I quote others only in order to better to express myself.
Michael de Montaigne
The wisdom of the wise and the experience may be preserved by a quotation. Benjamin Disraeli
If you give God first place in your life, you will be happy at last.
Do not ask God to give you a light burden; ask Him to give you a strong shoulder to carry a heavy burden. Bob Jones
Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up. Robert Frost
If conscience disapproves , the loudest applauses of the world are little value. John Adams
You can't run away from trouble. There ain't no place that far. Joel Chandler Harris
Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made ,and forgot to put a soul into. Henry Ward Beecher
There are no extra places in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill and every piece must fit into the big jigsaw puzzle. Deepak Chopra
Large streams from little fountains flow, Tall oaks from little acorns grow. David Everett
If I were a medical man, I would prescribe a holiday to any patient who considered his work important. Bertrand Russell
If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction. Dietrich Bonhoeffer
So live that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip. Will Rogers
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it. Thomas Jefferson
There is really any real danger in allowing a pedestal for a hero. He never has time to sit on it .One sees him always over and over again kicking his pedestal out from under him, and using it to batter a world with. Gerald Stanley Lee.
Errors ,like straws, on the surface flow; He who would search for pearls must dive below. John Dryden
People everywhere confuse what they read in the newspaper with news. A.J. Liebling
Men and melons are hard to know. Benjamin Franklin
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It's got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet Reverend Theodore Hesburgh.
Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work. Charley Kingsley
The only way to kill a habit is to starve it to death. Starving a bad habit can be painful, but not as painful as letting it rule over you. Shannon Ethridge
It does no good to shakes a bad man's hand. Gregory Gordon
Allow yourself to be like a pebble at rest.The pebble is resting at the bottom of the river,and the pebble does not have to do anything. Thich Nhat Hanh
Some people have all the luck. And they're the ones who never depend on it. Bob Ingham
If you have a limited time to write just sit down and do it. You might not write well every day, but you can edit a bad page. You can't edit a blank page. Jodi Piccultt
The heavens tell of the glory of God.The skies display his marvelous craftmanship. Day after day they continue to speak ; night aftter night they make him known.They speak without sound or word ;their voice silent in the skies;yet their message has gone out to all the earth , and their words to all the world. Psalm 19:2-3
It is when we are out of options that we are ready for God's surprises. Max Lucado
You shall open your hand wide to your brother, to the poor and needy in your land. Deuteronomy 15:11
Don't try to lessen yourself for the world: let it catchup to you. Beyonce Knowles
God does not comfort us to make us comfortable but to make us comforters .John Henry Jowett
I have learned to use the word impossible with the greatest caution. Wernher von Braun
Every child is an artist.The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. Pablo Picasso
Pride loves to climb up, not as Zaccheus to see Christ, but to be seen. William Gurnall
To base thought only on speech is to try nailing whispers to the wall. Writing freezes thought and offers it up for inspection. Jack Rosenthal
The sun with all those planets revolving around it and depending on it ,can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do. Galileo
It is always sunny above the clouds . Always. Every day I have ever had- was secretly sunny, after all. Caitlin Moran
I thank God that I live in a country where dreams can come true,where failure sometimes is the first step to success and where success is only another form of failure if we forget what our priorities should be. Harry Lloyd
Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball. Jacques Barzun
Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back; a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country. Anais Nin
I never saw an ugly thing in my life ; for let the form of and object be that may-light ,shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful. John Constable
Oh what a tangled web we weave , when we first practice to deceive. Sir Walter Scott
All great change in America begins at the dinner table. Ronald Reagan
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to always try just one more time. Thomas Edison
A helping word to one in trouble is like a switch on a railroad track, often making the difference between a wreck and smooth rolling prosperity.Henry Ward Beecher
Thousands of pastors, Sunday school teachers , and Christian workers are powerless because they do not make the Word the source of their preaching or teaching. Billy Graham
A knife of the keenest steel requires the whetstone, and the wisest man needs advice. Zoroaster
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog ,it's too dark to read. Groucho Marx
An unbridled tongue is a chariot of the devil ,wherein he rides in triumph. Edward Reyner
He who has the judge for his father goes into court with an easy mind. Miguel de Cervantes
A song will outlive all sermons in the memory. Henry Giles
Our mistakes won't irreparably damage our lives unless we let them. James E. Sweaney
By perseverance, the snail reached the ark. C.H. Spurgeon
A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition. Henry Miller
Wall street is not a casino. The drinks are free in a casino. Vahan Janjigian
Never invest in any idea you can't illustrate with a crayon. Peter Lynch
The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been kindness beauty and truth. Albert Einstein
I believe America has gone a long way down the wrong road .If we ever needed God's help, it is now. Billy Graham.
