Monday, February 27, 2017

Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (2/27/2017)...


"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."

Eleanor Roosevelt


Ephesians 2:10 (NIV) For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.


 

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Philippians 4:12-13 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (2/23/2017)...

 "A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."
  • David Brinkley
Philippians 4:12-13 (NLT) I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Proverbs 4:25-37 (NLT)..,

FROM TODAY'S READING (2/22/2017)...


"If you do not know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere."

  • Henry A. Kissinger

Proverbs 4:25-27 (NLT) Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you. Mark out a straight path for your feet; stay on the safe path. Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil.


 

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Proverbs 18:24 (NLT)..,

FROM TODAY'S READING (2/21/2017)...


When you completely trust another person, you will end up with one of two outcomes...a friend for life or a lesson for life. Both, regardless of the outcome, are valuable.

  • Unknown

Proverbs 18:24 (NLT) There are “friends” who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.


Proverbs 27:6 (NLT) Wounds from a sincere friend are better than many kisses from an enemy.


 

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Proverbs 13:20 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (2/20/2017)...


"It's amazing how 3 minutes with the wrong person feels like an eternity, yet 3 hours with the right one, feels like only a momenUnknown

Proverbs 13:20 (NLT) Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble.


Proverbs 27:3 (NLT) A stone is heavy and sand is weighty, but the resentment caused by a fool is even heavier.


 

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Galatians 5:13-15 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (2/17/2017)...


"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged...I was raised to believe that God has a plan for everyone and that seemingly random twists of fate are all a part of His plan... America was founded by people who believe that God was their rock of safety. I recognize we must be cautious in claiming that God is on our side, but I think it’s all right to keep asking if we’re on His side."

  • Ronald Reagan

Galatians 5:13-15 (NLT) For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” But if you are always biting and devouring one another, watch out! Beware of destroying one another.


1 Peter 2:15-17 (NLT) It is God’s will that your honorable lives should silence those ignorant people who make foolish accusations against you. For you are free, yet you are God’s slaves, so don’t use your freedom as an excuse to do evil. Respect everyone, and love the family of believers. Fear God, and respect the king.


 

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Psalm 139:13-18 (NLT)...

FROM TODAY'S READING (2/16/2017)...


"Freedom is the recognition that no single person, no single authority or government has a monopoly on the truth, but that every individual life is infinitely precious, that every one of us put in this world has been put there for a reason and has something to offer."

  • Ronald Reagan

Psalms 139:13-18 (NLT) You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. 

How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!


 

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