Great quotes from friends and other resources

"Love first. Don't form your opinions first or they will surely talk you out of it."
Kevin Bruchert

"As you rise above the ashes and see the embers burn, remember Jesus is with you in the fire.
Fires can destroy you or refine you. You choose."
Sandy Harless

The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion-- to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.
Isaiah 61:1-3

He who lives by the approval of others will also die by the absence of the same.
Heidi Peters

Do you believe thatGod would sendmen out to preach the gospel to every creature
unless he wanted every creature to be saved?
Do you believe He would tell them to preach it to people
without giving people the power to accept it?
Do you believe the God of heaven is mocking men by offering them his gospel
and not giving them the power to take hold of it?
Do you believe He will not give men power to accept this salvation as a gift?
Man might do that, but God never mocks men.
And when he says
'Preach the gospel to every creature,'
every creature can be saved
if he will.
Do you believe? Then what are you waiting for.
Bam Bam Spradling

Suffering is like a pile of rocks. You can choose to carry the load,
throw them at someone, just let it lay there,
or you can build an altar.
Chad Arnold

People are often unreasonable and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you.
Be honest anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough.
Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.
Mother Teresa

Life is not the way it's supposed to be.. It's the way it is.
The way we cope with it is what makes the difference.
author unknown

There comes a time in life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it.
You surround yourself with people who make you laugh, forget the bad, and focus on the good.
So love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't.
Life is too short to be anything but happy.
Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living.
Jose' M. Harris
(boy does this quote get a lot of hits!)

You are not defined by your life stories.
You are defined by the maker of the ENTIRE UNIVERSE!
He just uses the stories of your life so that others might see Him glorified!!
Christi Hunt Short

Motivation, inspiration, encouragement, kindness are a gift anyone can offer.
Why do we refrain from speaking grace to one another?
Be generous, lavish extravagant with the voice you've been given.
The power of life death are in the tongue.
With all sincerity speak words of kindness that breathe life the hearer.
Words that fall gentle as silk satin, chiffon, chasmere angora.
Helen Elizabeth Phillips

God's love for me is not defined by how many times He has spoken to me.
His love was defined once and for all on an old wooden cross.
Love reaching and touching beyond the power of words.
Joy Dale Brown

The difference between believing in Jesus and being born again is
like believing in a parachute, and putting one on.
The difference will be seen when you jump.
See Romans 13:14
Karen Renee Garber

Although all people desire to meet another's expectations, we fail.
The job of Messiah has been taken and trust me, I don't want it.
When we have done all the Father has required, let it go.
Cast your cares on Him, for Jesus cares for you!
Turn your eyes upon Jesus!
Karen Renee Garber

Disappointment is to the soul what cold water is to burning metal;
it strengthens, tempers, intensifies, but never destroys it.
Success lives right around the corner from disappointment.
Perspective can turn disappointment into success!
Accept your blessings today and see them for what they are.
author unknown

"You cannot walk with God and hold hands with satan."
author unknown

"What am I here for? 
Because God delivered me when no other hand could do it."

Smith Wigglesworth

"Regardless of how magnificent the musical moments are,
unless ones heart is fully engaged in the worship being expressed,
it is still only music."

Darlene Zschech

"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart
and will sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words"

author unknown

"Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness."
Mother Theresa

"Nothing brings the heart, soul, mind greater joy satisfaction
than praising the one true God."

Beth Moore