”If Jesus bore the cross and died on it for me, ought I not to be willing to
take it up for Him?” (D. L. Moody) Luke 14:27

Contentment is natural wealth…luxury is artificial poverty. (Socrates) Phillippians 4:11

“They who forgive most shall be most forgiven.” (Josiah Bailey) Luke 6:37

“All things proclaim the existence of God.” (Napoleon Bonaparte) Psalm 19:1

“As you draw near to the poor, the Savior will come nearer to you.”
(George Lorimer) Proverbs 14:21

“Work is God’s ordinance as truly as prayer.” (George Boardman) John 14:12

“Only once did God choose a completely sinless preacher.”
(Alexander Whyte) 1 Peter 2:22

“Goodness is not tied to greatness, but greatness is tied to goodness.”
(Thomas Moffett) Luke 9:48

“Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength.”
Francis de Sales) Psalm 68:28

“Obedience to God is the most infallible evidence of sincere love to Him.” (Nathanael Emmons) John 14:15

“How else but through a broken heart may Lord Christ enter in?”
(Oscar Wilde) Psalm 147:3

“Prayer requires more of the heart than of the tongue.” (Adam Clarke) Matthew 6:8

“The happiest man is he who learns from nature the lesson of worship.”
(Ralph Waldo Emerson) Psalm 95:6-7

“Every day we ought to renew our purpose.” (Thomas Kempis) Romans 12:2

“There is nothing that will make you a Christian indeed, but a taste of His sweetness.” (Rutherford) Psalm 34:8

“Let no man imagine he has no influence.” (Henry George) Proverbs 20:11

“They can conquer who believe they can.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson) Matthew 17:20-21

“This ONLY is charity, to do all that we can.” (John Donne) Colossians 3:14

“Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.” (George Washington) Psalm 44:21

“Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well.” (Earl of Chesterfield) 1 Corinthians 10:31

“Hardship makes character.” (Unknown) 2 Corinthians 12:9

“The supreme desire of my life is to give myself in reckless abandon to Christ.” (Ed McCully) Mark 12:30

“Christ is not sweet until sin is made bitter to us.” (John Flavel) 1 John 1:9

“Nature is but a name for an effect whose cause is God.” (William Cowper) Genesis1:1

“Actions, not words, are the true characteristic mark of the attachment of friends.” (George Washington) John 15:14

“Train up a child in the way he should go and walk there yourself once in awhile.” (Josh Billings) Proverbs 22:6

“Home is where the heart is.” (Pliny) Joshua 24:15

“It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.” (Aesop) 1 Timothy 6:17-19

“Do good to your friend to keep him, to your enemy to win him.” (Benjamin Franklin) Luke 6:27

“Never be afraid of giving up your best and God will give you His better.” (Hinton) Luke 12:32

“To be like Christ is to be a Christian.” (William Penn) 1 Corinthians 2:16

“Christ came not to talk about a beautiful light, but to be that light…not to speculate about virtue, but to be virtue.” (H.G. Taylor) John 8:12

“To be loved. LOVE.” (Decimus Magnus Ausonius) 1 Peter 1:22

“As the flower is before the fruit, so is faith before good works.” (Richard Whately) James 2:24

“I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go.” (Abraham Lincoln) 1 Peter 5:7

“A contented spirit is the sweetest of existence.” (Anonymous) Phillippians 4:7

“Knowledge is folly unless grace guide it.” (George Herbert) Proverbs 1:7

“The law discovers the disease. The Gospel gives the remedy.” (Martin Luther) Galatians 3:11

“The disciples of a patient Savior should be patient themselves.” (C.H. Spurgeon) Hebrews 12:1

“Through faith in Jesus we have been adopted into God’s family, and God wants us to enjoy all the privileges of being His child.” Galatians 4:4-7

“The Bible is God’s chart for you to steer by to keep you from running on the rocks or bars.” (H.W. Beecher) Psalm 119:11

