"INSPIRATION"
JULY 2002 - SEPTEMBER 2002


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September 30, 2002
" God is the glue that keeps the body and soul together."
Copyright © 2002 Adora Amyclus


September 30, 2002
" Maybe the meaning of life is not to have all the right answers, but to have all the right questions."
Copyright © 2002 Opnick Tatone


September 27, 2002
" Oh! Lord, what's the matter? Don't You trust me? Give me some problems."
Rohit Nenekar ---Submitted by Ali Asgar Nagaria --- Maharashtra, India
I do not know who is the real author of this line, but it was spoken to me by Rohit. He inspires me to always face the problems in life head on...come what may. Hats off to you Rohit.


September 27, 2002
" If you yearn to see a rainbow, don't be afraid to stand in the rain."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Dr. Lewis Turchi --- California


September 25, 2002
" Everyone needs time to reflect. The best thing we can do is to look at life, as if it is a mirror of each day's events, and start appreciating how easily that mirror can be shattered, as it is "fragile". The truth always reflects our lives; this will give us the strength to deal with everyday life."
Author Unknown ---Submitted by Lurlin L.L. --- Cape Town, South Africa


September 25, 2002
" So often we look at a calendar of days as merely a symbol of the passage of time. We forget why we are on this earth. We forget that there is a reason for all of the pain and all of the struggles. We forget that we were put on earth to learn something. If everything were perfect in this life, we would never learn anything new. We would not be able to elevate our spirits through the events that happen to us."
Lynn V. Andrews --- Submitted by Rebecca W. --- California




September 23, 2002
" With the spirit of love, dedication, will power, creativity, and hard work; everything is possible in the world."
Copyright © 2001 Chinnappan Baskar


September 23, 2002
" To believe in something not yet proved and to underwrite it with it our lives; it is the only way we can leave the future open."
Lillian Smith


September 20, 2002
" Everything, even darkness and silence, has its wonders."
Helen Keller


September 20, 2002
" You know the rule; if you are falling, dive."
Joseph Campbell


September 18, 2002
" No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another."
Charles Dickens


September 18, 2002
" Happy the man who can call today his own; who, secure within can say, tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today."
John Dryden


September 16, 2002
" With courage and pride we face our day,
For each new day can bring a new beginning,
Hold your head up high,
And know that tomorrow can be a new day."
Copyright © 2002 Ellen Flickner


September 16, 2002
" Nothing can overcome the human spirit."
Dave Pelzer --- Submitted by Simon Heighwaya --- Essex, United Kingdom


September 13, 2002
" For the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee,
Fear not; I will help thee."
Isaiah 41:13 --- Submitted by J.K. --- Oregon
Always keep in mind, if you trust in God, he will always be there for you... through your trials and in times of great joy. Praise God, for this is his word and God cannot tell a lie. Have faith.


September 13, 2002
" If you're going to PRAY don't worry;
If you're going to WORRY, don't pray!"
Lucille Rose Rossi --- Submitted by Chris L. --- Illinois
I have found this advice to be so true over the past years. I hope and Pray that this will help others as it has helped me.


September 11, 2002
Lofty Thou art, higher than all.
Cradle and abode of man
Is far beneath thee.
From thee, help descends, pouring in torrent.

The Most High, earth's and thy Maker,
Vestured with eternity, in thee dwells.
All, visible.
Audible, all desires.

Unlimited! Unlimited,
Divine promises whisper.
Oh man!
Your hopes, stare.

Bury all thy past woes; brighten thy future.
Amidst thistles, though, help beckons,
Speaking life.
Necessity speaks,
"Flying upward with wings of the morning ..."

Oh life! Thou wearing experiences, wrapped
Up in vicissitude, pains and troubles,
Solution cries,
"Upward gaze..!"

From the Lofty,
With wings of the dove,
Behold!
Help arrives.
Copyright © 2001 John Taiwo
In learning to write poems I thought of the height of Heaven, the troubles in the world, the great possibilities and help we receive, from the Father above, when we pray.


