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Quotes for Living a Christian Life.

This page is dedicated to Rev. Earl H. Merritt. He has always been one of the wisest men that I have ever known. He is probrably the most responsible for me being in the ministry and I can not tell you how much influence that this man has had on my life and that of my family. I hope that you like these quotes. You can learn from some, and some are meant to be humerous. You may love some and hate others, but I believe they are all good. There should be something here for everyone. - Brother Hugh

A note to English majors. Most of these are direct quotes from the source so they may not have correct grammer. There are times when a speaker will say something to get their point accross which may not be the way they were taught in school. Sometimes a person will have an accent and may say something which is perfectly correct where they live. Please try to enjoy the quotes and get the message out of them that the speaker intended. - Brother Hugh


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Advice / Alcohol / Beauty / Bible / Character / Christian attitude / Church / Consequences / Conviction / Democracy / Determination / Discipline / Education / Evangelism / Evolution / Experience / Freedom / Friendship / God / Gossip / Government / Guns / Happiness / Heaven / Hell / Holidays / Kindness / Knowledge / Leadership / Life / Love / Marriage / Motivation / Opportunity / Prayer / Philosphy / Politics / Problems / Riches / Rules for a better life. / Salvation / Service / Science / Sin / Social behaviour / Soul Winning / Success and Failure / Testimony / Thoughts / Time / Tracts / Trials and Temptations / Trust / Witnessing / Work / Worry / Worship /

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Advice

There is no human problem which could not be solved if people would simply do as I advise. - Gore Vidal

If you want to get rid of somebody just tell'em something for their own good. - Frank McKinney (Kin) Hubbard

Learn to take advice. There are only two kinds of advice. The kind you need and the kind you don't need.

It is so hard these days for people to obey God because we have now had several generations that have been told that they can do things their own way and don't have to listen to what others tell them.

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Alcohol

One reason I don't drink is that I want to know when I am having a good time.- Nancy, Lady Astor

Beauty

Beauty that doesn't make a woman vain makes her beautiful. - Josh Billings

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Bible

This book contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners and the happiness of believers. Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true, and its decisions are immutable. Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, and practice it to be holy. It contains light to direct you, food to support you, and comfort to cheer you. It is the travelers map, the pilgrims staff, the pilots compass, the soldiers sword, and the Christians character. Here paradise is restored, Heaven opened, and the gates of hell disclosed. Christ is its grand object, our good is its design, and the glory of God its end. It should fill the memory, rule the heart, and guide the feet. Read it slowly, frequently, and prayerfully. It is given you in life and will be opened in the judgement and will be remembered forever. It involves the highest responsibility, will reward the greatest labor, and will condemn all who trifle with its sacred contents. - Author Unknown

We should know the word because someday we will be judged by it.

The Bible is not a textbook but a handbook

The Bible is a treasure chest, but not many people dig down deep into it to get the real treasures.

A well-used Bible that is falling apart usally belongs to a person who isn't.

Do you love your Bible or what's in it?

The attitude of the preacher may change, the attitude of the listner may change,and the circumstances may change, but the word of God will never change.

Most Christians read just enough of the Bible to make themselves miserible.

More than a dead letter.
The Bible is like a telescope. If a man looks through his telescope, then he sees worlds beyond; but if he looks at his telescope, then he does not see anything but that. The Bible is a thing to be looked through, to see that which is beyond; but most people only look at it; and so they see only a dead letter. - Phillip Brooks

I thorrougly believe in a university education for both men and women; but I believe a knowledge of the Bible without a college course is more valuable than a college course without the Bible. - William Lyon Phelps

THE ANVIL
Last eve I passed beside a blacksmith's door, and heard the anvil ring the vesper chime; Then looking in, I saw upon the floor old hammers, worn with beating years of time. "How many anvils have you had" I said "To wear and batter all these hammers so?"
"Just one" said he, and then with twinkling eye, "The anvil wears the hammers out, you know." And so, thought I, The anvil of Gods Word. For ages skeptic blows have beat upon; Yet though the noise of falling blows was heard, The anvil is unharmed...the hammers gone.

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Character

If you don't want to know what I really think, then don't ask me. - Hugh Troyer

Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip. - Will Rogers

If you have charm, you don't need to have anything else; and if you don't have it, it doesn't matter what else you have. - James Matthew Barrie

It is not what he has, nor even what he does, which directly expresses the worth of a man, but what he is. - Henri Frederic Amiel

The measure of a mans real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out. - Thomas MacAulay

Good habits are not made on birthdays, nor Christian character at the new year. The workshop of character is everyday life. The uneventful and commonplace hour is where the batle is lost or won. - Maltbie D. Babcock

As the tree falls, so shall it lie. - Rev Clayton Baker

REPUTATION AND CHARACTER
The circumstances amid which you live determine your reputation; the truth you believe determines your character.
Reputation is what you are supposed to be; charaacter is what you are.
Reputation is the photograph; character is the face.
Reputation comes over one from without; character grows up from within.
Reputation is what you have when you come to a new comunity; character is what you have when you go away.
Your reputation is learned in an hour; your character is built in a lifetime.
Reputation grows like a mushroom; character grows like the oak.
A single newspaper report gives you your reputation, a life of toil gives you your character.
Reputation makes you rich or makes you poor; character makes you happy or makes you miserable.
Reputation is what men say about you on your tombstone; character is what the angels say about you before the throne of God. - William Hersey Davis

