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4 Those Who Pray_Please Pray 4 Healing 4 My Husbands Hand

Sunday, April 26, 2009

For those of you given to prayer, please pray for healing as my husband had to have the tip of his middle finger amputated, on his right hand.

Thank you for your prayers, they are very much appreciated.

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SLIMMERJESSE 4/26/2009 5:06PM

    Sending you good thoughts and prayers from California. Hope things get better for you both very soon. emoticon

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    Sending prayers for your husband and you too. Know this has to be very tough.


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OREAD_1 4/26/2009 3:52PM

    I am sorry your having a hard time. I hope this isn't anything complex. Positive thoughts for you and your husband are coming your way.

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CBARBAGALLO 4/26/2009 3:18PM

    So sorry to hear about your husband. Know that he(and you) will be in our thoughts and prayers.

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Old-N-New Favorite Bible Verses:

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

I found some New Bible Verses to add to my Favorites:

1Ti 4:12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

1Ti 5:2 The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.

Old time Favorites of mine:

Isaiah 55:8-9
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.



Tuesday, April 07, 2009

It is what we put in our hearts to do that matters.

Even when your Hopes-N-Dreams-N-Desires, do not seem to be going
the direction it should be, you can always change the direction for the better.

We've all heard the expression:
Get back up on that horse & ride.

When trials come your way, remain upbeat in your actions.
Turn UR Hurdles into a Bridge & walk across it.


A-Z Christian Quotes

Saturday, March 07, 2009


We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done. -Longfellow

A buried talent is never a buried treasure. Talents become treasures only through use. -Rupert

They are able because they think they are able. -Vergil



I have never heard anything about the resolutions of the apostles, but a good deal about the Acts of the apostles. --Horace Mann

You must do the thing you think you cannot do. -Eleanor Roosevelt

What's done can't be undone. -Shakespeare

Heaven ne'er helps the men who will not act. -Sophocles



God brings men into deep waters, not to drown them, but to cleanse them. -Aughey

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes, and Adversity is not without comforts and hopes. -Bacon

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. -Bradstreet

Adversities do not make the man either weak nor strong, but they reveal what he is. -Faith Forsyte

He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity. Heaven prepares good men with crosses. -Johnson

Adversity reminds men of religion. -Livy

Gold is tried in fire, and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity. --Seneca

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. -Syrus



Never give advice unless asked. -German Proverb

Whatever advice you give be short. -Horace

Many receive advice, only the wise profit by it. -Syrus

We all, when we are well, give good advice to the sick. -Terence



The greatest affliction of life is never to be afflicted. -Anonymous

Not they who have studied much but they who have suffered much are the deliverers of mankind. -Anonymous

It is the crushed grape that gives out the blood-red wine: it is the suffering soul that breathes the sweetest melodies. -Hamilton

Sometimes God makes his people's troubles contribute to the increase of their greatness, and their sun shines the brighter for having been under a cloud. -Henry

Affliction is God's shepherd dog to drive us back to the fold. -Megiddo

There are no crown-wearers in heaven that were not cross-bearers here below.

As sure as God puts his children in the furnace, he will be in the furnace with them. -Spurgeon

Patience cannot remove, but it can always dignify and alleviate, misfortune. -Sterne

Great trials seem to be necessary preparation for great duties. -Thompson

Among my list of blessings infinite stands this, the foremost-that my heart has bled. -Young



The only thing to come to us without effort. -Anonymous

It is always in season for old men to learn. -Aeschylus

To know how to grow old is the masterwork of wisdom and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living. -Amiel

To resist the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body, the mind and the heart-and to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise, study and love. - Bonstetten

Youth is the time of getting, middle age of improving, and old age of spending. -A. Bradstreet

Age doesn't matter unless you are cheese. -Burke

An aged Christian, with the snow of time upon his head, may remind us that those points of earth are whitest which are nearest to heaven. -Chapin

The harvest of old age is the memory and rich store of blessings laid up earlier in life. -Cicero

Old age: the crown of life, our play's last act. -Cicero

It is not years that make souls grow old, but having nothing to love, nothing to hope for. -Congreve

