Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

"Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."
                                               Matthew 1:28-30

Thank You for Peace and Rest.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Strength for the Weak

"Have you not known?  Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
The Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary,
his understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power to the faint,
and to him who has no might he increases strength.
Even youths shall faint and be weary,
and young men shall fall exhausted;
but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength,
they shall mount up with wings like eagles,
they shall run and not be weary,
they shall walk and not faint."

                Isaiah 40:28-31

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Hardening the Heart to Change

"...if one refuses to be corrected, divine power does not interpose to counteract the tendency of his own action.  He finds it more easy to repeat the same course.  He is hardening the heart against the influence of the Holy Spirit.  A further rejection of light places him where a far stronger influence will be ineffectual to make an abiding impression...  Every seed of indulgence sown will bear fruit.  God works no miracle to prevent the harvest."  Patriarchs and Prophets

"Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap."    Galatians 6:7

Monday, November 2, 2009

Making a Change - How Hard Can It Be?

" tell the truth – that the only choices out there for us are not “easy and familiar vs. terrible and unfamiliar” but two versions of unfamiliar – one in which we change ourselves..." taken from Sharon Astyk's Why Not Change? post.

By nature man hates change; seldom will he quit his old home till it has actually fallen around his ears.

Thomas Carlyle
1795-1881, Scottish Philosopher, Author
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Christians are supposed not merely to endure change, nor even to profit by it, but to cause it.

Harry Emerson Fosdick
1878-1969, American Minister

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.

John F. Kennedy
1917-1963, Thirty-fifth President of the USA
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Change is the end result of all true learning. Change involves three things: First, a dissatisfaction with self -- a felt void or need; second, a decision to change to fill the void or need; and third, a conscious dedication to the process of growth and change -- the willful act of making the change, doing something.

Leo Buscaglia
American Expert on Love, Lecturer, Author
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