thoughts

Thoughts are like an open ocean, they can either move you forward within its waves, or sink you under deep into its abyss. ~Anthony Liccione

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things. Philippians 4:8

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fathers

By the tine a man realizes that maybe his father was right he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong. Charles Wadsworth

Hear, O sons, a father’s instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight, for I give you good precepts; do not forsake my teaching. When I was a son with my father, tender, the only one in the sight of my mother, he taught me and said to me, “Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments, and live. Get wisdom; get insight; do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth. Proverbbs 4:1-9

peace

“Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Carefully consider what is right in the eyes of everybody. If if it is possible on your part, live at peace with everyone. Romans 12:17,18

risen

Tomb, thou shalt not hold Him longer;
Death is strong, but Life is stronger;
Stronger than the dark, the light;
Stronger than the wrong, the right…
Phillip Brooks

“You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. Mark 16:6

deception

“Falsehood is never so successful as when she baits her hook with truth, and no opinions so fatally mislead us, as those that are not wholly wrong; as no watches so effectually deceive the wearer as those that are sometimes right” Charles Caleb Cotton

 

Watch out for people who cause divisions and upset people’s faith by teaching things that are contrary to what you have been taught. Stay away from them. Such people are not serving Christ our Lord; they are serving their own personal interests. By smooth talk and glowing words they deceive innocent people. Romans 16: 17,18

Life is stronger

Tomb, thou shalt not hold Him longer;
Death is strong, but Life is stronger;
Stronger than the dark, the light;
Stronger than the wrong, the right…
~Phillips Brooks, “An Easter Carol”