"INSPIRATION"
OCTOBER 2001 - DECEMBER 2001


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December 21, 2001
" Nothing you love is lost; not really. Things, people - they always go away, sooner or later. You can't hold them, any more than you can hold moonlight. But if they've touched you, if they're inside you, then they're still yours. The only things you ever really have are the ones you hold inside your heart."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Cheryl Hames --- Ontario, Canada


December 21, 2001
" I try not to confuse excellence with perfection;
Excellence I can acquire;
The perfection part is up to GOD."
--- Albert Einstein --- Submitted by Josh H. --- Wisconsin


December 19, 2001
" If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible to you."
--- Matthew 17:20 --- Submitted by G. Nelson --- California


December 19, 2001
LOST

For many nights I lay awake
The cold moon shining upon my dreary face
Somehow I've changed from gold to dust
How this came to pass I do not know
And now that dust is imprisoned in a dark cold stall

How I got here I may never know
I often feel as though I am not my own
I belong to a superior, one of another kind
One older and wiser than I shall ever be
So they want me to think

But in this dark cold stall I've had time to ponder, time to think
These chains of power may imprison my soul no longer
For I am human, I am not inferior or superior to anything on this earth
I belong to myself and not to others

The want and creed for power upon this earth
Has drowned me in a puddle of innocence
But I shall drown no longer
For through my mind and thoughts I have regained a part of myself

It has given me hope
Hope that one day this long and perilous war
Shall be over and I will be freed
All in good time they say

But time is not one that I wish to waste
Time is precious
And I have no idea how much of it belongs to me
For that is not for me to decide

But what I do with that gift Is entirely my own sole decision
For I am wiser than they have perceived and
I shall overcome

And I will no longer be lost in this cold dark stall
I will see sunshine again
I will.
--- Copyright © 2001 Rowan Rafuse-Kell


December 17, 2001
" Move towards the light, you will get enlightened.
Move towards enlightenment, you will get true knowledge.
Move towards the true knowledge, you will get God.
And once you get God, you don't have to move anywhere else,
Though if you remain ignorant, you will reach nowhere.
Still, if you don't move ahead, you will keep wandering backwards."
--- Copyright © 2001 Neelam Solanki


December 17, 2001
" Care for others but do not be careless for yourself.
Love others but do not be hateful about yourself.
Respect others but do not be disrespectful towards yourself.
Value others but do not devalue yourself.
Have faith in others but also trust yourself."
--- Written in 2001 by V.K.K. --- India


December 14, 2001
" I can live my life knowing the people I love the most, love me more."
--- Copyright © 2001 Kyle Allen


December 14, 2001
" The older I get the more I know that to put my best foot forward each day means to ask God, "What do YOU want to do today?", then proceed in His authority and His strength to do just that! Tasks are not only done, but they are done RIGHT."
--- Copyright © 2001 Jackie Hale


December 12, 2001
" Happy are the days that we are together!"
--- Copyright © 2001 Steve Bennett


December 10, 2001
" Remember, the problems ahead of you
Are never as great as the power behind you."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by P.C. --- SA, Australia


December 10, 2001
" God makes no mistakes, but he allows us to make them. We were also given the intelligence to correct every error. Both are a gift as long as one is never be used without the other."
--- Copyright © 2001 Greg Olson


December 7, 2001
" I will awake every day knowing, that as soon as my feet touch the ground, that what I make of it, is up to me. I will not expect anything from anyone. I will give - with no intentions of receiving. I will listen when someone just needs to talk. I will smile at a stranger. I will be accepting of challenges. I will accept change. I will love myself and others. I will laugh when I want to cry and smile when I want to frown. I will live each day like no other. This day belongs to me. I will value each day that I am given. I WILL make a difference. I will LIVE my life and enjoy it."
--- Copyright © 2001 Andrea VanCourt


December 7, 2001
" There exist moments when all the Angels from heaven descend onto earth to celebrate. The Angels sing and dance a song that can only be heard by our heart. There is a great fraternity among them and this always happens around Christmas. If during Christmas Eve, an emotional tear rolls down your face, it is at that moment that your heart is being invaded by those angels and your heart beat will beat at the rhythm of that song. Be sure at that time, that God's love will be present in your soul, and every thing that you desire and deserve will come true."
--- Marcello S. Pepe --- Submitted by Juan Cavallo --- Florida