Character is what you are in the dark. - D.L. Moody

We tried so hard to make things better for our kids that we made them worse. For my grandchildren, I'd like better. I'd really like for them to know about hand me down clothes and homemade ice cream and leftover meat loaf sandwiches. I really would.
I hope you learn humility by being humiliated, and that you learn honesty by being cheated. I hope you learn to make your own bed and mow the lawn and wash the car. And I really hope nobody gives you a brand new car when you are sixteen.
It will be good if at least one time you can see puppies born and your old dog put to sleep. I hope you get a black eye fighting for something you believe in, I hope you have to share a bedroom with your younger brother. And it's all right if you have to draw a line down the middle of the room, but when he wants to crawl under the covers with you because he's scared, I hope you let him.
When you want to see a movie and your little brother wants to tag along, I hope you'll let him. I hope you have to walk uphill to school with your friends and that you live in a town where you can do it safely. On rainy days when you have to catch a ride, I hope you don't ask your driver to drop you two blocks from school so you won't be seen with someone as uncool as your Mom.
If you want a slingshot, I hope your Dad teaches you how to make one instead of buying one. I hope you learn to dig in the dirt and read books. When you learn to use computers, I hope you also learn to add and subtract in your head. I hope you get teased by your friends when you have your first crush on a girl, and when you talk back to your mother that you learn what ivory soap tastes like.
May you skin your knee climbing a mountain, burn your hand on a stove and stick your tongue on a frozen flagpole. I don't care if you try a beer once, but I hope you don't like it. And if a friend offers you dope or a joint, I hope you realize he is not your friend.
I sure hope you make time to sit on a porch with your Grandpa and go fishing with your Uncle. May you feel sorrow at a funeral and joy during the holidays. I hope your mother punishes you when you throw a baseball through your neighbor's window and that she hugs you and kisses you at Christmas time when you give her a plaster mold of your hand.
These things I wish for you-tough times and disappointment, hard times and happiness. To me, its the only way to appreciate life. - Paul Harvey

We think of God as being in church but when we get out of church we think we have freedom to do as we please. When no one is around to see, we feel we have even more freedom. - Rev. Anis Shorrosh

We need to be the same in the hotel room as we are in the pulpit because God is everywhere. - Rev. Rick Scarborough

Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting. - Elizabeth Bibesco

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Christian attitude

Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. - William Arthur Ward

I have discovered that if you accept some people as they are and love them they think you are a good person. However if you also accept someone else that they hate then you become lower than dirt and they need to find some way to punish you. I have even found this trait in people that claim to be Christians. Remember that you are no better than the person that you have a problem with. You are not perfect nor are you any more righteous than the other person no matter what you may think. God says to hate others is wrong no matter what you may believe they have done to you or someone else. - Hugh Troyer

It is well, when one is judging a friend, to remember that he is judging you with the same godlike and superior impartiality. - Arnold Bennett

Can't we, when we are working and drop something, instead of getting mad about it, say thank you God for giving me the strength to pick this up. - Rev Earl H. Merritt

Finish each day and be done with it...You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in. Forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it well and serenly. - Emerson

Justifying a fault doubles it. - French Proverb

Always put off until tomorrow what you shouldn't do at all. - Morris Mandel

If it wasn't for the optimist, the pessimist would never know how happy he wasn't. - Anonymous

If Christians and churches cared more about letting God use your talents where you are needed rather what you can get out of the service, we would see a great revival in this nation and in the world. You have some people that say I don't go to church because I don't get anything out of the service. We don't go to church for a blessing, or to learn or to have fellowship with other Christians. We go to church to worship God. If your heart is right with God you will get the blessing, you will learn and you will have fellowship with Christians who have also come. Hugh Troyer

Life is an attitude. Live today as if it is the last day of your life.

All that is essential for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. - Edmond Burke

You should remember that though another may have more money, beauty, and brains than you, yet when it comes to the rarer spiritual values such as charity, self-sacrifice, honor, nobility of heart, you have an equal chance with everyone to be the most beloved and honored of all people. - Archibald Rutledge

I do not ask to walk smooth paths,
Nor bear an easy load.
I pray for strength and fortitude,
To climb the rock-strewn road.
Give me such courage I can scale
The hardest peaks alone.
And transform every stumbling block,
Into a Stepping Stone.
Gail Brook Burket

A Pessimist is someone who, when he sees the light at the end of the tunnel, thinks that it's a train comming to run him over.

WHAT DISTURBED YOU MOST IN 2012?
What disturbed you the most? A lost soul in Hell, or a scratch on that car. Your missing the worship service or missing a days work. The church not growing very fast or the garden not growing. Your Bible unopened, or a newspaper unread. The contributions decreasing or your income decreasing. Your children late to Bible study or late to public school. Your church work neglected or your housework neglected. To miss Bible class or to miss your favorite TV program. Low attendance at worship or low attendance at a party. Now how about 2013?

Be not angry that you can not make others as you wish them to be, since you can not make yourself as you wish to be. - Thomas A. Kempis

How much discouragement can you take for God. What would it take for you to quit your service to the Lord. - Dr. Clyde Billingsly

Think about God as an invisible person walking by your side at all times. - Rev. Anis Shorrosh

If ALL of your physical possessions were taken from you today, what would you have left? What your are greatly depends on what you have left. - Hugh Troyer

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change...Courage to change the things I can and wisdom to know the difference. - Kristone

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Church

The difference between listening to a radio sermon and going to church...is almost like the difference between calling your girl on the phone and spending an evening with her. - D.L. Moody

If you don't support and invite others to come to your church, you may not have a church to attend. - Hugh Troyer

The highest bill in the church should be the water bill because we are leading so many people to Christ that we have to continually refill the baptistry. - Rev. Jerry Haley

You decide Saturday night what you will do Sunday morning. - Rev. Fred North

A Christian without a church home is like a fish out of water

Going to church won't make you a Christian any more that going to a garage will make you a mechanic.

Some people go to church because they think they are better than others and some go because they think that they are worse than others. Why do you go to church?

