Sound Words (Page 26)

Sound Words (Page 26)

Moments Wisdom – January 14, 2018

A Moments Wisdom –It is not necessary to tell your friends about your indigestion or backache. “How are you?” is a greeting, not a question. –An apology is a friendship preserver, an antidote for hatred, never a sign of weakness; it costs nothing but one’s pride, always saves more than it costs, and is a device needed in every home. –Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about themselves, and small people talk about others. –Most people talk too…

Sound Words, January 14, 2018

No Guarantee By Coral Blake There is nothing quite like taking care of someone who is your own age and is also dying of cancer. My first thought was, “He/she is too young to die,” and my second was, “So am I.” The whole shift was spent tearing at my heart, and quite honestly I could not figure out just why is was so painfully personal. Not while I was at the task, anyway. Then hours or maybe even a…

Sound Words – January 7, 2018

Who is My Enemy? By Stephen Auman A lawyer stood up to put Jesus to the test, and asked, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” In the ensuing dialog, they quickly agreed that one of the requirements was to love one’s neighbor as one’s self. But the lawyer, wanting to justify himself, asked, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus then told the parable of the Good Samaritan, which demonstrated that everyone should be considered one’s neighbor. Unfortunately,…

Moments Wisdom – January 7, 2018

A Moments Wisdom –Pain nourishes courage. You cannot be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you. –It is innocence when it charms us; it is ignorance when it irritates us. –If you are suffering from a bad man’s injustice, forgive him lest there be two bad men. –There are two types of people in this world: those who come into a room and say, “Well, here I am” and those who come into the room and say,…

Moments Wisdom – December 31, 2017

A Moments Wisdom on Grace –Any fool can know. The point is to understand. –Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. –Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn. –Children don’t always remember what you try to teach them. They are more likely to remember what you are. –Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.…

Sound Words – December 31, 2017

Life’s Little Lessons XVII Perilous Times “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!” (2Tim. 3:1-5). Dear Ann Landers: “The reader signed “Georgia,”…

Moments Wisdom – December 17, 2017

A Moments Wisdom on Grace –I am nothing but a ripped fabric stitched together by God’s grace. –The fires of refinement come with a cost, but also with a promise. His grace has been extended to you for restoration, confirmation, strengthening, and to establish you in Him. –A sin confessed in humility and sorrow becomes a guilt removed by grace and love. –To find grace, we need not look so very far ahead. We need only look at the present…

Sound Words – December 17, 2017

Religious Ticks By Paul R. Blake             When I was ten years old, I had a dog of dubious ancestry (a mutt) named Happy, and did his name ever fit him. To this day I have yet to find a friendlier dog or a pet more content to play with children from daylight to dark. Happy was always happy; except for one summer. Happy had been running loose in the woods and came home with a serious infestation of ticks.…
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