Points to Ponder

Kindness

June 2021 | Published in Caring

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
—Mark Twain (1835–1910)

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You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

Jesus and Me

April 2021 | Published in Jesus Christ

Faith in Jesus Christ is the soul’s flight into the city of refuge.
—Hugh Binning (1627–1653)

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Union with Jesus Christ is the foundation of our hope.
—Jean-Jacques Pictet (1655–1721)

Fire in the Heart

November 2020 | Published in Faith

Fear imprisons, faith liberates; fear paralyzes, faith empowers; fear disheartens, faith encourages; fear sickens, faith heals; fear makes useless, faith makes serviceable—and, most of all, fear puts hopelessness at the heart of life, while faith rejoices in its God.
Harry Emerson Fosdick (1878–1969)

Flavors of Love

August 2020 | Published in Love

The course of true love never did run smooth.
—William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

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Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
—Erica Jong (b. 1942)

Mercy

June 2020 | Published in Forgiveness

He saved us, not because of righteous things we have done, but because of his mercy.
Titus 3:5 NIV

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Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
—Matthew 5:7 NIV

In a Class by Himself!

April 2020 | Published in Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ has done more to change history, the course of civilization, and the condition of man than any other leader, group, government, or empire before Him or since. He has given the love of God to billions and made the way for as many as will believe in Him to receive eternal life.

Goodbye Past, Hello Future

January 2020 | Published in New Year

Our future isn’t limited by our past. No matter what point we’re at now, the future is still as bright as God’s promises.

If you’re not where you want to be, there’s time to change that. It’s human nature to look back and have regrets about some of the things you did, or to wish you’d done things differently. God understands that and sympathizes. But don’t overlook the good that also came from those experiences—the wisdom, maturity, and lessons learned, which have helped to shape your character and prepare you for better things to come.

The Path of Most Persistence

March 2019 | Published in Success

All the performances of human art, at which we look with praise or wonder, are instances of the resistless force of perseverance: it is by this that the quarry becomes a pyramid, and that distant countries are united with canals. If a man was to compare the effect of a single stroke of the pickaxe, or of one impression of the spade, with the general design and last result, he would be overwhelmed by the sense of their disproportion; yet those petty operations, incessantly continued, in time surmount the greatest difficulties, and mountains are levelled, and oceans bounded, by the slender force of human beings.
Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)

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