Friday, January 28, 2011

Stand in the ways and see...

Thus says the Lord: "Stand in the ways and see,

And ask for the old paths, where the good way is,

And walk in it;

Then you will find rest for your souls..."

     ~Jeremiah 6:16~


Deep in the heart of me
Nothing but You!
See through the art of me~
Deep in the heart of me
Find the best part of me,
Changeless and true.
        Deep in the heart of me
            Nothing but You!
           ~Ruth Guthrie Harding


~We may, if we choose, make the worst of one another. Every one has his weak points; every one has his faults; we may make the worst of these; We may fix our attention constantly upon these. But we may also make the best of one another. We may forgive, even as we hope to be forgiven. We may put ourselves in the place of others, and ask what we should wish to be done to us, were we in their place. By us, love will flow back from them to us, and life will become a pleasure instead of a pain; and earth will become like Heaven; and we shall become
not unworthy followers of Him whose name is Love.~


The size of one's Heaven is the exact dimensions of his soul. Happiness is a matter of appetite and capacity. As well prepare dinner for a corpse as Heaven for a soul whose spiritual functions are dead. The problem of the hereafter is not the matter of celestial climate and a city beautiful. It is the problem of the eternal in man. The kingdom is within him. The greatest concern of a human being therefore should be to feel God's presence, to be stirred by His message, to have faith in the invisible, and to follow aspirations which leap over the boundaries of time and

seek satisfaction in the infinite. For to be devoid of all this is to fall a victim to the disease that
destroys character, paralyses progress, and forbids happiness.
                                                                                                       From LEAVES OF GOLD

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Wings of Silver

I thought that I would share, today, some random thoughts about JOY....These are from a book given to me by a dear friend. The book is entitled "Wings of Silver",with sayings compiled by Jo Petty: 

Love your own soul, and comfort your heart, remove sorrow
from you: for sorrow has killed many, and there is not profit

Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.

A merry heart does good like a medicine: but a broken
spirit dries the bones.

Pleasant words are as a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Health makes you feel now is the best time of the year.

Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it.

Some pleasures are more trouble than trouble.

He enjoys much who is thankful for little.

Joy on account of....or joy in spite of?

The happiest person is the person who thinks the most interesting thoughts,
and we grow happier as we grow older.

O satisfy us early with Thy mercy;
that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.