|"For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord,
"Plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope."
Every sunrise is a present,
a gift from God above,
Gift-wrapped with scarlet ribbons
and tied with bows of love.
Each is a new beginning,
a time to start anew,
While all the stars are sleeping,
and the rose is fresh with dew.
Each day's a new creation,
too lovely to ignore,
And we may not find a blessing,
just outside our door.
We cannot keep the past,
like fireflies in a jar,
Nor journey to the future
by wishing on a star.
Every sunrise is a blessing,
a gift for just today,
Rejoice, my friend, embrace it
before it fades away!
I pray that I may live to fish
Until my dying day.
And when it comes to my last cast,
I then most humbly pray:
When in the Lord's great landing net
And peacefully asleep
That in His mercy I be judged
Big enough to keep.
|Before I Go
When my life has reached its very end,
And I take that final breath;
I want to know I've left behind,
Some "good" before my death.
I hope that in my final hour,
In all honesty I can say:
That somewhere in my lifetime,
I have brightened someone's day.
That maybe I have brought a smile
To someone else's face,
And made one moment a little sweeter
While they dwelled here in this place.
Lord, please be my reminder
And whisper softly in my ear. . .
To be a "giver," not a "taker,"
In the years I have left here.
Give to me the strength I need,
Open up my mind and my soul
That I might show sincere compassion,
And love to others before I go.
For if not a heart be touched by me,
And not a smile was left behind . . .
Then the life that I am blessed with,
Will have been a waste of time.
With all my heart, I truly hope
To leave something here on earth. . .
That touched another, made them smile
And gave to my life. . . worth.
|Because you have seen me, you have believed;
blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.
Jesus to Thomas ~ John 20:29
The Anonymous Quote Column
The Quotable Quote Column
|Fear knocked at the door.
Doubt asks the sincere question;
unbelief refuses to hear the answer.
God doesn't call the qualified,
He qualifies the called.
God promises a safe landing,
not a calm passage.
It costs to follow Jesus Christ,
but it costs more not to.
You catch them.
He 'll clean them.
God's grace is getting something that we
don't deserve. God's mercy is
not getting something we do deserve.
|"I do not ask the grace which thou
didst give to Paul,
nor can I dare to ask the grace which
thou didst grant to St. Peter; but, the mercy
which thou didst show to the dying robber,
that mercy, show to me."
~Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish astronomer
"A little faith will bring your soul to heaven;
a great faith will bring heaven to your soul."
"I just want to be a nobody telling everyone
about Somebody who can save anyone."
~Melvin Graham (brother of Billy Graham) 2004
"Faith is to believe what we do not see;
the reward for this faith is to see what you believe."
"Lord, may I not be conformed to the world,
but transformed by grace."
~Dr. David Jeremiah, Turning Point Ministries
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