Great Advice for 2017...for
The Gift of Making Friends
Blessed are those . . .
who have the gift of making friends,
for it is one of God's best gifts.
It involves many things, but above all,
the power of going outside of one's self
and appreciating whatever
is noble and loving in another.
In case you missed it,
here's some more good advice from years past:
Great Advice for 2016...for
Four Things to Learn to Do
Four things a man must learn do
If he would make his record true:
To think, without confusion, clearly;
To act, from honest motives, clearly:
To love his fellow man, sincerely;
To trust in God and heaven, securely.
Great Advice for 2015...for
Where Does Charity Begin?
We have heard the slogan, "Charity begins at home."
That phrase was invented by a Roman pagan
and is directly contrary to the story of the Good Samaritan.
Actually charity begins where the need is greatest
and the crisis is most dangerous.
Frank C. Lauback
Great Advice for 2014...for
Sow a thought, reap an act,
sow an act, reap a habit,
sow a habit, reap a character,
sow a character, reap a destiny.
Great Advice for 2013...for
Thank God every morning when you
get up that you have something to do which must be done,
whether you like it or not. Being
forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you
self-control, and a hundred other virtues which the idle never know.
Great Advice for 2012...for
church is never a place, but always a people; never a fold but always a
flock, never a sacred building
but always a believing assembly. The church is you who pray, not where
you pray. A structure of brick or
marble can no
more be a church than your clothes of serge or satin can be you. There
is in this world
but man, no sanctuary of God but the soul.
Great Advice for 2011...for
1. To the world you might be one person,
but to one person you might be the world.
Going to church does not make you a Christian anymore than going to
McDonald's make you a
3. Real friends are those who, when you feel you've made a
fool of yourself, don't feel you've done a
4. A coincidence is when God performs a miracle and
decides to remain anonymous.
5. Sometimes the majority only means that all the fools
are on the same side.
6. I don't have to attend every argument I'm invited to.
Lead you life so that you won't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to
the town gossip.
People gather bundles of sticks to build bridges they never cross.
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% of how you respond to it.
10. Did it
ever occur to you that nothing occurs to God?
11. Life is
like an onion; you peel off one layer at a time and sometimes you weep.
from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them
13. There are two things I've learned: there is a God, and I'm not HIM.
Following the path of least resistance is what makes rivers and men
worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of God's
grace. And your best days are
never so good that you are beyond
the need of God's grace.
Great Advice for 2010...for
TO STAY YOUNG
out nonessential numbers. This
includes age, weight and height. That's why we live smart.
only cheerful friends. The
grouches pull you down.
Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let
the brain idle. 'An idle mind is the devil's workshop & dull
living.' Experience new things...get out.
the simple things...
long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath...
Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire
life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.
yourself with what you love
, whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies,
whatever. Your home is your refuge.
your health: If
it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond
what you can improve, get help.
take guilt trips.
Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country
but NOT to where the guilt is.
Tell the people you love that you love them,
at every opportunity.
is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but
by the moments that take our breath away.
if you don't send this to at least 8 people - who cares? But
do share this with someone.
all need to live life to its fullest each day!!
about nothing, pray about everything!