Statement of Faith



I am not what I ought to be,
I am not what I want to be,
I am not what I hope to be one day.
But thank God I am not
what I used to be
and by the grace of God,
I am what I am. †



"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me, is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do.

It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skills. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we embrace for that day.

We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude... I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. So it is with you... We are in charge of our attitudes."†

by Charles Swindoll

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Toddler's Creed†

If I want it, it's mine.
If I give it to you and change my mind later, it's mine.
If I can take it away from you, it's mine.
If I had it a little while ago, it's mine.
If it's mine, it will never belong to anyone else, no matter what.
If we are building something together, all the pieces are mine.
If it looks like mine, it is mine.



Don't Quit†

When things go wrong as they sometimes will.

When the road your trudging seems all uphill, when the funds are low and the debts are high and when you want to smile, but you have to sigh, when care is pressing down a bit . . . by all means pray, but don't you quit.

Success is failure turned inside out, Godís hidden gift in the clouds of doubt. You never can tell how close you are, It may be near when it seems afar.

So trust in the Lord when you're hardest hit . . . it's when things go wrong, that you must not quit!



The Top 11 Quotes for Living Well!

Over the years many people have offered their models of the "Good Life", and some have left quotes that nicely summarize important truths. The following are ten of my personal favorites.

  1. Know Thyself – Socrates. From ancient Greece comes this reminder that introspection, keeping a journal, paying attention to the heart of things, comes first. Before we can know the world around us, and make wise choices, we must first come to grips with who we are and what we value.

  2. To Thine Own Self Be True – Shakespeare. In life there is no substitute for integrity. My grandmother was fond of saying, "We either stand for something, or we'll fall for anything." Integrity is about going beyond the truth to full and complete honesty, openness and fairness.

  3. And the Greatest of These is Love – St Paul. He also observed that "without love I am just a clanging symbol or a noisy gong." Without love, caring relationships, and compassion, life is indeed a dry and shallow thing.

  4. Imagination Rules the World – Napoleon Bonaparte. The good life is at least partly based on dreams that are worthy of us, dreams that elevate and challenge and inspire our best. Bobby Kennedy noted, "Others look at the world and ask, 'Why?' I dream of a world that never was and ask, 'Why not?'" Martin Luther King's defiant cry, "I have a dream!" will live long after most of us are gone and forgotten.

  5. Too much of a good thing is just right – Mae West. The good life is about living large, about expressing the joy and love of life. It's about song, exuberance, and about taking chances, and "going for it".

  6. Opportunities multiply as they are seized – SunTzu. Success depends on the courage to act, and courage in turn requires a level of faith that every opportunity acted upon will lead to more and better ways to serve, learn, grow and prosper.

  7. Do, or do not. There is no "try". – Yoda (The Empire Strikes Back). Life requires action, boldness and decisiveness. Mae West also observed, "He who hesitates is a damned fool."

  8. Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away – Antoine de St. Exupery. Henry Thoreau recommended, "Simplify, simplify, simplify. Let your concerns be as 2 or 3, not more." Friends, work, the media and this thing called the Internet, along with our own "wish lists" try to seduce us to complexity, busy-ness and anxiety. Keep it simple!

  9. The artist is nothing without gift, but gift is nothing without work – Emile Zola. Only focused, intelligent, diligent effort turns potential into reality. Without creative effort, talent and "gift" seem to atrophy and die. Truly a case of "use it or lose it".

  10. There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. – Albert Einstein. I highly recommend practicing the attitude of gratitude. What else is there?

  11. At every decision making opportunity you have three choices. The Best thing which is the right thing, the next best thing which is the wrong thing, or the worst thing which is NOTHING.

Wisdom For The Road

Cherish things while you still have them,
before they're gone,
and you realize how precious they really are.

Life can only be understood backwards,
but it must be lived forwards.

Everything in life is temporary.
So if things are going good,
enjoy it because it won't last forever.
And if things are going bad,
don't worry because it won't last forever either.

Destiny is not a matter of chance,
it is a matter of choice;
it is not a thing to be waited for,
it is a thing to be achieved.

A journey of a thousand miles
begins with a single step.

Never cross a bridge
without knowing how to swim the tides.

If you could not add years to your life
Add life to your years.


Enjoy and use these quotes to your advantage

"If you only have a hammer, everything looks like a nail." (Author: Popular Aphorism)

"The greater the obstacle, the more glory to over coming it." (Author: Molicre)

"Courage is the mastery of fear, not the absense of fear." (Author: Mark Twain)

"Man cannot help being what he is, but he can help remaining what he is." (Author: Paul Brunton, Notebooks)

"Without heros we're all plain people and don't know how far we can go." (Author: Benard Malamud, The Natural)

"He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough." (Author: Lao Tsu)

"We cannot outgrow the limits that we place on ourselves; we can only set new limits within which we must live." (Author: Dennis Waitley)

"Never let school interfere with your education." (Author: Mark Twain)

"The greatest warrior is the one who conqueres himself." (Author: Samurai Maxim)

"My only regret in life is that I am not someone else." (Author: Woody Allen)

"You cannot transcend what you do not know. To go beyond yourself you must know yourself." (Author: Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj)

"The mind is like an untrained horse. It runs everywhere." (Author: Lao-tzu)

"The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven." (Author: John Milton)



These quotes are from Nou Lee

1. Those who run away, live to fight another day.

2. It's not the situation. It's your reaction to the situation.

3. Just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to doesn't mean they don't love you.

4. You can't measure love with a ruler.

5. Imagination is the eye of the soul.

6. Doubt your doubts not your beliefs.


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