“Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have.”-- Doris Mortman
When a man spends his energy on appearing to have, he is all the time destroying what he has, and therein the very means of becoming what he desires to seem. If he gains his end his success is his punishment.
George Macdonald— Sir Gibbie, Chapter 50
There can be no better auxiliary against our own sins than to help our neighbour in the encounter with his. Merely to contemplate our neighbour will recoil upon us in quite another way: we shall see his faults so black, that we will not consent to believe ours so bad, and will immediately begin to excuse, which is the same as to cherish them, instead of casting them from us with abhorrence.
George MacDonald— Sir Gibbie, Chapter 49
“Sometimes it’s important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it’s essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow.”-- Douglas Pagels
“Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.”-- Lord Byron
“The sacred and the beautiful stand side by side. Two doors that open onto a single space. In that space we find our home.”—Sir Roger Scruton (1944-2020).
“One of these days I’m going to get help for my procrastination problem.”-- Author Unknown
I can REALLY identify with this quote. I joined the absent-minded procrastinators groupl They haven’t held a meeting yet.
I believe that “God is love.” -1 John 4:8-
I believe that “love never fails.” -1 Cor. 13:8-
I believe that God never fails. EVER !
“I think knowing what you cannot do is more important than knowing what you can.”-- Lucille Ball
The liberal mentality, encountering certainties that seem to place obstacles in the pursuit of desire, is irresistibly tempted to undermine them. If people are certain that marriage, for example, is a relation between man and woman, the liberal instinct is to see this as a constraint on homosexuals. The response is therefore to propose marriage between people of the same sex, which is offered as an entirely innocent reform, a mere expansion of our freedoms. If that attitude is pursued to its logical conclusion, then incestuous relations too could be dignified with the name of “marriage,” precisely because the name would have lost its dignity. If all social life is founded in human choice, and no institution derives its validity from any other source, then there are no certainties and no institutions that encapsulate sacred ties. Roger Scruton
All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them."-- Erma Bombeck
“Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”-- Malcolm S. Forbes
“If a people does not remember its heritage and is not willing to fight for it, it will have no heritage to fight for. It will have squandered its inheritance in favour of the inherent myopia of market forces, much as the heir to the family fortune squanders his inheritance in the casinos of Monte Carlo. Such a person, and such a nation, pays the price of living for today, heedless of yesterday, by a life of penury and misery tomorrow. Make no mistake about it, and this is as true of the United States as it is of Britain, a nation that by losing its memory is losing its future.” - Joseph Pearce
“Give them not hell, but hope and courage. Preach the everlasting love of God.”
– John Murray-
Only knowledge is more like undigested food. Knowledge without practice and a feeling heart is destructive. Look around, the more data in the brain the more confused one is, and the more a victim of negative ego. ~~Bodhi
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”-- e.e. cummings
“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”-- Martin Luther King Jr.
“…Nothing can be lost that is not first owned. Just as a parent is compelled by civil law to be responsible for his family and his property, so the Creator --by His own divine law–in compelled to take care of the children He has created. And that means not only caring for the good children, but for the bad ones and lost ones as well… If a person is a ‘lost sinner’ it only means that he is temporarily separated from the Good Shepherd who owns him. The Shepherd is bound by all duties of ownership to go after all those who are lost until they are found.” -Catherine Marshall-
“When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.”-- Catherine Ponder
A good investor is not one who invests in the best stocks and funds and makes a lot of money. Any day all of the money may go. A good investor invests in himself to upgrade the hard and soft skills and excels in his/her field of passion and scales peak after peak of success and sustains success and benevolence. ~~Bodhi
“Grace cannot prevail…until our lifelong certainty that someone is keeping score has run out of steam and collapsed.” -Robert Farrar Capon-
If you’ve never run aground, you’ve never been anywhere!"-- Author Unknown
“Suffering, failure, loneliness, sorrow, discouragement, and death will be part of your journey, but the Kingdom of God will conquer all these horrors. No evil can resist grace forever.” -Brennan Manning-