Sunday, October 2, 2011


(Dave Roper) Live life with the calm assurance that grace for the next act of obedience is already there

( Roper) When we acknowledge our sins, God makes us more merciful to others in their weaknesses

( Our Daily Bread)  Teamwork divides the effort and multiplies the effect

(Roper) Appearance is greatly  overrated

(Roper) You are His special creation, designed by birth to manifest God's loveliness in a unique way

(George MacDonald) We are as God made us, but we are not as God will make us

(Roper) As we age, we get less interested in impressing others

(Roper) Love is the best gift I can give to God and others throughout the day

(Roper) Evil days are days of opportunity

(Roper) Putting on the whole armor of God is a great way to dress for success

(Roper) One of the things I'm learning as I grow older is not to expect  too much from people

It has humorously been said that blessed are those who expect nothing for they shall never be disappointed

(Stanley) We learn more in our valley experiences than our mountain top ones

(Roper) Christ's " Well done" may be the only appreciation we receive for  the good we've done on earth but, in the end, it is the only praise that will matter

(Roper) We should be gaining insight to distinguish between the temporary and the timeless, the passing and the permanent

(Roper) How do we view our troubles? Are they driving  us toward bitterness and despair or are they drawing us into deeper intimacy with God

(Roper)  Quoting from a book entitled " Letters to God from children  : " Dear pastor: I know that God loves  everybody, but I don't think He ever met my sister, Yours sincerely, Arnold ( age 8)

(Roper) One of Satan's temptations is to try to get us to dwell on other's vices instead of reflecting on their virtues. Love looks for  goodness and nobility in others

(Roper) Worship is the way we get our minds off our circumstances and ourselves and give our full attention to God

(Roper) God is and will be our companion and friend until our traveling days are over and we reach our heart's true Home

( St. Benedict) We descend by self-exaltation and ascend by humility

(Roper) The important thing is not to live long, but to live well

(Roper) As we grow older, we finally become what we've been becoming all along

(Roper) Every day can be a new beginning

(Henry Durbanville)  Oh, to go back across the years long vanished, to have the words unsaid, the deeds undone

( David Roper) Years ago in my student days, shortly after the earth's crust began to cool

(Roper) While God  may heal our handicaps, more often than not, He takes them as they are and puts them to glorious use

(Roper) Some are poor in possessions and appearance; others are poor in faith, hope, and love

(Roper) Few seem to be aware of the pain  all  around them; they go their way, inattentive and unmoved

( Roper) Perhaps we don't have much to give, but we can pay attention

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