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to the harbourWherever your spiritual journey takes you, a comforting knowledge will usually result. In the eyes of God - everybody stands alone. So by finding your faith, you are also discovering the one place in your life where your marital status can and does make no difference at all!


larkThe man whispered, "God, speak to me" and a meadowlark sang.

But, the man did not hear.

lightningSo the man yelled, "God, speak to me" and the thunder rolled across the sky.

But, the man did not listen.

starThe man looked around and said,"God let me see you." And a star shined brightly.

And, the man shouted,"God show me a miracle." And, a life was born.


But, the man did not notice.

butterflySo, the man cried out in despair,"Touch me God, and let me know you are here." Whereupon, God reached down and touched the man.But, the man brushed the butterfly away...


I asked the Lord
for a bunch of fresh flowers
but instead he gave me an ugly cactus
with many thorns.
I asked the Lord
for some beautiful butterflies
but instead he gave me many ugly and dreadful worms.
I was threatened.
I was disappointed.
I mourned.
But after many days, suddenly,
cactus flowerI saw the cactus bloom
with many beautiful flowers
and those worms became
butterfliesbeautiful butterflies
flying in the wind.
God's way is the best way." ~ Chung-Ming Kao


I'm Too Blessed To Be Stressed & Too Anointed To Be Disappoint

Jesus-shepherdI refuse to be discouraged, to be sad or to cry.
I refuse to be downhearted and here's the reason why:
I have a God who is almighty; who is sovereign and supreme;
I have a God who loves me, and I am on his team.
He is all wise and powerful; Jesus is His Name;
though everything else is changeable, My God remains the same.
I refuse to be defeated. My eyes are on my GOD. He has promised to be with me, as through this life I trod.
I am looking past my circumstances, to heaven's throne above.
My prayers have reached the heart of God. I am resting in his love.
I give thanks to him in everything. My eyes are on his face. The battle is 
his; the victory is mine; He will help me win the race.


One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach
with the Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene,
he noticed tow sets of footprints in the sand; one belonged to him, and
the other to the Lord.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at
the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path
of his life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it
happend at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.

This is really bothered him and he quesitoned the Lord about it. "Lord,
you said that once I decided to follow you, you'd walk with me all
the way. But I ahve noticed that during the most troublesome times
in my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don't understand why
when I needed you most, you would leave me."

The Lord replied, "My precious, precious child, I love you and I would
never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you
see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you."

The Invitation

You are invited to come dine with Me,
From now through all eternity.
Believe in the Father, Son and Holy Ghost,
And dine with Jesus as your host.
To live in heaven eternally,
All you must do is....R.S.V.P.

~ Danise Hahlbohm ~

The Difference

lighthouse-GodI got up early one morning
And rushed into the day;
I had so much to accomplish
That I didn’t have time to pray.

Problems just tumbled about me,
And heavier came each task,
"Why doesn’t God help me?" I wondered,
He answered, "You didn’t ask."

I wanted to see joy and beauty,
But the day toiled on, gray and bleak,
I wondered why God didn’t show me,
He said, "But you didn’t seek."

I tried to come into God’s presence;
I used all my keys at the lock,
God gently and lovingly chided,
"My child, you didn’t knock."

I woke up early this morning,
And paused before entering the day,
I had so much to accomplish
That I had to take time to pray.

catDon't make yourself a mouse or the cat will get you.
~ Old Proverb

hourglassNothing can be done except little by little.
Charles Baudelaire

Most of man's trouble comes from his inability to be still.
Blaire Pascal

Time is so precious that it is dealt out to us only in the smallest possible fractions . . . a tiny moment at a time. ~ Irish Proverb

view from mountain One of the fruits of the Spirit we must all learn is self-control... the ability to govern ourselves for the benefit of our friends and neighbors.

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life when all we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about. ~ Anon (Provided by Wes 'Bubba' Henderson)


hibiscusTo see the world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour. ~ William Blake

Most of us ask for advice when we know the answer but want a different one. ~ Ivern Ball in National Enquirer

Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have.
~ Ken S. Keyes, Jr.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
~ Jeremiah 29:11

Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal, while others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting at the last moment more vigorous efforts than before. ~ Polybius

geeseA good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while, he knows something. ~ Wilson Mizner

There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.
~ Indira Gandhi

Do not regret growing older.
It is a privilege denied to many.

