“In this world, it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.” – Henry Ward Beecher
“We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect…” (NIV)
Just Thinking: How we respond to people’s questions, ideas, and insults says a lot about our relationship with Christ. He is the reason for our hope.
“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.”
“Whoever believes in the good in people, draws forth the good in people.” – Jean Paul
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu
- Make peace with your past, so it won’t mess up the present.
- What others think of you is none of your business.
- Time heals almost everything, so give it time.
- Don’t compare your life to others and don’t judge them. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
- Stop thinking too much. It’s alright not to know the answers. They may come to you when you least expect it.
- No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
- Smile. You don’t own all the problems in the world. Don’t try to make them your own.
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” – Abraham Lincoln
“Gratitude as a discipline involves a conscious choice. I can choose to be grateful even when my emotions and feelings are still steeped in hurt and resentment. It is amazing how many occasions present themselves in which I can choose gratitude instead of a complaint.” – Henri Nouwen
“Listening, like reading, is primarily an activity of the mind, not of the ear or of the eye. When the mind is not actively involved in the process, it should be called hearing, not listening…” – Mortimer Adler