Thursday, August 29, 2002
"Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us that we are nothing but acorns and that our greatest happiness will be to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns; but that is of interest only to pigs. Our faith gives us knowledge of something much better: that we can become oak trees." -- E. F. Schumacher
"Listening to D'Artagnan's plain matter-of-fact account, the Duke looked at the Gascon from time to time in wonder as if he could not understand how so much prudence, courage and devotion could belong to a man who looked barely 20." -- Alexandre Dumas, "The Three Musketeers"
"These three desolate men knew nothing of how certain of deliverance and supply they were, how near it was to them, and how effectually and really they were in a condition of safety at the same time that they thought themselves lost and their case desperate." -- Daniel Defoe, "Robinson Crusoe"
Wednesday, August 28, 2002
|a clear path (Photo credit: waferboard)|
Today's date reminds me of one of my all-time favorite verses in the Bible, Romans 8:28 --
- NIV: And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
- NASB: And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
- KJV: And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
- WE: We know that God works out everything for the good of those who love him. They are the people who are part of his plan.
- AMP: We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.
- VOICE: We are confident that God is able to orchestrate everything to work toward something good and beautiful when we love Him and accept His invitation to live according to His plan.
Tuesday, August 27, 2002
"The basic reality of God is plain enough. Open your eyes and there it is! By taking a long and thoughtful look at what God has created, people have always been able to see what their eyes as such can't see: eternal power, for instance, and the mystery of his divine being." -- Romans 1:20f, The Message
Monday, August 26, 2002
Friday, August 23, 2002
"YOu must realize that honorary degrees are given generally to people whose SAT scores were too low to get them into schools the regular way. As a matter of fact, it was my SAT scores that led me into my present vocation in life -- comedy." -- Neil Simon
Thursday, August 22, 2002
Wednesday, August 21, 2002
Monday, August 19, 2002
Sunday, August 18, 2002
Friday, August 16, 2002
Thursday, August 15, 2002
Wednesday, August 14, 2002
Tuesday, August 13, 2002
Monday, August 12, 2002
"In the long run, cutting your friends some slack will greatly reduce your own stress. You'll feel good about yourself, knowing you allow people to be fully human, even though they are far from perfect. You'll also be loved, cherished, and appreciated for being willing to love your friends just they way they are." -- "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Women," by Kristine Carlson
"Keep in touch with at least one high school friend. Remember, our high school friends are the ones who knew us during our experimental Flock of Seagulls hair days (and hung out with us despite it!). Besides, they're some of the most steadfast and loyal friends you'll ever have. Don't let distance or busy work schedules get in the way." -- "The Go-Girl Guide: Surviving Your 20s With Savvy, Soul, and Style," by Julia Bourland
Sunday, August 11, 2002
Friday, August 09, 2002
"I flounced down the stairs, confident that I looked drop-dead gorgeous in my new outfit and that the party I had arranged to entertain my husband's business associates was going swimmingly. And then I noticed the looks of horror on the faces of the guests. Somehow, I had managed to tuck my dress neatly into my panty hose on a trip to the bathroom." -- Andrea Little, ADDult
Thursday, August 08, 2002
Wednesday, August 07, 2002
"Liberty is slow fruit. It is never cheap; it is made difficult because freedom is the accomplishment and perfectness of man." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), American Poet and Essayist