freedom

Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us. Stephen R. Cove

“All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be enslaved by anything. I Corinthian 6:12

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brave

“We have to be braver than we think we can be, because God is constantly calling us to be more than we are.”  Madeleine L’Engle

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

earthen vessels

For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; 2nd Corinthians 4: 6-9

 

Joy

 

“Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow.  Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulty.” –  Helen Keller

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13

faith & strength

Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.   Helen Keller

We can be tired, weary and emotionally distraught, but after spending time alone with God, we find that He injects into our bodies energy, power and strength.   Charles Stanley

Life goes on

I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. Maya Angelou

Glory belongs to God, whose power is at work in us. By this power he can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine. Ephesians 3:20 God’s Word Translation