Monday, August 3, 2015

Controlling People


Controlling People are often drawn to [other] people they can dominate and turn into what they want. Control freaks cannot appreciate or accept others wishes or likes if they are different from their own.
(Cloud and Townsend, God Will Make A Way, p. 113)
3 August 2015

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Thoughts


Thoughts are intensely powerful things. Our thoughts have the power to lift us up or drag us down; they have the power to energize us or deplete us, to inspire us to greater accomplishments, or to make those accomplishments impossible.
(100 Days Of Prayer For Women, p. 171)
2 August 2015

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Goals


Today I can set my goals with the clear and confident knowledge that I can only do one thing at a time and take one step at a time towards that goal to be happy and satisfied. I am fulfilled with each step, knowing that is all I can do in each moment.
(Ruth Fishel, Time For Joy, 23 April)
30 July 2015

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Abilities


Some people, well aware of their abilities, believe that they have the right to use their abilities as they please. Others feel they have no special talents at all. But everyone has some gifts; find yours and use them. All our abilities should be used in serving others, none are for our exclusive enjoyment.
(The One Year Book Of Bible Readings, 27 September)
25 July 2015

Friday, July 24, 2015

Depression and Melancholy


[Depression can] ... at least momentarily ... [wipe] out our happiness, and ... [send] us off into fundamental appraisals of our knowledge, our assumptions, and the very purposes of our existence.
(Thomas Moore, Care Of The Soul, p. 143)

Melancholy gives the soul an opportunity to express a side of its nature that is as valid as any other, but is hidden out of our distaste for its darkness and bitterness.
(Thomas Moore, Care Of The Soul, p. 138)
24 July 2015

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Give It!


... there are  ... [many] ways to practice sacrificial love: listening, helping, encouraging, giving! Think of someone in particular who needs this kind of love today -- and give it!
(The One Year Book Of Bible Readings, 26 September)

When you feel grateful for something others have done for you, why not tell them about it?
(Amy E. Dean, Night Light, 25 December)
23 July 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Broken Heart


Not only is a broken heart inevitable from time to time, it is one of the primary emotional rites of passage into maturity.
(Beth Moore, Praying God's Word Day By Day, 23 December)
22 July 2015