Our lives are like great power lines. No matter how taught they are stretched, if there is not a standard to lift them up at intervals, those power lines will finally lie in the dust of the ground. - Rev. W. A. Criswell

HOW TO KILL YOUR CHURCH

  1. Don't come.
  2. If you do come, come late.
  3. When you come, come with a grouch.
  4. At every service ask yourself,"What do I get out of this?"
  5. Visit other churches about half of the time to show your pastor that you are not tied down to him. There is nothing like independence.
  6. Let the Pastor earn his money; let him do all the work.
  7. Sit pretty well back and never sing. If you have to sing, sing out of tune and behind everybody else.
  8. Never pay in advance, especially for religion. Wait until you get your money's worth, and then wait a bit longer.
  9. Never encourage the preacher; if you like a sermon, keep mum about it. Many a preacher has been ruined by flattery. Don't let his blood be on your head.
  10. It is good to tell your preacher's failings to any stranger that may happen in; they might be a long time finding them out.
  11. Of course, you can't be expected to get new members for the church with such a Pastor as he is.
  12. If there happens to be a few zealous workers in the church, make a tremendous protest against the church's being run by a clique.
  13. If your church unfortunately happens to be harmonious, call it apathy or indefference or lack of zeal, or anything under the sun except what it is.
THE CHURCH I KNOW
If this is not a place where tears are understood,
Where do I go to cry?
If this is not a place where my questions can be asked,
Where do I seek?
If this is not a place where my spirit can take wing,
Where do I go to fly?
If this is not a place where my feelings can be heard,
Where do I go to speak?
If this is not a place where you'll accept me as I am,
Where do I go to be?
If this is not a place where I can learn and grow,
Where can I be just me?
That's the church I know.

Joining the church will not save but the saved will join the church. - Rev. Rick Scarbough

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Consequences

Choosing isn't the hardest part; It's learning to live with the choices you made that makes it so hard.

God gave you a free will so you can do whatever you want to, even if He doesn't like it. However along with this free will He will also give you enough rope to hang yourself. Along with freewill come responsibility and consequenses. - Hugh Troyer

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Conviction

I prefer to be hated for telling the truth, than loved for telling a lie.

Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct. - Thomas Carlyle

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Democracy

We go by the major vote, and if the majority are insane, the sane must go to the hospital. - Horace Mann

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Determination

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits. - Thomas Alva Edison

It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and suceeded.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

When you hear about someone who has failed, you are also hearing about someone who has tried. You can never fail unless you try. There is no disgrace in failing. There is only disgrace in never having tried. - Judy Zerafa

To give up is the worse disgrace, even though to lose is sometimes inevitable.

Unless you begin something, no matter what it is, you will never complete it.

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Discipline

Focus on Discipline
No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No steam or gas ever drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined. - Harry Emerson Fosdick

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Education

Readers are of two sorts: one who carefully goes through a book, and the other who as carefully lets the book go through him. - Douglas Jerrold

You can lead a boy to college but you cannot make him think. - Elbert Hubbard It is better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot. - Anatole France

No man really becomes a fool until he stops asking questions. - Charles P. Steinmetz

An educated man is not one who knows all of the answers, but one who has learned how to ask the right questions to find the right answers.

There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts. - Charles Dickens

The more education a man has, the more assurance he has that he does not have the answers.

He that teaches himself hath a fool for a master. - Benjamin Franklin

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Evangelism

Too many Christians are no longer fishers of men but keepers of the aquarium. - Paul Harvey

We may change the way and medium which we share the gospel with the world but we must never change the gospel. The gospel through the power if God is what saves us. When a person changes the gospel so as not to offend someone or to make it more socially acceptable we loose the power of God and the saving ability of the gospel. Look for new ways to share the gospel with the world but never compromise the gospel or your Christian testimony. - Hugh Troyer

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Evolution

The evolutionists seem to know everything about the missing link except the fact that it is missing. - Gilbert Keith Chesterton

I fully agree with your comments on the lack of direct illustration of evolutionary transitions in my book (Evolution). If I knew of any, fossil or living, I would have certainly have included them... Yet Gould and the American Museum people are hard to contradict when they say there are no transitional fossils... I will lay it on the line - there is not one such fossil for which one could make a watertight argument. - Dr. Collin Patterson

Some scientists have calculated the odds that DNA could form by chance at roughly 10 to the 40,000 power to 1. That's, a one with 40,000 zeros behind it! Scientists consider anything 10 to the 50th power or above impossible. - Patrick Marks

The occurrence of any event where the chances are beyond one in ten followed by 50 zeros is an event which we can state with certainty will never happen, no matter how much time is allotted and no matter how many conceivable opportunities could exist for the event to take place. - Emile Borel

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Experience

Christians need to realize that God's Word has many black and white areas in life but it also has grey areas. There are things to ignore, there are things to argue about, things to fight for and things to die for. People make mistakes when they don't know which is which. You can get into a lot of trouble in this life if you fight for something you should only argue about. You can also get into trouble if you only argue about things you need to fight or die for. Read God's word and pray that you will know which is which. Remember also that what you do affects the lives of others around you. What you do or don't do may cause another person to be influenced to do the right or wrong thing. - Hugh Troyer

It takes much cleverness to know how to conceal cleverness. - Francois de LaRochefoucauld

A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice. - Edgar Watson Howe

The resistance of a woman is not always a proof of her virtue more frequently of her experience. - Ninon de Lenclos

Many times when I have something really important that I can't afford to loose, I put it in a "safe" place. Although I may never find it, I know that I will never loose it either. - Hugh Troyer

We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that was in it--and stop there, lest we be like the cat that sits on a hot stove lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove lid again, and that is well, but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore. - Mark Twain

One thing about the school of experience is that it will repeat the lesson if you flunk the first time.

Often when you reach the grass you thought was greener on the other side, you find not only is it not any greener but often it's not even eatable.

Everybody has been young before, but not everybody has been old before. - Africn Proverb

Pray about things. Remember that what you do today will determine what happens in your life tomorrow. We learn from our mistakes or we keep repeating them. Some times the right thing is really hard to do. Don't base your decisions on what is the easy thing to do right now. A few years from now you will be looking back on this time in your life. Will you be happy with the decisions you make now or will you be wishing you made different choices. - Hugh Troyer

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Freedom

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. - Ronald Reagan

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Friendship

People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges. - Joseph Fort Newton

It isn't so much what's on the table that matters, as what's on the chairs. - William Schwenck Gilbert

It often happens that worthless people are merely people who are worth knowing. - Benjamin Disraeli

A true friend is a friend forever

Promises may gain friends, but it is performance that keeps them. - Daily Bread

I didn't find my friends; the good God gave them to me. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Few delights can equal the mere prence of one whom we trust utterly - George MacDonald

People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges. - Joseph Fort Newton

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting Robin
unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain. - Emily Dickinson

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God

God is a substitute for everything, but nothing is a substitute for God.

