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15 Beautiful Quotes for Mothers Day

I miss my Mom and my mother-in-law. They both passed away from Cancer in 2012. But they still live in my heart. The love that they gave me is still there. The memories still come . It is bittersweet. Their love never dies.

I am a Mom too. I am blessed with 4 beautiful children and 2 stepkids. I love them so much. I am so proud of all of them. You know…we always want the best for our kids. We don’t want them to go through the hard things we had to go through.

Here are some beautiful quotes and verses for Mother’s Day. Have a blessed day!

15 Beautiful Quotes for Mother’s Day

  1. Motherhood is a million little moments that God weaves together with grace, redemption, laughter, tears, and most of all, love. – Lysa TerKeurst
  2. All the forces on this planet, will never beat that of a mother’s love. ― Elle Smith
  3. Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.– Barbara Kingsolver
  4. Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.– Eric Fromm
  5. You made all of the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. – Psalm 139:13
  6. The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father.– Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  7. A mother’s love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible– Marion C. Garretty.
  8. Children, obey your parents in the Lord, because this is right. Honor your father and mother which is the first commandment with a promise – that it may go well with you and that you may have a long life. – Ephesians 6:1-3
  9. I cannot tell you how much I owe to the solemn word of my good mother. – Charles Haddon Spurgeon
  10. A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend. – Unknown
  11. Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are. – Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  12. Moms are the people who know us the best and love us the most. – Unknown
  13. And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be. And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her. – Genesis 17:15-16
  14. Motherhood: All love begins and ends there. – Robert Browning
  15. Love is patient; love is kind. Love is not jealous; is not proud; is not conceited; does not act foolishly; is not selfish; is not easily provoked to anger; keeps no record of wrongs; takes no pleasure in unrighteousness, but rejoices in the truth; love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things. – I Corinthians 13:4-7.

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Verses to Celebrate Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday Verses

The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!” – John 12:12-13

As he was drawing near — already on the way down the Mount of Olives — the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen. – Luke 19:37

Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest! – Luke 19:38

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. – Psalm 118;24

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. – Acts 2:38

Then each man hastened to take his garment and put it under him on the top of the steps; and they blew trumpets, saying, “Jehu is king!” – 2 Kings 9:13

“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, Lowly and riding on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey. – Zechariah 9:9

The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried out: “Hosanna! ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’ The King of Israel!”Then Jesus, when He had found a young donkey, sat on it; as it is written:“Fear not, daughter of Zion; Behold, your King is coming, Sitting on a donkey’s colt.” – John 12:12-15

Now when they drew near Jerusalem, and came to Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Loose them and bring them to Me. And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord has need of them,’ and immediately he will send them.”All this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: “Tell the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your King is coming to you, Lowly, and sitting on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey.’ ”So the disciples went and did as Jesus commanded them.They brought the donkey and the colt, laid their clothes on them, and set Him on them. And a very great multitude spread their clothes on the road; others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road.Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying: “Hosanna to the Son of David! ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’ Hosanna in the highest!”And when He had come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, “Who is this?”So the multitudes said, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee.” – Matthew 21:1-11

14 Quotes on Fear and What to Do with It

Fear. We have all felt it. That paralyzing monster who stops us in our tracks. It comes from different places and each of us have different things that we are fearful of. Dread, terror, fright, dread – you know. But what do we do when we feel afraid?

14 Quotes on Fear and What to Do with It

  1. Fear can paralyze us and keep us from believing God and stepping out in faith. The devil loves a fearful Christian! – Billy Graham
  2. You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along. – Eleanor Roosevelt
  3. Everything you want is on the other side of fear. -Jack Canfield
  4. Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter. -Francis Chan
  5. Don’t allow fear to hold you hostage, let your faith rest in God! – Lisa Osteen Comes
  6. I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. – Nelson Mandela
  7. If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. – Dale Carnegie
  8. Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. -Yoda
  9. Fear is the thief of opportunity! God hasn’t given you a spirit of fear, but He’s given you power, love and a sound mind. Be bold because He is with you! – Victoria Osteen
  10. The amateur believes he must first overcome his fear; then he can do his work. The professional knows that fear can never be overcome. He knows there is no such thing as a fearless warrior or a dread-free artist. – Steven Pressfield
  11. The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but it is fear. -Gandhi
  12. Fear is a sickness. – Peter Nii Korley
  13. He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  14. Have no fear, God knows what He is doing. What was meant for evil, He will use to make Himself glorified IN YOU. That means, their evil plans will not work. You’re coming out of this. – Paul A. Adefarasin

