"INSPIRATION"
APRIL 1999 - JULY 1999

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July 30, 1999
What we eventually discover we treasure the most
Is not found in a chest,
But rather in our chests."
--- Brian G. Jett --- Kentucky


July 28, 1999
" There are days when I just want to break down and howl
To give up and completely, to throw in the towel,
But I hold my head high and I push my way through.
I have too much to give and so much to do."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Alexis Adams --- Massachusetts


July 26, 1999
" It's not the mountains we conquer, but ourselves."
--- Sir Edmond Hillary --- Sent in by Kim Faram --- Australia
--- Author's name supplied by Carol Broughton --- 8/99



July 23, 1999
" They who believe they can conquer the world, can;
Because they believe they can.
It may not happen in a day or even a year,
But someday the world, as they know it, will be theirs."
--- Nicole Y. Morin --- Illinois


July 21, 1999
" We are all wanderers on this earth.
Our hearts are full of wonder,
And our souls are deep with dreams."
--- Gypsy saying --- Sent in by Amy Santini --- Kentucky


July 19, 1999
" Seek happiness first where you had it last."
--- Robert Brault --- Sent in by Joan Brault


July 16, 1999
" Being a Christian doesn't make life easy; it makes life possible."
--- Author Unknown --- Anastasia Adkins --- Kentucky


July 14, 1999
" The only true security in life comes from knowing
That every single day you are improving yourself in some way.
I don't worry about maintaining the quality of my life,
Because every day I work on improving it."
--- Anthony Robbins --- Sent in by Serene Yang --- Malaysia


July 12, 1999
" There will never be another now, so I will make the most of today.
There will never be another me, so I will make the most of myself."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Dana Ribelin --- North Carolina


July 9, 1999
" We do not believe
in ourselves until
someone reveals that
deep inside us
something is valuable
worth listening to
worthy of our touch

once we believe in
ourselves
we can risk
curiosity
wonder
spontaneous delight
or any experience
that reveals the human spirit."
--- e. e. cummings --- Suggested by Bridget Polk


July 7, 1999
" Lord, give me the determination and tenacity of a weed."
--- Mrs. Leon Walters --- Submitted by L. Mullins


July 2, 1999
" Happiness can be as elusive as a fluttering butterfly,
But as easily attainable as a crawling caterpillar.
Put aside the net and let it happen."
--- Brian G. Jett --- Kentucky


June 30, 1999
" I am the best gift I have ever received."
--- Marion --- Washington


June 28, 1999
" It doesn't matter if the pearly gates swing or slide open;
It only matters that they are open when you get there."
--- Gordon B Hinckley --- Sent in by Elder Erickson


June 25, 1999
" God help me to walk this day knowing that you are with me every step of the way. Lord may I be reminded that everything I look at-you see, everything I say-you hear. Every place I go-I take you with me. Lord may all that I look at; everything that I say and every place I go be acceptable to thee. In Jesus name I pray. Amen "
--- Derrick Jordan --- Florida


June 23, 1999
" It is vain for you to rise up early,
To take rest late, to eat the bread of anxious toil;
For HE give blessings to HIS beloved while they sleep!"
--- Psalm 127:2 (Amplified) --- Sent in by Doug Pierro


June 21, 1999
" So afraid of letting go,
I held onto yesterday,
But something inside of you changed me
My past had slipped away."
--- Kelly Garofalo --- Massachusetts


June 18, 1999
" Great spirits have always encountered
Violent opposition from mediocre minds."
--- Albert Einstein --- Sent in by Jackie Ferstle --- Michigan


June 14, 1999
" Learn to be happy with what you have
While you pursue all that you want."
--- Unknown --- Sent in by Kim Faram --- Australia


June 11, 1999
" I have learned to thank God
For answering some of my prayers with 'no' or 'not now'."
--- Unknown --- Submitted by Charity --- Singapore


June 9, 1999
Love

" Love is the smile I get when you walk into the room
Love is the way I inherit your gloom
Love is how my body trembles when you touch me, dear
Love is the way I am never sad when you are near
Love is how I think about you every moment of the day
Love is how the sun shines in your presence on a rainy day
Love is how my heart fills with joy when I am with you
Love is the way my heart breaks when I am without you
Love is all I need to get through
Especially if that Love comes from you
Love is what I offer you in every way
Love that will last until my final day."
--- Inspired by Gina F. --- Copyright © 1999 Eddie Fleming


June 7, 1999
" To find a person who will love you for no reason,
And to shower that person with reasons,
That is the ultimate happiness."
--- Robert Brault --- Sent in by Joan Brault


