These heroes are dead. They died for liberty-they
died for us. They are at rest. They sleep in the land they
made free, under the flag they rendered stainless, under
the solemn pines, the sad hemlocks, the tearful willows, the
embracing vines. They sleep beneath the shadow of the
clouds, careless alike of sunshine or storm, each in the
windowless palace of rest. Earth may run red with other
wars-they are at peace. In the midst of battles, in the
roar of conflicts, they found the serenity of death.
The things that will destroy us are:
politics without principle; pleasure without conscience;
wealth without work; knowledge without character;
business without morality; science without humanity,
and worship without sacrifice
To laugh much and often;
To win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of little children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends;
to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
to leave the world a bit better,
Whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or
a redeemed social condition; to know even one
life has breathed easier because you lived.
This is to have succeeded.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
If God is the captain of our fate, our boat may rock, but it will never sink.
The best thing you can spend on your children is time.
An important part of praying is a willingness to become part of the answer.
Wisdom is the reward you get for as lifetime of listening when you would have preferred to talk.
Before you flare up at another's faults, take time to count ten of your own.
A ship is safe in the harbor, but that isn’t what ships are built for.
There are three kinds of people:
Those who make things happen. Those who watch things happen and those who say,“What happened?”
If you have tried to do something and failed, you are vastly better off than if you tried to do nothing and succeeded.
Giant oak trees started out as little nuts that held their ground.
Not everything that is faced can be changed,but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
The difficultys of life are intended to make us better, not bitter.
It is never too soon to be kind, for we never know how soon it will be too late.
“The years at the spring,
And days at the morn;
Morning’s at seven;
The hill-side’s dew-pearled;
The lark’s on the wing;
The snails on the thorn;
God’s in his Heaven---
All’s right with the world!”
“The Year’s at the Spring”
A promise can be broken.
It can be ignored.
Or simply forgotten.
A promise can be put on the back burner.
It can be attributed to someone else.
Or just lost in the shuffle.
A promise can become procrastination.
It can become puffery.
Or just wishful thinking.
Of course, there is one more thing that can
happen to a promise.
A promise can be kept.
I live alone, dear Lord, please stay close to me.
In all my thoughts and deeds, I pray, that You will ever be.
Give me good health & happiness, as I work and rest.
Keep me free from sickness, Lord, that I may be at my best.
Let me put my neighbors needs far before my own.
And let me live in charity, although I live alone.
Let me feel Your presence, Lord, when feeling sad despair,
then loneliness will soon disperse, because You’ve heard my prayer.