But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob,
And He who formed you, O Israel:
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by your name;
You are Mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.
When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned,
Nor shall the flame scorch you.
For I am the Lord your God,
The Holy One of Israel, your Savior – Isaiah 43:1-3 NKJV

31 Inspirational Quotes for Presidents Day 2019

31 Inspirational Quotes for Presidents Day 2019

  1. Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom. ― Thomas Jefferson
  2. In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years ― Abraham Lincoln
  3. It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. -Harry S. Truman
  4. As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. -John F. Kennedy
  5. If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. –John Quincy Adams
  6. Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground. –Theodore Roosevelt
  7. That is America. That is America. Those bonds of affection; that common creed. We don’t fear the future; we shape it. We embrace it, as one people, stronger together than we are on our own. – Barack Obama
  8. We are a nation of communities…a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky. –George H.W. Bush
  9. Without passion you don’t have energy, with out energy you have nothing. – Donald Trump
  10. The greatness comes not when things go always good for you, but the greatness comes when you are really tested, when you take some knocks, some disappointments, when sadness comes; because only if you’ve been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain… Always give your best. Never get discouraged. Never be petty. Always remember: Others may hate you. But those who hate you don’t win, unless you hate them. And then, you destroy yourself. – Richard Nixon
  11. Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. ― Theodore Roosevelt
  12. I hope we once again have reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: As government expands, liberty contracts. – Ronald Reagan
  13. Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. – Abraham Lincoln
  14. The wisest use of American strength is to advance freedom. –George W. Bush
  15. You have to think anyway, so why not think big? – Donald Trump
  16. If tyranny and oppression come to this land it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy. ― James Madison
  17. I leave you, hoping that the lamp of liberty will burn in your bosoms until there shall no longer be a doubt that all men are created free and equal. -Abraham Lincoln
  18. Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst and cold. — Thomas Jefferson
  19. Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. … Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential. -Barack Obama
  20. If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together.–Richard Nixon
  21. The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help. –Ronald Reagan
  22. Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die. -Herbert Hoover
  23. “If wrinkles must be written on our brow, let them not be written on our heart. The spirit should never grow old.” ― James Garfield
  24. We should live our lives as though Christ were coming this afternoon. -Jimmy Carter
  25. Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free. – Ronald Reagan
  26. Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat. – Theodore Roosevelt
  27. We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams. — Jimmy Carter
  28. We cannot build our own future without helping others to build theirs. — Bill Clinton
  29. Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. — Barack Obama
  30. The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have little. — Franklin D. Roosevelt
  31. When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

20 Inspirational Quotes by Martin Luther King Jr

20 Inspirational Quotes by Martin Luther King Jr

  1. “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.”
  2. “I have decided to stick with love, hate is too great a burden to bear.”
  3. “Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. ”
  4. “We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.”
  5. “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”
  6. “A lie cannot live.”
  7. “Every genuine expression of love grows out of a consistent and total surrender to God.”
  8. “We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.”
  9. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
  10. “We will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
  11. “Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals.”
  12. “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
  13. “Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction.”
  14. “When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, ‘Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!’ ”
  15. “Use me, God. Show me how to take who I am, who I want to be, and what I can do, and use it for a purpose greater than myself.”
  16. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”
  17. “Lightning makes no sound until it strikes.”
  18. “If you can’t fly, then run. if you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl, but by all means, keep moving.”
  19. “We may have come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.”
  20. “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed; We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”

