“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true. The other is to refuse to believe what is true.” – Soren Kierkegaard
“Marriages are made in heaven, but so are thunder and lightning.”
As the road ahead seems rugged, And the path is getting steep, I feel that I can’t make it, So my heart begins to weep. Then I turn to see who’s coming, To join me on my way. I see it is my Lord, And He slowly turns to say,
“Lean on me, When you have no strength to stand. When you feel you’re going under, Hold tighter to My hand. Lean on me, When your heart begins to bleed. When you know I’m all you have, Then you’ll find I’m all you need.”
Then when I felt that no one cared, If I lived or died, And no one bothered asking why I’d go alone to cry. When the burden got so heavy, I could barely face the day, I felt His arms around me As I gently heard Him say,
“Lean on me, When you have no strength to stand. When you feel you’re going under, Hold tighter to My hand. Lean on me, When your heart begins to bleed. When you come to know I’m all you have, Then you’ll find I’m all you need.”
“Unhappiness comes from comparison.” – Greg Taunt
“Imagine what it would be like to live in a world where you are more concerned about what you have to offer than what you have to hide.”
“At night our fear is strong… but in the morning, in the light, we find our courage again.” – Malala Yousafzai
“Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of God!”
“In an age where there is much talk about “being yourself,” I reserve to myself the right to forget about being myself, since in any case there is very little chance of my being anybody else.” – Thomas Merton
A man fell into a pit and couldn’t get himself out:
- A subjective person came along and said, “I feel for you down there.”
- An objective person came along and said, “Well it’s logical that someone would fall down there.”
- A Christian scientist came along and said, “You only think you’re in that pit.”
- A pharisee said, “Only bad people fall into pits.”
- A mathematician calculated how he fell into the pit.
- A news reporter wanted an exclusive story on his pit.
- A Calvinist said, “If you had been saved, you never would have fallen into that pit.”
- An Armenian said, “You were saved and you still fell in that pit.”
- A charismatic said, “Just confess that you’re not in that pit.”
- A realist came along and said, “Now that’s a pit!”
- A geologist told him to appreciate the rock strata in his pit.
- An IRS agent asked if he was paying taxes on his pit.
- The county inspector asked if he had a permit to dig the pit.
- An evasive person came along and avoided the subject all together.
- A self-pitying person said, “You haven’t seen anything until you’ve seen my pit.”
- An optimist said “Things could be worse.”
- A pessimist, said, “Things will get worse.”
- Jesus saw the man, reached down, took him by the hand and lifted him out of the pit.
“Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust and hostility to evaporate.” – Albert Schweitzer