"INSPIRATION"
APRIL 2003


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April 30, 2003
" Face adversity promptly and without flinching, and you will reduce its impact."
Winston Churchill


April 30, 2003
" Just as much as we see in others we have in ourselves."
William Hazlitt


April 30, 2003
" True beauty shines from the soul and warms the world with its kindness, compassion, and integrity."
Jean F. Winkler


April 28, 2003
" Faith is believing what we do not see. The reward of this faith is to see what we believe."
St. Augustine


April 28, 2003
" Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look at the stars."
Henry van Dyke


April 25, 2003
" Do not be afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact."
William James


April 25, 2003
" Life is not easy fo any of us, but what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves."
Marie Curie


April 23, 2003
" Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible."
Norman Vincent Peale


April 23, 2003
" First, recognize that you are not a sheep who will be satisfied with only a few nibbles of dry grass or with following the herd as they wander aimlessly, bleating and whining, all of their days. Separate yourself now from the multitude of humanity so that you will be able to control your own destiny. Remember that what others think and say and do need never influence what you think and say and do."
Og Mandino


April 21, 2003
" When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another."
Keller


April 21, 2003
" Anyone who dares to waste one hour of life has not yet discovered the value of life."
Charles Darwin


April 18, 2003
" Do not ask the LORD to guide your footsteps, if you are not willing to move your feet."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Eli V. --- Colorado


April 18, 2003
BELIEVE IN ME

You questioned yourself
You said you would never let you heart run free
But I ask you now
Will you believe in me

I know that you're afraid
That I might break your heart
But I promise to love you
Forever and true right from the start

For all of this
I just need one thing in return
Give me your love
And let this fire burn

I know you might think me naive
But this feeling is so strong
I can't keep it contained
I've been waiting so long

And in the case
That you do not feel this way towards me
I'll simply wait
Until you can truly see

That this love is forever
And I have no doubt
I will be the one you turn to
When all the lights go out

I'll be there when you laugh
Especially when you cry
I will fight through it all
To keep this love alive

You need not look any further
For the love that you seek
So please
Believe in me
Copyright © 2003 Erik Wicklund


April 16, 2003
" Do not be too quick to condemn the man who no longer believes in God: for it is perhaps your own coldness and avarice and mediocrity and materialism and selfishness, that have chilled his faith."
Thomas Merton --- Submitted by Scott Johnson --- Florida


April 16, 2003
" As we travel through life, we will all go through bad experiences. But we don't need to let the bad experiences prevent us from being what we should be. We should always give life a second chance."
Copyright © 2003 Dinah Hanson --- Accra, Ghana
I, like many others, have gone through so many experiences in life. But through it all, I've kept the faith. It hasn't been easy, but I believe you live and you learn.


April 14, 2003
Lessons I've learned in my 18 years:

Remain close to God. He is with you when no one else is.
Never compromise your integrity or morals for anyone -
In the end you hurt yourself the most.
Realize that it's our difference that makes us special, not our similarities.
Listen to your parents. They really do know best.
Life could be taken away from you in a second. Live it now!
Believe with all your heart that God will take care of you wherever you go.
Show His love with others.
Written in 2003 by Laura H. --- Washington


April 14, 2003
Never look at yourself, and think, "Why would God pick me?"
Rather think, "Why not? I'm willing to do what needs to be done."
Copyright © 2003 Jayne Guare


April 11, 2003
I am always striving to do my best
Reaching and climbing
Above all the rest
Up, up and away I go
Helpful and hopeful
To all that I know
And once I reach
That shining star
I'll reach down and pull you up
Wherever you are
Copyright © 2001 Christine Michelle


April 11, 2003
" When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murders, and for a time they may seem invincible, but in the end they always fall, always."
Gandhi --- Submitted by Christy C. --- Georgia
I think this is a great quote in the present times we are all experiencing. We have to remember who is in charge here and believe and rest in Him. He is our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ.


April 9, 2003
" My love for you is like a free bird that is soaring thru the endless skies of unknown destination."
Copyright © 2003 Pross F. Dayao
I wrote and dedicate this quotation to my girlfriend in the Philippines.


April 9, 2003
" People don't want to hear about Jesus Christ ~ They want to meet Him."
Copyright © 1998 Micheal Pipes


April 7, 2003
Go B.I.G. (Go Believing In God)
" We all have decisions in life, some big, some small, but the decision that outweighs them all is whether or not we choose to Go B.I.G. When this decision is made EVERYTHING becomes possible, all dreams imaginable. So I challenge all of you, don't settle for the small things in life, but strive to be B.I.G."
Copyright © 2001 Adam Donyes


April 7, 2003
" God will do for you what you cannot do for yourself."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Sara Ward --- Mississippi
I have a disease of addiction and after years of trying to over come this disease, I finally realized that God could and would do for me what I could not do for myself. And He did.


April 4, 2003
" Strength does not come without struggle. Relief does not come without pain. No one can help if there is no trouble. Cry and grieve, but remember that God is out in the rain with you and offering an umbrella."
Written in 2003 by Apricot C., Age 15 --- Louisiana


April 4, 2003
" Whenever you are feeling rejected, just know that you are really being protected."
Copyright © 2002 Mark Saunders
When things I want aren't really the things that I need, God has a way of showing me he is protection by allowing me to feel rejection. It is only later that I know that I am protected.


April 2, 2003
" I am Love; I Love who I am."
Copyright © 2003 Simon Heighwaya
To me this is the most primal and powerful affirmation of all. We knew it in innocence and we know it now... deep down. So many people search in so many places for the one thing that they already are the source of. Remember that Love is for-giving.


April 2, 2003
" You brought light into my life during the darkest moments, and never stop shining..."
Copyright © 2003 Hannah Wang Z. A.


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