"Where there is peace, God is." ~George Herbert
"I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again." ~William Penn


"Friendship enhances our lives and gladdens our hearts." ~Francis Gay, The Friendship Book 2014 - in grateful thanks to Maurice Ware
"I don't want someone to want me only when I'm around them. I want someone to want and miss me when I'm not." ~Brigitte Nicole

10/20/14

Emilie Griffin - Prayer

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"The best reason to pray is that God is really there. In praying, our unbelief gradually starts to melt. God moves smack into the middle of even an ordinary day ... Prayer is a matter of keeping at it... Thunderclaps and lightning flashes are very unlikely. It is well to start small and quietly." ~Emilie Griffin

Isaac Kubvoruno - HUSBANDS


"Being the head of the household means work, duty, and great responsibility. The head of the household is the one responsible for everything that happens in the family. You cannot enjoy the privileges of headship and not be willing to shoulder the responsibilities that come with it. You can’t franchise, subcontract or outsource your husband responsibilities and not hurt your wife and marriage. You are accountable to God for the physical and spiritual welfare of your family. Make your wife’s life easier by carrying all your responsibilities dutifully. Your wife was not created to play her role and yours at the same time. Your wife should not live like a widow while you are still alive. You are the CEO, you are the Priest, Provider and Protector of the family. Therefore be involved. Be present. Take charge. Work hard. Pray, plan and execute. Remember your wife is your “suitable helper” not the other way round. Let your wife thank God that she is married to you." ~Isaac Kubvoruno on HUSBANDS

Sarah Jakes - LEARN

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"No matter what, once in your life, someone will hurt you. That someone will take all that you are, and rip it into pieces and they won’t even watch where those pieces land. But through the breakdown, you’ll learn something about yourself. You’ll learn that you are strong. And no matter how hard they destroy you, that you can conquer anyone and anything." ~Sarah Jakes

Kristin Armstrong -

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"Do the things you used to talk about doing but never did. Know when to let go and when to hold on tight. Stop rushing. Don’t be intimidated to say it like it is. Stop apologizing all the time. Learn to say no, so your yes has some oomph. Spend time with the friends who lift you up, and cut loose the ones who bring you down. Stop giving your power away. Be more concerned with being interested than being interesting. Be old enough to appreciate your freedom, and young enough to enjoy it. Finally know who you are." ~Kristin Armstrong

Claire Nuer - ROCK

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"Will you be the rock that redirects the course of the river?" ~Claire Nuer from Rebel Thriver

MY PICK FOR TODAY: COMMITMENT NOT CONVENIENCE

"In a relationship, you need somebody who's gonna call you out, not someone who's gonna let everything slide. You need someone who doesn't want to live without you but can. Not somebody that is dependent but somebody who is stronger with you. A relationship is two people, not one." ~Anon

Jose Pepito Cunanan - Nature

"Nature paints in strange and unique way, natural and original, the canvass is the scenery all around." ~Jose Pepito Cunanan

D. Schacht - MARRIAGE

"Marriage without friendship is like a bird without wings." ~D. Schacht from I Love My Family

Edith Armstrong - telephone

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"I keep the telephone of my mind open to peace, harmony, health, love and abundance. Then, whenever doubt, anxiety or fear try to call me, they keep getting a busy signal - and they'll soon forget my number." ~Edith Armstrong from Be Positively Inspired

10/19/14

Brendon Burchard - temptation

"Freedom and victory belong to those who remain true and strong despite temptation to be dishonest and weak." ~Brendon Burchard

John Tesh - parenting


"As parents, we sometimes go too far trying to help and protect our kids from life's harsh realities and disappointments. We don't want our kids to struggle like we did.
But Harvard psychiatrist Dr. Dan Kindlon says that 'overprotected children are more likely to struggle in relationships and with challenges.'
We're sending our kids the message that they're not capable of helping themselves." ~John Tesh

Dr. Wendy Mogel - job

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"It is our job to prepare our children for the road, not prepare the road for our children." ~Dr. Wendy Mogel

David L Hill - new chapter

"Life is like reading a good novel. We cannot change what is written but we can turn a new page. So don't look back at things that can't be changed. Today is a new chapter in your life so write it the way you want it to be. Truly the best life lived is a life spent serving others." ~David L Hill

One Spark Foundation - read a story

"Write your day as you want your story to read. Make this day count more than yesterday." ~John, One Spark Foundation

Ben Affleck - work harder

"You have to work harder than you think you possibly can. You can't hold grudges. ...And it doesn't matter how you get knocked down in life because that's gonna happen. All that matters is that you gotta get up." ~Ben Affleck, 2013 Oscars Speech

Frank Langella - pitted against

"If I don't pit myself against things that are larger than myself, I'm lost." ~Frank Langella