Inspirational New Year’s Quotes

Inspirational New Year’s Quotes

  • If this is to be a Happy New Year, a year of usefulness, a year in which we shall live to make this earth better, it is because God will direct our pathway. How important then, to feel our dependence upon Him! – Matthew Simpson
  • You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. – C. S. Lewis
  • Hope
    Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
    Whispering ‘it will be happier’… ― Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • Do not remember the former things,
    Nor consider the things of old.
    Behold, I will do a new thing,
    Now it shall spring forth;
    Shall you not know it?
    I will even make a road in the wilderness
    And rivers in the desert. – Isaiah 43:18-19 NKJV
  • I am grateful for all that this year has given me, including the lessons it has given to my soul.
    This year I will be kinder and more compassionate to myself and to all beings.
    I will stop being so hard on me.
    I will laugh more.
    I will unplug more.
    I will shift into my heart more.
    I will make the time to connect to the Divine and feed my spirit.
    I will let go of the small stuff.
    I will surround myself with uplifting people and activities.
    This is my truth and so it is. Amen. ― Eileen Anglin
  • It Doesn’t Matter Where You Came From. All That Matters Is Where You Are Going.- Brian Tracy
  • You crown the year with Your goodness,
    And Your paths drip with abundance. – Psalm 65:11
  • I hope you realize that every day is a fresh start for you. That every sunrise is a new chapter in your life waiting to be written. ― Juansen Dizon
  • Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away (vanished), and there is no longer any sea. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, arrayed like a bride adorned for her husband; and then I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “See! The tabernacle of God is among men, and He will live among them, and they will be His people, and God Himself will be with them [b][as their God,] and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be death; there will no longer be sorrow and anguish, or crying, or pain; for the former order of things has passed away.”
    And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also He said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true [they are accurate, incorruptible, and trustworthy].” – Revelation 21:1-5 AMP

17 Quotes on Finding Strength in Hard Times

17 Quotes on Finding Strength in Hard Times

  1. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
  2. “Spending time with God is the key to our strength and success in all areas of life. Be sure that you never try to work God into your schedule, but always work your schedule around Him.” ― Joyce Meyer
  3. “Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.” ― Sarah Dessen
  4. “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.” – Psalm 28:7 NIV
  5. “There are women who make things better… simply by showing up. There are women who make things happen. There are women who make their way. There are women who make a difference. And women who make us smile. There are women of wit and wisdom who- through strength and courage- make it through. There are women who change the world everyday… Women like you.” ― Ashley Rice
  6. “All that is gold does not glitter,
    Not all those who wander are lost;
    The old that is strong does not wither,
    Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
    From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
    A light from the shadows shall spring;
    Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
    The crownless again shall be king.”
    ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
  7. “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”
    ― Corrie Ten Boom, Clippings from My Notebook
  8. “The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.” ― Robert Jordan, The Fires of Heaven
  9. “My scars remind me that I did indeed survive my deepest wounds. That in itself is an accomplishment. And they bring to mind something else, too. They remind me that the damage life has inflicted on me has, in many places, left me stronger and more resilient. What hurt me in the past has actually made me better equipped to face the present.” ― Steve Goodier
  10. “We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face…we must do that which we think we cannot.” –Eleanor Roosevelt
  11. “We should ask God to increase our hope when it is small, awaken it when it is dormant, confirm it when it is wavering, strengthen it when it is weak, and raise it up when it is overthrown.” ― John Calvin
  12. “The key is this: Meet today’s problems with today’s strength. Don’t start tackling tomorrow’s problems until tomorrow. You do not have tomorrow’s strength yet. You simply have enough for today.” ― Max Lucado
  13. “The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, ‘O God, forgive me,’ or ‘Help me.’” – Billy Graham
  14. “Do not strive in your own strength; cast yourself at the feet of the Lord Jesus, and wait upon Him in the sure confidence that He is with you, and works in you. Strive in prayer; let faith fill your heart-so will you be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might.” – Andrew Murray, Pastor
  15. “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” –Mother Teresa
  16. “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” – Isaiah 41:10
  17. “The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him.” – Exodus 15:2

21 Inspirational Thanksgiving Quotes for 2018

Happy Thanksgiving week!  I am thankful for each and every one of you. You have helped me in this journey called life with your words of life and inspiration. Life is always better together. I love you all. Have a blessed and peaceful Thanksgiving!

