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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

 

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When we let go of fear, only then can we gracefully move from 'what was' into the miracle of 'what can be.'

Lord, when I lose hope because my plans have come to nothing, help me to remember that your love is always greater than my disappointments and your plan for my life is always better than my dreams.

Life doesn't need to be perfect, and you need not be rich and famous; as long as you have Christ in your heart, it's more than enough.

God always answers our prayers. Either He changes the circumstances, or He supplies sufficient power to overcome them.

God stands by us when we are down and out, guides us when we think of quitting, and inspires us when things seem confusing. God knows. God sees.

He who is filled with love is filled with God himself. - St. Augustine

Before you think of saying any unkind word, think of someone who can't speak. Before you complain about the food you eat, think of someone who has nothing to eat. Before you complain about life, think of someone who went too early to heaven. And when you are tired and complaining about your job, think of the unemployed, the disabled, and those who wished they had your job. And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down, put a smile on your face and thank God you're alive and still around. Life is a gift. Live it well.

Life is like a book. Everyday has a new page, with adventures to tell, lessons to learn, and tales of good deeds to remember.

People as sandpaper, as sand: In life, God doesn't give you the people you want. Instead, He gives you the people you need, to teach you, to hurt you, to love you, and to make you exactly the way God wants you to be.

Life is never without a problem, never without difficulty, never without hurtful moments, but should never be without God to lean on.

You'll never know that God is all you need until God is all you've got.


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