December 5, 2001
" For me, faith begins with the realization that a supreme intelligence brought the universe into being and created man. It is not difficult for me to have this faith, for an orderly, intelligent universe testifies to the greatest statements ever uttered, 'In the beginning, God.'"
--- Arthur Compton --- Submitted by Gurudath Rao --- Karnataka, India


December 5, 2001
" Life is not an all or nothing battle. Life isn't suppose to be a battle at all. And when it comes to happiness, well, sometimes life is just okay, sometimes wonderful, sometimes boring, sometimes unpleasant. When your day's not perfect, it's not a failure or a terrible loss, it's just another day."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by J.N.--- Kansas


December 3, 2001
" A simple pray I utter, whispering for blessings to fall upon you in hopes that your soul shall find the peace it seeks for there are no unspeakable truths, no unbelievable dreams, no incurable ills, no unwinnable wars, no unbeatable odds, no locking the doors of your heart, there is just life."
--- Copyright © 2001 Ellen Flickner


December 3, 2001
" No one thinks of the pen while reading the letter.
They want only to know what is in the mind of the writer.
That's what I am in God's hands...a little pencil."
--- Mother Teresa --- Submitted by Sarah DeBoer --- New York


November 30, 2001
" I do my best in everything I do;
Even if I'm tired and can't hold on anymore,
Because I believe in miracles."
--- Copyright © 2001 HuiMei Ng


November 30, 2001
" God gives us many obstacles to overcome. We all have things that get in our way, but we just have to deal with them. If you succeed in this you have won your battle in life, something that everyone tries to win at, but only the strong ones do."
--- Copyright © 2001 Sherri Norman


November 28, 2001
" Where Is God? God is in a smile, a laugh, a hug. God is in a helping hand, a tear wiped away, a friend. God is in YOU!"
--- Written in 2001 by Melissa B. --- Wisconsin


November 28, 2001
" Sometimes you look in all the wrong places for all the right reasons, trust in your destiny for it shall lead you to the answer of all your prayers."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Brittany Martin


November 26, 2001
TIME

Sometimes when hours in my day seem so short for the task
I find God's intervention I must ask
To take control and show me the way
To use each hour as He needs me today
For today will soon come to a close
And the future of tomorrow only God knows

God gave me time I spent it as if it was only mine to keep
I found all I did was complain and whine and face failure and defeat
God gave me time I saw it as a very precious gift from Thee
I learned God could provide the lift stress was causing in me
God showed me time in a different way
To see a much brighter and joyous day

With each deadline I must meet
I needed to remember the most important appointment to keep
Making time through out my day
Gods' answers to seek taking time to periodically pray
For Gods' protection and love to those who are weak.

God showed me a much better way
To redeem the time I am given today
By including God in all I do and say
For I have learned a lesson I will remember forever
God and time are linked together

And no matter rain or shine or stormy weather
All things do get better
For God centered around time and the peace and comfort it brings
Can bring beauty and joy to all things
--- Copyright © 2001 Joyce Cockrell


November 26, 2001
" From adversity...Triumph from darkness...Light from death...Life"
--- Copyright © 1996 Edward Johnson


November 21, 2001
DON'T GIVE UP

Don't give up
Don't give in
You have the desire
Inside you to win

The obstacles you face
Are monstrous, I know
You have the power
To not let the emotion show

So when the journey is hard
And all your strength is gone
Look to the Lord
And He'll keep you strong
--- Copyright © 2001 Danielle Thomas


November 19, 2001
" Try to be supportive and give everyone a chance.
You may not know the circumstances of their situation."
--- Copyright © 2001 Jenny Kenowski


November 19, 2001
" Fault loves the past, worry loves the future, but content enjoys the present."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Juan Cavallo --- Florida


November 16, 2001
" If I allow fear to silence me
Then I lose the voice of spirit."
--- Copyright © 2001 Kedma Block


