Sunday, January 03, 2010
"He that hath so many causes of joy, and so great, is very much in love with sorrow and peevishness, who loses all these pleasures, and chooses to sit down upon his little handful of thorns. Enjoy the blessings of this day, if God sends them, and the evils of it bear patiently and sweetly, for this day is only ours, we are dead to yesterday, and we are not yet born to the morrow. But if we look abroad, and bring into one day's thoughts the evil of many, certain and uncertain, what will be and what will never be, our load will be as intolerable as it is unreasonable." ~ Jeremy Taylor ~
"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."
~ II Timothy 1:7 ~
"Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sin. Use the pain as fuel, as a reminder of your strength." ~ August Wilson ~
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." ~ Deuteronomy 31:6 ~
"Fear is a darkroom where negatives develop." ~ unknown ~
"Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves - regret for the past and fear of the future."
~ unknown ~
"LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance. I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. I have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken." ~ Psalm 16:5-8 ~
Until next time,
Blessings ~ faith ~ heat ~ nourishing food ~ a sunny day ~ joy ~ our allotment of days ~