If you think God makes mistakes, you are mistaken!

Safty is not found in the absence of danger, but in the presence of God.

Whoever it was who searched the heavens with a telescope and found no God would not have found the juman mind if he had searched the brain with a microscope. - George Santayana

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Gossip

What you don't see with your eyes, don't witness with your mouth. - Jewish Proverb

The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them. - Will Rogers

Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you. - Spanish Proverb

Never tell evil of a man, if you do not know it for certainty, and if you know it for a certainty, then ask yourself, 'Why should I tell it?' - Johann K. Lavater

Gossip needn't be false to be evil - there's a lot of truth that shouldn't be passed around. - Frank A. Clark

It isn't what they say about you, it's what they whisper. - Errol Flynn

Count not him among your friends who will retail your privacies to the world. - Publilius Syrus

A rumor without a leg to stand on will get around some other way. - John Tudor

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Government

One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. - Martin Luther King Jr.

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.

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Guns

If guns kill people, forks make Americans fat.

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Happiness

Just because I can't sing does not mean I won't sing.

Everyone wants happiness. No one wants pain. But you can't have a rainbow without a little rain.

Unhappiness is in not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it. - Don Herold

We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then another. Then we are frustrated that the kids aren't old enough and we'll be more content when they are. After that, we're frustrated that we have teenagers to deal with. We will certainly be happy when they are out of that stage. We tell ourselves that our life will be complete when spouse gets his or her act together, when we get a nicer car, are we able to go on a nice vacation, or when we retire. The truth is, there's no better time to be happy than right now. If not now, when? Your life will always be filled with challenges.
What makes us so bitter against people who outwit us is that they think themselves cleverer than we are. - Francios de LaRochefoucauld

It's best to admit this to yourself and decide to be happy anyway. Happiness is the way. So, treasure every moment that you have and treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time with...and remember that time waits for no one.
So, stop waiting....
--until your car or home is paid off
--until you get a new car or home
--until your kids leave the house
--until you go back to school
--until you finish school
--until you lose 10 lb.
--until you gain 10 lb.
--until you get married
--until you get a divorce
--until you have kids
--until you retire
--until summer
--until spring
--until winter
--until fall
--until you die
There is no better time than right now to be happy. Happiness is a Journey, not a destination. So -- work like you don't need money, Love like you've never been hurt, and dance like no one's watching.

The happiness of a person is directly linked to the most important thing in his life.

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.

It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about. - Dale Carnegie

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. - Abraham Lincon

Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene. - A.C. Benson

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. - James Matthew Barrie

Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow is only a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore to this day. - From the Sanskrit

Be a life long or short, its completeness depends on what it was lived for. - David Starr Jordan

If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish to be happier than other people, and this is always difficult, for we believe others to be happier than they are. - Montesquiev

I accept life unconditionally. Life holds so much-
So much to be so happy about always. Most people ask for happiness on condition. Happiness can be felt only if you don't set conditions. - Artur Rubinstein

Don't let the things you want interfere with the happiness of what you have. - Hugh Troyer

If the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, you can bet the water bill is higher.

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Heaven

If I don't get it here, I'll get it there. Here it's temporary but there it's eternal.

Our childern are the only earthly possessions we can take with us to Heaven. - Daily Bread

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Hell

It would be a terrible thing to devote your life to Christianity and God only to die and find out that there was no God. Of course you would never know it because you would simply cease to exist. (But you did help to make other lives better by your acts of kindness). But it would be far worse to live your life as an athiest fighting against God, telling people that He doesn't exist only to find out that you were wrong and there really is a God. Not only that, but to realize that you convinced your relatives and best friends that you were right so that they also rejected God, and also went to Hell. That has to be the most tragic thing that could ever happen to a person. - Hugh Troyer

God doesn't send anyone to Hell, you send yourself

Many people who plan to repent at the 11th hour die at 10:30.

It would be far better to go to Hell from the Jungles of the Amazon where they never had a missionary than from the front seat of a Bible believing church. - Pastor Harold Ramsey

A Naval chaplin who didn't believe in Hell was asked to resign. When he asked why the Christians told him there were two reasons. If there is a Hell, we don't want you lying to us, second if there is no Hell, we don't need you.

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Holidays

I believe that we take these holidays and use them as a tool to share the gospel with others. Many people only show up for church on Mothers Day, Easter and Christmas. Do we stop celebrating these holidays or do we use them as ways to win people to Christ. You can take an upcoming holiday and use it as an opening to give them the gospel, invite them to church or to give them a gospel tract. I have written several gospel tracts including ones for Halloween, Christmas and Easter. Many Christians say to lock up your doors and turn out the lights so the children don't come all dressed up to your house asking for candy. I say, why not take this opportunity to give the children a gospel tract along with the candy. My Easter tract asks the question "How does Jesus dying over 2,000 years ago affect your life today?" It isn't the history of the holiday that concerns me but what we as Christians do with the holidays. Either God will come out on top at the end of each holiday each year or Satan will. What will make the difference is what Christians choose to do with them. Anything can be used as a soul winning opportunity if we set our minds to it.

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Kindness

It cost so little, I wonder why
We give it so little thought;
A smile, kind words, a glance, a touch-
What magic by them is wrought.

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Knowledge

There are no ugly women; there are only women who do not know how to look pretty. - Jean de LaBruyere

There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have. - Don Herold

The struggling for knowledge hath a pleasure in it like that of wrestling with a fine woman. - George Savile, Marguis of Halifax

The terrible thing about the quest for truth is that you find it. - Reme de Gourmont

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it. - Thomas Fuller

Unless you can create the whole universe in 6 days, then perhaps giving "advice" to God isn't such a good idea.

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Leadership

To be a leader of men one must turn ones back on men. - Havelock Ellis

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Life

Our life is a gift from God. What we do with that life is our gift to God.

A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit. - Elton Trueblood

Life is too short to wine.

