"INSPIRATION"
APRIL 1999 - JULY 1999

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