- The mind is like a garden - as you sow, so shall you reap.
- When you cultivate it and nurture it, it will blossom beyond your wildest expectation.
- But if you let the weeds take over, you will never reach your potential.
- What you put in is what you get out.
- so avoid violent movies, trashy novels and all other negative influences.
- Peak performers are meticulous about the thoughts they allow into the gardens of their minds.
- You truly cannot afford the luxury of a single negative thought.
- Pursue a productive, exciting and active life
- Engage in meaningful activities every minute of every day
- Develop an organized, planned lifestyle with little chaos
- Set realistic goals that keep your mark high
- Think positively
- You cannot afford the luxury of a negative thought
- Avoid needless worry over trifling matters
- Devote time to fun
- Develop a warm, outgoing personality with a sincere love of people
- Get in the habit of giving more than receiving
- Learn to live in the present. The past is water under the bridge of life.
- Strive to be humble and live a simple life
The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.
Blessings can come in a number of ways. The Lord doesn’t give you what you want, the Lord gives you what you need. Eric Davis
Built into human makeup is a longing for a ‘more’ that the world of everyday experience cannot requite. Huston Smith
Do not ask the Lord to guide your footsteps if you are not willing to move your feet.
Gardening can become a spiritual exercise, teaching us discernment as we eliminate the weeds from our lives, giving what we value room to grow. Diane Dreher
Go with the flow, but pray God keeps you afloat. Angela Martinez
God comes to us before we go to him. God came to Abraham when there was nothing to come to, just an old man at a dead end. But that’s God for you. James Van Tholen
God doesn’t need your capabilities. He needs your availability. Dorothy L. Brooks
God is the great physician. His specialty is heart transplants.
God keeps an infinite equilibrium in creation; in every conflict, there’s an opportunity to serve God and restore that equilibrium. Everything points you in that direction.
God will probably not be interested in how much we included in our day, but how much of our day included him. Allia Zobel-Nolan
Grace is uncontrollable, arbitrary to our senses, apparently unmerited. It is utterly free, ferociously strong, and about as mysterious a thing as you could imagine.Brian Doyle
Grace woke you up this morning, grace started you on your way and grace enabled you to survive until this very moment. Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr.
He opened a window in my heart, and the light of the world shined in. David Letterman
Heaven is going to be a vast, colorful tapestry of living things. God is a God of life. Does this seem too childish and silly to believe? I certainly hope so, because that’s a sure sign that it’s true. Anthony Destefano
I believe God only gives three answers to prayer: One, yes. Two, not yet. Three, I have something better in mind. Arthur Caliandro
I believe that God locates himself at the spot where you recognize your own fallibility….And the paradox of it all has been that whenever I give up I seem to do better. Rick Moody
I had the choice to either grow up and find God in the situation or become bitter. I chose to find God. And I experienced freedom like I never knew before. Heather Mercer
I have many friends who do not believe in luck; they believe in blessings. Likewise, I do not believe in coincidences; I believe in miracles. Jane Seymour
I lived in a project and…didn’t have a good education. But…I'd listen to the preacher, who said that God would show me the way. Everything starts from that confidence.
I’m Jewish, but I believe what Christ said: ‘What you do for the least of my people, you do for me.’ Arnold Abbott
I’ve often thought, I’m nobody. Why would God answer my prayer? But God’s not impressed by eloquence; he’s impressed by our longing for him. Stormie Omartian
It is God who enables us to return to life after tragedy—not by eradicating all suffering but by giving us the strength and the courage to heal what we can heal. Naomi Levy
Just keep asking, ‘God if I can’t have what I want, then help me to know what it is you want me to have.’ Know in your heart there is a treasure much greater than the one you have been asking for. John E. Welshons
May you be poor in misfortunes and rich in blessings. Irish proverb
Science, you might say, has discovered that our existence is infinitely improbable, and hence a miracle. John Horgan
Spirituality isn’t static. It’s an evolving optimism that won’t let hardship get the best of you. Judith Orloff
The significance and joy in my science comes in the occasional moments of discovering something new and saying to myself, ‘So that’s how God did it!’ Henry “Fritz” Schaefer III
The spiritual is whatever allows us to notice the miraculous nature of life.
Aurora Levins Morales
The stronger the ties that bind us to God, the more likely we are to live, react, and behave in harmony with greater joy, peace, and happiness. Jimmy Carter
There is no moment, ever, that does not either hold an opportunity or a lesson that God is offering. Lee Jampolksy
There is a tendency to think of the spiritual life as primarily introspective, divorced from the concerns of everyday life....Faith that does not translate into actions is no faith at all.
