Monthly Archives: July 2013

God Will Provide

God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supplies.
J. Hudson Taylor

Then Jesus asked them, “When I sent you without purse, bag or sandals, did you lack anything?” “Nothing,” they answered.
Luke 22:35

We are never defeated unless we give up on God.
Ronald Reagan

Each of us may be sure that, if God sends us over rocky paths, He will provide us with sturdy shoes. He will never send us on any journey without equipping us well.
Alexander Maclaren

We never have any surplus, but we have never lacked what we need. Sometimes it happens in strange ways, almost miraculously. We wake up without resources, with the anguish of not being able to tend to our needy. A few hours later, we almost always see the most unexpected provisions arrive from anonymous donors.
Mother Teresa

The Power of Confidence

When you feel good about yourself, others will feel good about you too.
Jake “Body by Jake” Steinfeld

Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.
Stan Smith

If I always believe in myself, regardless of what anyone else feels, and I’m willing to work hard, then I can achieve anything I want.
Gail Devers

Women who are confident of their abilities are more likely to succeed than those who lack confidence, even though the latter may be much more competent and talented and industrious.
Dr. Joyce Brothers

You always have to believe in yourself before others can believe in you.
Tommy Lasorda

Enjoy the Journey

It’s great to arrive, but the trip’s most always most of the fun.
Malcolm Forbes

I enjoyed the struggling years much more.
Pauline Betz

We strive for excellence, both academically and athletically because the journey, the striving, is as pleasurable and important as the goal.
John Thompson

The epic is not about the victory, but about the glorious struggle.
Joe Paterno

I find that if I remind myself frequently that the purpose of life isn’t to get it all done but to enjoy each step along the way and live a life filled with love, it’s far easier for me to control my obsession with completing my list of things to do.
Richard Carlson

Kindness

You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot do by force.
Publilius Syrus

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
Audrey Hepburn

The ministry of kindness is a ministry which may be achieved by all men, rich and poor, learned and illiterate.
Anonymous

You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know when it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Kindness has a ripple effect often greater than the act itself. The receiver is happy, surprised and often wakes up to the present moment. When recipients of the kindness tell their stories to others, the kindness extends outward and seeds the idea of being kind in those who hear about it.
Susyn Reeve

Serious Illness

Like any other major experience, illness actually changes us. We think soberly, perhaps for the first time, about our past and future. Illness gives us the rarest thing in the world – a second chance, not only at health but at life itself.
Louis Bisch

Diseases can be our spiritual flat tires – disruptions in our lives that seem to be disasters at the time, but end by redirecting our lives in a meaningful way.
Dr. Bernie Siegel

I wouldn’t wish my disease on anyone, but I feel thankful that I’ve gone through it. It’s changed me as a person. I’m more determined. I’m a stronger person.
Gail Devers

God does not send us despair in order to kill us; he sends it in order to awaken us to new life.
Hermann Hesse

The most interesting thing about cancer is that it can be one of the most positive, life-affirming, incredible experiences ever. When somebody is in that position, he starts to really focus on his life, on his friends and family, and what’s really important.
Lance Armstrong

The Power of Patience

In any contest between patience and power, bet on patience.
W.B. Prescott

Great things come slowly but they last.
Henry Emerson Fosdick

If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent.
Sir Isaac Newton

Where there is patience and humility there is neither anger nor worry.
St. Francis of Assisi

Grass that is here today and gone tomorrow does not require much time to mature. A big oak tree that lasts for generations requires much more time to grow and mature. God is concerned about your life through eternity. Allow Him to take all the time He needs to shape you for His purposes. Larger assignments will require longer periods of preparation.
Henry Blackaby

Benefits of Giving

The more we give, the more we have left.
Robert Dedman

He who gives to the poor will lack nothing.
Proverbs 28:27

The only investments I ever made which paid constantly increasing dividends were those I gave to the Lord’s work.
J.L. Kraft

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
Sir James Barrie

Once a beggar came to me and said: “Everybody is giving you something. I also want to give you something.” And he offered me a ten-paisa coin. If I accepted the money, he would go hungry, but if I didn’t, he would be unhappy. I accepted it. And I felt within me that his gift was greater than the Nobel Prize because he gave all he had. I could see in his face the joy of giving.
Mother Teresa