Discussion in 'Thoughts for Today' started by Dusty, Jan 25, 2010.


    "To the loved, a word of affection is a morsel; but to the love-starved, a word of affection can be a feast. "
    — Max Lucado

    "He loves each one of us like there is only one of us to love

    (when God whisper your name)"
    Max Lucado

    When my daughter was a toddler, I used to take her to a park not far from our apartment. One day as she was playing in a sandbox, an ice-cream salesman approached us. I purchased her a treat, and when I turned to give it to her, I saw her mouth was full of sand. Where I had intended to put a delicacy, she had put dirt.

    Did I love her with dirt in her mouth? Absolutely. Was she any less of my daughter with dirt in her mouth? Of course not. Was I going to allow her to keep the dirt in her mouth? No way. I loved her right where she was, but I refused to leave her there. I carried her over to the water fountain and washed out her mouth. Why? Because I love her.

    God does the same for us. He holds us over the fountain. "Spit out the dirt, honey," our Father urges. "I've got something better for you." And so he cleanses us of filth; immorality, dishonesty, prejudice, bitterness, greed. We don't enjoy the cleansing; sometimes we even opt for the dirt over the ice cream. "I can eat dirt if I want to!" we pout and proclaim. Which is true—we can. But if we do, the loss is ours. God has a better offer."
    Max Lucado
  2. "Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hate. It is a power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness." ~ Corrie ten Boom
  3. Hope is a seed God plants in our hearts to remind us there are better things ahead
  4. I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." ~ Nelson Mandela
  5. Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free realizing you were a prisoner"
    — Max Lucado
  6. I absolutely love that! Max Lucado's writings have opened my eyes on a lot of things!
  7. Yes , I love his quotes as well .... Please feel free to put your quotes here . I started this thread for every one . Thanks
  8. Next time a sunrise steals your breath or a meadow of flowers leaves you speechless, remain that way. Say nothing, and listen as heaven whispers, "Do you like it? I did it just for you." - Max Lucado
  9. We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love.
    - Mother Teresa (1910-1997)
  10. It is the unseen and the spiritual in people that determines the outward and the actual. - Oswald Chambers
  11. A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him." - David Brinkley
  12. Happiness keeps you Sweet, Trials keep you Strong, Sorrows keep you Human, Failures keep you Humble, Success keeps you Glowing,

    But Only God Keeps You Going!
  13. How do the geese know when to fly to the sun? Who tells them the seasons? How do we, humans, know when it is time to move on? As with the migrant birds, so surely with us, there is a voice within, if only we would listen to it.
    - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  14. It is the unseen and the spiritual in people that determines the outward and the actual. - Oswald Chambers
  15. Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
    Mother Teresa
  16. For health and the constant enjoyment of life, give me a keen and ever-present sense of humor; it is the next best thing to an abiding faith in providence.
    - George Barrell Cheever (1807-1890)
  17. Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment. - Grenville Kleiser
  18. Look forward and progress. :smiley90:

    Look backward and run into things.

  19. People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within." ~ Elizabeth Kubler Ross
  20. "Lord, give me grace to feel my need of grace, grace to ask for grace, grace to receive grace and, when grace is given, grace to use it. Amen" -Max Lucado

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