One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can only collect a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few. Ann Morrow Lindbergh
We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled . The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out. Ray Bradbury
My wife said that a bitter, sour Christian is one of Satan's greatest trophies - and she's right. Billy Graham
Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress. Alfred A. Montapert
When you're through changing ,you're through. John Maxwell
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity. Louis Pasteur
Lord, give me the determination and tenacity of a weed. Mrs. Leon R.Walters
Telling a teenager the facts of life is like giving a fish a bath. Arnold H. Glasow
The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him. G.K. Chesterton
I like the silent church before the service begins better than any preaching. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The greatest efforts in sports comes when the mind is as still as a glass lake. W. Timothy Gallwey
Mix in a little foolishness with your prudence; it's good to be silly at the right moment. Horace
April dressed in all his trim ,hath put a sprit of youth in everything. William Shakespear
Never fear shadows .They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby. Ruth Renkel
Winning doesn't always mean being first. Winning means you're doing better than you've done before. Bonnie Blair
One small crack does not mean that you are broken,it means that you were put to the test and you didn't fall apart. Linda Poindexter
Not all storms come to disrupt your life. Some come to clear your path. Paulo Coelho
The underlying principle of all Satan's tactics is deception. He is crafty and clever camouflager. Bily Graham
May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof. John Adams
Satan will use the very thing you go to to take off the edge and I assure you will use that very thing to lure you towards the ledge. Gregory Gordon
When the whole world is silent , even one voice becomes powerful. Malala Vousafzai
Happy is the man who has learned to hold the things of this world with a loose hand. Warren Wiersbe
The falling drops at last will wear the stone. Lucretius
I love my rejection slips. They show me I try. Sylvia Plath
We go through life. We shed our skins. We become ourselves. Patti Smith
Use your enemy's arrows for firewood. Matshona Dhliwayo
It is the artists business to create sunshine when the sun fails. Romain Rolland
Never forget what you need to remember. Garrett Bartley
Never try to pick up a woman who is wearing a Super Bowl ring. Garry Shandling
There comes that mysterious meeting in life when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be,igniting the circuits of our highest potential.Rusty Berkus
The same fence that shuts others out shuts you in. Bill Copeland
One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul and yet no one ever came to sit by it. Passers- by see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on their way. Vincent Van Gogh
If you seek to know the path of your duty, use God as your compass. C.H. Spurgeon
Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face. Victor Hugo
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet. James Openheim
What the eye sees is determined by what the brain has learned. Richard Restak
I have learned to kiss the wave that throws me against the Rock of Ages. Charles Spurgeon
Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate. Hubert Humphrey
People learn something every day, and a lot of times it's that what they learned the day before was wrong. Bill Vaughn
The first time I see a jogger smiling, I'll consider it. Joan Rivers
Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for ideas and progress. Charles Kettering
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post how it feels about dogs. Christopher Hampton
I could be on the beach, but I can't wait to get to the office every day. Risk-taking is like a giant jig-saw puzzle. Samuel Zell
Sometimes weak and wan,sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human. Tahereh Mafi
None can destroy iron, but its own rust can. Likewise, none can destroy a person, but his own mindset can. Ratan Tata
No man can climb the ladder of success without first placing his foot on the bottom rung. James Cash Penny.
