conformity

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.” John F. Kennedy

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2

judgement

When you go out into the woods, and you look at trees, you see all these different trees. And some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, and some of them are whatever. And you look at the tree and you allow it. You see why it is the way it is. You sort of understand that it didn’t get enough light, and so it turned that way. And you don’t get all emotional about it. You just allow it. You appreciate the tree.

The minute you get near humans, you lose all that. And you are constantly saying ‘You are too this, or I’m too this.’ That judgment mind comes in. And so I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are.” -Ram Dass

Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister. Romans 14:3

question

A question opens the mind. A statement closes the mind. Robert Kiyosaki

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

wind

You find out the strength of a wind by trying to walk against it, not by lying down. C. S. Lewis

He saw the disciples straining at the oars, because the wind was against them. Mark 6:48

truth

When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear. Thomas Sowell

Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:18

watch

Connect the dots – watch events and how they connect to one another. Switches are set ahead of time.”    Children to a Degree by Horst Christian

Look at the nations and watch– and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told. Habakkuk 1:5

victory

They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it.
For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.
Death cannot kill what never dies.” – William Penn

When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory. Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”

The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

think

As you begin changing your thinking, start immediately to change your behavior. Begin to act the part of the person you would like to become. Take action on your behavior. Too many people want to feel, then take action. This never works.” — John Maxwell

 Be careful what you think, because your thoughts run your life. Don’t use your mouth to tell lies; don’t ever say things that are not true. Keep your eyes focused on what is right, and look straight ahead to what is good.  Proverbs 4:23-28 NCV

hard work

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that weather we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. Vince Lombardi

Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper.     Proverbs 13:4

enemies

Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?” ― Abraham Lincoln

But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. Luke 6: 27-28

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