In any contest between power and patience, bet on patience.
~ W.B. Prescott

Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people - your family, friends, and co-workers, and even strangers you meet along the way. ~ Barbara Bush

We learn Courage, when we face danger,
We learn Patience, when we endure suffering,
We learn Tenderness, when we taste pain,
We discover True Friendship, when false ones forsake us,
We learn to prize Freedom, when we are in danger of losing it.

The more we help others bear their burdens, the lighter ours become.

butterfliesWhen we look at the world around us, we find life, the handiwork of a Creator who loves life, God made it, in all its rich variety, to help us know him better. ~ Romans 1:20


The Wonders of Creation

An evolutionist once noted that, "if indeed the Creator exists, he seems to be inordinately fond of beetles," because he made so many of them. Our Creator is fond of beetles, and everything else he has made. He said it was all "very good." (Genesis 1:31)

fishGod's creation is living proof of his mastery of life and sustains it, whether on a windswept mountain, a parched dessert or in the deepest ocean abyss.

He can make it beautiful or bizarre, robust or fragile, "larger life" or microscopically tiny.
But always perfect, intricate and functional.
Through the wonders of creation, God has shown us He loves life.

God also loves you and wants you to have life.
Not just for a few short years, but life that lasts forever.

God wants you to have this life so much that "He gave His one and only Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." (John 3:16).

We, the created have never been able to make life.
Not even a lowly beetle.
But, because of our Creator's love, we are given life that will last forever.

Humbling, isn't it?

~ Excerpt from "Evolution: Fact of Faith," The Plain Truth, August 1994.


The best thing to give your enemy is forgiveness;
To your opponent, tolerance;
To a friend, your heart;
To a child, a good example;
To your father, deference;
To your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you;
To yourself, respect;
To all men, charity;
To God, obedience.

I believe the single most significant decision I can make on a day-to-day basis is my choice of attitude. It is more important than my past, my education, my bankroll, my successes or failures . . . what other people think of me or say about me ... It alone fuels my fire or assaults my hopes. ~ Charles R. Swindoll, "Strenthening Your Grip"

A lot of good could be accomplished in this world if nobody got the credit for it.

So you are having trouble?

You feel cheated and abandoned by God?
Remember: The eagle stirs up the nest in order that the young might learn to fly! Your trouble may be your greatest opportunity!

Go down to the beach and watch the mountainous waves come crashing in and you will see two ways to meet a wave. The frightened, soul sees the monster wave looming, mounting threatening. He turns, stumbling through the foamy shallows, and being too slow, he is overtaken, upset, flattened and sent sputtering in the surf by the liquid mountain.

surferBut farther in the deep, you see a skillful rider of the surf who watches as it builds, swells and instead of running from the wave, he rides it! Instead of being made low, he is raised high and carried far!

Every trouble has vast built-in opportunities to grow, to learn, to serve, or to be cleansed. Imagination can turn your bed of trouble into fruitful pasture. Your time of lying low can be your mourning of spiritual refreshment.

~ Robert H. Shuller, "Life's Not Fair, but God is Good."

Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present. ~ Bill Kean, Cartoonist

Create a Better World

I saw them tearing a building down,
a gang of men in a dusty town,
With a ho, a heave ho, and a lusty yell,
they swung a beam and a side wall fell.

I asked the foreman if these men were as skilled
as the men he'd hire if he were to build.
He laughed and said, "Oh, no indeed! Common labor is all I need.

These men can wreck in a day or two what
builders have taken years to do.
So I asked myself as I went my way,
Which kind of role am I going to play?

Am I the builder who builds with care,
Measuring life by the rule and square?
Or am I the wrecker who walks the town,
Content with the role of tearing down?

dove-worldLord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is wrong, help me to pardon;
Where there is doubt, let me show faith;
Where there is despair, let me have hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
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. Amen.

~ St. Francis

Commitment is like a bacon and egg breakfast, the chicken is involved, but the pig is committed. ~ Cindy Russo, Head Coach, FIU

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts. ~ John Wooden

We may not be responsible for many of the things that happens to us, but we are responsible for the way we react when they do happen.
~ Ray Pelletier

You can't manage people into battle. You manage things; you lead people.
~ Grace Murray Harper

People talk about being under a lot of pressure. What it seems to me they're talking about is a fear of failure. You can see it in a batter's eyes when Roger Clemens is pitching. ~ Whitey Herzog

God gets you to the plate, but once you're there, you're on your own.
~ Ted Williams

Welcome tomorrow, for every new day creates a new opportunity to attempt to achieve a new Peak experience. Turn you Scars into Stars!
Have an attitude of Gratitude!
~ Robert H. Schuller