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Love

True love is like a ghost: everybody talks about it but few have seen it. - Francois de LaRochefoucauld

If we want the advantages of love, then we must be willing to take the risks of love. And that requires vunerability. Of course, we can refuse this path and trod another one devoid of openness. But the toll on such a road is extremely high. - Rev. Chuck Swindoll

Man begins by making love and ends by loving a woman; woman begins by loving a man and ends by loving love. - Reme de Gourmont

Love is not blind - it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less. - Julius Gordon

We like someone because. We love someone although. - Henri De Montherlant

Love is not something you say, it's something you do. - Mike Evans

We need to Love our family for who they are and not for what they do. - Karen McDuffy

Almost carries no weight, espically in matters of the heart. - The ghost of Christmas past (A Christmas Carol)

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Marriage

There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage. - Martin Luther

Don't marry a man unless you would be proud to have a son exactly like him.

Be the reason why she smiles every morning, Not the reason why she cries every night.

Second marriage: the triumph of hope over experience. - Dr. Samuel Johnson

Nothing flatters a man as much as the happiness of his wife; he is always proud of himself as the source of it. - Dr. Samual Johnson

Of all the home remedies, a good wife is the best. - Frank McKinney (Kin) Hubbard

Mens wives are usally their husbands mental inferiors and spiritual superiors; this gives them double instruments of torture. - Don Herold

Marriage is a ghastly public confession of a strictly private intention. - Ian Hay

God is the only third party in a marriage that can make it happy.

There is one advantage in a plurality of wives; they fight each other instead of their husbands. - Josh Billings

Since all the maids are good and lovable, from whence come evil wives. - Charles Lamb

Perhaps determination not to give up trusts many marriages through to survival. Determination could be just another name for stubbornness or for dependence. I think it could also be another name for commitment, even for love. It surely is acknowledgement that "for better or worse" includes worse, something the old marriage has learned it must abide. Without that worse, the marriage, like the phrase, is incomplete. I suspect it is also considerably less interesting. - Joyce Colony

A woman must choose: with a man liked by women, she is not sure; with a man disliked by women, she is not happy. - Anatole France

Being taken for granted can be a compliment. It means that you've become a comfortable, trustes element in another persons life. - Dr. Joyce Brothers

A wedding is an event, but a marriage is an achievement. - In Tune with Father(Soumi College)

So you say you can't take it, the price is too high. The feelings are gone it seems the rivers run dry. You never imagined it could turn out so rough. You give and give and give and still it's never enough. Your emotions have vanished that once held a thrill, you wonder if love could be alive in you still. But that ring on your finger was put there to stay, you'll never forget the words you promised that day. Jesus didn't die for you because it was fun, He hung there for love because it had to be done, and inspite of the anguish his word was fulfilled, cause love is not a feeling it's an act of your will. - Don Francisco

Success in marriage is much more than a matter of finding the right person; it is also a matter of being the right person. - Leland Foster Wood

One good husband is worth two good wives; for the scarcer things are, the more they're valued. - Benjamin Franklin

What hurts you is not the fight, its what you say after the fight.

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Motivation

If men knew all that women think, they'd be twenty times more daring. - Alphonse Karr

I consider my ability to arouse enthusiam among the men, the greatest asset I posses, and the way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement. There is nothing else that so kills the ambitions of a man as criticisms from his superiors. I never criticize anyone. I believe in giving a man incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. If I like anything, I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise. - Charles Schwab (One of the first men to ever be paid a salery of one million dollars per year.

In my wide association in life, meeting with many and great men in various parts of the world, I have yet to find the man, however great or exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than he would ever do under a spirt of critism. - Charles Schwab

Action springs out of what we fundamentally desire...and the best piece of advice which can be given to would be persuaders, whether in bussiness, in the home, in the school, in politics is first arouse in the other person an eager want. He who can do this has the whole world with him. He who cannot walks a lonely way! - Harry A. Overstreet (Influencing Human Behaviour)

If you have enough will power you can make your body do anything, absolutely anything. - Shelby Hayden Clifton

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Opportunity

When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that is in itself a choice. - William James

If God shuts one door, He opens another. - Irish Proverb

The decisions that you make today will turn around and make you tomorrow. - Rev. Bob Johnson

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Philosphy

A philospher will not believe what he sees because he is too busy speculating about what he does not see. - Le Bovier do Fontenelle

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Politics

This is in response to remarks about people arguing about politics.

In this life there are some things you need to overlook, some things you need to fight for and some things you need to stand up for so much that you are willing to die for them. Some things you need to overlook might be what color to paint the sactuary of the church or the length of a persons hair. Something to fight for would be slaughter of the unborn and killing off the elderly and anyone else that may seem to be unproductive to society. The fight for catagory is the area that many people think you should be willing to die for. Things to die for are things like the Diety of Christ, the gospel ( because without a good gospel you will go to Hell) and freedom of religion (Not freedom from religion). In politics we have all 3 catagories to deal with. You will have to decide for yourself how things line up. What's important to me, you may not think is worth even bringing up. I do try to live peacably with all men if possible while not compromising my values and beliefs in the process.

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Prayer

Never pray for more than you are willing to work for.

At night turn all your worries over to God. He's going to be up all night anyway.

We never get big things because we only ask for small things. (Just ask)

God is more interested in the quality of the prayer than the quantity and eloquence of the words.

Prayer is the key to Heaven, but faith unlocks the door.

Sometimes when God wants to punish us, He answers our prayers.

Do not pray for easy lives; pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers;pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be a miracle. Every day you shall wonder at yourself, at the richness of life which has come to you by the grace of God. - Phillips Brooks

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Problems

A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it. - Jean de la Fontaine

What we call progress is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance. - Havelock Ellis

The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. - Walter Bagehot

A conference is a gathering of important people who singly can do nothing, but together can decide that nothing can be done. - Fred Allen

The pessimist sees the dificulty in every opportunity
The optimist, the opportunity in every difficulty. - L.P.Jacks

The army of Israel looked at Goliath through the eyes of man and said he's too big to beat. David looked at him through the eyes of God and said he's too big to miss. - Rev. Walley Carter

God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. One must take it. The only choice is how. - Henry Ward Beecher

A man is as big as the things that annoy him.

