“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”― Langston Hughes
“Through the dark and stormy night Faith beholds a feeble light Up the blackness streaking; Knowing God’s own time is best, In a patient hope I rest For the full day-breaking!”- John Greenleaf Whittier
“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.”― Emily Dickinson
“It is always darkest just before the day dawneth.” ― Thomas Fuller
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.”― Bill Keane
“Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation” – Psalm 42:5
“The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering ‘it will be happier…”― Alfred Lord Tennyson
“Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand.” – Thomas Aquinas
“So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” – 1 Corinthians 13:13
“You can look forward with hope, because one day there will be no more separation, no more scars, and no more suffering in My Father’s House. It’s the home of your dreams!” -Anne Graham Lotz
“Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.”― Roy T. Bennett
“You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety. You will lie down, with no one to make you afraid, and many will court your favor.” -Job 11:18-19
“Where there is no hope in the future, there is no power in the present.” -John Maxwell
“Jesus gives us hope because He keeps us company, has a vision and knows the way we should go.” -Max Lucado
“The LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.” -Psalm 147:11
“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” -Romans 5:1-5
“Only when our greatest love is God, a love that we cannot lose even in death, can we face all things with peace. Grief was not to be eliminated but seasoned and buoyed up with love and hope.” -John Piper
“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: You don’t give up.” -Anne Lamott
“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years” ― Abraham Lincoln
“Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.” ― Ronald Reagan
“What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight- it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” ― Dwight D. Eisenhower
“The harder the conflict, the greater the triumph.” ― George Washington
“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’ One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger–but recognize the opportunity.” ― John F. Kennedy
“Try and fail, but don’t fail to try.” ― John Quincy Adams
“Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom.” ― Thomas Jefferson
“I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards” ― Abraham Lincoln
“When our memories outweigh our dreams, it is then that we become old.” ― Bill Clinton
“It’s easier to do a job right, than to explain why you didn’t.” ― Martin Van Buren
“If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress” ― Barack Obama
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
“No dream is too big. No challenge is too great. Nothing we want for our future is beyond our reach.” – Donald Trump
“It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman
“There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America.” – William J. Clinton
“A brave man is a man who dares to look the Devil in the face and tell him he is a Devil.” – James A. Garfield
“You know that being an American is more than a matter of where your parents came from. It is a belief that all men are created free and equal and that everyone deserves an even break.” – Harry S Truman
“There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.” – John F. Kennedy
“Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower
“Within the soul of America is freedom of mind and spirit in man. Here alone are the open windows through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit. Here alone is human dignity not a dream but an accomplishment. Perhaps it is not perfect, but it is more full in realization here than any other place in the world.” – Herbert Hoover
“Leaders, true leaders, take responsibility for the success of the team, and understand that they must also take responsibility for the failure.” – Donald Trump
“If wrinkles must be written on our brow, let them not be written on our heart. The spirit should never grow old.” ― James Garfield
“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.” – Ronald Reagan
“There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.” – Ronald Reagan
“Together, We will make America strong again. We will make wealthy again. We will make America proud again. We will make America safe again. And yes, together, we will make America great again. Thank you. God bless you. And God bless America.” – Donald Trump
Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom. ― Thomas Jefferson
In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years ― Abraham Lincoln
It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. -Harry S. Truman
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
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. –John Quincy Adams
Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground. –Theodore Roosevelt
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
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
Without passion you don’t have energy, with out energy you have nothing. – Donald Trump
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
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. ― Theodore Roosevelt
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
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. – Abraham Lincoln
The wisest use of American strength is to advance freedom. –George W. Bush
You have to think anyway, so why not think big? – Donald Trump
If tyranny and oppression come to this land it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy. ― James Madison
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
Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst and cold. — Thomas Jefferson
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
If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together.–Richard Nixon
The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help. –Ronald Reagan
Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die. -Herbert Hoover
“If wrinkles must be written on our brow, let them not be written on our heart. The spirit should never grow old.” ― James Garfield
We should live our lives as though Christ were coming this afternoon. -Jimmy Carter
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
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
We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams. — Jimmy Carter
We cannot build our own future without helping others to build theirs. — Bill Clinton
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
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
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. -Franklin D. Roosevelt
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
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
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
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
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
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
I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving. — PSALM 69:30
Careful for nothing, prayerful for everything, thankful for anything. – Dwight L. Moody
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
I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. – Henry David Thoreau
Each day is a gift from God. What you do with it is your gift to Him. – T.D. Jakes
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
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
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
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
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
Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way. — NATIVE AMERICAN SAYING
O Lord that lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness. — WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Sharing in God’s blessings is at the heart of Thanksgiving and at the core of the American spirit. — PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON
Thanksgiving Day is a good day to recommit our energies to giving thanks and just giving. — AMY GRANT
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
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
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
Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. — PSALM 95:2
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
Never was so much owed by so many to so few – Winston Churchill
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
“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
“This will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” – Elmer Davis
“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
“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
“We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.” – Winston S. Churchill
“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
“Our veterans accepted the responsibility to defend America and uphold our values when duty called.” – Bill Shuster
“No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.” – Gen. Douglas MacArthur
“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
“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
“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” – Winston Churchill
Everybody loves a new baby. Just the act of bringing forth a new life into the world is a miracle. New babies are so adorable. Life is so precious. Totally helpless, the new baby depends on their parernt(s) or adopted parent(s) to feed them, to hold them, to love them. Babies aren’t picky. Anyone will do. All babies need someone to help.
