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Thoughts, Musings, & Quotes (2014)
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Sometimes I just let my mind wander. It goes in a different direction each week, so keep checking back. (Musings are original unless otherwise noted. Many are quotes from other people. Dates are the post date, not the date of the quote itself.)

"The key to walking on solid ground,
instead of sinking down into the muddy
swamp, is honest, gut-wrenching prayer."
(Joel Sutton) (12/28/2014)

Previous musings listed below in reverse chronological order

  • "What do you give a child that's hard to please? Nothing. He?ll learn." (Pastor Jeff Brauer) (12/20/2014)
     
  • "It's futile to stand in the shadows of tomorrow when you can enjoy the sunlight of today." (Joel Sutton) (12/14/2014)
     
  • "It's funny how when somebody says, 'to make a long story short,' it's usually already too late." (Kathleen Bruner) (12/7/2014)
     
  • Why should we worry? God doesn't, and He's the One in charge. (11/30/2014)
     
  • "I'm not as good at managing people as I am at doing the work for them." (Anonymous businessman) (11/23/2014)
     
  • "Dogs have owners; cats have staff." (source unknown) (11/16/2014)
     
  • "When God takes you through difficult times, you may be closer to victory than you think." (Joel Sutton) (11/9/2014)
     
  • "We will be known forever by the tracks we leave." (Native American proverb) (11/2/2014)
     
  • "Being a writer is like having homework every night for the rest of your life." (Lawrence Kasdan) (10/26/2014)
     
  • "When I do good, I feel good." (Abraham Lincoln) (10/19/2014)
     
  • "The secret to getting ahead is getting started." (Mark Twain) (10/12/2014)
     
  • Dogs are from Venus; cats are from Mars. (source unknown) (10/5/2014)
     
  • Wouldn't it be great if we could gather our friends and family together for a last meal prior to our death and ask them to remember us every time they eat together again? Jesus did it, and it works! (9/28/2014)
     
  • Marvel at God's infinite size. If web could understand Him, He would be too small to be worth worshiping.(9/21/2014)
     
  • "If stories come to you, care for them; learn to give them away where they are needed. Sometimes a person needs a story more than food to stay alive." (Barry Lopez) (9/14/2014)
     
  • "Do your giving while you're living so you're knowing where it's going!" (unknown Southern preacher) (9/7/2014)
     
  • People age and change; so does the earth, and it doesn't look any better old than you will (8/31/2014)
     
  • "I have hope for America because of Jesus Christ." (Dr. Billy Graham) (8/24/2014)
     
  • "The purpose of government is to protect its citizens, not to make their lives miserable." (source unknown) (8/17/2014)
     
  • God loves us so much He sent His Son to conquer sin and death. The victory's won! (8/10/2014)
     
  • "Only God can create a truly random number." (source unknown) (8/3/2014)
     
  • Some things--like the principles of Christianity--are not to be compromised. When Jesus said He was the only path to God, that's exactly what He meant. (7/27/2014)
     
  • "A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the other one." Baltasar Gracin (7/20/2014)
     
  • When you die, you can't take it with you, but what will you leave behind? (7/13/2014)
     
  • "LIBERALISM is for poor people who are content to stay poor. CONSERVATISM is for poor people who want to make a better life for themselves." (John Hawkins) (7/6/2014)
     
  • "I have made this letter longer, because I have not had the time to make it shorter." (Blaise Pascal) (6/29/2014)
     
  • No matter how often the dog scratches at the door to go out, I dare not ever ignore her. (6/22/2014)
     
  • But one-way tolerance is not tolerance at all. It's tyranny. (Brad Dacus) (6/15/2014)
     
  • Pray. Not to 'change' God's mind, but to want what He wants. (6/8/2014)
     
  • "The best way to drive out the devil, if he will not yield to texts of Scripture,is to jeer and flout him, for he cannot bear scorn." (Martin Luther) (6/1/2014)
     
  • "Life is God's novel. Let Him write it." (Author unknown) (5/25/2014)
     
  • "When I do something good, I feel good." (Abraham Lincoln) (5/18/2014)
     
  • God ordained marriage to be between a man and a woman. He also designed man and woman to be able to procreate and fill the earth. I have yet to see a gay couple pull that off. (5/11/2014)
     
  • "There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him." (Robert A. Heinlein) (5/4/2014)
     
  • God made man in His own image--not the other way around. (4/27/2014)
     
  • "God proved His love on the cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, 'I love you.'" (Dr. Billy Graham) (4/20/2014)
     
  • Satan can only destroy lives. God alone can save and change them. (4/13/2014)
     
  • To me, the only proper use of the word "awesome" is to describe the attributes of God that we humans can never come close to matching. (4/6/2014)
     
  • God isn't dead. He's never been more alive. If you doubt it, look at the lives of the Christians He's living in. (8/30/2014)
     
  • Why is it easier to complain about someone who's offended you to a third party than to talk directly to the one who offended you? (3/23/2014)
     
  • God doesn't force Himself on us. He wants us to want Him. (3/16/2014)
     
  • No matter where I go on earth, if I'm with other Christians I'm among Family. (3/9/2014)
     
  • "Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives is the perfect Preparation for the future that only He can see." (Corrie Ten Boom) (3/2/2014)
     
  • "For even if I could conceive that I had completely overcome pride, I would probably be proud of my humility." (Ben Franklin) (2/23/2014)
     
  • I think whoever dreamed up the concept of global warming forgot to check with God--if this winter is any indication. (2/16/2014)
     
  • "To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." (Voltaire) (2/9/2014)
     
  • "I would rather be disliked for who I am than to be respected for who I'm not." (Cec Murphy) (2/2/2014)
     
  • Don't even dream of remaking your mate into the person you want him or her to be; else you may end up with a nightmare. (1/26/2014)
     
  • "Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone's lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don't have to compromise convictions to be compassionate." (Phil Robertson) (1/19/2014)
     
  • We have limitations; God doesn't. (1/12/2014)
     
  • God's forgiveness doesn't erase the results of our sins. (1/5/2014)