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You can tell the size of your God by looking at the size of your worry list. The longer your list, the smaller your God. ~Author Unknown ...

Any fool can count the seeds in an apple. Only God can count all the apples in one seed. ~Robert H. Schuller


Every evening I turn my worries over to God. He's going to be up all night anyway. ~Mary C. Crowley


God loves each of us as if there were only one of us. ~St. Augustine

God understands our prayers even when we can't find the words to say them. ~Author Unknown


What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God. ~Eleanor Powell


A man with God is always in the majority. ~John Knox


Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees. ~Victor Hugo


Maybe the atheist cannot find God for the same reason a thief cannot find a policeman. ~Author Unknown


If God had wanted to be a big secret, He would not have created babbling brooks and whispering pines. ~Robert Brault,
www.robertbrault.com


I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't. ~Jules Renard


A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell. ~C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain


The soul can split the sky in two and let the face of God shine through. ~Edna St. Vincent Millay


God is not a cosmic bellboy for whom we can press a button to get things done. ~Harry Emerson Fosdick


The feeling remains that God is on the journey, too. ~Teresa of Avila


Once one has seen God, what is the remedy? ~Sylvia Plath, "Mystic"


As the poet said, "Only God can make a tree" - probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on. ~Woody Allen


Clearly, God is a Democrat. ~Patrick Caddell


God: The most popular scapegoat for our sins. ~Mark Twain


But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things. ~Vincent van Gogh, Dear Theo: An Autobiography of Vincent van Gogh, 1937


No matter how much I prove and prod,
I cannot quite believe in God;
But oh, I hope to God that He
Unswervingly believes in me.
~E.Y. Harburg, attributed


People see God every day, they just don't recognize him. ~Pearl Bailey


How tired God must be of guilt and loneliness, for that is all we ever bring to Him. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


God's will is not an itinerary, but an attitude. ~Andrew Dhuse


Let God's promises shine on your problems. ~Corrie Ten Boom


How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter? ~Woody Allen, "Selections from the Allen Notebooks," Without Feathers, 1975


I just hope God does not get bored of dreaming me. ~Author Unknown


By night, an atheist half believes in God. ~Edward Young, Night Thoughts

Experience has repeatedly confirmed that well-known maxim of Bacon's that "a little philosophy inclineth a man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion." At the same time, when Bacon penned that sage epigram... he forgot to add that the God to whom depth in philosophy brings back men's minds is far from being the same from whom a little philosophy estranges them. ~George Santayana


You found God? If nobody claims him in thirty days, he's yours! ~Author Unknown


When I saw others straining toward God, I did not understand it, for though I may have had him less than they did, there was no one blocking the way between him and me, and I could reach his heart easily. It is up to him, after all, to have us, our part consists of almost solely in letting him grasp us. ~Rainer Maria Rilke, Rilke and Benvenuta: An Intimate Correspondence


God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame. ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning


I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa


In many areas of understanding, none so much as in our understanding of God, we bump up against a simplicity so profound that we must assign complexities to it to comprehend it at all. It is mindful of how we paste decals to a sliding glass door to keep from bumping our nose against it. ~Robert Brault,
www.robertbrault.com


I simply haven't the nerve to imagine a being, a force, a cause which keeps the planets revolving in their orbits, and then suddenly stops in order to give me a bicycle with three speeds. ~Quentin Crisp


Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation is when you listen to God. ~Diana Robinson


Weave in faith and God will find the thread. ~Author Unknown


They say that God is everywhere, and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse. ~Emily Dickinson


If you don't know what's meant by God, watch a forsythia branch or a lettuce leaf sprout. ~Martin H. Fischer


God: a disease we imagine we are cured of because no one dies of it nowadays. ~E.M. Cioran, The Trouble with Being Born, 1973


It is easy to understand God as long as you don't try to explain him. ~Joseph Joubert


Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers. ~Garth Brooks


God is a sort of burglar. As a young man you knock him down; as an old man you try to conciliate him, because he may knock you down. ~H. Beerbohm-Tree


Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign. ~Anatole France, Le jardin d'Epicure


How idle it is to call certain things God-sends! as if there was anything else in the world. ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827


God enters by a private door into each individual. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


 

God is not what you imagine or what you think you understand. If you understand you have failed. ~Saint Augustine


God is not the name of God, but an opinion about Him. ~Pope Xystus I, The Ring


God's promises are like the stars; the darker the night the brighter they shine. ~David Nicholas


In nature we see where God has been. In our fellow man, we see where He is still at work. ~Robert Brault, http://www.robertbrault.com/


"What do you think of God," the teacher asked. After a pause, the young pupil replied, "He's not a think, he's a feel." ~Paul Frost


