"INSPIRATION"
MAY 2003


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May 30, 2003
" My father is in heaven now, but one week before he died I asked him this question. "What is the best thing I can do for my two children?" He answered me immediately; "Always love and respect their mother". I will never forget those six words, and I will never forget you Dad."
Copyright © 1989 Rev St. George Crosse
I guess that the first time that I wrote it was in the eulogy for my father's home going service in 1989. My father, Rev. S. Winston C. Crosse, and I are both Methodist clergymen.


May 30, 2003
" There is something in a mother's voice that turns tears into smiles, and disappointments into hope."
Copyright © 2003 Steve Brunkhorst


May 30, 2003
" The starting point for a better world is the belief that it is possible."
Norman Cousins


May 28, 2003
" We should always remember that everything in life happens for a reason; it is fate, but we should also remember that fate gets twisted sometimes, but if we look deep inside ourselves we can find the strength to move on always; after every disappointment, every heartbreak, every trial of life. We can make it if we try."
Copyright © 2003 Dinah Hanson


May 28, 2003
" Life's field isn't arranged by vertical standards - it's horizontal by design and so is Heavenly Father's love and Kingdom - none should seek a vertical leap - but all should remember we are all his children each with different missions and that we'd be best about them - thus no comparisons except with what we should be doing and what we are doing."
Copyright © 2003 Charles J. Ingerson


May 28, 2003
" Every time you pray, if your prayer is sincere, there will be a new feeling and new meaning in it, which will give you fresh courage, and you will understand that prayer is an education."
Fyodor Dostoyevsky


May 21, 2003
" There's no such thing as problems, only challenges."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Bogs Paguigan --- Manila, Philippines


May 21, 2003
" There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow."
O.S. Marden


May 21, 2003
" It isn't life that matters; it's the courage you bring to it."
Hugh Walpole


May 19, 2003
" The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith; and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety."
George Miller


May 19, 2003
" There is no point getting into a panic about the risks of life until you have compared the risks that worry you with those that do not."
Lord Rothschild


May 19, 2003
" I accept life unconditionally. Life holds so much - so much to be happy about always. Most people ask for happiness on condition. Happiness can be felt only if you don't set conditions."
Arthur Rubinstein


May 14, 2003
" God loves each one of us as if there were only one of us!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Christy C. --- Georgia


May 14, 2003
Your hope of future happiness shouldn't depend on a big "what if", but rather on the great "I Am".
Copyright © 2003 Scott Johnson


May 14, 2003
" The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have."
Leonard Nimoy


May 12, 2003
" What is to give light must endure burning."
Victor Frankl --- Submitted by L.B. --- South Carolina


May 12, 2003
" Hope is the pillar that holds up the world."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Honeida R. --- Mauritius


May 12, 2003
" Be able to be alone. Don't lose the advantage of solitude."
Sir Thomas Browne


May 7, 2003
" You know how much it sucks when you feel all alone and have no strength to go on. Or sometimes you think you just won't ever go on. I have learned that in our weakness, He is strong. So many times we think, "Thanks God for leaving me when I'm at my lowest", but we forget that he's there ready and waiting for us to trust in Him so that He can show us that when we can't, He can.

Sometimes we have to go all the way to the bottom to see that we can't do everything. So next time you feel low and weak, remember that it's time for you to lay it all down at His feet and just let Him be your perfect strength."
Submitted by Rosa D. --- Texas
This is just what God has showed me in the past year. He really is awesome and worthy of praise!


May 7, 2003
" Real happiness lies not in achieving things others value, but in what we desire."
Copyright © 2003 Jagannathan Arockiam


May 7, 2003
" All the things you want to be, you already are."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Shawnna Addy --- Indiana


May 5, 2003
" When these stars die, after the ageless darkness, more stars will come. Under them our future selves will be. When their stars die, yet more stars will come. This is unending, for the darkness itself is eternal, and while there is darkness, there will always be the possibility of stars."
Copyright © 2003 A. Wohsedis


May 5, 2003
" The only safe place is the present moment."
Copyright © 2003 Simon Heighwaya
Fear can only be of the past and future. You can only be afraid of something that has already happened or is going to happen. It is impossible to actually live in either past or future, as both are in the mind; memory and imagination. So fear cannot exist here and now!


May 5, 2003
" *See the invisible
*Do the impossible
*Believe in miracles!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by L. Smith --- Michigan


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