September 11, 2002
" If there is sky above and ground below, then everything is possible."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Amruta Khot --- Maharashtra, India


September 9, 2002
" Trusting in the will and timing of the Lord has as much to do with humble acceptance, at times, as it does with enduring patience."
Copyright © 2002 Matt McCullough


September 9, 2002
" There is no idea so uplifting as the idea of the service of humanity."
Woodrow Wilson


September 6, 2002
" No matter how dark your day seems, remember that the sun is always shining just above the clouds. It's never out of reach, all you have to do is stretch a little!"
Copyright © 2002 James Gale


September 6, 2002
" Appreciation is fertilizer for the soul."
Copyright © 2000 Valynnda K. Slack


September 4, 2002
" The peace that God offers is a gift. It is part of His treaty declaring the war that has been raging in you for so long is over. Disarmed from your head and heart is the ache that once crippled you. The paralyzing pain of the past has been replaced by a new hope. The awful ache within you has been exchanged by the awesome peace of God. This is a peace flowing from trust. This is a peace overwhelming trouble. This is a peace that fills your being. This is the peace of God flowing from inside you."
Copyright © 2002 Ric Feeney


September 4, 2002
" Empathy during agony is a portion of divinity."
Elder Neil A. Maxwell --- Submitted by Matthew McCullough --- Utah


August 30, 2002
" Love can make your cry or make you die; time may be a century or a second; but hope, hope is the one thing you can hold onto. You can control hope, you can give hope, so if you have hope, share that with the world."
Written in 2002 by Jessie M. --- Ohio
We all need hope, love, time, and faith.


August 30, 2002
" My joy in sunsets is not just to see them go down in awesome splendor, but to realize that--somewhere on the other side of the world--someone is watching that same sun rise up, to promise new beginnings."
Written in 2002 by E.P. --- Washington


August 28, 2002
" Therefore we are comforted in His comfort."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Eke Ogba --- Nigeria


August 28, 2002
" Sometimes it is hard to see the good in a situation, but it is always there."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Dan Smuin --- Utah


August 26, 2002
" You are what your deep driving desire is.
As your desire is, so is your will.
As your will is, so is your deed.
As your deed is, so is your destiny."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Simon Heighwaya --- United Kingdom


August 23, 2002
" If I take the wings of eagles and fly to the farthest sea,
Even there, My God, is still with me."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kimberly Banks --- Ohio
You cannot run from God, for He sees everything and knows everything.


August 23, 2002
" It's more blessed to travel than to arrive."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Sachin Stalin --- Goa, India


August 21, 2002
" I don't think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that still remains."
Anne Frank


August 21, 2002
" All excellent things are as difficult as they are rare."
Benedict Spinoza


August 19, 2002
" Patience is the art of hoping."
Marquis de Vauvenargues


August 19, 2002
" There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul."
Victor Hugo


August 16, 2002
" Afflictions are the steps to heaven."
Elizabeth Seton


August 16, 2002
Coming into the Undivided Life

If you know the content of your own heart ...
If you can be consciously aware of this condition ...
Then you not only know the secret contents
Of the heart of everyone else you meet,
But you also know that there is no difference
Between you and all of these "others"

In the realization of this undivided life
You are given the Grace of knowing
That God is one ... And that each one of us
Is a secret measure of His divine life.
Copyright © 2001 Guy Finley


August 14, 2002
" Let us follow our destiny, ebb and flow. Whatever may happen, we master fortune by accepting it."
Virgil


August 14, 2002
" Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."
Anais Nin


August 12, 2002
" Walk with a hope in your heart and you will never be alone!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Anand Srivastava --- Ranchi, India


August 12, 2002
" God spoke through the Sacrifice of Jesus, Intelligence of Lord Krishna, Compassion of Buddha, and Purity of Mahaveera."
Sharadchandra Salunke --- Submitted by Ravindra Sheelavant --- Kansas
He was my headmaster in school and he made this quote to display in the school.


August 9, 2002
" The will to do, the soul to dare."
Sir Walter Scott


August 9, 2002
" I used to want the words 'She tried' on my tombstone. Now I want 'She did it.'"
Katherine Dunham


August 7, 2002
" To persevere, trusting in what you hope for, is courage."
Euripides


August 7, 2002
" Drop the question of what tomorrow may bring, and count as profit every day that fate allows."
Horace


August 5, 2002
When dark clouds reign,
And nature braves the cold;
A smile is still sovereign,
For the timid to go bold.
Copyright © 2002 Farhana Nordin


August 2, 2002
" Resolved: To live with all my might while I do live, and as I will wish I had lived ten thousand years from now."
Jonathon Edwards


August 2, 2002
" What you want to be eventually you must be every day. With practice, the quality of your deeds will get down into your soul."
Frank Crane


July 31, 2002
" God doesn't give us problems that he knows we can handle;
Rather, He gives us the power to handle the problem."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by J MJ --- Texas


July 31, 2002
" Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions.
All life is an experiment."
Ralph Waldo Emerson


July 29, 2002
" For unto whomsoever much is given, of him much will be required."
Luke 12:48


July 29, 2002
" Life is a long lesson in humility."
James Barrie


July 26, 2002
" In thy heart are the stars of thy fate."
Johann Von Schiller


July 26, 2002
" Life always gets harder toward the summit ---
The cold increases, responsibility increases."
Nietzsche


July 24, 2002
" Humility and a hungry heart are necessary keys, to unlocking the mysteries of God."
Copyright © 2002 Scott Johnson
Inspired by Psalm 25:12 (Living Bible) "Friendship with God is reserved for those who reverence Him. With them alone, He shares the secrets of His promises."


