Have among yourselves the same attitude that is also yours in Christ Jesus, Who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross. Because of this, God greatly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Come, let us sing joyfully to the LORD; cry out to the rock of our salvation. Let us greet him with a song of praise, joyfully sing out our psalms. Psalms 95:1
Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth. Sing to the LORD, bless his name; announce his salvation day after day. Psalms 96:1
Sing a new song to the LORD, who has done marvelous deeds, Whose right hand and holy arm have won the victory. Psalms 98:1
"I fear the story of this animosity will be taken to be the story of the real America. It's not. America was not built on hatred, but on love. This is not the real America. When you attack one religion, you attack them all." - Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, September 7, 2010. [His remarks came after an interfaith meeting to discuss anti-Muslim sentiment in America.]
Correction does much, but encouragement does more.
–Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer (1749-1832)
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist. –Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher (1844-1900)
"It is easier to build strong children than repair broken men" - The Deacon's Bench.
“Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family, we never know how much good just a simple smile can do.” - Mother Teresa
"God doesn't waste anything. If we will let him, he uses everything — even our dumb, stupid mistakes — to bring honor to him." "I continue to learn that God is the God of second, third, fourth chances," she said. "He never gives up on us."- Sandi Patty
If the pressures in life seem crushing you down, think of the crushed grapes that produces the best wine. The pressures you have in life only brings out the best in you.
Prayers are very powerful. The devil smiles when we are weak, he laughs when we are too busy or too idle, he giggles when we are afraid. But he trembles when we pray
Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
Look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
Think only of the best, work only for the best,and expect only the best.
Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
Give so much time to the improvement of yourselfthat you have no time to criticize others.
Live in the faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you!" - Christian D. Larson