –Mark Twain
I’ve had an elegant sufficiency; any more would be a superfluity. –Uncle Gurton (character in I Am One of You Forever by Fred Chappell)
Censorship is telling a man he can’t have a steak just because a baby can’t chew it. –Mark Twain
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime. –Mark Twain (The Innocents Abroad/Roughing It)
Anger is not a form of punishment, but protection. The more freely we are able to pursue healing in our anger, the more abundantly and fully we heal. –Jason Sullivan
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. –Mark Twain
“I do not envy you the headache you will have when you awake. But for now, rest well and dream of large women.” Man in Black
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean. –Maya Angelou
John Stewart Mill once said that censorship is wrong for two reasons. First, it deprives people of the truth. Second, it deprives people of a greater appreciation of the truth via its juxtaposition with falsity. –Mike S. Adams
And the little boy said…
There are so many colors in the rainbow,
So many colors in the morning sun,
So many colors in the flowers
And I see every one.