June 4, 1999
" We sometimes feel that what we do is just a drop in the ocean,
But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop."
--- Mother Teresa --- Sent in by Richard Swanson --- New Zealand


June 2, 1999
" When you reach your hand into the darkness,
To assist another back into the light,
You discover that it is yourself."
--- Michael Dayes --- Australia


June 2, 1999
" To be imitators of God is what the Bible asks us to do.
In every action of ours we are to let God shine through.
To love and respect one another is our only job.
And by doing this, we are being an imitators of God.
For He does not pass judgment or ridicule.
His words are those of kindness and none of cruel.
We know His loving touch and mercy through our faith,
And we can pass it on through a simple moment of grace.
When someone is hurting another,
Stand up and protect the beaten down brother.
For by standing up you are doing God's will.
And when your waters are rough God will make them still,
Rewarding you for what you have done,
God will remind you that you are His son."
--- Copyright © 1999 Kathryn Treit --- Washington


May 28, 1999
" All the really valuable things you own are things you can not photograph."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Chris Daleske --- South Carolina


May 28, 1999
" No disguise can long conceal love where it is, nor feign it where it is not."
--- Francois de la Rochefoucauld --- Sent in by Destiny, Age 19 --- Ohio


May 26, 1999
" As we encounter obstacles, let them inspire our creativity. If we lose a valued possession , let us recognize that GOD is clearing a space in our lives for something of a greater value or, more important reminding us to keep material things in their proper perspective so that we don't lose sight of our purpose in life : to embrace our divinity and learn to love."
--- Excerpt from the book "Lessons in Living" by Susan L. Taylor
--- Sent in by Nora Magnus --- Singapore



May 24, 1999
" Faith is like a light bulb. You turn it on when you can't see."
--- Janet Henker --- California


May 24, 1999
" Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."
--- Oscar Wilde --- Sent in by Destiny ---Ohio


May 21, 1999
" You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it,
But you can never pull it out of you.
I know by the experience that the poets are right:
Love is eternal!"
--- Unknown Author --- Sent in by Lara Bogdanovic --- Croatia, Europe


May 21, 1999
" I close my eyes in order to see."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Stacy Neubert --- Colorado


May 19, 1999
" Refine neither on past nor future, for if you do,
The present will pass you by."
--- Adrienne F. Raimer --- Wisconsin


May 19, 1999
" May I be bold in belief, consistent in character, lavishing in love, determined in discipline, faithful in friendship, honest in humility, committed in courage, thoughtful in thankfulness, clear in conviction, real in repentance, forthright in forgiving, firm in faithfulness, purposeful in praise, and above all else, forever grateful to God for His goodness and grace."
--- Brian G. Jett --- Kentucky


May 17, 1999
" Teach me, Father, to value each day,
To live, to love, to laugh, to play!"
--- Kathi Mills --- Sent in by Teresa Meyer --- Perth, Western Australia


May 17, 1999
" Doing your best is more important than being the best."
--- Mike Lermer --- Sent in by Brian G. Jett --- Kentucky


May 14, 1999
" Knowledge is a very desirable commodity and experience
With new things is our primary tool in growth."
--- Lori Hard --- Nevada


May 14, 1999
" Work is either fun or drudgery.
It depends on your attitude.
I like fun!"
--- Colleen C. Barrett --- Submitted by Maegen Mac --- Michigan


May 12, 1999
" Work to show Him you can do all that you promised you would do."
--- Shelly Ann Scoffield --- Submitted by Julia L Portillo


May 12, 1999
" I will persist until I succeed."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Jamie Guy --- Ohio


May 10, 1999
" Love is...looking into a woman's eyes,
Realizing all of your dreams could come true,
And being totally willing to give it all up
To make her dreams come true."
--- Jerry H. --- Pennsylvania


May 10, 1999
" In tragedy and despair, when a night seems to have fallen,
Hope can be found in the realization
That the companion of night is not another night,
The companion of night is day, that darkness gives way to light,
And that death rules only half of creation, life the other half."
--- Dean R. Koontz --- Sent in by Whisper --- Australia


May 7, 1999
" Without dreams, what else would we have to live for?"
--- Jasen --- Ohio


May 7, 1999
" Whenever you're feeling down, remember:
Even Babe Ruth struck out 1383 times."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Jenn --- Pennsylvania


May 5, 1999
" During these trying times, we should all come together as
Compassionate human beings and not as indifferent moral cowards,
No matter what the circumstances.
Be someone's Hero... We all need Heroes."
--- Joe A. Perez, a.k.a. "Old Salt" --- Texas