I feel most ministers who claim they've heard God's voice are eating too much pizza before they go to bed at night, and it's really an intestinal disorder, not a revelation. ~Rev. Jerry Falwell


God is an unutterable sigh, planted in the depths of the soul. ~Jean Paul Richter


All are but parts of one stupendous whole,
Whose body Nature is, and God the soul.
~Alexander Pope, An Essay on Man, 1734


Perhaps history is a thing that would stop happening if God held His breath, or could be imagined as turning away to think of something else. ~Herbert Butterfield, Christianity and History


Apart from God every activity is merely a passing whiff of insignificance. ~Alfred North Whitehead


Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God. ~Leo Buscaglia; also, What you are is God's gift to you, what you become is your gift to God. ~Hans Urs von Balthasar


God is the perfect poet. ~Robert Browning


Remember this. When people choose to withdraw far from a fire, the fire continues to give warmth, but they grow cold. When people choose to withdraw far from light, the light continues to be bright in itself but they are in darkness. This is also the case when people withdraw from God. ~Augustine


Why attack God? He may be as miserable as we are. ~Erik Satie


The beckoning Hands
Of God's hopeful Smile
Will, without fail, one day greet
The fruitful cries
Of man's prayerful heart.
~Sri Chinmoy, Ten Thousand Flower-Flames


Are you wrinkled with burden? Come to God for a faith lift. ~Author Unknown


There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, "All right, then, have it your way." ~C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters, 1943


We need not join the mad rush to purchase an earthly fallout shelter. God is our eternal fallout shelter. ~Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength to Love, 1963


Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God. Really. ~Lenny Bruce, "Religions Inc.," in The Essential Lenny Bruce, ed. John Cohen, 1967


Were there no God, we would be in this glorious world with grateful hearts and no one to thank. ~Christina Rossetti


Life is God's novel. Let him write it. ~Isaac Bashevis Singer


You are not obliged to put on evening clothes to meet God. ~Austin O'Malley


When you knock, ask to see God - none of the servants. ~Henry David Thoreau


Your mind works very simply: you are either trying to find out what are God's laws in order to follow them; or you are trying to outsmart Him. ~Martin H. Fischer


Those who believe that they believe in God, but without passion in their hearts, without anguish in mind, without uncertainty, without doubt, without an element of despair even in their consolation, believe in the God idea, not God himself. ~Miguel de Unamuno


Most people wish to serve God - but only in an advisory capacity. ~Author Unknown


I've been hiding from God, and I'm appalled to find how easy it is. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966


The self-appointed spokesmen for God incline to shout; He, Himself, speaks only in whispers. ~Martin H. Fischer


A lot of people are willing to give God credit, but so few ever give Him cash. ~Robert E. Harris, Laugh with the Circuit Rider


It always strikes me, and it is very peculiar, that when we see the image of indescribable and unutterable desolation - of loneliness, of poverty and misery, the end of all things, or their extreme - then rises in our mind the thought of God. ~Vincent van Gogh, Dear Theo: An Autobiography of Vincent van Gogh, 1937


To put one's trust in God is only a longer way of saying that one will chance it. ~Samuel Butler, Note-Books


So long as God reveals Himself, or doesn't, He is behaving like God. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


There is a God-shaped vacuum in every heart. ~Blaise Pascal


Don't look for God where He is needed most; if you didn't bring Him there, He isn't there. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966


God waits to win back his own flowers as gifts from man's hands. ~Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds, 1916


I say to mankind, Be not curious about God. For I, who am curious about each, am not curious about God - I hear and behold God in every object, yet understand God not in the least. ~Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass


Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message. ~Malcolm Muggeridge


We always keep God waiting while we admit more importunate suitors. ~Malcolm de Chazal


Been taken for granted? Imagine how God feels. ~Author Unknown


Don't look for God in the sky; look within your own body. ~Osho


'T is heaven alone that is given away,
'T is only God may be had for the asking;...
~James Russell Lowell, The Vision of Sir Launfal, 1848


We climb mountains because they are there, and worship God because He is not. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


If Creation were a crime, would not God be the prime suspect? ~Robert Brault, http://www.robertbrault.com/


How important the concept of God is, and how instead of valuing what has been given us, we with light hearts spurn it because of absurdities that have been attached to it. ~Leo Tolstoy, Last Diaries, 1960


No pillow so soft as God's promise. ~Author Unknown


The young do not need God, and the old cannot find Him. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966


For light I go directly to the Source of light, not to any of the reflections. ~Peace Pilgrim