10/18/14

Ken Follett - butterfly

“She loved him because he had brought her back to life. She had been like a caterpillar in a cocoon, and he had drawn her out and shown her that she was a butterfly.” ~Ken Follett, The Pillars of the Earth

Virgil Aeneid - gifts

["Equo ne credite, Teucri.
quidquid id est, timeo Danaos et dona ferentes."]
"Do not trust the horse, Trojans.
Whatever it is, I fear the Greeks even when they bring gifts."
~Virgil Aeneid ~from "Aeneid" (29–19 BC)

Josh Coleman - alienation

"As a society, grandparents' alienation is a very, very serious cultural problem. The fact that we as a society haven't identified it and have a blind eye to it is appalling...Those parents who have invested the most in their children are most at risk" ~Josh Coleman, PhD from Grandparent Alienation Is Not Natural

PASSAGE

“Have you ever wondered when does the mind rest? Because even when one is sleeping the mind is always in motion creating dreams through one’s subconscious thus the mind seems to function day and night without ever stopping. The only difference is that when sleeping one does not have an option to select thoughts, whereas when awakened one does.” ―A passage from my Novel, Floranova B. Msc. © 2014 (Inspiration Flows Where Your Will Goes)

Dr. David Jeremiah - pathways

"Our pathways often twist through stormy landscapes; but when we look back, we’ll see a thousand miles of miracles and answered prayers." ~Dr. David Jeremiah

Quotes on AUSTRALIA


"Australia is a land of contrasting weather condition of floods droughts and bush fires and recently snow and ice up in the blue mountains." ~Frank Cavar

"We live in a beautiful wild patch of the world!" ~Paloma Saldivia

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Warren Beatty - success

“You’ve achieved success in your field when you don’t know whether what you’re doing is work or play.” ~Warren Beatty

Jaime Lichauco - meeting

"When it’s time for souls to meet, there’s nothing on earth that can prevent them from meeting, no matter where each may be located." ~Jaime Lichauco

P.G. Wodehouse - foundation

“There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.” ~P.G. Wodehouse

Rebecca Fox - brand new day

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"Although time seems to fly, it never travels faster than one amazing day at a time. Each day is a new opportunity to live your life to the absolute fullest. In each waking day, you will find so many blessings and opportunities for positive change. Do not let your magical TODAY be stolen by the unchangeable past or the indefinite future! Today is a brand new day!" ~©Rebecca Fox

10/16/14

ANON ON PROVERBS


"Begging a courtesy is selling liberty." ~Anon on Proverbs

"Consider the misfortunes of others, and you will be better able to bear your own." ~Anon on Proverbs

"Even to smile at the misfortunes of others is to do an injury." ~Anon on Proverbs

"He blames Neptune unjustly who twice suffers shipwreck." ~Anon on Proverbs

"He bristles with hair, like a sea-urchin or a hunted boar." ~Anon on Proverbs

"He only does it to annoy you." ~Anon on Proverbs

"Just staying one day ahead of yesterday." ~Anon on Proverbs

"Let nothing offensive to the ear or the eye enter these thresholds, within which youth dwells." ~Anon on Proverbs

"On with the dance, let joy be unconfined." ~Anon on Proverbs

"Our fears vanish as the danger approaches." ~Anon on Proverbs

"Passion and strife bow down the mind." ~Anon on Proverbs

"Retirement without literary amusements is death itself, and a living tomb." ~Anon on Proverbs

"She can change her mind like the wind: whatever she has said or done, is light to what she'll say or do." ~Anon on Proverbs

"Shows that we build, when we should but entomb us." ~Anon on Proverbs

"The drunkard is convicted by his praises of wine." ~Anon on Proverbs

“The finishing stroke of all sorrow.” ~Anon on Proverbs

"The only gain from the friendship of the great is a fine dinner." ~Anon on Proverbs

"Want of pluck shows want of blood." ~Anon on Proverbs

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10/15/14

Atty. Romeo S. Occeña, Sr. - mountains of waves


“Tonight, we took the first giant leap over the mountains of waves of the dark and unchartered seas of our destiny. What tomorrow will bring, only the events will teach us in its hour. The only limit to our realization of tomorrow is our doubts of today. Let us meet the challenge of the future because it is in the blood of Filipino s... never to retreat nor to surrender despite the overwhelming odds.” ~Atty. Romeo S. Occeña, Sr. (Posted by Jossef Dancel Occeña, grandson)

Leah C. Dancel - Motherhood

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"MOTHERHOOD is a noble calling that requires a lifetime commitment." ~Leah C. Dancel, 15 October 2015

