There was a great inclusion from a site called, “Girlfriends in God,”
in my monthly church bulletin. I enjoyed this, along with a few other
worthwhile and meaningful quotations.
Hope this finds you peaceful, content and relaxing on this fine morning,
afternoon or evening.
You may find their website at:
“Count your blessings instead of your crosses.
Count your gains instead of your losses.
Count your joys instead of your woes.
Count your friends instead of your foes.
Count your smiles instead of your tears.
Count your courage instead of your fears.
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.
Count your health instead of your wealth.
Count on God instead of yourself.”
(You may substitute Allah, Mother Nature or other form of
a Higher Being.)
This is a positive way of explaining a horrible experience. . .
I always like when people use pets to explain life’s situations.
“~Death~ What a wonderful way to explain it
A sick man turned to his doctor as he was preparing to leave the
examination room and said,
‘Doctor, I am afraid to die. Tell me what lies on the other side.’
Very quietly, the doctor replied, ‘I don’t know. . .’
‘You don’t know? You’re a Christian man and don’t know what’s
on the other side?’
The doctor was holding the handle of the door; on the other side
came a sound of scratching and whining, and as he opened the
door, a dog sprang into the room and leaped on him with an eager
show of gladness.
Turning to the patient, the doctor said, ‘Did you notice my dog?
He’s never been in this room before. He didn’t know what was inside.
He knew nothing except that his owner (his master) was here, and
when the door opened, he sprang in without fear.
I know little of what is on the other side of death. But I do know one
thing. . . I know my Master is there and that is enough.'”
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C.S. Lewis wrote of many subjects, some were Christian and some were
“Every day in a life fills the whole Life
with expectation and memory.”
In Psalms 128:5 there is a lovely wish for those to hear. I like the idea of
psalms being songs and positive Old Testament wishes:
“May the Lord continually bless you with human’s blessings
as well as with human joys.”
A Prayer by Thomas Merton:
“My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going.
I do not see the road ahead of me.
I cannot know for certain where it will end.
Nor do I really know myself and the fact that I think that I am
following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so.
But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you.
And I hope I have that desire in me in all that I am doing.
I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire.
And know that if I do this you will lead me by the the right road
though I may know nothing about it.
Therefore will I trust you always though I may seem to be lost
and in the shadow of death.
I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never
leave me to face my perils alone.”
This prayer by Thomas Merton is featured in his ‘Through the Year”
daily devotional book.