suffering

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. Helen Keller


. . . but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope Romans 5: 3,4

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giving

Giving when you can is generosity.
Giving when you can’t is sacrifice.” 

― J.R. Rim

In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Acts 20:35

wisdom

Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it. ~David Star Jordan

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. James 1:5

fools

He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes  He who does not ask a question is a fool forever.        Mark Twain

 Fools have no interest in understanding; they only want to air their own opinions. Proverbs 18:2-3

TODAY

To-morrow — oh, ’twill never be,
If we should live a thousand years!
Our time is all to-day, to-day,
The same, though changed; and while it flies
With still small voice the moments say:
“To-day, to-day, be wise, be wise.”
~James Montgomery, To-day

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34

death

For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity. ~William Penn

When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come to pass: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” I Corinthians 15:54

choices

When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that is in itself a choice. ~William James

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths Proverbs 3: 5,6

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