Wednesday, August 5, 2015

How to Enjoy Life

"If they could understand that they have a strong identity apart from anything they do or possess. . .that they are powerful people, and then if they could understand their identity in Christ, and bring their identity under the lordship of Jesus Christ, that's an unbeatable combination to be able to stay out of the victim's chair and live life not as a victim of life, but enjoy life." ~ Larry Fine

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

It's Not Over Yet...

"The Scripture says that God will show up. Sometimes it doesn't feel like He will and sometimes it doesn't look like He will, but Hosea 6 promises that 'as sure as the sun rises, He will appear.' Hang in there. Your story isn't over yet. The sun rose today, and though you may not feel or see it, God is on the move as well." ~ Lee Younger

Monday, August 3, 2015

Actions Speak Loudest

“Nothing is easier than saying words. Nothing is harder than living them, day after day.” ~ Arthur Gordon

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Who to Love...What to Hate...

You know that thing we like to say - "Love the sinner; hate the sin." I've decided I don't like it.   It's the specificity of it. That "the" in each phrase. Why just that sinner and that sin?

It should be "Love sinners; hate sin." But even then, since every person has sinned at least once, qualifying all of us as sinners, I think it should say, "Love people; hate sin."

And the sin I should be most concerned about -- the sin I should hate the most -- is the sin in my own self. That's where my focus should lie first. The Bible says so when it says to see to the log in my eye first. And when I've finally got all the sin in my own life well in hand (ha!), I can start concerning myself about the sin in you. 

That brings it down to "Love people; hate my sin." That's what I'm choosing.

~ Kay Day

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Spiritual Beings

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experienceWe are spiritual beings having a human experience." ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Friday, July 31, 2015

THE Truth

"Do not be intimidated by this world. It seeks answers but condemns anyone who claims to have them. It honors openness to all kinds of "truths" but scoffs when one accepts THE truth." ~ Chris Tiegreen

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Ordinary People

"Hardships often prepare ordinary people for extraordinary destiny." ~ C.S. Lewis

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Get Back Up Again

"The greatest in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail." ~ Nelson Mandela

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

His Timing

"Faith in God includes faith in His timing." ~ Neil A. Maxwell

Monday, July 27, 2015

His Peace

"If our minds are stayed upon God, His peace will rule the affairs entertained by our minds. If, on the other hand, we allow our minds to dwell on the cares of this world, God's peace will be far from our thoughts." ~ Woodroll Kroll

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)

 Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. ~ 1 Peter 5:7 (NIV)

Poverty is the Solution

"For Jesus, it is clear, poverty is not the problem; it is the solution. Until human beings learn to live in naked contact and direct simplicity and equality with each other, sharing all resources, there can be no solution to the misery of the human condition and no establishment of God’s kingdom. Jesus’ radical and paradoxical sense of who could and who could not enter the Kingdom is even more clearly illustrated by his famous praise of children." ~ Andrew Harvey

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Thy Will Be Done

“I realized that the deepest spiritual lessons are not learned by His letting us have our way in the end, but by His making us wait, bearing with us in love and patience until we are able to honestly to pray what He taught His disciples to pray: Thy will be done.” ~ Elizabeth Elliot

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Practical Solutions

"As we share the loving heart of God, we are moved by the challenges and pain in the world around us and passionately work to provide practical solutions for these challenges." ~ S. Vassel

Friday, July 24, 2015

There Is NO Plan B

“We should be more concerned with reaching the lost than pampering the saved.” ~ David McGee