“Nothing will make us so charitable and tender to the faults of others as by self-examination thoroughly to know our own.” (Fenelon) 1 Corinthians 11:31

“I never yet have known the Spirit of God to work where the Lord’s people were divided.” (D.L. Moody) Ephesians 4:3

“It is the grand endeavor of the Gospel to communicate God to man.” (Horace Bushnell) Romans 1:17

“No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his body, to risk his well-being, to risk his life in a great cause.” (Theodore Roosevelt) Mark 9:50

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope.” (Helen Keller) Psalm 71:14

“The greatest homage we can pay to truth is to use it.” (R.W. Emerson) Psalm 33:4

“Independence? We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.” (G.B. Shaw) 1 Corinthians 12:24, 27

“It is not the disease but the neglect of the remedy which generally destroys life.”
1 Corinthians 15:22

“Speech is the mirror of the soul, as a man speaks, so is he.”
(Publius Syrus) Matthew 12:34

“Temperance is reason’s girdle and passion’s bridle, the strength of the soul, and the foundation of virtue.” (Jeremy Taylor) 1 Corinthians 9:25

“The Word of God is in the Bible as the soul is in the body.”
(P.T. Forsyth) 2 Timothy 2:15

“God’s gifts put man’s best dreams to shame.”
(Elizabeth Barrett Browning) James 1:17

“Christ is not valued at all unless He is valued above all.” (Augustine) Joshua 22:5

“You never will be saved by works, but let us tell you most solemnly that you never will be saved without works.” (T.L. Cuyler) Ephesians 2:8-10

“Set not your heart on the world since God has not made it your portion.” (Rutherford) Luke 6:23

“If you cannot hate evil, you cannot love good.” (S. Burt) Romans 12:9

“Mercy is for the merciful.” (G. Gordon) Matthew 5:7

“True repentance is to cease from sin.” (Ambrose) Matthew 9:13

“A man’s true wealth is the good he does in this world.” (Bendixline) 1 Timothy 6:18

“Worship renews the spirit as sleep renews the body.” (R.C. Cabot) John 4:24

“Every day should be distinguished by at least one particular act of love.” (Lavater) Hebrews 10:24

“Every person is worth understanding.” (Clyde Narramore) Isaiah 64:8

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, but not the absence of fear.” (Mark Twain) Deuteronomy 31:6

“Depend on it, God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supplies.” (J. Hudson Taylor) Philippians 4:19

“Help us, O God, to receive each new day with joy as a gift from You.” (Unknown) Philippians 4:4

“There is so much good in the worst of us, so much bad in the best of us, that it hardly becomes any of us to talk about the rest of us.” (E.W. Hoch) Proverbs 12:18

“God has not called us to see through each other but to see each other through.” (H. Moody) Galatians 6:2

“God gave us memories so that we might have roses in December.” (Sir James Barrie) Proverbs 10:7

“Every man must live with the man he makes of himself.” (James Lawson) Philippians 1:21

“Kindness is a language which the deaf man can hear and the blind man can read.” (Mark Twain) 1 Samuel 20:14

“All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing.” (E. Burke) Galatians 6:10

“Character is so largely affected by associations that we cannot afford to be indifferent as to who and what our friends are.” (M. Hulburd) Proverbs 12:26

“Next to love, sympathy is the divinest passion of the human heart.” (E. Burke) Romans 12:15

“Do you love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.” (Franklin) Ephesians 5:15-16

“It is not the fact that a man has riches which keeps him from the Kingdom of heaven, but the fact that riches have him.” (J. Caird) Proverbs 10:22

“When you cannot pray as you would, pray as you can.” (Goulburn) Romans 8:26

“Beware of despairing about yourself. You are commanded to put your trust in God and not in yourself.” (Augustine) Psalm 62:8

“Yesterday, today and forever Jesus is the same. All may change but Jesus never will. Glory to His name!” (Anonymous) 1 John 3:5

“Nobody can inspire who does not have deep convictions. They are the results and the feeders of the spirit.” (Robert Ulich) Ephesians 6:14

