friendship

“A best friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you for the way you are today.” — Unknown

A sweet friendship refreshes the soul. Proverbs 27:9

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the past

We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it. ~John Newton

Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14

laughter

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.  ~Irish Proverb

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength. Proverbs 17:22

fathers

“A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.” Billy Graham

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord. Ephesians 6:4

death

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. Unknown

The LORD is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18

The grave itself is but a covered bridge,Leading from light to light, through a brief darkness! Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. I Corinthians 15:57

strength

Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go. Hermann Hesse

 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” . . . I Corinthians 12:9

conquer

To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles.”– T.F. Hodge

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

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