As soon as you feel too old to do a thing, do it. -Deland

Age does not depend upon years, but upon temperament and health. Some men are born old and some never grow old. -Edwards

If wrinkles must be written upon our brow let them not be written upon our heart. The spirit should not grow old. -Garfield

The evening of a well-spent life brings its lamps with it. -Joubert

Growing old is more like a bad habit which a busy man has no time to form. -Maurois

In youth the days are short and the years are long; in old age the years are short and the days long. -Panin

He, who has not the spirit of his age, has all the misery of it. -Voltaire

The old believe everything: the middle-aged suspect everything: the young know everything. -Wilde



There's not much practical Christianity in the man who lives on better terms with angels and seraphs, than with his children, servants and neighbors. -Beecher

We not only live among men, but there are airy hosts, blessed spectators, sympathetic lookers-on, that see and know and appreciate our thoughts and feelings and acts. -Beecher

Music is well said to be the speech of angels. -Carlyle

The angels may have wider spheres of action and nobler forms of duty than ourselves, but truth and right to them and to us are one and the same thing. -Chapin

When a man dies they who survive him ask what property he has left behind. The angel who bends over the dying man asks what good deeds he has sent before him. -The Koran

Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth unseen, both when we sleep and when we awake. -Milton

Make yourself familiar with the angels, and behold them frequently in spirit; for without being seen, they are present with you. -Sales

Who does the best his circumstance allows does well, acts nobly; angels could do no more. -Young



An angry man opens his mouth and shuts up his eyes. -Cato

The sun must not set upon anger; much less will I let the sun set upon the anger of God towards me. -Donne

Beware the fury of a patient man. -Dryden

Anger is something that boils at different degrees. -Emerson

Anger is momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you. -Horace

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be. --Thomas a Kempis

When I hear of anybody losing his temper, I always pray that he may not find it again. Such tempers are best lost. -Spurgeon



A good appearance is at a premium everywhere. -Anonymous

Do not judge from mere appearance; for the light laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of a sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy. -Chapin

How little do they see what is, who frame their hasty judgment upon that which seems. -Southey



Next to beauty is the power of appreciating it. -Fuller

He is incapable of truly a good action who finds not a pleasure in contemplating the good actions of others. -Lavater

If you want to live more you must master the art of appreciating the little, everyday blessings of life. This is not altogether a golden world, but there are countless gleams of gold to be discovered in it if we give our minds to them. -Porter

Ignorant men don't know what good they hold in their hands until they've flung it away.

We must never undervalue any person. The workman loves not to have his work despised in his presence. Now God is present everywhere and every person is His work. -St. Francis de Sales

If my friends have alabaster boxes laid away full of fragrant perfumes or sympathy and affection that they intend to break over my dead body, I would rather they would bring them in my weary and troubled hours and open them that I might be cheered and refreshed by them when I need them. I would rather have a plain coffin without a flower, a funeral without a eulogy, than a life without the fragrance of love and sympathy. -Watterson

We should learn to prepare ourselves before for the burial. Post mortem kindness does not cheer the burdened spirit, and flowers upon the coffin cast no fragrance backward over the weary way. If, therefore, there is any kind thing I can say or any good thing I can do, let me do it now. Let me not defer it nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. -Watterson



This word has no definition. -Bierce

Paradox though it may seem, it is none the less true that life imitates art far more than art imitates life. -Wilde

He is the greatest Artist who has embodied, in the sum of His works, the greatest number of the greatest ideas. - John Ruskin



There is not a heart but has its moments of longing, yearning for something better, nobler, holier than it knows now. -Beecher

Out of the lowest depths there is a path to the loftiest heights. -Carlyle

O for a closer walk with God, A calm and heavenly frame, A light to shine upon the road that leads me to the Lamb! -Cowper

It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them. -Eliot

God, give me hills to climb, and strength for climbing! -Guiterman

This world has too low a ceiling for aspiring man! -Hamilton

Aspirations after the holy-the only aspirations in which the soul can be assured it will never meet with disappointment. -McIntosh