November 16, 2001
" If you're not experiencing failure, you're not risking enough. True success is pushing your vision past the safe to the dangerous. Anyone can accomplish the easy task, but it takes a pioneer to risk everything in the pursuit of the divine purpose. The divine purpose is usually very dangerous to our flesh, because it requires trust and obedience that our flesh will never surrender. Therefore our actions must be born from our violent, unflinching trust in God's character, and our diligent, and dogged determination to apprehend the mind of Christ, if only for our next step."
--- Copyright © 2001 Joe Lengel


November 14, 2001
" Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect; it means you have decided to look beyond life's imperfections."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Megan S. --- Maryland


November 14, 2001
" When the night seems to be at it's darkest,
It means the sun will soon rise up."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Olivia O. --- Peru


November 12, 2001
" Fate is what life gives you, destiny is what you do with it."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Justine L. --- Ontario, Canada


November 12, 2001
" If we could only truly understand God's unconditional love for all of us, only then we will finally come to realize how much we should love and care for all the people in this world."
--- Copyright © 2001 Charitess Naval


November 9, 2001
" As humans, we were given the power to see, hear, speak, smell, move, think, and feel. But the greatest power we were granted is Love. Love is happiness, smiles, hugs and kisses. Love allows our hearts to melt together and share our souls as one; Love enhances our lives to enrich our spirit. Love has no limits. It enables us to reach up to the stars and go through great extremes. If you find peace and happiness holding hands with serenity and passion, it is Love dancing merrily inside two hearts."
--- Copyright © 1999 Zoraida Simmons


November 9, 2001
" Happiness is only a smile away."
--- Copyright © 2000 Melissa Starkey


November 7, 2001
" Take time to pray as if you will die tomorrow"
--- Copyright © 2001 Mon Pacio


November 7, 2001
Communication Breakdown

As technology in communication increases,
Human communication decreases.
It was supposed to make things better in our life,
But stop and look and listen to the strife.
There is not one conversation without curse,
Not one sentence with verse.
No poetry to the soul,
No purpose and no goal.

Rapidly the world as we know it gains a new master,
Our children growing into disaster.
Can we stop the darkness bestowed on us?
Or should we stop it? Why all the fuss?

It is a roller coaster uncontrolled and we know it,
We all can change or just quit.
The latter I'm afraid is what we've chosen now,
But there is a better way and only Jesus can show you how.

Seek and you shall find peace in your days,
Keep searching and he will show you ways.

Don't despair - worry not my friend,
It is the beginning, not the end.
--- Copyright © 2000 Patrick McKoy


November 5, 2001
" Games can't be won unless they are played
And prayers can't be answered unless they are prayed!"
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by EJ. --- Nelson, New Zealand


November 2, 2001
" Faith is what we need to conquer life. Problem or no problem, I shall conquer. Where others have failed, I shall succeed!"
--- Nat.Overseer-Deeper Life Church
--- Submitted by Lewis T.O. --- Accra, Ghana



November 2, 2001
" To lose faith is to lose life."
--- Copyright © 2000 Melissa Starkey


October 31, 2001
" God's way will always be in our best interest."
--- Copyright © 1999 Joyce C. Lock


October 31, 2001
" If you're looking for the meaning of life in what's around you and in everything you can see, then you've missed the meaning of life. This only exists in the things you can't see, but can feel with your heart and hold forever in your soul."
--- Copyright © 2001 Greg Olson


October 29, 2001
" My daily affirmations are:
Let all strength in universe breathe in me and reach all over my body and soul. I will throw out all my poverish thoughts, sorrows, fears, worries, boredom, burdens and trash from my body and soul at each exhalation and they perish. Om shanti shanti shantihi !"
--- Bhishmaraj Bam --- Submitted by Raju Atre --- Maharashtra, India


October 29, 2001
" If you have compassion and virtue you have everything you need."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Martha Varzaly --- Pennsylvania


October 26, 2001
" Look unto God with firmness of mind, and pray unto him with exceeding faith, and He will console you in your afflictions, and He will plead your cause, and send down justice upon those who seek your destruction."
--- Jacob 3:1 --- Submitted by Ana Paula --- Argentina


October 26, 2001
" Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Stephanie Bos --- Tennessee


