I've learned the bee fertilizes the flower it robs. Charles Beard

People who inspire others are those who see invisible bridges at the end of dead-end streets. Charles Swindoll

I'm just maverick to say that I think fewer Christians ought to be going into the ministry and more should be going into business and into occupations that have nothing to do with the vocational service. I don't see life divided into public and private, secular and sacred. It's all an open place of service before our God. My hope is to see ...a group of Christians who will infiltrate our society- in fact, our entire world-with a pure ,beautiful message of grace an honesty in the marketplace. Charles Swindoll

Collapse in the Christian life is seldom a blowout ; it is usually a slow leak. Paul Little

Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see a bird that has the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses. Dale Carnegie

If one has a cataract , he cannot see others clearly because he sees a part of himself first. Viktor Frankl

You cannot train a horse with shouts and expect it to obey a whisper. Dagobert D. Runes

In this universe, there are things that are known , and things that are unknown, and in between them , there are doors. William Blake

Even though we will never measure up, we will someday live with our Ruler. Gregory Gordon


Read a wonderful devional this morning.  Sent it to a few friends. short version is a white flower showed her how dirty her place and even her face was and made her clean up her act.

The Bible does the same for us. It reminds us that we are all unclean and think I read somewhere the only thing that can do that for us is also red!


All of us have become like someone who is unclean, and our righteous are like filthy rags.                                                                              Isaiah 64:6

I feel like a little child playing by the seashore while the great ocean of truth lies undiscovered before me. Sir Isaac Newton

People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. Elisabeth Kubler- Ross

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. Albert Camus

What beauty is, I know not, though it adheres to many things. Abrecht Durer

A boy is the only thing God can use to make a man. Cal Farley


People inspire you or they drain you-pick them wisely.

                                                                      Hans F. Hanson

The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding evil and the good. Proverbs15:3

By the time I was fourteen, the nail in my wall would no longer support the weight of the rejection slips impaled upon it. I replaced the nail with a spike and went on writing. Stephen King

No one is on the sidelines: by our actions or inactions , by our caring or our indifference, we are either part of the problem or part of the solution. A. Breeze Harper

Being mortal is like living in a hotel. We know we must check out someday and thus should not get too attached to the facilities . Of course the difference is that in life we are never sure when we will check out. Donald Burt

The poorest man is not the one without a nickel, it's the one without a dream. Virginia Madsen

A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, it's trust is not on the branch , but on it's own wings. Always believe in yourself. Charlie Wardle

I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and there are as few as there are any great artist. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit. John Steinbeck

Almost anything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you. Anne Lamott

Men are generally more careful of the breed of their horses and dogs than of their children. William Penn

Getting older is like climbing a mountain; you get a little out of breath but the view is much better. Ingrid Bergman

We all have a thorn. We all have something that God has allowed in our lives that Satan meant for our destruction but that God has turned around to help us grow and change. James Macdonald

Books had instant replay long before televised sports. Bern Williams