Category Archives: Quotable

Jan. Quotes

Thus says the LORD who made the earth, the LORD who who formed it to establish it, the LORD is His name, “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do nor know.” .

Suffering is the highest action of Christian obedience; and I call blessed, not those who have worked, but all who have suffered. Suffering is the greatest work in the discipleship of Jesus.– Hermann Bezzel

“But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the LORD;
I will wait for the God of my salvation.
My God will hear me.” –

God, Grant Me the Glory of “Thy Gift”

God, widen my vision so I may see
the afflictions You have sent to me-
Not a CROSS too heavy to bear
that weighs me down in gloomy despair-
Not as something to hate and despise
but a GIFT of LOVE sent in disguise-
Something to draw me closer to You
to teach me PATIENCE and FORBEARANCE, too-
Something to show me clearly the way
to SERVE You and LOVE You more each day-
that will keep me forever SAFE in Thy care
Aware of the SPRITIUAL STRENGTH that is mine
if my selfish, small will is lost in Thine.
Helen Steiner Rice


“Thus says the Lord who made the earth, [1] the Lord who formed it to establish it—the Lord is his name: Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known. (ESV)


[1] 33:2 Septuagint; Hebrew it


But as for me, I will look to the Lord;
I will wait for the God of my salvation;
my God will hear me. (ESV)

Dec. Quotes

Love cannot be forced, love cannot be coaxed and teased. It comes out of Heaven, unasked and unsought. Pearl Buck

A room of quiet . . . a temple of peace;
The home of faith . . . where doubtings cease;
A house of comfort . . . where hope is given;
A source of strength . . . to make earth heaven;
A shrine of worship . . . a place to pray—
I found all this . . . in my church today.

At the beginning God expressed himself. That personal expression, that word, was with God and was God, and he existed with God from the beginning. All creation took place through him. and none took place without him. In him appeared life and this life was the light of mankind. The light still shines in the darkness. And the darkness has never put it out.
(Phillips translation)


1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, [1] and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (ESV)


[1] 1:4 Or was not any thing made. That which has been made was life in him

A Hug For All Reasons

My sister, Alberta Hare, sent this to me several years ago but it was unsigned, so I cant give credit where credit is due. If you know who wrote this wonderful work, please let me know so I can acknowledge him or her.

(Dee in Cleveland informs me that it was written by Kathline Keating – Thank you Dee)

A hug makes you feel good all day.

Hugs aren’t only nice, they’re needed. Hugs can help relieve pain and depression, make the healthy healthier, the happy happier, and the most secure among us even more so. Hugging feels good…overcomes fears,…eases tensions…provides stretching exercises if you are short…provides stooping exercises if you are tall…hugging also does not upset the environment… saves heat…is portable…requires no special equipment…makes happy days happier…makes impossible days possible.
Here are some main types of hugs:

Nov. Quotes

The fruit of silence is prayer,
The fruit of prayer is faith,
The fruit of faith is love,
The fruit of Love is service,
The fruit of service is peace.

Mother Teresa

“Christ has paid your debts; the receipt is given; you are liberated. God has no claims upon you from His Justice now; they are all discharged. Christ has discharged all your liabilities. ‘By Him all that believe are justifies from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the Law of Moses’.” C. H. Spurgeon – from the sermon, “Footsteps of Mercy”

“We cannot receive the love of Jesus, the lifeblood that circulates through us and keeps us going, unless we are willing to pass it on to others, We need to change our hearts of stone into hearts of flesh.” Francis MacNutt – The prayer that Heals

“Biblical righteousness is more than a private and personal affair; it includes social righteousness as well.” John R. W. Stott – Message of Sermon on the Mount

“If you put up with yourself, why not put up with everyone else?” Guigo I – Meditations

“Don’t be misled. Remember that you can’t ignore God and get away with it. You always reap what you sow”


Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. (ESV)


“For at that time I will change the speech of the peoples
to a pure speech,
that all of them may call upon the name of the Lord
and serve him with one accord. (ESV)


God is infinitely knowable, for He is infinite Truth; and we are forever on fire to know the truth that is still unknown, to search further, unappeased by anything less that the whole truth, infinite truth. Walter Farrell, My Way of Life.

What would make Christianity unique is an absolute sense, with no possible historic rival, would be for Jesus to be what is claimed of him – the one and only Son of God, God who has come in the flesh; and to have done what is affirmed for him – to have brought a salvation and relationship with God that no one else than the Son of God could have brought. Everett Ferguson, Backgrounds of Early Christianity

“The one who comes from above is naturally above everybody. The one arises from the earth belongs to the earth, and speaks from the earth. The one who comes from Heaven is above all others and he bears witness to what he has seen and heard – yet no one is accepting his testimony. Yet if a man does accept it, he is acknow-ledging the fact that God is true. For the one whom God sent speaks for the authentic words of God – and there can be no measuring of the Spirit given to HIM! The Father loves the Son and has put everything into his hand. The man who believes in the Son will have eternal life. The man who refuses to believe in the Son will not see life; he lives under the anger of God.” , Phillip’s Modern English New Testament


31 He who comes from above is above all. He who is of the earth belongs to the earth and speaks in an earthly way. He who comes from heaven is above all. 32 He bears witness to what he has seen and heard, yet no one receives his testimony. 33 Whoever receives his testimony sets his seal to this, that God is true. 34 For he whom God has sent utters the words of God, for he gives the Spirit without measure. 35 The Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hand. 36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him. (ESV)


. Your attitude should the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who being in the very nature of God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself NOTHING, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in the appearance as a man, humbled himself and became obedient to death – even death on a cross. (NIV)

“It is only when we realize our nothingness, our emptiness, that god can fill us with Himself. When we become full of God, then we can give God to others, for from the fullness of the heart the mouth speaks.” – Teresa of Calcutta


Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, [1] who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, [2] being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. (ESV)


[1] 2:5 Or which was also in Christ Jesus
[2] 2:7 Greek bondservant