A problem is a chance for you to do your best. - Duke Ellington

Sometimes God has to take away what we have so that He can give us what He wants us to have.

God knows the age of every tree and the color of every flower and he knows just how wide your shoulders are and He'll never give ya anything to carry that's bigger than you can handle. - Mack (The maintenance man on Babylon 5 TV show)

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Riches

The only money that you will be able to keep is what you give to God.

We are not made rich by what is in our pockets but by what is in our hearts. - Daily Bread

I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in Gods hands, that I still possess. - Martin Luther

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Rules for a better life

Bill Gates recently gave a Commencement speech at a High School about 14 things they did not and will not learn in school. He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world.

Rule 1: Life is not fair - get used to it!
Rule 2: The world doesn't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.
Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.
Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.
Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.
Rule 6: If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.
Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.
Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.
Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.
Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.
Rule No. 12: Smoking does not make you look cool. It makes you look moronic. Next time you're out cruising, watch an 11-year-old with a butt in his mouth. That's what you look like to anyone over 20. Ditto for "expressing yourself" with purple hair and/or pierced body parts.
Rule No. 13: You are not immortal. (See Rule No. 12.) If you are under the impression that living fast, dying young and leaving a beautiful corpse is romantic, you obviously haven't seen one of your peers at room temperature lately.
Rule No. 14: Enjoy this while you can. Sure parents are a pain, school's a bother, and life is depressing. But someday you'll realize how wonderful it was to be a kid. Maybe you should start now. You're welcome.

I resolve to speak ill of no man whatever, not even in a matter of truth; but rather by some means excuse the faults I hear charged upon others, and upon proper occasions speak all the good I know of everybody. ~Benjamin Franklin

In this life you need to remember one thing. God is not a Burger King, He is the King of Kings. You can't always have it your way. - Hugh Troyer

The best way to get on in the world is to make people believe it's to their advantage to help you. - Jean de LaBruyere

Folks that blurt out just what they think wouldn't be so bad if they thought. - Frank McKinney (Kin) Hubbard

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact. - George Eliot

Never insult an alligator until after you have crossed the river.

If you are ever in doubt as to whether or not you should kiss a pretty girl, always give her the benefit of the doubt. - Thomas Carlyle

You can't unsay what you have said but there is one thing yu can do; You can shut up. - Rev. Ford

If you must speak your mind, then mind how you speak.

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be. - Thomas A. Kempis

TEN SPIRITUAL TONICS
  1. Stop worrying. Worry kills life.
  2. Begin each day with a prayer. It will arm your soul.
  3. Controll appetite. Over-indulgence clogs body and mind.
  4. Accept your limitations. All of us can't be great (God has different jobs for different people).
  5. Don't envy. It wastes time and energy.
  6. Have faith in people. Cynicism sours the disposition.
  7. Find a hobby. It will relax your nerves.
  8. Read a book a week to stimulate imagination and broaden your view.
  9. Spend some time alone, for the peace of solitude and silence.
  10. Try to want what you have, instead of spending your strength trying to get what you want.
    Abraham L. Feinberg

Thomas Jeffersons Decalogue

  1. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
  2. Never trouble another for what you can do yourself.
  3. Never spend our money before you have it.
  4. Never buy what you don not want, because it is cheap; it will be dear to you.
  5. Pride costs more than hunger, thirst, and cold.
  6. We never repent of having eaten too little.
  7. Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.
  8. How much pain have cost us the evils which have never happpened.
  9. Take things always by their smooth handle.
  10. When angry, count to ten before you speak; if very angry, an hundred.

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Salvation

Going to church won't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage will make you a mechanic.

Have you ever wondered why you never go to a funeral without people saying or implying that ..."They went to Heaven"... or... "They're in a better place!"... It seems that EVERYONE wants, or expects, to go Heaven when they die, but a great many folks have little to do with the things of God and/or the local church while they are alive! They come up with their own "excuses" why they don't want to talk about Jesus Christ in order to justify their avoidance of Him. Scripture teaches that "broad is the way that leads to destruction and MANY are they who enter therein...and narrow is the way that leads to life and FEW there be who find it!" According to Scripture, most people DO NOT go to Heaven when they die...but enter into Hell instead! They like to hear the word "Heaven" but hate to hear the politically incorrect word "Hell". It makes them cringe inside. Humans will always worship something, even if it's not God. Those who reject Him may not realize it, but they set themselves up as their own god. They live to please and satisfy themselves. Even the good things they do, they do to make themselves feel better about their decision to live independently from God. You invite them to church and they will always find an excuse not to come. You seek to tell them how they can KNOW FOR SURE they will go to Heaven some day, and they don't want to discuss it! They want to go to Heaven some day, but they DO NOT WANT TO STOP BEING GOD themselves!!! God says in Scripture: "Men love darkness rather than light because their deeds are evil." It's easier for them to curse, tell off-color jokes, and live sensually than it is to live for and love our Savior Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ died as our ultimate and only true sacrifice for our sins. We are guilty before a holy and righteous God and are condemned to Hell. Jesus Christ, however, offering His own blood, took your Hell upon Himself. You and I are guilty, but he paid the fine! Your sentence was carried out on Him!! Then He arose from the dead three days later victorious over your sins!! You CANNOT go to Heaven without surrendering to Jesus Christ, trusting in Him as your only "ticket" to Heaven! But that will NEVER happen as long as you demand to remain as your own god!!! DO NOT KID YOURSELF!!! WITHOUT JESUS CHRIST, YOUR ETERNITY WILL BE IN A PLACE CALLED HELL!!! And... there are no second chances once you're there!! It will be TOO LATE FOR YOU!!! - Pastor Jim Vail

Just as there is a right way and a wrong way to build a bridge, there is a right way and a wrong way to get to Heaven.

Be a Christian. It's good for your health, now and espically later.