There are glimpses of heaven to us in every act, or thought, or word that raises us above ourselves. -Stanley

The heavens are as deep as our aspirations are high. -Thoreau



I know not when I go or where from this familiar scene; But He is here and He is there, and all the way between; And when I leave this life, I know, for that dim vast unknown, Though late I stay, or soon I go, I shall not go alone. -Anonymous

Full assurance is not essential to salvation, but it is essential to satisfaction. May you get it-may you get it at once. May you never be satisfied to live without it. -Spurgeon

"The Lord is my Shepherd," not was, not maybe, not will be. "The Lord is my Shepherd"-is on Sunday, is on Monday, and is through every day of the week; is in January, is in December, and every month of the year; is at home, and is in China; is in peace, and is in war; in abundance and in poverty. -Taylor



Atheism is rather in the lip than in the heart of man. -Bacon

An atheist is a man who looks through a telescope and tries to explain what he can't see. -O. A. Battista

Philosophically, it is religious, for it makes a huge religious ceremony of denying God. -Ferguson

There are practical atheists who believe that they believe in God... but who in reality deny His existence by each one of their deeds. - Jaques Maritain

An orphaned heart, which has lost the greatest of fathers. -Richter

A man who believes himself an accident. -Thompson

An atheist's most embarrassing moment is when he feels profoundly thankful for something, but can't think of anybody to thank. -Vincent

There are no atheists in foxholes and rubber rafts. -Whittaker



When we think of the atonement we are apt to think only of what man gains. We must remember what it cost God and what it costs him now when men refuse his love. -Fitt

Let us not forget that the crucifixion of Christ was, and was intended to be to all the intelligences of the universe, the most significant exhibition of the love of God. "Herein was love." -Lawson

I must die or get somebody to die for me. If the Bible doesn't teach that, it doesn't teach anything. And that is where the atonement of Jesus Christ comes in. -Moody

When God pardons, he consigns the offense to everlasting forgetfulness. -Rosell

The atonement, for which the cross is but the symbol, is wholly ethical in its implications; for in the cross . . . mercy and truth met together, righteousness and peace embraced each other . . .-Smith

The heart of Christ became like a reservoir in the midst of the mountains. All the tributary streams of iniquity, and every drop of the sins of his people, ran down and gathered into one vast lake, deep as hell and shoreless as eternity. All these met, as it were, in Christ's heart, and he endured them all. -Spurgeon

I have no hope beneath the canopy of heaven, neither in time nor in eternity, save only in this belief-that Jesus Christ, in my place, bore both my punishment and sin. -Spurgeon

The marvel of heaven and earth, of time and eternity, is the atoning death of Jesus Christ. This is the mystery that brings more glory to God than all creation. -Spurgeon



Encouraging Quotes

Wednesday, March 04, 2009


We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done. -Longfellow

A buried talent is never a buried treasure. Talents become treasures only through use. -Rupert

They are able because they think they are able. -Vergil



I have never heard anything about the resolutions of the apostles, but a good deal about the Acts of the apostles. --Horace Mann

You must do the thing you think you cannot do. -Eleanor Roosevelt

What's done can't be undone. -Shakespeare

Heaven ne'er helps the men who will not act. -Sophocles



The men who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize. --Elizabeth Harrison



Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. -Emerson



No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth. -Anonymous

A friend is a present you give yourself. -Anonymous

They who have loved together have been drawn close; they who have struggled together are forever linked; but they who have suffered together have known the most sacred bond of all.

Insomuch as any one pushes you nearer to God, he or she is your friend. -Anonymous

The strength and sweetness of friendship depend on sincerity tempered by sympathy.