Wassily Kandinsky - dot

"Everything starts from a dot." ~Wassily Kandinsky

Jim Chiddix - painting


"I paint what I find beautiful. Unique things of beauty that catch my eye are my subjects and I try to replicate the scene in paints on canvas. I had no idea it was my sole into which I was dipping brush and that it was my nature I was painting. If one is alert and open minded, the things one can learn every day are amazing." ~Jim Chiddix

Pam Willis-Jones - nature's fragrance

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"Just imagine a gentle breeze, creating floating "confetti" upon you as you amble slowly along the path, breathing deeply to inhale the fragrance of nature's perfume." ~Pam Willis-Jones

NEWSFLASH

"Storm throws transport into chaos"
OCT 15, 2014 7:32AM

FLIGHTS have been cancelled, roads blocked, and train stations flooded as Sydney’s huge overnight storm continues to cause chaos today.

Source: Optus News Bulletn

Greg Turnbull ~ blackout

"The best way to get light in a blackout is to go to sleep...wake up in morning and chances are you will be able to see again." ~Greg Turnbull (NSW Incident Alerts)

Alex Kassan - claw your way up

"No one is going to invite you to the top, you're going to have to claw your way up there." ~Alex Kassan

10/13/14

Benjamin Mee - twenty seconds

"You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it." ~Benjamin Mee, We Bought a Zoo

Arthur Lindnet - value

"Fun is expensive and joy is priceless!" ~Arthur Lindnet

Arthur Golden - rain

"Even stone can be worn down with enough rain." ~Arthur Golden

10/12/14

Evelyn Dunbar - light

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"We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light." ~Evelyn Dunbar from Robin L Photography.

Bob Kerry - kindness

"Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change." -Bob Kerrey

William Clarke - soul

"‎Faith‬ dares the soul to go farther than it can see." ~William Clarke

R K Narayan - mesh

“The difference between a simpleton and an intelligent man, according to the man who is convinced that he is of the latter category, is that the former wholeheartedly accepts all things that he sees and hears while the latter never admits anything except after a most searching scrutiny. He imagines his intelligence to be a sieve of closely woven mesh through which nothing but the finest can pass.” ~R K Narayan

Emery Allen Quotes

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“I’m often difficult to love. I go through dark periods like the moon and I hide from myself. But I promise I will kiss your wounds when they’re hurting. Even if they’re in your soul, I can find them with the light in my fingertips. I will lead you to the river so you can remember how beautiful it feels to be moved by something that is out of your control. And when our dark periods match, we can breathe with the grass and look at the night sky. The stars will remind us of the beauty in our struggles and we won’t feel lost.” ~Emery Allen

“Not everything is supposed to become something beautiful and long-lasting. Sometimes people come into your life to show you what is right and what is wrong, to show you who you can be, to teach you to love yourself, to make you feel better for a little while, or to just be someone to walk with at night and spill your life to. Not everyone is going to stay forever, and we still have to keep on going and thank them for what they’ve given us.” ~Emery Allen

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Family Friends Poems Quotes


"Marriage brings the love of a couple together in an everlasting way. The bond between them is one that grows stronger each and every day." ~Family Friend Poems

"We all have struggles in life. Some big, some small. It is up to us, to use those struggles to grow in life rather than allow those struggles to slow us down." ~Family Friends Poems

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10/6/14

PASSAGE

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“In the midst of her torment, she felt a sense of hope and trying to understand the gravity of the situation, she thought, 'the circumstances do not own me. I am in the moment and I am capable to decide, either to leave or to stay.' Leading her to understand that it didn't matter how low her self-esteem was; for there was another sensation within her, an oomph driving her forward with certainty and not doubt. The people around her could diminish her self-esteem all they wanted; nevertheless no one was competent to take away the source of her dreams, her drive, a faculty that she was inescapably bonded with, but she had not quite identified within--Her Will.” ―A passage from my Novel, Floranova B. Msc. © 2014, Inspiration Flows Where Your Will Goes

M. Antoniinus - strength

"Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there. " ~M. Antoniinus (from Inspirational Quotes)

Audrey Tatou - beauty and charm

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"Charm is more valuable than beauty. You can resist beauty, but you can't resist charm." ~Audrey Tatou

T.B. LaBerge - home

"You work so hard, just to end up at home crying yourself to sleep; remember you’re trying, you are moving mountains that have plagued you since you were young, and you’re trying so hard. Keep fighting, fight until you have won. Fight until you have found your way home, until the sun comes back and your heart learns to love the mornings again." ~T.B. LaBerge

Claypotideas - potential

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"One of the most amazing things that can happen is finding someone who sees everything you are and won't let you be anything less. They see the potential of you. They see endless possibilities. And through their eyes, you start to see yourself the same way." ~Claypotideas

George M. Moore Jr. - one more time

"A winner is just a loser who tried one more time." ~George M Moore Jr