21 Inspirational Thanksgiving Quotes for 2018

  1. Gratitude is a constant attitude of thankfulness and appreciation for life as it unfolds. Living in the moment, we are open to the abundance around us and within us. We express appreciation freely. We contemplate the richness of our life. In life’s trials, we seek to understand, to accept, to learn. Gratitude is a continual celebration of life. — AUTHOR UNKNOWN
  2. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year because it reminds us to give thanks and to count our blessings. Suddenly, so many things become so little when we realize how blessed and lucky we are. – Joyce Giraud
  3. Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow. – Melody Beattie
  4. I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving. — PSALM 69:30
  5. Careful for nothing, prayerful for everything, thankful for anything. – Dwight L. Moody
  6. Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds. — Theodore Roosevelt
  7. I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. – Henry David Thoreau
  8. Each day is a gift from God. What you do with it is your gift to Him. – T.D. Jakes
  9. As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. – John Fitzgerald Kennedy
  10. Perhaps it takes a purer faith to praise God for unrealized blessings than for those we once enjoyed or those we enjoy now. – A.W. Tozer
  11. Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude. — RALPH WALDO EMERSON
  12. The Christian who walks with the Lord and keeps constant communion with Him will see many reason for rejoicing and thanksgiving all day long. – Warren W. Wiersben
  13. Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.- 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
  14. Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way. — NATIVE AMERICAN SAYING
  15. O Lord that lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness. — WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
  16. Sharing in God’s blessings is at the heart of Thanksgiving and at the core of the American spirit. — PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON
  17. Thanksgiving Day is a good day to recommit our energies to giving thanks and just giving. — AMY GRANT
  18. Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. — OPRAH WINFREY
  19. Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage; We humbly beseech Thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of Thy favor and glad to do Thy will. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  20. All across America, we gather this week with the people we love to give thanks to God for the blessings in our lives. – George W. Bush
  21. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. — PSALM 95:2

 

13 Famous Quotes for Veterans Day 2018

Thank you to all of our Veterans. Your honor and sacrifice is noble and we would not be free without your protection. We salute you today and always, you are our HEROS and SHE-ROS!

Why is Veterans Day on November 11th each year? According to Wikipedia:

Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans; that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I; major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. At the urging of major veteran organizations, Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day in 1954

13 Famous Quotes for Veterans Day 2018

  1. Never was so much owed by so many to so few – Winston Churchill
  2. Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause. – Abraham Lincoln
  3. “In order to insure proper and widespread observance of this anniversary, all veterans, all veterans’ organizations, and the entire citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower
  4. “This will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” – Elmer Davis
  5. “Word to the Nation: Guard zealously your right to serve in the Armed Forces, for without them, there will be no other rights to guard.” – President John F. Kennedy
  6. “We remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give, and we remember those who were prepared to make that sacrifice if it were demanded of them in the line of duty, though it never was. Most of all, we remember the devotion and gallantry with which all of them ennobled their nation as they became champions of a noble cause.” – Ronald Reagan
  7. “We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.” – Winston S. Churchill
  8. “On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free.” – Dan Lipinski
  9. “Our veterans accepted the responsibility to defend America and uphold our values when duty called.” – Bill Shuster
  10. “No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.” – Gen. Douglas MacArthur
  11. “My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place, police, firefighters, and members of our armed forces.”– Sidney Sheldon
  12. “The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.” – President George Washington
  13. “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” – Winston Churchill

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12 Quotes on Being Thankful

November brings a chill to the air. Falling leaves, colder weather, apple cider, and Thanksgiving. As the seasons change in the natural and the spiritual, I have to remind myself to be thankful and enjoy the journey. It has not been an easy year for myself and my family. There have been many challenges. Yet through them all, God has been faithful and true. He is with us in the fire of affliction, just like He was with those 3 boys Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.

So today,  let’ s take a moment to stop, breathe, and trust God – and thank Him for never leaving us. God is with us! We will make it through this!

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV

12 Quotes on Being Thankful

  1. “We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.” ― Harry A. Ironside
  2. “The soul that gives thanks can find comfort in everything; the soul that complains can find comfort in nothing.” ― Hannah Whitall Smith
  3. “Cultivate wonder in your children, make your home a chapel of praise. Give thanks, always, with a glad heart. Look for God’s fingerprints. Treasure God’s Word. Treasure each other. Live for eternity.” ― Catherine L. Morgan
  4. “God gave us minds to think with and hearts to thank with. Instead we use our hearts to think about the world as we would like it to have been, and we use our minds to come up with rationalizations for our ingratitude. We are a murmuring, discontented, unhappy, ungrateful people. And because we think we want salvation from our discontents…” ― Douglas Wilson
  5. “Entitlement is such a cancer, because it is void of gratitude.” ― Adam Smith
  6. “Why should we give God thanks? Because everything we have comes from God.” ― Billy Graham
  7. “I am thankful that I can be thankful, for if thankfulness did not exist my heart would be irretrievably imprisoned by the crazed twins of acquisition and possession, and my soul would exist as a forever slave to greed.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough
  8. “We should not let a day go by without thanking God for His mercy and grace to us in Jesus Christ.” ― Billy Graham
  9. “If we spend more time praising and thanking God for His daily benefits and blessing and all the good things He bestows, there wouldn’t be time to blame, complain. cry and moan over the bad things.” ― Dr. Pazaria Smith
  10. “Could it be — no one receives the peace of God without giving thanks to God? Is thankfulness really but the deep, contented breath of peacefulness? Is this why God asks us to give thanks even when things look a failure? When there doesn’t seem much to give thanks for?” ― Ann Voskamp
  11. “Gratitude doesn’t change the scenery. It merely washes clean the glass you look through so you can clearly see the colors.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich
  12. “Without darkness, we may never know how bright the stars shine. Without battles, we could not know what victory feels like. Without adversity, we may never appreciate the abundance in our lives. Be thankful, not only for the easy times, but for every experience that has made you who you are.” ― Julie-Anne

