Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Short Quotes

"A people that takes no pride in the noble achievements of remote ancestors will never achieve anything worthy to be remembered with pride by remote descendents." – Macauley.
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"Because God chooses to use other people as channels of blessing in our lives, we need to develop a thankfulness for others in our focus on what God has done for us. We can either take others for granted or develop an “attitude of gratitude” for people in our lives." ~ Phyllis Stanley & Miltinnie Yih.
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“By many hands the work of God is done.” ~ Richard Le Gallienne
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“By the early nineteenth century, the naming of sons for preachers whom parents admired had become a common practice; the names “Dow” and “Linzie,” so common in Appalachia in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, originated with the Methodist circuit riders Lorenzo Dow and Marcus Lindsay.” ~ John Sparks, The Roots of Appalachian Christianity
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Bumper Stickers: "Every Saint has a past" and "Every Sinner has a future."
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Christianity can be condensed into four words: admit, submit, commit, and transmit. ~ Samuel Winderforce.
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“Everyone loves a story, and everyone finds encouragement from role models – heroes of the faith.” ~ Kay Arthur.
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“For in Christ’s coach saints sweetly sing
As they to glory ride therein.” ~ Edward Taylor (1644-1729)
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“Heroes are not the strongest or fastest or smartest or best looking. A true hero is someone who does what is right, even when it’s very hard to do.” ~ The King, The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything. (Big Ideas DVD)
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If you want your neighbor to know what Christ will do for him, let him see what Christ has done for you. ~ Ray L. Smith.
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"Isn’t it interesting how we always examine babies to determine who they resemble. And rightly so -- heritage is important. We’re delighted to see our good qualities passed on to our children -- and the bad ones always come from the other side of the family. But even more, we should examine ourselves to see how well we resemble our Heavenly Father." ~ Donna Fletcher Crow.
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“Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time.”
~ H.W. Longfellow, A Psalm of Life.
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“Noble by birth, yet nobler by great deeds.” ~ Longfellow, Tales of a Wayside Inn.
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“Only a dead nation loses sight of its legends and early history. Both national and local pride is engendered and preserved by these reminders of the men and women who have made the American people the heirs of all that is best in past ages.” ~ Dr. William Jayne.
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"Patriotism, side by side with Christianity, I would have to go down to future generations, for wherever the church is destroyed you are making room for asylums and prisons." ~ Thomas Coleman Younger
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“Praying saints are the only saints who have influence with God. Praying saints are the only saints in which the Holy Spirit dwells, for the Holy Spirit and prayer go hand-in-hand. The Holy Spirit never descends upon prayerless saints. He never fills them. He never empowers them. There is nothing whatever in common between the Spirit of God and saints who do not pray.” ~ E.M. Bounds.
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“Remember my little friends, it matters not but little what great things we undertake. Our glory is not in that, but in what we accomplish. Nobody in the world cares what we mean to do; but everybody will open their eyes by-and-by to see what men, women, and children have done.” ~ H.W.Phelps
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"Saints are people like us who had a deep relationship with God. Their lives are inspirational, and they can serve as holy mentors for our own faith journeys." ~ Carole Goodwin & Marilyn Keilbasa.
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"Saints are very much like stained glass. They are people who love God so much that they allow God's light and love to shine through them. They make life more beautiful and help us to be closer to God." ~ Delia Halverson.
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“Thanks be unto God, who, in our national trials, giveth us the churches.” ~ Abraham Lincoln.
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“The church is not a museum for saints, but a hospital for sinners.” ~ Rev. Morton Kelsey
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"The fact is – the wonder is – that God did & still does use men whose lives are far from blameless, who may even be acting from completely wrong motives. We are not meant to imitate their shortcoming. Their immorality is neither condoned nor glossed over in Scripture. Only their faith & courage are commended. God does not permit his ultimate purposes to be thwarted even in an age of seemingly hopeless decadence." ~ Eerdman's Handbook to the Bible
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"There is history in everyone's life." ~ William Shakespeare
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"These people in this place belong to God. They are saints, which means baptized, beloved, grace-filled children of God. They are already holy, not by their own actions, not by our correct teaching, but by the gift of what Jesus Christ has already done for them in his incarnation, death, and resurrection. The people in this learning community are gathered to be saints together with all those who in every time and place have called on or will call on the name of Jesus." ~ Norma Cook Everist, The Church As Learning Community.
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“This age thinks better of a gilded fool
Than of a threadbare saint in wisdom’s school.”
~ Thomas Dekker (1572-1632)
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"When looking back on the lives of men and women of God the tendency is to say – What wonderfully astute wisdom they had! How perfectly they understood all God wanted! The astute mind behind is the Mind of God, not human wisdom at all. We give credit to human wisdom when we should give credit to the Divine guidance of God through childlike people who were foolish enough to trust God's wisdom and the supernatural equipment of God." ~ Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest
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and Anonymous Sayings:
A Christian can do great things for the Lord, if, he is willing to do little things for others.
A Christian is a person whose life makes it easier to believe in God.
A little boy in Sunday school class was asked what was a saint. He thought a minute and said, “A saint is a person the light shines through.
Aspire to inspire before you expire.
Every brave and good life out of the past is a treasure which cannot be measured in money and should be preserved with faithfulest care.
God chooses ordinary men, for extraordinary work.
Poor is the nation that has no heroes: shameful is the nation that has them and forgets.
The greatest gift you can give to others is a good example.
Those who only lay on the sands of religion--who will only walk along the edge, as though testing the water--will never know the fullness of joy experienced by those who dive freely into the surf and come up laughing, into the arms of God.
To be a fisher of men in the world, you have to be a hunter for truth in the Word.
To receive God’s approval, we must not only believe the Gospel but must also behave the Gospel.
When God measures a man, he puts the tape measure around his heart, not his head.
Wise men are still seeking Jesus.
Your life is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift to God.
Your witness is only as strong as your character.

1 comment:

  1. Hi There!
    Thank you for coming by HomeHaven and sharing with me a comment. It is nice to meet you.

    I have only been to this one Tea Room in the Kansas City area. You lucky girl! You've been to others. I hope to see some others in the future. Sure did like visiting the Victorian Trading Co. shop and especially having a cup of tea.

    The quote by Rev. Morton Kelsey is a great one. So true.

    Hope you'll come by Homehaven again.
    God bless,
    d

    ReplyDelete

Ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. ~ Ephesians 1:15-17.