blessings

Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.”     Steve Maraboli

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

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

Evil

God did not create evil. Evil is not like faith, or love that exist just as does light and heat. Evil is the result of what happens when man does not have God’s love present in his heart. It’s like the cold that comes when there is no heat or the darkness that comes when there is no light. Unknown

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5

forgiveness

Forgiveness is the final form of love.” – Reinhold Niebuhr

And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32

love

Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.” – C. S. Lewis

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” – Robert Heinlein

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. ! Corinthians 13:4-7

love

Love is a decision, it is a judgment, it is a promise. If love were only a feeling, there would be no basis for the promise to love each other forever. A feeling comes and it may go. How can I judge that it will stay forever, when my act does not involve judgment and decision.”  ―Erich Fromm

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you” Ephesians 41:

 

faith

Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe.”   Mitch Albom

For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.    2 Peter 1:5-7

knowledge

Knowledge without love is worse than ignorance. Action without love is madness…”
― Edgar Maass

. . . We know that “We all possess knowledge.” But knowledge puffs up while love builds up.
1 Corinthians 8:1

abundance

Heavenly blessings are life, grace, hope, faith, love, inner peace, nature, family, friends….!”
― Lailah Gifty Akita

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. John 10:10

self-control

Control yourself or someone else will control you.” Anonymous

You are always responsible for how you act, no matter how your feel. Remember that.” Anonymous

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. 2nd Timothy 1;7

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