Salvation is free, but you have to pay the price for it. - Rev. Ed Holloway

The Lord will keep you even when you don't want to be kept. - Rev. Ed Holloway

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Science

The evolutionists seem to know everything about the missing link except the fact that it is missing. - Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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Service

God wants our availibility, not our ability. - Dr. Clyde Billingsly

God has a plan for your life but Satan also has a plan for your life. - Rev. Rick Scarborough

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Sin

Sin is the cancer in our churches. It starts as undectable and slowly grows. After a while you have a lump that is dectable and can still be removed without doing damage to the whole body. If it is not taken care of at that time it will get into the lymph nodes and spread throughout the body. At this point the body needs chemo or radiation. The longer you wait to go see the doctor the more extreme measures that need to be done to rid the body of the disease. If not taken care of, a body with cancer will die. The church today needs to turn to the great physician. Sin will not go away on its own. - Hugh Troyer

One can find women who have never had one love affair, but it is rare indeed to find any who have had only one. - Francois de LaRochefoucauld

I have known many people that do things that they know are wrong. Then when someone that cares about them tries to talk to them about the problem, they get mad about it. Always remember this - When you do something that you know is wrong, you give up the right to get mad. - Hugh Troyer

Whenever sin does not look like sin, the sinner does not look like a sinner.

An idle mind is the Devils workshop.

The secret sin on earth is an open scandle in Heaven. - Chuck Swindol

Basically, the law of the flesh is this:
The more you get, the more you want;
The more you want, the less you enjoy what you already recieved. - Glen Berteau

If you haven't met the devil today, maybe its because your going in the same direction. - Dr. Cllyde Billingsly

Condemnation never comes from God. Conviction comes from Jesus, condemnation comes from Satan. - Rev. Rick Scarborough

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Soul Winning

Be fishers of men. When you go fishing you take a pole with a hook and bait. You have to throw the hook in to the water with the bait. It has to be something that the fish will like. You can do everything right and not catch any fish. Jesus told us to go fish, He will bring the results. Your Bible, knowledge, words, actions and tracts are your pole and bait. You can go to a lake with all of the right equipment but you must cast it out. You can not make the fish bite but you can do what you can do. Then leave the rest in God's hands. - Hugh Troyer

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Social Behaviour

A closed mouth gathers no feet.

Nobody can be as agreeable as an uninvited guest. - Frank McKinney (Kin) Hubbard

Most men who run down women are only running down a certain woman. - Reme do Gourmont

Beauty that don't make a woman vain makes her very beautiful. - Josh Billings

Thieves respect property; they merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it. - Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Blowing out the other fellows candle won't make yours shine brighter.

Rum is good in its place, and hell is the place for it. - Josh Billings

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Success and Failure

Many a man owes his success to his first wife and his second wife to his success. - Jim Backs

The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it. - Elbert Hubbard

It takes a lot of things to prove you are smart, but only one thing to prove you are ignorant. - Don Herold

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are two kinds of men who never amount to much; those who cannot do what they are told, and those who can do nothing else. - Cyrus H. K. Curtis

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. - Benjamin Franklin

Success does not necessarily mean that we must earn a great deal of money and live in the biggest house in town. It means only that we are daily engaged in striving toward a goal that we have indepently chosen and feel is worthy of us as persons. A goal,whatever it may be, is what gives meaning to our existance. It is the carrot on the stick that keeps us striving - that gives us a reason for getting out of bed in the morning. - Readers Digest

If you aim at imperfection, there is some chance of your getting it. Whereas if you aim at perfection, there is none. - Samuel Butler

The creation of a thousand forest is in one acorn. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Success is often just an idea away. - Frank Tyger (Forbes Magazine)

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. - Wlii Rogers

Three Ruled for Success
1. Set a goal.
2. Go out there and aquire the knowledge.
3. Go out there and do it. - Tom Vu

Don't let anyone talk you out of the dream you want. Whatever you do in life, ignore the looser, make success happen because you deserve it. Hang around winners, talk to them, learn how they do it, immitate them. If you listen to someone, listen to someone who has done it before. - Tom Vu

Success is a ladder that cannot be climbed with your hands in your pockets. - American Proverb

If there is any one secret of success it lies in the ability to get the other person's point of view and see things from his angle as well as your own. - Henry Ford

The man who can put himself in the place of other men, who can understand the workings of their minds, need never worry about what the future has in store for him. - Owen D. Young

A man rarely succeeds at anything unless he has fun doing it.

If we ain't got dreams, what have we got. - Danny Amatule (Fame)

Success consists of getting up one more time than you fall down.

The seeming tragedies of life are often triumphs for the gospel. - Pastor Bob Taylor

Jumping at several small opportunities may get us there more quickly than waiting for one big one to come along.

Efficiency - The right man in the right place at the right time doing the right thing in the right way.

Most Christians have more equipment and tools than Gideons 300 men but we wont go into battle. - Dr. Clyde Billingsly

Your goals must always be beyond your ability but within your faith. - Rev. Moody Adams

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Testimony

The only time you realize you have a reputation is when you're not living up to it. - Jose Iturbi

No matter who you are, you are the best Christian that somebody knows.

Some Christians are stumbling blocks to the world when they should be stepping stones.

If you were put on trial for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?

The only thing that the average Christian wants out of Christ is an escape ticket from Hell.

Make sure that when you leave a person, he is closer to Jesus than when you first met him.

A hypocrite is a fellow who isn't himself on Sunday.

Americans are famous for feasting and pain, not fasting and prayer. - Rev Anis Shorrosh

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Thoughts

Each of us must live off the fruits of his own thoughts. - Jack Lannom

His mind is open; yes, it is so open that nothing is retained; Ideas simply pass through him. - Francis Herbert Bradley

Just one evil thought, what harm can it do? But give it free reighn, and soon there are two. And then sinful deeds and habits ensue; So guard all your thoughts, or they'll destroy you. - Dennis J. DeHaan

You will never be higher or better than your best thoughts. - Jack Lannom

You are what you think you are, attitudes determine actions. You look at a person and how they behave, I can tell you how they think. You see a man going in to a pornography shop and I can tell you pretty much what's going on in his mind. Ask a man if you can see his library and you can tell him what he thinks, by looking at his library. Watching what a man does you can tell pretty much what he thinks because the culmazation, the crystalization, the selitification in thoughts is your behaviour. - Jack Lannom

Merely having an open mind is nothing; the object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid. - Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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Time

Always stay ahead and you will never have to worry about getting behind. - Jim Obermier

TAKE TIME
To Think. It is the source of power.
To Play. It is the secret of perpetual youth.
To Read. It is the fountain of wisdom.
To Pray. It is the greatest power on earth.
To Love and Be Loved. It is a God-given privilege.
To be Friendly. It is the road to happiness.

