"On her tongue is the law of kindness..."

"On her tongue is the law of kindness..."

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Your Words

"Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight..."
Psalm 19:14

"Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits."
Proverbs 18:21

You have what you say - the words you speak today provide seed for your future, and will reap a harvest in your life. Blessing and cursing, life and death, are all available and will come to fruition through the words that come forth from your mouth - what are you speaking today? What do you speak over your family, your friends, your finances, your job, and all the small areas of your life that you think aren't a big deal to offer up criticism or judgement. Comments such as, "my husband doesn't do anything; he's worthless," or "my kids are so lazy, they don't do a thing," or even comments about your health, such as, "I always get sick in the winter" are seed that go forth into your life. God's Word promises us that as we speak God's Word it goes forth to accomplish what it was sent to do, that it never returns void, and that it will reap a harvest. Choose the words you speak wisely; you have what you say.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Some of my favorite quotes of all time...

Ever since elementary school I have kept a record of my favorite quotes, scriptures, revelations, inspirations, and church service notes. Here are a few of my favorite quotes...

"Let those also who love Your name be joyful in You."
Psalm 5:11b

"I can decide how I spend my time, whom I interact with, whom I share my body and life and money and energy with. I can select what I eat and read and study. I can choose how I'm going to regard unfortunate circumstances in my life - whether I will see them as curses or opportunities. I can choose my words and the tone of voice in which I speak to others. And most of all, I can choose my thoughts."
- Elizabeth Gilbert, "Eat, Pray, Love"

"It's easy for us to point a finger or to judge. How many of us simply notice those who come across our path and pay attention to the needs and cares of those around us.
- Christine Caine

"Take personal responsibility for the individuals in your life, for the sphere of influence present in your world."
- Christine Caine

"Before you can be in a satisfying relationship, you have to be able to be happy and complete on your own. You have to be okay to walk through the world on your own, as a whole person, before you can be a part of someone else's life."
- Jim Carrey, on "Oprah", February 18, 2008 when speaking of his relationship with Jenny Mccarthy

Dal centro della mia vita venne una grande fontana, from "Eat, Pray, Love"
- from the center of my life, there came a great fountain
I love this phrase because in order for something to have the ability to flow from within you there needs to be an abundance of it. It reminds me of all the things I hope and desire to flow from the center of my life: love, peace, patience, wisdom, truth.

l' amor che move il sole e l' altre stella, from "Eat, Pray, Love".
- the love that moves the sun and the other stars
This phrase is so beautiful to me because the love that is spoken of feels so magnificent. And, although it was not meant in this context in Gilbert's book, I can only think of the immense, overwhelming, and all-consuming love of God to perfectly compliment this phrase.

"Walk in the rain, smell flowers, stop along the way, build sandcastles, go on field trips, find out how things work, tell stories, say the magic words, trust the universe."
-Bruce Williamson

"We turn not older with years, but new every day!"
-Emily Dickinson

"Be glad of life, because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars; to be satisfied with your possessions; to despise nothing in the world except falsehood and meanness, and to fear nothing except cowardice; to be governed by your admirations rather than by your disgusts; to covet nothing that is your neighbor's except his kindness of heart and gentleness of manners; to think seldom of your enemies, often of your friends...and to spend as much time as you can with body and with spirit."
-Henry van Dyke

"The experience of each new age requires a new confession, and the world seems always waiting for it's poet."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A leader does not demand of others what he does not demand of himself."

"There is no use trying", said Alice; "one can't believe impossible things." "I dare say you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour each day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."
-Lewis Carroll, "Alice in Wonderland"

"The creative process never stops."
- Oscar de la Renta

"There isn't a mirror in the world that can show you how beautiful you are on the inside."
-Phyllicia Rashad (Mrs. Cosby)

"Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance."
- Bruce Barton

"To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child or a garden patch... to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."
- Emerson

"Show me a day when the world wasn't new."
- Sister Barbara Hance

"I am still in the process of growing up, but i will make no progress if i lose any of myself on the way."
- Madeline L'Engle

"We are all in the process of becoming."
-Joyce Meyer
I love this quote because it's a simple reminder of how not only are we in a process of becoming, but we are in control of what it is we become. Your daily choices affect where you will be tomorrow and the level of your character.

"The world changes as iI speak."
-Pastor Bill
this quote reminds of the importance of the words that i speak, and how just as God formed the world with His words, we are made in the exact image of Him with all the power and authority that He has, and therefore as we speak we frame our world into being. If you keep silent you receive what you're dealt; if you speak, you have what you say.

"One does not see anything until one sees its beauty."
-Oscar Wilde

"Two things a woman should always be: classy and fabulous."
-CoCo Chanel

"So many motivations and decisions when i was younger were made out of fear; fear that the world would come crashing down. But, when i became older, i learned to take a breath and know that everything will be okay."
-Joey, from "Dawson's Creek"

"If you ever dream of beating me, wake up and apologize."
-Muhammed Ali

"I realized, late that night, that other people had feelings and fears and that my interactions with them actually meant something, that I could make them happy or sad in the way that I associated with them. Not only could I make them happy or sad, but I was responsible for the way I interacted with them. I suddenly felt responsible."
-Donald Miller, "Blue Like Jazz"

"What I believe is not what I say I believe; what I believe is what I do."
-Donald Miller, "Blue Like Jazz"

"I am learning not to be passionate about empty things."
-Donald Miller, "Blue Like Jazz"

"Some people settle...and others refuse to settle for anything less than buterflies."
-Sarah Jessica Parker as 'Carrie', Sex in the City

"Mediocrity always attacks excellence".
-author unknown

"You attract to yourself and your life what is on the inside of you."
-Kathy Freston, author of "The One"

"Winners have simply formed the habit of doing things losers don't like to do."
-Albert Gray

"Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others."
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

"A love affair with knowledge will never end in heartbreak."
- Michael Garrett Marino

"I want to change the world, which means not being the center of my own universe."
-Grace T., Guts Church, 2nd Mile Instructor

"As I am, so shall I associate, and so shall I act."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The man who finds life will find it through trusting God."
Galatians 3:11

"Those who trust in the Lord are steady as Mount Zion, unmoved by any circumstance."
Psalms 125:1

"Don't be afraid of your past; it has no power over you except for what you give it."
Joyce Meyer, "The Confident Woman"

"Your priority is not to keep everyone else in your life happy by doing all the things they expect."
Joyce Meyer, "The Confident Woman"