The same is true for the Church. New babies in Christ are born all the time. They need spiritual mommies and daddies to care for them, to feed them, to hold them, and to love them. Let us be the hands and feet of Jesus and not only look forward or to our own needs, but let us look beside us to feed the new babies Lord.
Babies remind us that we can all begin again. We can always make a new choice and start over. God is patitent with us. He is not willing than anyone should perish. God is FOR us, not against us. Let us start today – with our new life and a new beginning with Jesus. Your story is not over yet – it is just beginning!
Quotes About New Birth and New Beginnings
“God’s Word is the living seed that brings new birth. It is the milk that nurtures the new life of a young Christian and the meat that builds the muscle of a mature believer.” ― Colin S. Smith
“As a newborn baby breathes and cries, so the signs of life in a newborn Christian are faith and repentance, inhaling the love of God and exhaling an initial cry of distress. And at that point what God provides, exactly as for a newborn infant, is the comfort, protection, and nurturing promise of a mother.
“If God is our father, the church is our mother.” The words are those of the Swiss Reformer John Calvin … it is as impossible, unnecessary, and undesirable to be a Christian all by yourself as it is to be a newborn baby all by yourself.” ― N.T. Wright
“A son or daughter in any human family is either born to or adopted by the parents. By definition, a child can’t be both. But with God we’re both born of Him and adopted by Him.” ― Jerry Bridges
“Faith is the evidence of new birth, not the cause of it.” – John Piper
“The gospel is absurd and the life of Jesus is meaningless unless we believe that He lived, died, and rose again with but one purpose in mind: to make brand-new creation. Not to make people with better morals but to create a community of prophets and professional lovers, men and women who would surrender to the mystery of the fire of the Spirit that burns within, who would live in ever greater fidelity to the omnipresent Word of God, who would enter into the center of it all, the very heart and mystery of Christ, into the center of the flame that consumes, purifies, and sets everything aglow with peace, joy, boldness, and extravagant, furious love. This, my friend, is what it really means to be a Christian.” ― Brennan Manning
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” – 2 Corinthians 5:17
“Eternal life is not a peculiar feeling inside! It is not your ultimate destination, to which you will go when you are dead. If you are born again, eternal life is that quality of life that you possess right now.” – Major Ian Thomas
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” 1 Peter 1:3
“The gospel declares that no matter how dutiful or prayerful we are, we can’t save ourselves. What Jesus did was sufficient.” ― Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out
“A transformed life is the greatest of all miracles. Every time a person is “born again” by repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ, the miracle of regeneration is performed.” ― Billy Graham
It seems so hard, loving someone in the Armed Forces. You love them,build a life, and then they get deployed. Husbands and wives, Parents and childred – they find themselves separated for weeks, to months, to years at a time.
I have not lived through this, but I have family and friends that have. They are so strong. Their relationships have such depth – because they know how to love, pray and wait. They learn to trust, even when they cannot see. I admire their courage and strentgy. They are all heros in my book – the soldeirs and the families that support them.
10 Inspiring Quotes for Military Deployment
“A hundred hearts would be too few, To carry all my love for you.”- Author Unknown
“Hundreds of thousands of American servicemen and women are deployed across the world in the war on terror. By bringing hope to the oppressed, and delivering justice to the violent, they are making America more secure. ” – George W. Bush
If I had a single flower for every time I think of you, I could walk forever in my garden. -Claudia Adrienne Grandi
“A Soldier Doesn’t Fight Because He Hates What Is In Front Of Him. A Soldier Fights Because He Loves What He Left Behind.” – Unknkown
You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you. – Frederick Buechner
”It’s not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what is required.” — Winston Churchill
“You never get used to it. You just get through it.” – Army Wives
“Why does it take a minute to say hello and forever to say goodbye?” -Author Unknown
“We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.” ― Winston S. Churchill
Love will travel as far as you let it. It has no limits. —Dee King
Thanks to my friend Ana of Jubilee Journey who challenged me to participate in the QUOTES CHALLENGE .I love her blogs JUBILEE JOURNEY and GEOPHILIA PHOTOGRAPHY. We met here in blog-land a few years ago and have kept in touch through cyberspace. I love the way that Ana helps me see things from a different perspective. Her blogs inspire me and her pictures are amazing! Thanks Ana 😉
For my quotes I chose C.S. Lewis. I love the way he looks at God and Christianity. Rocks my world, lol!
Here are the rules:
Post 3 of your favorite quotes each per day for 3 recurrent days. The quotes can be of any other people or it may come straight from your own heart. [due to time constraints I’ll be posting all in one post and I’ve thrown in an extra]
Nominate 3 bloggers with each post to challenge them.
Don’t forget to utter a thankful word to the person who nominated you.
P.S. – ANYONE READING THIS CAN PARTICIPATE – I INVITE YOU ALL!