These are just a few of the words, actions, and messages that inspire us
FROM PEOPLE THAT INSPIRE...
We are inspired by others in life. Here are a few from the famous and not so famous that inspire us!
"Follow your dreams and passions and don't sit around living someone else's life...Some people think they aren't capable when they really are...You can find happiness and joy in virtually anything you do with the right attitude and approach to life. Always have faith in God because without Him what else is there?"
- Elijah Buchanan (one of Marty's students)
"Every day is always a new beginning. A new day where yesterday already has happened, and the next is an opportunity or the given chance to change my life and the world, again."
- Rozanna Ku (one of Marty's students)
"When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live."
- Stuart Scott (ESPN Broadcaster)
You don't have the strength for tomorrow yet because you're living today. Pass the test for today, that when tomorrow comes God will give you the strength for that day. One day at a time."
"You have to have tests before you can have testimony."
- Theodore M. Hesburgh, CSC (President Emeritus University of Notre Dame)
"And friends are friends forever / if the Lord's the Lord of them / And a friend will not say never /
Cause the welcome will not end..."
"Friends" as sung by Michael W. Smith
"So I close in saying that I may have had a tough break, but I have an awful lot to live for. Thank you."
- Lou Gehrig
FROM the bible...
These are the Bible verses that are found in our blogs. I hope they inspire you as God's word has inspired us!
"It is more blessed to give than to receive."
"A glad heart makes a happy face; a broken heart crushes the spirit. A wise person is hungry for knowledge, while the fool feeds on trash. For the despondent, every day brings trouble; for the happy heart, life is a continual feast."
"And whatever you do, do it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ."
"When Jesus heard [that], he said, 'This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.'"
"When I am afraid, I will trust in you."
"...but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."
1 Corinthians 15:57
"Then Jesus told him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?"
"Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ."
"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: "a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace."
"But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father."
Matthew 24:36 NIV
“In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.”
Nevertheless I am continually with you; You have taken hold of my right hand.
"He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope."
"Love never fails."
1 Corinthians 13:8
"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 records of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."
1 Corinthians 13:4 - 7
"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
"There is no fear in love. Instead, perfect love drives fear away."
1 John 4:18 NIRV
"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."
John 3:16 NIV
"Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toil—this is a gift of God. They seldom reflect on the days of their life, because God keeps them occupied with gladness of heart."
Ecclesiastes 5:19-20 (NIV)
"For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory."
"Do to others as you would have them do to you."
“Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’"
Matthew 19:26, Mark 10:27
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.”