May 5, 1999
" If you ask God for something, anything, a second time ......
It simply means you didn't believe he'd help the first time.
Ask once - then give thanks."
--- Jim Mackey --- Oregon


May 3, 1999
" I never have a bad day ... at the most, an occasional bad moment,
because God watches over me."
--- Jim Mackey --- Oregon


May 3, 1999
" If God closes the door on you, he'll always leave a window open."
--- Katherine


April 30, 1999
" In life I hope to be remembered by my kindness, not popularity.
I hope to bring a piece of joy to someone's day, not a rude comment.
I hope to dedicate my life to helping other, not to ignoring them.
And I hope to make the world a better place, not to just exist."
--- Heather C., Age 17 --- Massachusetts


April 30, 1999
" The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve,
But a reality to experience."
--- The Truthsayer --- DUNE by: Frank Herbert -- Sent in by Annique Ruiz


April 28, 1999
" No amount of financial compensation is enough
To rob you of your life and health.
Too often people loose sight of this fundamental truth
And lose their lives in the desperate grasp for financial rewards.
Happiness is it's own reward and is not found in monetary gain."
--- Lori Hard --- Nevada


April 28, 1999
" Teach me, Father, to value each day,
to live, to love, to laugh, to play!"
--- Kathi Mills --- Sent in by Teresa Meyer --- Perth, Western Australia


April 26, 1999
" Duty is the most sublime word in the English language.
You can never do more, you should never wish to do less."
--- Robert E. Lee writing to his son
--- Submitted by an Alabamian



April 26, 1999
" The mighty oak was once a little nut that held its ground."
--- Melanie G. --- Florida


April 23, 1999
" There is no better way to thank God for your sight
Than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark."
--- Helen Keller --- Sent in by Kirk Scherz --- Washington


April 23, 1999
" Faith is not believing God can, it's knowing that He will."
--- Anonymous --- Sent in by Jack Keithley --- Kentucky


April 21, 1999
" As five-fingered humans, we are all the same."
--- Douglas Spotted Eagle --- Sent in by Helen Bruner --- Indiana


April 21, 1999
" Wherever you go, there you are."
--- Thomas A. Kempis --- Sent in by Lee LeBlanc --- Florida


April 19, 1999
H.O.P.E.
Hold
On
Pray
Expectantly....
--- Unknown --- Sent in by Ralph Daniel --- Maryland


April 19, 1999
" God, give me a dream that allows me to fly
And the faith to pursue it no matter how high."
--- Unknown --- Sent in by Tanja Madsen --- Norway


April 16, 1999
" Life is funny and trivial.
Just when you seem to have everything under control,
It throws you a curve ball.
If you swing and miss, get back up.
Concentrate and conquer the obstacle.
Hit it out of the ballpark!"
--- Kenny Fung, Age 19 --- Florida


April 16, 1999
" Your life is precious and sacred;
Treat it and that of others accordingly."
--- F. Alan Nusso --- Florida


April 14, 1999
" The grass is not greener on the other side,
Learn to nurture and grow the one you have."
--- Shahira --- Western Australia


April 14, 1999
" Miracle.....an act of God that answers the desperate prayer."
--- Nirvi --- India


April 12, 1999
" God sends miracles everyday!
We just have to train our eyes to be aware of them!"
--- Molly --- Ohio


April 12, 1999
" God answers all prayers, its just sometimes he says no."
--- Giancarlo Arcesi --- Florida


April 9, 1999
" Some people complain because GOD put thorns on roses,
While others praise HIM for putting roses among thorns."
--- Anonymous --- Sent in by Annice LeGrande --- Maryland


April 9, 1999
" Be not quick to anger.
Also remember to show forgiveness to others.
For this is the way to happiness and joy."
--- Lori Hard --- Nevada


April 7, 1999
" Only the biggest dreams have the power to move your mind and spirit."
--- Brian Tracy --- Sent in by Andrew Ho --- Malaysia


April 7, 1999
" Nothing is so potent as the silent influence of a good example."
--- James Kent --- Sent in by Jenn --- Pennsylvania


April 5, 1999
" Being defeated is often a temporary condition.
Giving up is what makes it permanent."
--- Marilyn vos Savant -- Sent in by Kirk Scherz --- Washington


April 5, 1999
" What appears to be the end may really be a new beginning!"
--- Author Unknown --- sent in by Brian G. Jett --- Kentucky


April 2, 1999
" One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum, in which men steal through existence, like sluggish waters through a marsh, without either honor or observation."
--- Sir Walter Scott --- Submitted by Martha Varzaly --- Pennsylvania


April 2, 1999
" Don't just exist, LIVE."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jenn, Age 19 --- Pennsylvania


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