Think back over your day and consider when God spoke. How did you sense it, or why did you fail to sense it at the time? It is often between the lines and in the empty places where we hear God. Lonni Collins Pratt
We are the witnesses to the miracle. We are put here by creation, by God. We’re here to be the audience to the magnificent. It is our job to celebrate. Ray Bradbury
We do not need to seek to become unique or rehearse to become diverse. God made us that way. Glen A. Johnson
We must surround ourselves, in all our lives, with the fortress of community. Sometimes faith works, sometimes ritual works, but always, God is with us when we are there and care for one another. Claudia Highbaugh
Were it not for the relationship I have with Christ, the world surely would have run me down by now. Certainly I’ll never find the level of compassion Christ carried, but trying to learn that compassion is enough to carry me through. Bret Lott
What God leads me to, God leads me through.Rev. Gardiner Rapelye, Jr.
When Christmas doesn't fit your expectations of what the perfect holiday should be, think about how Joseph and Mary probably didn't think that manger was the perfect place for their child to be born. But look at what a perfect Christmas that turned out to be.
When there is nothing left but God, that is when you see that God is all you need.
When you take your troubles to God, you may have them but they don’t have you.
When your life is filled with the desire to see the holiness in everyday life, something magical happens: Ordinary life becomes extraordinary, and the very process of life begins to nourish your soul. Rabbi Harold Kushner
Why indeed must ‘God’ be a noun? Why not a verb...the most active and dynamic of all?Mary Daly
You may find God in the laughter of your children; the grief of a friend; the opening of forsythias after a long winter; the noisy joyfulness of birds and wind; or the quiet testimony of ants and cobwebs. God’s altar is everywhere and in everything. T. Byram Karasu
You remember how you were taught to write. Your mother put a pencil in your hand, took your hand in hers, and began to move it. Since you did not know at all what she meant to do, you left your hand completely free in hers. This is like the power of God in our lives.
Your relationship with God is one thing you should take personally. Betsy Williams
Thank You for Your Words of Wisdom.
Use my mind, my soul, my heart, and my whole being to be a reflection of Your Glory. AMEN.
An infinite God can give all of Himself to each of His children. He does not distribute Himself that each may have a part, but to each one He gives all of Himself as full as if there were no others. A. W. Tozer
Beauty is God's handwriting. Charles Kingsley
Christianity at any given time is strong or weak depending upon her concept of God.
God is the Alpha and Omega in the great world, let us endeavor to make Him so in the little world; let us practice to make Him our last thought at night when we sleep; and our first in the morning when we awake; so shall our fancy be sanctified in the night, and our understanding rectified in the day; so shall our rest be peaceful, and our labors prosperous; our life pious, and our death glorious. Wellins Calcott
I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to men. All the good from the Savior of the world is communicated to us through this Book. Abraham Lincoln
I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how he could look up into the heavens and say there is no God. Abraham Lincoln
I love to think of nature as an unlimited 'broadcasting station', through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in. George Washington Carver
If God is your partner, make your plans big. D.L. Moody
If God shuts one door, he opens another. Irish Proverb
Once you become aware that the main business that you are here for is to know God, most of life's problems fall into place of their own accord. J.I. Packer
Only God can fully satisfy the hungry heart of man. Hugh Black
The belief in a God All Powerful wise and good, is so essential to the moral order of the world and to the happiness of man, that arguments which enforce it cannot be drawn from too many sources nor adapted with too much solicitude to the different characters and capacities to be impressed with it. James Madison
The more we depend on God the more dependable we find He is. Cliff Richard
The universe is centered on neither the earth nor the sun. It is centered on God.
To fall in love with God is the greatest of all romances; To seek him, the greatest adventure; To find him, the greatest human achievement. Raphael Simon
To say that I am made in the image of God is to say that love is the reason for my existence, for God is love. Thomas A Kempis
We rejoice in God since He has taught us that every thing which is true in us, is but a faint expression of what is in Him. And thus all our joys become to us the echo of higher joys, and our very life is as a dream of that nobler life, to which we shall awaken when we die. Henry Ward Beecher
We shall steer safely through every storm, so long as our heart is right, our intention fervent, our courage steadfast, and our trust fixed on God. St. Francis De Sales
What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear. What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer. Joseph Scriven
Without God, our existence has no support, our life no aim, our improvements no permanence, our best labors no sure and enduring results, our spiritual weakness no power to lean upon, and our noblest aspirations and desires no pledge of being realized in a better state. Struggling virtue has no friend, suffering virtue no promise of victory. Take away God, and life becomes mean, and man poorer than the brute. William E. Channing
Without 'the Way' there is no going; without 'the Truth' there is no knowing; without 'the Life' there is no living. Thomas A Kempis