Friendship is the great opportunity to demonstrate our capacity for lofty and ennobling relationships without the motive of selfishness. -Appleby

What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies. -Aristotle

Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods. -Aristotle

The perfect friendship is that between good men, alike in their virtue. --Aristotle

It is one of the severest tests of the friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain on him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship. --Henry Ward Beecher

Life is sweeter, stronger, fuller, more gracious thing for the friend's existence, whether he be near or far. If the friend is close at hand, that is best; but if he is far away he is still there to think of, to wonder about, to hear from, to write to, to share life and experience with, to serve, to honor, to admire, to love. -Benson

Friendship cannot be permanent unless it becomes spiritual. There must be fellowship in the deepest things of the soul, community in the highest thoughts, sympathy with the best endeavors. -Black

Friends should be chosen by a higher principle of selection than any worldly one. They should be chosen for character, for goodness, for truth and trustworthiness, because they have sympathy with us in our best thoughts and holiest aspirations, because they have community of mind in the things of the soul. -Black

Friendship is the positive and unalterable choice of a person whom we have singled out for qualities that we most admire. -Bonnard

Friendship is in loving rather than in being loved. -Bridges

Like money, easier made than kept. -Butler

It brings comfort to have companions in whatever happens. -Chrysostom

The whole fruit of friendship is in the love itself, for it is not the advantage, procured through a friend, but his love itself that gives delight. -Cicero

A friend is a person with whom you dare to be yourself. -Franklin Crane

Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends. -Delille

The only way to have a friend is to be one. -Emerson

God evidently does not intend us all to be rich, or powerful or great, but He does intend us all to be friends. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

My friends have come unsought. The great God gave them to me. -Emerson

It is possible for two people who have wide differences of preference and opinion, of habits, of teaching, of training, of background and belief to enjoy the company of each other in many ways. Indeed, a diversity of friendships is one of life's real enrichments. To learn of the goodness of those who are unlike-their worth, their sincerity, their good hearts, their good minds, their good company-is rich and rewarding. It is wonderful to have a wide range of choice friends who can be counted on, friends who can be enjoyed and loved and trusted. Such is the meaning of friendship. -Evans

Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer. -Fontaine

The steady discipline of friendship with Jesus results in men becoming like Him. --Harry Emerson Fosdick

The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for. -Home

Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends, for it is one of God's best gifts. It involves many things, but above all, the power of going out of one's self, and appreciating whatever is noble and loving in another. --Thomas Hughes

Difference of opinion was never, with me, a motive of separation from a friend. --Thomas Jefferson

The friendship that can cease has never been real. -Saint Jerome

We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop that makes it run over, so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one that makes the heart run over. -Johnson

" A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out." Even as David thanked God for Jonathan and praised him in well-remembered lines, so have we abundant reasons to thank God today for friends and to resolve to keep these friendships in constant repair. --Edgar DeWitt Jones

True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice. -Jonson

Those are our best friends in whose presence we are able to be our best selves. -Kohler

Lead the life that will make you kindly and friendly to everyone about you and you will be surprised what a happy life you will live. -Schwab

Friendship always benefits; love sometimes injures. -Seneca

Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in continue firm and constant. -Socrates

It is a noble and great thing to cover the blemishes and excuse the failings of a friend; to draw a curtain before his weaknesses and to display his perfections; to bury his shortcomings in silence but to proclaim his virtues on the housetop. -South

A friend will be sure to act the part of an advocate before he will assume that of a judge.

A true friend is the gift of God, and he only who made hearts can unite them. -South

Friendship is one of the sweetest joys of life. Many might have failed beneath the bitterness of their trial had they not found a friend. -Spurgeon

By friendship you mean the greatest love, the greatest usefulness, the most open communication, the noblest sufferings, the severest truth, the heartiest counsel, and the greatest union of minds of which brave men and women are capable. --Jeremy Taylor

Some friendships are made by nature, some by contract, some by interest, and some by souls. -Taylor

Constantly look for a new friend, a truly first-class person, one who has the courage to criticize, to demand your best self, a person who has different interests and different beliefs from yours, a friend for whom you can render a constructive service. Devote energy toward making such friends. Retain them, never let them go, and continue making new friends until you die. -Terhune

In the progress of personality, first comes a declaration of independence, then recognition of interdependence. -Van Dyke


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LUCRECE 3/4/2009 12:22PM

    a woman after my own heart! I have been a collector of quotes for years. I just added yours to my quotes document which is now almost 25 pages long. if you want a copy, send me your email.

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