We give them the love we can spare, the time we can spare. In return dogs have given us their absolute all. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made. Roger Caras
God gave us our memories so that we might have roses in December. James M. Barrie
One ship drives east, another west , with the selsame winds that blow .Tis the set of the sails and not the gales that tells them the way to go. Ella Wheeler Wilcox
My crown is content, a crown seldom kings enjoy. William Shakespear
Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawaken. Anatole France
Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs. Malcomb Forbes
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where is no path and leave a trail. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Time is what we want most, but what we use worst. William Penn
The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. Bill Vaughn
Faith is like radar that sees through the fog-the reality of things at a distance that the human eye cannot see. Corrie Ten Boom
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them. Mark Twain
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:18
A determined soul will do more with a with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop. Ralph Hughes
For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things ,holding promise for this life and the life to come. 1 Timothy 4:8
If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart. Socrates
Work is not always required. There is such a thing as sacred idleness. George Macdonald
Rose-colored glasses are never made in bifocals. Nobody wants to read the fine print in dreams. Ann Landers
Ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it. Jeremiah 6:16
God is like a mirror. The mirror never changes but everybody who looks at it sees something differently.Rabbi Harold Kushner
The breath of God produces ice, and the broad waters become frozen. Job 37:10
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot , but make it hot by striking.William Butler Yeats
Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a Sunday afternoon. Susan Erz
The internet is a friend to information but an enemy of thought. Tim Keller
Often the door to success is entered through the hallway of failure. Erwin Lutzer
They have stumbled off the ancient highways of good, and walk the muddy paths of sin. Jeremiah 18:15
We were made to be prisms refracting the light of God's glory into all of life. John Piper
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. Emily Dickenson
People are like stained glass windows.They sparkle and shine when the sun is out ,but when the darkness sets in,their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
I am so glad I live in a world where there Octobers. L.M. Montgomery
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. Albert Camus
Autumn leaves are falling filling up the street; golden colors on the lawn, nature's trick or treat. Rusty Fischer
Leaders have to cultivate two things :a righteous heart and rhinoceros skin. Charles Swindoll
The Christian should stand out like a sparkling diamond. Billy Graham
Pain is God's megaphone to rouse a deaf world. C.S. Lewis
Oh, that you had listened to my commands! Then you would have peace flowing like a gentle river and righteousness rolling like waves. Isaiah 48:18
Nature always wears the color of the spirit. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do you give the horse his strength or clothe his neck with a flowing mane? Job 39:19
All our fret and worry is caused by calculating without God. Oswald Chambers
It is not so often a whole sermon as a short sentence , that wings God's arrow to a heart . Francis Ridley Havergal
If you hug to yourself any resentment against anybody else, you destroy the bridge by which God would come to you. Peter Marshall
It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes. Sally Field
As well might a gnat seek to drink in the ocean ,as a finite creature to comprehend the Eternal God. Charles Spurgeon
We take excellent care of our bodies , which we have only a lifetime; yet we let our souls shrivel which we have for eternity. Billy Graham
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men. Martin Luther King
It is right for the Church to be in the world; it is wrong for the world to be in the Church .Aboat in water is good;that is what boats are for.However,water inside the boat causes it to sink. Harold Lindsell
If God consistently sent lightning bolts in response to bad doctrine, our planet would sparkle nightly like a Christmas tree. Philip Yancey
Hide not your talents, for use they were made. What's a sundial in the shade? Benjamin Franklin
Satan watches for those vessels that sail without a convoy. George Swinnock
If thou wilt fly from God , the Devil will lend thee both spurs and a horse. Thomas Adams
As well as a gnat seek to drink in the ocean , as a finite creature to comprehend the Eternal God. Charles Spurgeon
Nothing is as good as it seems beforehand. George Elliot
Rodeoing isabout the only sport you can't fix. You'd have to talk to the bulls and horses , and they wouldn't understand you.
