Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Just Some Quotes (Words)

I love to write out some special quotes like these and put them on a pretty little paper and set them somewhere for some one special to see. I can't give them to you this way, but just imagine I've written them with curly letters on a curly paper that has floated your way, okay? Great!

I'm thinking of doing several of these "Just Some Quotes" posts each one on different subjects. So let me know what you think, and if there is a certain subject you would like me to post quotes on. Thank you!

Oh, how many minutes in the day are filled with dialogue and conversation! How often do we give careful thought to what we say and how we say it? Our words can be used to encourage, edify, strengthen, build-up or they can be used to hurt, destroy and put others down." A gentle and quiet spirit is not only imperishable; it is precious in the sight of God. It's also one of the hardest qualities to cultivate. Far from a sign of weakness, a gentle and quiet spirit is the sign of a woman who is strong in faith, mind and character." --Anna Sofia & Elizabeth Botkin

She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness." -Proverbs 31:26
"There is no restraining men's tongues or pens when charged with a little vanity." - George Washington
"All men will be Peters in their bragging tongue, and most men will be Peters in their base denial; but few men will be Peters in their quick repentance." -Owen Feltham
"Lord, make my words as sweet as honey, for tomorrow I may have to eat them!" -Anonymous
Help me guard my lips, O Saviour,
Keep me sweet when sorely tried,
Answers soft to others giving,
Meekly swallowing my pride. -Basch

"No man has a prosperity so high or firm, but that two or three words can dishearten it; and there is no calamity which right words will not begin to redress." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The cure of an evil tongue must be done at the heart. The weights and wheels are there, and the clock strikes according to their motion. A guileful heart makes a guileful tongue and lips. It is the work-house where is the forge of deceits and slanders; and the tongue is only the outer shop where they are vended, and the door of it. Such ware as is made within, such, and no other, can come out." - Robert Leighton
The true test of a man's spirituality is not his ability to speak, as we are apt to think, but rather his ability to bridle his tongue. - R. Kent Hughes

If God takes our idle words seriously, how much more seriously does He take those words spoken with forethought? And if He takes our normal statements seriously, how much more seriously does He take our promises, especially when those promises are raised to the level of the formal vow? - R.C. Sproul
For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these,
'It might have been'.
-John Greanleaf Whittier
When you have spoken the word, it reigns over you. When it is unspoken you reign over it. -Arabian Proverb

Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day

Make sure you take the time to thank a Veteran or military family for all they sacrifice in order to keep us safe.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Verse of the Week

"But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord." - 2 Corinthians 3:18
 As John Piper says, "Beholding is becoming."