Some people talk about finding God - as if He could get lost. ~Author Unknown


For, after all, put it as we may to ourselves, we are all of us from birth to death guests at a table which we did not spread. The sun, the earth, love, friends, our very breath are parts of the banquet.... Shall we think of the day as a chance to come nearer to our Host, and to find out something of Him who has fed us so long? ~Rebecca Harding Davis


I talk to God but the sky is empty. ~Sylvia Plath


I do not believe in God, for that implies an effort of the will - I see God everywhere! ~Jean Favre


If you are bathed
In God's Forgiveness-Light,
Then no dust of earth
Will be able to cling to you.
~Sri Chinmoy, Ten Thousand Flower-Flames


Is man one of God's blunders, or is God one of man's blunders? ~Friedrich Nietzsche


I believe in God; I just don't trust anyone who works for him. ~Author Unknown


I cannot imagine how the clockwork of the universe can exist without a clockmaker. ~Voltaire


There is a tendency to see divine intervention in things that happen in the normal course of miracles. ~Robert Brault, http://www.robertbrault.com/


All that I have seen teaches me to trust God for all I have not seen. ~Author Unknown


"I was six when I saw that everything was God, and my hair stood up, and all," Teddy said. "It was on a Sunday, I remember. My sister was a tiny child then, and she was drinking her milk, and all of a sudden I saw that she was God and the milk was God. I mean, all she was doing was pouring God into God, if you know what I mean. ~J.D. Salinger, "Teddy," 1954


He who kneels before God can stand before anyone. ~Author Unknown


Outer fire we need to cook. Inner fire we need to liberate. God's Fire we need to love. ~Sri Chinmoy


Peace on the outside comes from knowing God on the inside. ~Author Unknown


God often visits us, but most of the time we are not at home. ~Joseph Roux, Meditations of a Parish Priest, 1886


God is with you always. Simply turn your face to Him. ~Kirpal Singh


Hunting God is a great adventure. ~Marie DeFloris


My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed. ~Christopher Morley


God is a verb, not a noun proper or improper. ~R. Buckminster Fuller, No More Secondhand God, 1963


Those who turn to God for comfort may find comfort but I do not think they will find God. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


God is a circle whose centre is everywhere and circumference nowhere. ~Timaeus of Locris


Some people always sigh in thanking God. ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning


God, that dumping ground of our dreams. ~Jean Rostand, Carnets d'un Biologiste, 1962


If there is no God, who pops up the next Kleenex? ~Art Hoppe


Operationally, God is beginning to resemble not a ruler but the last fading smile of a cosmic Cheshire cat. ~Julian Huxley


God - the John Doe of philosophy and religion. ~Elbert Hubbard, The Notebook, 1927


When we lose God, it is not God who is lost. ~Author Unknown


Life is a tapestry: We are the warp; angels, the weft; God, the weaver. Only the Weaver sees the whole design. ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994


Those who never rebelled against God or at some point in their lives shaken their fists in the face of heaven, have never encountered God at all. ~Catherine Marshall, Christy, 1967


If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him. ~Voltaire


I had a thousand questions to ask God; but when I met him they all fled and didn't seem to matter. ~Christopher Morley, Inward Ho!, 1923


Don't question God, for He may reply: "If you're so anxious for answers, come up here." ~Author Unknown


I would rather walk with God in the dark than go alone in the light. ~Mary Gardiner Brainard


Availability is better than ability for God. ~Author Unknown


Seeing so much poverty everywhere makes me think that God is not rich. He gives the appearance of it, but I suspect some financial difficulties. ~Victor Hugo, Les Misérables, 1862


God is a child who amuses himself, going from laughing to crying for no reason, each day reinventing the world to the chagrin of hair-splitters, pedants, and preachers, who try to teach God his job as Creator. ~Elie Faure, L'Esprit des formes, 1927


Man is born broken. He lives by mending. The grace of God is glue. ~Eugene O'Neill, The Great God Brown, 1926


Peace is not the absence of affliction, but the presence of God. ~Author Unknown


If you are not as close to God as you used to be, who moved? ~Author Unknown


I have never understood why it should be considered derogatory to the Creator to suppose that he has a sense of humour. ~William Ralph Inge


When we put our cares in His hands, He puts His peace in our hearts. ~Author Unknown


Before me, even as behind, God is, and all is well. ~John Greenleaf Whittier


What is it that we all believe in that we cannot see or hear or feel or taste or smell - this invisible thing that heals all sorrows, reveals all lies and renews all hope? What is it that has always been and always will be, from whose bosom we all came and to which we will all return? Most call it Time. A few realize that it is God. ~Robert Brault, http://www.robertbrault.com/