It's a good idea to step out of line once in a while and look around to see if the line is going where we want it to go. Earl Nightingale
Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind. James Russell Lowell
The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us the chance to show how badly we want something. Randy Pausch
A morning - glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books. Walt Whitman
If there is anyone to whom I owe money, I am prepared to forget it if they are. Errol Flynn
Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born. Dale Turner
Thus you will recognize them by their fruits. 1 John 4:1
They laughed at Joan of Arc, but she went right ahead and built it. Gracie Allen
As long as there is algebra there will be prayer in school. Larry Miller
Once in awhile you need to take a break and visit yourself. Audry Giogi
If I can make people smile, then I have served my purpose for God. Red Skelton
As you come up our drive and after you cross the small creek,you pass between two field stone
pillars that match the stones on our home. There is a light atop both of them . Right now, one is green and the the side is white. The green light is to show support for all the people who serve our military as well
as those who have done so in the past.
At Christmas i hang white lights along the 4 rail horse fence. We change the white one to red and
The entryway is good to go. The placement of the red and green has a reason behind it as well.
It may seem to be be random but Iassure you is not the case.
On a plane the red light is always on the left side and the green is on the right side. green and right both
have 5 letters and this was how I was taught to remember as a boy. This applies to boats as well.
Our oldest son, Josh, is a navel aviator. He and his wonderful wife , Christina, are a week or two from going
to Japan. They have lived in several places over the last few years. They lived in Fallon Nevada
most recently and we were blessed to have all of our boys and their girls under our roof and together
Since they aproached our farm from the west the right light was green and the left one was on the left
came home. When they were out east in Va it was the reversed. Japan is on the other side of the world
so I am not sure what I will do. I have not stepped it off but am told it is about as far east to west as it is
west to east.
God is a concerned loving Father who loves you so much! He has made a way for you to come
home through his son Jesus. The porch light of heaven is on . You have a green light my friend.
Because of the red blood of Jesus ,your sins are forgiven . Your approach is cleared as well as all your sins.
As far as the east is from the west,so far has removed our transgressions from us.
Yesterday I went out to check on the horses. It has again been vey hot here of late and a daily chore
to top off the water troughs will cool clear water.As I make my rounds the horses ususlly get excited when they hear the sound of our old red ATV. Because this vehicle usally has horse feeds as well as carrots, we c call it "Chuck" short for chuck wagon .
There is a mare and two young ones in the south pasture. I whistled and they did not come. I banged on the
red tubes on the gate with the scooper. It makes a sound that sounds like a hillbilly dinner bell. I had seen them the evening before and knew they were ok. I surmised they had found a place with a breeze and had it made in the shade.
I set the bright orange bucket filled with feed and carrots in front of the gate. This bucket was a physical reminder for me to "lets do this later". I had some mowing to do and that filled several hours of the afternoon. I kept looking down at the water tank seeing they had not yet drank from it and for the first time became a little concerned.
I went down to the gate and did the two tone whistle my dad taught me. I do this in honor of him and have taught my sons to do the same. They all would turn and prick up their earsand know it was me if I did this even in a crowd.
I banged again on the gate and in no time flat heard the three of them flat out running as hard as they could
go. They seemed happy to see me and even more to see Chuck .They were breathing heavy as they devoured their snacks.
My friend I believe God is calling all of us. As we read Scripture, we learn he calls us all differently . Many people tell me after I speak that I missed my calling. I would quite my practice and enroll in seminary school tomorrow if I felt in my heart that is what God wanted for me. I answered my "call to the see" many years ago. I love the interaction I have with patients for the most part. I never would have believed God would and could could use me to write these stories for his glory.
He has blended and used the very things I love and hold dear such as horses, hunting , and rivers . I am often very surprised at how stories and lessons come together in such a way that I know it is not me but him working through me. Here is the exciting part, he wants to do the same with you. You may not be called to write or do eyes but you are being called . What do you do that gives you joy and satisfaction? There is your best clue in regard to what God is calling you to do.
I pray that at times this website feeds you. I write for all God's people and not just those who gather under the steeple. All I know is when I do this with the hope of pleasing my Savior, it just feels so "write"!
Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things
you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3
When you empty yourself, God rushes in.
For the man who prays in his heart ,the whole world is a church.