“The crown of the house is Godliness, the beauty of the house is Order, the glory of the house is Hospitality and the blessing of the house is Contentment.” (Old Inscription) Proverbs 12:7

“He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help.” (Abraham Lincoln) Proverbs 23:12

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of someone else.” (Charles Dickens) Galatians 6:2

“Love has power to give in a moment what toil can scarcely reach in an age.” (Johann W. Van Goethe) 1 Corinthians 13:8

“Truth in the inward parts is a POWER, not an opinion.” (G. MacDonald) 2 Corinthians 11:10

“In the highest class of God’s school of suffering we learn not resignation, nor patience, but rejoicing in tribulation.” (J.H. Vincent) Romans 5:3

“Time wasted is existence, time used is LIFE!” (Young) 1 Corinthians 7:29

“Prayer is not conquering God’s reluctance, but taking hold of God’s willingness.” (P. Brooks) 1 John 5:14-15

“He prays well who is so absorbed with God that he does not know he is praying.” (Francis de Sales) 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18

“When man ceases to wonder, God’s secrets remain unrevealed.”
(Unknown)Joel 2:30

“There is respect for human dignity only where Christ and the Bible are a way of life.” (J. Edgar Hoover) Psalm 119:45

“Jesus cannot be our Savior unless He is first our Lord.” (Hugh Burr) 1 Corinthians 8:6

“There is seldom a line of glory written upon the earth’s face, but a line of suffering runs parallel with it.” (F.W. Fabor) Romans 8:18

“God is better served in resisting a temptation to evil than in many formal prayers.” (William Penn) James 1:12

“Man thinks, God directs.” (Alcuin) Proverbs 16:9

“Faith is daring the soul to go farther than it can see.” (W.N. Clarke) Galations 3:11

“Lifting up your voice in praise is good medicine for the soul.” Psalm 111:1

“Happiness is neither within us nor without us, it is the union of ourselves with God. (Paschal) Psalm 144:15

“God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into the nest.”
(J.G. Holland) 1 Timothy 6:18

“If God calls you to be a missionary, don’t stoop to be a King!”
(Jordon Grooms) 2 Corinthians 8:23

Little Scents...

Today I’ll think of happiness,
Today I will be glad.
In every way I’ll make today the best
I’ve ever had!

Gladness will be my aim today. I will be happy, I will, I will. I will rise above every handicap or obstacle that might hinder or retard my quest for happiness. I will see only the good in life and in others. I will smile deep down in my heart. I will be considerate of others and help all those with whom I come in contact. I will have unfailing patience today. Nothing can take from me my sense of joy and gladness. Yes, today I will be really and truly happy, poised, contented and optimistic.


· Sing a song of praise to the Lord!

· Read a Psalm out loud!

· Write down 10 things of which you are truly thankful!

· Make a phone call to one person and encourage them!

· Write a mission statement for your life!

· Think of three topics of conversation to begin with a stranger!

· Write a love note to your mate!

· Send a text message to three dear ones letting them know you are praying for them!

· Make a birthday card instead of buying one!

· Make a video recording of Grandma and Grandpa sharing memories!

· Plant a garden!

· Take a Spa day!

· Take your pet for a walk!

· Send a gift to Linda Shelton’s Ministry!

· Release your tension through a few stretching exercises!

· Skim pebbles across the water!

· Drink a fresh glass of juice!

· Snuggle with your favorite pillow or blanket!

· Explore an interesting side street!

· Establish a new goal!

· Start a journal!

· Write a thank-you note!

· Teach a cooking class in your kitchen!

· Make a new resolution that will improve yourself!

· Forgive someone!

· Offer to pet-sit for someone for a weekend!

· Volunteer at an animal shelter!

· Become a Big Brother or a Big Sister!

· Help a child develop a hobby!

· Donate some clothes and shoes to your favorite charity!

· Keep a promise!

· Spread happiness through email messages!

· Learn to love yourself!