“Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.” – Will Rogers
“God sometimes puts us in the dark to show us that He is light.”
“Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.” – Ambrose Bierce
“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein
One day God was looking down at Earth and saw all of the rascally behavior that was going on. He decided to send an angel down to Earth to check it out. So he called one of His angels and sent the angel to Earth for a time. When he returned, he told God, “Yes, it is bad on Earth; 95% are misbehaving and only 5% are not.”
God thought for a moment and said, “Maybe I had better send down a second angel to get another opinion.” So God called another angel and sent him to Earth for a time too. When the angel returned he went to God and said, “Yes, it’s true. The Earth is in decline; 95% are misbehaving, but 5% are being good.”
God was not pleased. So He decided to E-mail the 5% that were good, because He wanted to encourage them. Give them a little something to help them keep going. Do you know what the E-mail said? Just wondering, I didn’t get one either.
I am part of the fellowship of the unashamed. I have the Holy Spirit’s power. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made – I’m a disciple of His. I won’t look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still. My past is redeemed; my present makes sense, my future secure.
I’m finished and done with low living, sight walking, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tamed visions, worldly talking, cheap giving, and dwarfed goals. I no longer need preeminence, prosperity, position, promotions, plaudits, or popularity. I don’t have to be right, on top, recognized, praised, regarded or even rewarded.
I now live by faith, lean in His presence, walk by patience, am uplifted by prayer, and I labor with power. My face is set, my gait is fast, my goal is heaven, my road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions are few, my Guide reliable, my mission clear. I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, turned back, delude, or delayed.
I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of the enemy, pander at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity. I won’t give up, shut up, and let up, until I stayed up, stored up, prayed up, and preached up for the cause of Christ.
I am a disciple of Jesus. I must go till he comes, give till I drop, reach till all know, and work till he stops me. And, when he comes for His own, He will have no problem recognizing me – my banner will be clear!
– Author Unknown
A man in Phoenix called his son in New York the day before Christmas and said, “I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; forty-five years of misery is enough.”
“Pop, what are you talking about?” the son screamed.
“We can’t stand the sight of each other any longer,” the father said. “We’re sick of each other, and I’m sick of talking about this, so you call your sister in Chicago and tell her.”
Frantic, the son called his sister, who exploded on the phone. “No way they’re getting divorced!” she shouted, “I’ll take care of this.”
She called Phoenix immediately and screamed at her father, “You are not getting divorced. Don’t do a single thing until I get there. I’m calling my brother back, and we’ll both be there tomorrow. Until then, don’t do a thing, DO YOU HEAR ME?” and hung up.
The old man hung up his phone and turned to his wife. “Okay,” he said, “they’re coming home for Christmas and paying their own way!”
“God is not too hard to believe in. God is too good to believe in, we being such strangers to such goodness. The love of God is to me absolutely overwhelming.” – Rev. William Sloane Coffin
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison.
“In times of crisis, people reach for meaning. Meaning is strength. Our survival may depend on our seeking and finding it.” – Victor Frankl