I don't think of all the misery but of all the beauty that still remains.
~~ Anne Frank
I feel as if God had, by giving the Sabbath, given 52 springs in every year.
~~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Stars are the gleam, glitter and glimmer in God's eyes.
~~ James W. King
Whatever your heart clings to and confides in, that is really your God.
~~ Martin Luther (1483-1536)
The heart filled with hope can never die, for hope lives on forever.
~~ James W. King
Unbridled joy is hope with even the slightest doubt removed.
~~ James W. King
Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry.
~~ Ephesians 4:26
Love is patient and kind.
~~ I Corinthians 13:4
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear.
~~ I John 4:18
Let not your heart be troubled.
~~ John 14:1
Absent in body, but present in spirit.
~~ I Corinthians 5:3
Seven days without prayer makes one weak.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
~~ Hebrews 11:1
Laughter is God's hand on a troubled world.
Love is a gift from God.
No problem is too big for God.
Everything that happens is not good, but God works for good in all things.
Spring is God's way of saying hello!
Religion should be our daily bread, not cake for special occasions.
May the Lord bless you and keep you, May he shine his face on you and be merciful to you, May he smile at you and give you peace.
~~ Francis of Assisi
Grant me the ability to be alone; May it be my custom to go outdoors each day among the trees and grasses, among all growing things and there may I be alone, and enter into prayer to talk with the one that I belong to.
~~ Rabbi Nachman of Bratizlava
Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Praise Him all creatures here below! Praise Him above, all heavenly hosts, Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost!
~~ traditional Christian doxology
Just a closer walk with Thee Grant it, Jesus, if You please! I'll be satisfied as long As I walk, dear Lord, close to Thee! I am weak but Thou art strong, Jesus keep me from all wrong - I'll be satisfied as long As I walk, dear Lord, close to Thee!
~~ traditional Christian spiritual
God's universe is perfect, awing the mind. God's truth is subtle, baffling the intellect. God's law is complete, quickening the breath. God's compassion is fathomless, refreshing the soul. God's justice is absolute, lighting up the eyes. God's love is radiant, rejoicing the heart, more precious than the finest gold, sweeter than honey from the comb! Help me, dear God, to be aware of my selfishness, but without undue shame or self-judgment. Let me always feel You present, in every atom of my being. Let me keep surrendering myself until I am utterly transparent, allowing only Your love to shine through. Let my words be rooted in honesty and my thoughts be lost in Your light: Unnameable God, my essence, my origin, my life-blood, my home!
~~ excerpts from Psalm 19
There is a spirit in the soul, untouched by time and flesh, flowing from the Spirit, remaining in the Spirit, itself wholly spiritual. In this principle is God, ever verdant, ever flowering in all the joy of His actual Self.
If I spent enough time with the tiniest creature -- even a caterpillar -- I would never have to prepare a sermon, so full of God is every creature!
Lord, my mind is not noisy with desires, and my heart has satisfied its longing. I do not care about religion or anything that is not you. I have soothed and quieted my soul, like a child at its mother's breast. My soul is as peaceful as a child sleeping in its mother's arms.
~~ Psalm 131, as translated by Stephen Mitchell
I am the Light that is above them all; I am the All; the All came forth from Me; and the All attains to Me. Cleave a piece of wood, I am there; Lift up any stone and you will find Me there.
~~ Jesus, as related in the Gospel of Thomas
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
~~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
All the good from the Saviour of the world is communicated through this book; but for the book we could not know right from wrong. All the things desirable to man are contained in it.
~~ Abraham Lincoln
Daily I compose a symphony in my mind that changes with each playing, But God has written the melody, harmony and lyrics on my heart, Here they are still, constantly at rest and cannot be changed.
~~ Symphony of Infinity, James W. King
Humanity is a painting on an earthly canvas splashed with Divine paint.
~~ James W. King
The English word 'miracle' comes from the Latin words which translate 'a wonderful thing.' While we associate miracles with occasional, supernatural events beyond our ability to comprehend, perhaps we would be better to see a miracle as the daily gifts of God, waking to a new morning, a warm breeze, a newborn baby's face, a rosy sunrise or peach-colored sunset, the glisten of dew or frost on a grassy field and a sparrow singing while it's raining -- all of the daily wonderful things God gives to each of us and that requires no great insight to comprehend.
~~ from Miracle of Miracles, James W. King
I will believe what I believe until death,
Then living once more I will know what I believe to be sure.
~~ from Certainty, James W. King
Hope for the best; get ready for the worst; then take what God chooses to send.
LORD, keep me from the things I want and grant me what you think I need.
~~ My Life's Prayer, James W. King
It is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us.
~~ Charles Dickens, regarding children
Teach us delight in simple things, And fun that has no bitter springs, Forgiveness free of evil done, And love to all beneath the sun.
~~ from Christmas in India, Rudyard Kipling
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