July 24, 2002
" If God leads you to it,
He will lead you through it!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Alicia Lotti --- Pennsylvania
Everything that happens in life happens for a good reason, and if you look back on the changes in your life, you will see that. Understand that God never gives us anything that we aren't capable of handling. He made us strong, and we can strive through any challenge!


July 22, 2002
" I realized one day that all the yearnings, all the dreams inside me, inside my soul, were not just gonna go away and that the only way I would be truly happy was to go and do something about them."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Simon Heighwaya --- Essex, United Kingdom


July 22, 2002
" One way to see life: life is like a fast food restaurant. There's so many options to choose from and after you try one, if you don't like it, you can go back and choose something else until you find out what you like."
Copyright © 2002 J.C. Otero


July 19, 2002
" You have no business to find out where God is leading, the only thing God will explain to you is Himself. Profess to Him-'I will be loyal'."
Oswald Chambers --- Submitted by Vera Flyzik --- Pennsylvania


July 19, 2002
Nothing From Nothing

If . . . You serve
only yourself,
You serve nothing.

If . . . You love
only yourself,
You love nothing.

If . . . You cling
only to yourself,
You hold nothing.

If . . . You wish
to please only yourself,
You please nothing.

If . . . You have
only things as pleasures,
You have nothing.

If . . . Your thoughts
wrestle with tomorrow,
You struggle with nothing.

If . . . You strive to amass only wealth,
You count for nothing.

If . . . You hunger
for the approval of others,
You starve for nothing.

If . . . You aim
and win the world's applause,
You hear nothing.

If . . . You are wise
in only the ways of this world,
You have learned nothing.

If . . . You are alive
only to yourself,
You live for nothing.
Copyright © 2002 Guy Finley --- Submitted by Roel Corpus --- Oregon


July 17, 2002
" The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one minute to the next."
Mignon McLaughlin --- Submitted by Leah Terry --- New York
This quote is one that I try to think of daily. Life isn't easy a lot of times. Sometimes just a few inspirational words gives you that extra push to make it through the day.


July 17, 2002
" Substantial kneeling before God precedes successful standing up to temptation."
Copyright © 2002 Scott Johnson
Inspired by the Biblical story of the events in the Garden of Gethsemane.
Matthew 26:41 Mark 14:38 Luke 22:40-46


July 15, 2002
" Work for this world as you will never die, pray for heaven as you will die today."
Muhammad (the Prophet of Islam) --- Submitted by Ali Naci Keyik --- Turkey


July 15, 2002
" I'm not yet who I should be, but because of Jesus, I'm not who I used to be."
Copyright © 1999 Connie Castillo


July 12, 2002
If you feel that you cannot live any longer,
Pick yourself up and dust yourself off,
Hold your head high
And remember everything that you have going for you.
Copyright © 2002 Julie L. Reid
I wrote this poem when I was near to death. I remembered all that I had going for me and felt that through the thick and the thin of all my problems that I had to keep on going.


July 12, 2002
" Those who came before you left a legacy to follow. What you do in life marks your legacy. Make your mark tonight!"
Copyright © 2002 Matthew Garno
This is a inspirational quote that I wrote for my football team!


July 10, 2002
" I cry to you, my Lord, my rock! Do not be deaf to me, for if you are silent, I shall go down to the pit like the rest. Hear my voice raised in petition as I cry to you for help, as I raise my hands, my Lord, toward your holy of holies."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by M.K. --- New York


July 10, 2002
" True prayer is always the answer."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Virat Patel --- Maryland


July 8, 2002
Good Morning everybody
I hope your day goes swell.
Weather large or small the task
Do your best to do it well.

If it rains on you this morning,
Consider them God's Holy tears...
For the many who are lost and
Have so many, many fears.

Give a smile to all who pass you.
Show the world your Christian face.
Try to find the one's who need you
To lead them to His Holy Grace.
AMEN
--- Copyright © 2002 Carol Bouche' Ottlinger


July 8, 2002
" Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall, but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength; they will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not grow faint."
--- Isaiah 40:30-31 --- Submitted by Jon Barilone --- California


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