October 24, 2001
This Is The Day The Lord Has Made

This is the day the Lord has made,
Let us rejoice and be glad.
This is the day the Lord has blessed,
Let each of us celebrate.
This is the day the Lord has dawned,
Let us hold hands and pray.
This is the day the Lord has tuned,
Let us sing psalms of love.
This is the day the Lord has shown,
Let us be filled with awe.
This is the day the Lord has brought,
Let us hold onto the gift.
This is the day the Lord has made,
Let us rejoice and be glad.
--- Copyright © 2001 Mary Ann Herman


October 24, 2001
" If immortality is attained through true love,
Who will you thank when you reach the gates of heaven?"
--- Copyright © 2001 Kedma Block


October 22, 2001
No mountain is too high
No river is too deep
For a man with inspiration
Who believes
Nothing is outside his reach

He will reach the highest mountain top
He will cross the river to shore
He will soar like the eagles
In a flight of life
Once more
--- Copyright © 2001 Rebecca Douthit


October 22, 2001
" God is good all the time,
All the time, God is good."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by S. Hunt --- Kingston, Jamaica


October 19, 2001
" The greatest gift of all is knowing that you are loved and treasured in every way, and that is the basis of happiness. Remember, You, Them, They and I belong to someone, someone who loves and treasures us."
--- Submitted by Molong M. --- Papua New Guinea


October 19, 2001
" Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."
--- Albert Einstein --- Submitted by Joseph W. --- Pennsylvania


October 17, 2001
" Things are down and sadness fills your heart and mind. But just think of the future. There are things that you can do that you do not yet know. Look ahead and try to look up at the sky and just think of how someone, someday, will depend on you and look up at you for the help that, through your experiences, you can now give them."
--- Copyright © 2001 Beth Kostrab


October 17, 2001
" Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Sharon Ogden --- Kentucky


October 15, 2001
" Always remember that beginnings are always scary, endings are usually sad,
But it's the middle that counts."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by L.C. --- Massachusetts


October 15, 2001
" It is wonderful what God can do with a broken heart,
If he gets all the pieces."
--- Samuel Chadwick --- Submitted by A.O. --- Pennsylvania


October 12, 2001
" Kind words are always music to a heavy heart."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Pauline Co


October 12, 2001
" I will survive. I will not quit, until I have defeated all that is against me.
I will survive. I will live and love again."
--- C. Sloan --- Submitted by C. Page --- Missouri


October 10, 2001
" We know the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong.
Do you not think an angel rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm?"
--- John Page --- Submitted by Erin S. --- Pennsylvania


October 10, 2001
" It's a new day and I'm still alive.
That's more than what some people have.
I choose to be grateful to a merciful God."
--- Copyright © 2001 Sonya Armour


October 8, 2001
" Some people weave burlap into the fabric of our lives,
And some weave gold thread.
Both contribute to make the whole picture beautiful and unique."
--- Anonymous --- Submitted by Joey Robertson


October 8, 2001
" It is not easy to live life sometimes
And face the world with a smile when you're crying inside
It takes a lot of courage to reach down inside yourself
Hold on to that strength that's still there
And know that tomorrow is a new day with new possibilities
But if you can hold on long enough to see this through
You'll come out a new person-stronger,
With more understanding and with a new pride in yourself
From knowing you made it."
--- Kathy Ohara --- Submitted by Lauren P. --- Kansas


October 5, 2001
" Life will only bring what you can carry. No matter how big of a tragedy you come across in life, you must be strong and carry on and trust in time to heal your pain."
--- Written by Jackie N. --- New York


October 5, 2001
" Miracles are not hard to come by.
They begin, from the HEART."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Lewis T.O --- Accra, Ghana


October 3, 2001
" When I choose fear, I choose darkness and all of its inherent limitations.
When I choose Love, I choose Light and all of its infinite possibilities.
Today, I choose Love."
--- Copyright © 2001 Steven Jager


October 3, 2001
" There are two things that can't be taken away; Faith and Humility.
They have to be given up willingly."
--- Copyright © 1998 David Blanford


October 1, 2001
" Doubt your doubts and believe your beliefs."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Carlie N. Moskovitz --- Oregon


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