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Tracts

When preaching and private talk are not available, you need to have a tract ready . . . Get good striking tracts, or none at all. But a touching gospel tract may be the seed of eternal life. Therefore, do not go out without your tracts. - Charles Spurgeon

Nothing surpasses a tract for sowing the seed of the Good News. - Billy Graham (once said of Gospel Tracts)

There is a movement out there these days where they are quoting a Bible verse that states "Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God" (Romans 10:17). These people are now saying that the Bible teaches that you must hear the Word of God in order to get saved. If you don't hear the word of God you can't get saved from your sins so gospel tracts are worthless pieces of paper. If you follow their logic you will come to the conclusion that you can not get saved from reading the Bible because you are reading it and not hearing it. I am guessing that also following this logic, a person could read the tract or the Bible to you and you could get saved but not if you read it. Don't let Satan keep you from passing out gospel tracts because someone takes a verse and tries to make a complete doctrine out of it. Isaiah 55:11 tells us that God's word will not return to Him void. It doesn't matter whether it is written or spoken. Remember that His word is quick and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword (Hebrews 4:12). Pray over your tracts and trust that God will get these into the hands of people searching for the truth. - Hugh Troyer

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Trials and Temptations

The devil doesn't make you do it but he knows your weaknesses and tendencies. He will use this knowledge to influence you to do wrong. You should be aware of this fact and know what your weaknesses are. Then with God's help you can resist the devil and do what is right. - Hugh Troyer

Abstainer: A weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure. - Ambrose Bierce

Lessons of an oyster
The most extraordinary thing about the oyster is this. Irritations get into his shell. He does not like them. But when he can not get rid of them, he uses the irritation to do the loveliest thing an oyster ever has a chance to do.
If there are irritations in our lives today, there is only one perscription: make a peral. It may have to be a peral of patience, but, anyhow, make a peral. And it takes faith and love to do it. - Harry Emerson Fosdick

God can turn winds of adversity into showers of blessings.

There is no pit so deep that God is not deeper still. - Corrie Ten Boom

It's not how many times that life knocks you down, it's how many times you pick yourself up. - Remington Steele

Remember the devil can wall you round, but he can not roof you in. - Hudson Taylor to Dan Crawford

We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sail.

Do not pray for easy lives; pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers; pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be a miracle. Every day you shall wonder at yourself, at the richness of life which has come to you by the grace of God. - Phillips Brooks

If you set a limit, the devil is going to push you to it. - Dr. Clyde Billingsly

When you are pressed, are you pressed closer to God? - Rev. Rick Scarough

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Trust

Absolute Trust
All a child's life depends on the ideal it has of its parents. Destroy that and everything goes--Morals, behavior, everything. Absolute trust in someone else is the essence of education. - E.M.Forster

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Wisdom

An intelligent person learns from his own mistakes, but a wise man learns from someone else's mistakes.

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Witnessing

Every person without Christ is a mission field, and every Christian is a missionary

Evangelism is just one begger telling another begger where to get bread.

All that stands between a sinner and a Christian is Christ and all that stands between a sinner and Hell is death. - Rev. Frank Thompson

I go fishing up in Main every Summer. Personally I am very fond of strawberries and cream; but I find for some strange reason fish prefer worms. So when I go fishing, I don't think about what I want. I think about what they want. I don't bait the hook with strawberries and cream. Rather, I dangle a worm or a grasshopper in front of the fish and say:"Wouldn't you like to have that?"Why not use the same common sense when fishing for men? - Dale Carnigie

When you preach in a saloon you have to learn to time your ending right before the sherrif arrives. - Rev Moody Adams

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Work

There are two kinds of men who never amount to much; those who cannot do what they are told, and those who can do nothing else. - Cyrus H.K. Curtis

It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed. - Goethe

There are only two classes in society: those who get more than they earn, and those who earn more than they get. - Holbrook Jackson

By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day. - Robert Frost

Look for more Trouble
Be thankful for the troubles of your job. They provide about half of your income. Because if it were not for the things that go wrong, the difficult people you have to deal with, and the problems and unpleasantness of our working day, someone could be found to handle your job for half of what you are being paid.
It takes intelligence, resourcefulness, patience, tact and courage to meet the troubles of any job. That is why you hold your present job. And it may be the reason you aren't holding down an even bigger one.
If all of us would start to look for more troubles, and learn to handle them cheerfully and with good judgements, as opportunities rather than irritations, we would find ourselves getting ahead at a suprising rate. For it is a fact that there are plenty of big jobs waiting for men and women who aren't afraid of the troubles connected with them. - Robert R. Updegraff

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Worry

Worries are the advanced interest we pay on troubles that may never come.

The best cure for worry, depression, melancholy, brooding, is to go deliberately forth and try to lift with ones sympathy the gloom of somebody else. - Arnold Bennett

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow; it only saps today of its strength. - A.J.Cronin

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Worship

If Christians and churches cared more about letting God use your talents where you are needed rather than what you can get out of the service, we would see a great revival in this nation and in the world. You have some people that say don't go to church because "I don't get anything out of the service". We don't go to church for a blessing, or to learn or to have fellowship with other Christians. We go to church to worship God. If your heart is right with God you will get the blessing, you will learn and you will have fellowship with other Christians who have also come. - Hugh Troyer

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Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:45 am,
12:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Weekend Masses In EspaŚćėol

Saturday Vigil: 6:15pm

Sunday: 9:00am, 7:15pm

Weekday Morning Masses

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 am

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6654 Main Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 555-7856