“in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” – 1  Thessalonians  5:18 

Quotes on Jezebel and Her Critical Spirit

We all have met the “Know it All” spirit – at work, at home, at church. Doens’t matter. That person has no room to listen, no room to grow, no room for anyone else other than themselves and their big egos. They are critical of everyone and everything. In their eyes, you can never do anything right. Have you met him/her?

Me too. It’s exhausting. Just when you do what they ask, they change the rules. You thought you were helping and they meet you with criticism, and tell you how you did it all wrong. They turn the tables on you, especially if someone else is in the room, and make you think you are losing your mind.

This is a spirit of Jezebel – the spirit of control. They criticize others and mock other people just to feel better about themselves. They feed on gossip and can’t wait to spread the news. Be careful who you trust, and  with what, with this spirit. There is no privacy, they feed on information, and love to use it against you. Especially if it will help them keep sitting on their “throne”.

It is sad when we sit by and watch this spirit at work and watch people leave the body of Christ because nobody wants to rock the boat and confront it. I have lived through church drama and Jezebels. It breaks my heart to see this happen. The body of Christ is hurting and throwing stones  – at each other.  Enough already, we have way more important things to do than to hurt each other! Let us repent of criticizing each other so we can be healed before this turns into a root of bitterness…

 

Quotes on Jezebel Her Critical Spirit

  • “Insecurity and jealously can be a cause of someone having a critical spirit towards others. Focusing on men and not the Lord can cause one to be critical of every flaw of others. Satan is also the “the accuser of the brethren” (Revelation 12:10) and sadly can work through or use believers to accomplish his work of tearing down. Those who are habitual fault-finders, constant critics of people and situations usually are sick in the body and full of tension and stress. The Scriptural solution to any of us even struggling in this area is clear: “stop passing judgment on one another” and that we can start to love others in the body of Christ, uplifiting them, edifying them and building them up.” ― Greg Gordon
  • “Nine times out of 10, criticism is a defense mechanism. We criticize in others what we don’t like in ourselves.” ― Mark Batterson
  • The critical spirit never knows when to stop meddling. ―Mason Cooley
  • “the Jezebel that works in a ministry like this seeks to tear down and destroy the name of every person who may have attained some kind of recognition in an area of ministry. While they are occupied in naming names and pointing the finger at these ministers, they end up sowing confusion and discord, and cause many people to fall away from Christianity altogether.” – Lance Rowe
  • “Another thing this spirit is very good at doing is causing a lot of in-fighting, back-biting, and malicious type gossiping among the people that are caught in its web. This kind of spirit knows exactly how to cause major dissension and strife even among the best of friends.” – BibleKnowledge.com
  • “Behind most church fights and unresolved divisions is ugly human pride. And the worst kind of pride is religious pride. The Pharisaical pride of self-righteousness and superiority.” – Alexander Strauch
  • “A “critical spirit,” is an obsessive attitude of criticism and fault-finding, which seeks to tear others down — not the same thing as what is sometimes called “constructive criticism.” The only criticism that is ever constructive is that which is expressed in love to “build up,” not to tear down — it is always expressed face-to-face, never behind their back. The person with a critical spirit usually dwells on the negative, seeks for flaws rather than good. They’re a complainer, usually always upset, and generally have a problem or a complaint about something. They often have little control over their tongue, their temper, and have tendencies for gossip and slander, which Paul said were sins “worthy of death” (Rom. 1:29-32).”- Victorious.org
     

 

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