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Happiness is a choice that I can make any time, any place and anywhere. Adam Jackson

Today I will laugh and let my heart sing. None of us know what tomorrow may bring. Today I will be thankful that God is on my side. No need to worry, no need to hide. Today I will proclaim it -- His promises are true! Faith can move mountains and save countries too. Today I will live as God would intend, enjoying each blessing from beginning to end. Today is a gift, a gift that's worth sharing, like the gift of God's love.

If you can't see the bright side, polish the dull side.

Kind words make good echoes.

Life is short, pray long.

The best things in life aren't things.

No God, no peace. Know God, know peace.

Life is a measure to be filled, not a cup to be drained.

When you're green with envy, you're ripe for trouble.

The tongue weighs practically nothing, but few can hold it.

We stand tallest when we stoop the help others.

We receive and achieve only when we believe.

Lord, I'm carrying something I cannot handle, but I know that you can, so I give it all to you.

The Son of God alone can restore us to God, for He shed His lood to cleanse our sins and give us a new life. Watchman Nee

Every sixty second you spen being angry, upset or mad is a full minute of happiness you'll never get back. Life is too short. Break the rules. Forgive quickly. Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably. And most importantly, never regret anything that made you smile.

Our old history ends with the cross; our new history begins with the resurrection. Watchman Nee

Let it be your business every day, in the secrecy of the iner chamber, to meet the Holy God. Andrew Murray

Jonh 12: 1-11 When we love, we give our best affection, we share the abundance of our generosity and we waste our precious time and resource with our beloved.

When it seems you can't forgive, remember how much you've been forgiven. ODB

Above all, sing spiritually. Have an eye to God in every word you sing. Aim at pleasing Him more than yourself or any creature. John Wesley

Do not look for things or people that aren't there, just always be thankful for what you have, because the more you look for something not with you, the more you find something wrong with what you have.

Our sin is great. God's grace is greater.

In the palm of His hand God has written your name, for you are loved not for what you are to others but for who you are to Him.
Salvation comes through a cross and a crucified Christ. Andrew Murray

Our heaviest cross today might be our greatest blessing tomorrow.

The best place in the world is right in the arms of someone who will not only hold you at your best but will pick you up and hold you tighter at your weakest.

I can love you but God can love you deeper. I can be a friend but God can be your best friend. You can cry to me, but God can dry your tears. I can hold your hand but God can carry you.

Our feet are meant to move forward, not backwards.

Winners are positive thinkers who see good in all things. From the ordinary, they make the extraordinary. Nancye Sims

Kindness is an inner desire that makes us do good things for others even if we don't get anything in return.

One young lion asked his mom, Where is happiness? On your tail, says the mother. So the young lion spent the whole day tired chasing after his tail. Son, you don't have to chase after your happiness. Just keep moving forward and your happiness will follow.

What makes life exciting? It is when God gives you the strength and courage to fight a losing battle despite the fact that all you want to do is to surrender.

What really matters in life is not what you hold in your hand but what you hold in your heart.

Godly people are like lighted candles. The darker the night, the brighther they shine. They do not make noise about their brightness and do not lose their light by sharing it with others.

The truth, even though I cannot feel it right now, is that I am the chosen child of God, precious in God's eyes, called the Beloved from all eternity and held safe in an everlasting embrace. We must dare to opt consciously for our chosenness and not allow our emotions, feelings and passions to seduce us into self-rejection. Henri Nouwen

No person can love you the way God can. No person can complete you the way god can. No person can satisfy the desires of your heart the way God can.

Prayers should be our first response rather than our last resort. ODB

Storms of life come not to destroy but to deepen our roots.

Why be lonely? God is always there. Jesus promised never to leave or forsake us. We are indwelt by the Holy Spriit of God. We live in fellowship with god. We are not cut off from God's purposes. We are his purposes.

Make peace with the past so it won't screw up the present.

What other people think of you is none of your business.
Time heals everything. Give time.
No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
Don't compare your life with others' and don't judge them. You have no idea what their journey is about.
Smile -- you don't own all the problems in the world.

Greatness is all about God, who we are because of what he has done in our life. I am great because I am his child.

Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next.

Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction, the one that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our very best.

A Christian community should do as Jesus did: propose and not impose. It's attraction must lie in the radiance cast by the love of brothers. Jean Vanier

Understanding is deeper than knowledge. Many people know us, but very few understand us. It's because understanding is more of the heart than of the mind.

Giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they will love you back. Do not accept lovein return. Just wait for it to grow in their heart. But if it does not, be content that it grew in you.

A baby mosquito returned after its first flight. Dad asked, How do you feel? It replied, Dad it was wonderful! Everyone was clapping for me. Take everything positively.

Prayer is a deserted moment in which we are alone with God. If we don't pray, our presence is manipulative, words are meaningless, friendship is superficial, ministry is merely a job. If we pray, our presence is transformative, words are meaningful, friendship is profound, ministry is loving service.

Judas' criticism of the costly perfume, which he thought should have been sold and given to the poor, was misplaced. Loving neighbor alone is not enough. We are to love God first and foremost, then let good works flow from that love.

Jesus, increase my trust that You always intend good for me even if it is painful and purifying.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart. Love your neighbor as yourself. Jesus took two separate and independent Old Testament laws of loving God and loving neighbor and fused them into one law of the New Testament, giving humanity 3D glasses and a deeper, more meaningful view of life.

If we reach out to God, He will not allow any ugliness we have done to be life a chain that will forever ite us down to the past. But the good we have done in the past is not unbreakable rope with which God ties us to His side. If it's our wish to go away, he will sadly let us go. This breaking away is not an abrupt break but rather a gradual drift. Are we coming to jesus or going away from him?

The poorest person in the world is not the one without a single coin in his hand, but the one without God in his life.

Walking with God is the best adventure, finding him is the best achievement, and having him as companion is the best source of happiness.

In life, the best ornamen is humiliy, the richest wealth is wisdom, the strongest weapon is patience, the best security is faith, and the best mental tonic is laughter.

One say can change a moment, one idea can change the world, one step can start a journey, but a prayer can change even the impossible.
The most useful asset of a person is not a head full of knowledge
but a heart full of love, with an ear open to listen and a hand willing to help.
Live with no excuses, love with no regrets.
When life gives you 100 reasons to cry, you have 1000 reasons to smile.

Be thankful for yesterday because you have wonderful memories to think about.
Be thankful for today because you are able to wake up to celebrate life.
Be thankful for tomorrow because you will be able to fulfill your dreams and wishes.
But most of all, be thankful to God for He was with you today and he will always be with you tomorrow and forever.

Mountains in the Bible are holy places where god meets man. On a mountain, God tested Abraham's faith and trust by asking him to sacrifice his only son Isaac. (Gen 22:2) on a mountain, Jesus revealed to His apostles His divine nature in the amazing Transfiguration (Mk 9:2). Ths was to give them courage for the coming terrible event where God would sacrifice His only Son on another mountain, Mt. Calvary. We all have to climb a mountain to meet God. Mt. Pain, Mt. Poverty, Mt. Injustice, Mt. Betrayal.

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