Exercise daily. Walk with the Lord! ~Author Unknown


Be God or let God. ~Author Unknown


I could not say I believe. I know! I have had the experience of being gripped by something that is stronger than myself, something that people call God. ~Carl Jung


God is the tangential point between zero and infinity. ~Alfred Jarry, Gestes et Opinions du Docteur Faustroll Pataphysicien, 1911


Every morning I spend fifteen minutes filling my mind full of God; and so there's no room left for worry thoughts. ~Howard Chandler Christy


I believe in the sun even if it isn't shining. I believe in love even when I am alone. I believe in God even when He is silent. ~Author Unknown


Darkness cannot put out the Light. It can only make God brighter. ~Author Unknown


No God, no peace. Know God, know peace. ~Author Unknown


You ask: what is the meaning or purpose of life? I can only answer with another question: do you think we are wise enough to read God's mind? ~Freeman Dyson, quoted in The Meaning of Life, compiled by Hugh S. Moorhead

by on Aug. 5, 2011 at 9:37 PM
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JCTVCBN
by Group Owner on Oct. 14, 2011 at 9:42 AM

 

There'll be two dates on your tombstone. And all your friends will read 'em. But all that's gonna matter is that little dash between 'em. - Kevin Welch

JCTVCBN
by Group Owner on Oct. 15, 2011 at 9:54 PM

 

"All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won't succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy."-- Wayne Dyer


People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them. -- George Bernard Shaw


"Don't blame others for your failure to be fully accountable for your own life. If others are to blame then you have given them control." -- Bob Perks (Speaker and Author)

JCTVCBN
by Group Owner on Oct. 24, 2011 at 8:49 AM

 

"Those who know the least obey the best."

George Farquhar

JCTVCBN
by Group Owner on Oct. 24, 2011 at 8:51 AM

 

"The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing."

-- Albert Einstein

JCTVCBN
by Group Owner on Oct. 31, 2011 at 1:02 PM

 

JCTVCBN
by Group Owner on Nov. 24, 2011 at 8:28 AM

 

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.

 - Jim Elliot

JCTVCBN
by Group Owner on Feb. 16, 2012 at 9:05 AM

 

"Our children are the living messengers we send to a time we will not see."

- Neil Postman

"Life is like a roller coaster. You can either scream every time you hit a bump or you can throw your arms up in the air and enjoy it."
Joshua 1:9
Happiness keeps You Sweet,
Trials keep You Strong,
Sorrows keep You Human,
Failures keeps You Humble,
Success keeps You Glowing,
But Only GOD keeps You Going.  unknown
JCTVCBN
by Group Owner on Feb. 16, 2012 at 9:05 AM

 

To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did"

 
 
When God takes something from your grasp. He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better. Concentrate on this sentence. "The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you." Something good will happen to you today, something that you have been waiting to hear. Please do not break. Just 27 Words, 'God our Father , walk through my house and take away all my worries and illnesses and please watch over and heal my family in your name, Amen.' This prayer is so powerful.   
JCTVCBN
by Group Owner on Feb. 16, 2012 at 9:06 AM

 

“The Bible will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from the Bible.”

Dwight L. Moody

JCTVCBN
by Group Owner on Feb. 16, 2012 at 9:06 AM

 

1 - The best way to get even is to forget.
2 - Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death.
3 - God wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.
4 - Some folks wear their halos much too tight.
5 - Some marriages are made in heaven, but they ALL have to be maintained on earth.
6 - Unless you can create the WHOLE universe in 5 days,
Then perhaps giving ''advice'' to God, isn't such a good idea!
7 - Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, and faith looks up..
8 - Standing in the middle of the road is dangerous.
You will get knocked down by the traffic from both ways.
9 - Words are windows to the heart.
10 - A skeptic is a person who when he sees the handwriting on the wall, claims it's a forgery.
11 - It isn't difficult to make a mountain out of a molehill just add a little dirt.
12 - A successful marriage isn't finding the right person - it's being the right person.
13 - The mighty oak tree was once a little nut that held its ground.
14 - Too many people offer God prayers, with claw marks all over them.
15 - The tongue must be heavy indeed, because so few people can hold it.
16 - To forgive is to set the prisoner free, and then discover the prisoner was you.
17 - You have to wonder about humans, they think God is dead and Elvis is alive!
18 - It's all right to sit on your pity pot every now and again.
Just be sure to flush when you are done.
19 - You'll notice that a turtle only makes progress when it sticks out its neck...
20 - If the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, you can bet the water bill is higher.

''The shortest distance between a problem and a solution
is the distance between your knees and the floor.
The one who kneels to God can stand up to anything.''

You are richer today if you have laughed, given or forgiven.

Author Unknown

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