*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2011 *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

One swallow maketh not a summer.

Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter consciousness during adversity.

Slaves lose everything in their chains, even the desire of escaping from them.

A man says what he knows, a woman says what will please.

Hope is patience with the lamp lit.

Truth engenders hatred of truth. As soon as it appears, it is the enemy.

At the narrow passage, there is no brother and no friend.

God gave burdens, also shoulders.

A life of ease is a difficult pursuit.

Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.

Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon their knees.

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.

Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.

Without justice, courage is weak.

Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.

Though bitter, good medicine cures illness. Though it may hurt, loyal criticism will have beneficial effects.

To know what is right and not to do it is the worst cowardice.

Giving is the little secret of abundance.

Love is the great solvent for all problems, all difficulties and all misunderstandings.

Man cannot discover great oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.

You can only eat off one plate and sit in one chair.

The Law of Love was written upon the rock of Right; Justice wrote the Law and Mercy.

What’s good is often forgotten, what’s bad is often hidden.

Where there is no discipline, there is no honor.

Never laugh at the old when they offer counsel, often their words are indeed wise.

He who is not prepared today will be less so tomorrow.

A good seed, planted even in poor soil, will bear rich fruit by its own nature.

Fire tests gold; adversity tests strong men.

Kill the sin, love the sinner.

A new broom sweeps clean, but the old brush knows all the corners.

A rumor goes in one ear and out many mouths.

Do not speak of secrets in a field that is full of little hills.

Seek counsel of him who makes you weep, and not of him who makes you laugh.

The pine stays green in winter…Wisdom in hardship.

Wine divulges truth.

We always have Yahweh [Jehovah] God as our pillar of cloud strengthening us in the desert
of hopelessness and His blazing fire as a flaring of hope burning in our weakened souls that’s
lost adrift in the difficulties of life.

Our hearts must be right if Almighty God Yahweh is to bless.

God, veiled in majesty, alone gives light and life to all; bids the great systems move, and changing seasons in their turns advance, unmoved, unchanged himself.

Though a person maybe vile and wicked; always try to see that thread of one percent that is good.

There is only one greater folly than that of the fool who says in his heart there is no God, and that is the folly of the people that says with its head that it does not know whether there is a God or not.

In all thy actions, think God sees thee; and in all his actions labor to see him.

A man who hides behind the hypocrite is smaller than the hypocrite.

The most terrible of lies is not that which is uttered but that which is lived.

One may smile and smile and be a villain still.

Much bending breaks the bow; much unbending the mind.

Absence of occupation is not rest; a mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.

Error tolerates, truth condemns.

Four things are grievously empty: a head without brains, a wit without judgment, a heart without honesty, and a purse without money.

When all sins are old in us and go upon crutches, covetousness does but then lie in her cradle.

Idleness travels very slowly, and poverty soon overtakes her.

Master your rage or else it’ll enslave you.

Pray for discernment; it’ll guide you to do the right thing in whatever circumstances.

Envy no one, curse none and praise everyone; blessings will rain from down from the heavens.

Knowledge is easily gained while Wisdom is hard to earned.

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* MARCH & APRIL 2011 *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

Only say you have what God says you have, and He will make good to you all you believe. Only it must be real faith, all there is in you must go over in that act of faith to God.

Be willing to live by believing and neither think nor desire to live in any other way. Be willing to see every outward light extinguished, to see the eclipse of every star in the blue heavens, leaving nothing but darkness and perils around, if God will only leave in thy soul the inner radiance, the pure bright lamp which faith has kindled.

Where were faith, without trial to test it; or patience, with nothing to bear; or experience, without tribulation to develop it?

Sin pulverizes a believer’s comfort and isolates him in land of self pity.

There’s a seed of truth in every lie concocted; persist in uncovering.

Prosperity of a man comes from deep within his heart.

Poverty is your treasure. Never exchange it for an easy life.

Some things, though right, were considered wrong for generations. Since the value of righteousness may be recognized after centuries, there is no need to crave immediate appreciation.

A person who does not know right from wrong even after he had stolen from or sinned against anyone; his soul is even more pitiable than the Devil.

Sometimes one needs to eat the blame to hide one’s shame.

Watch what you say, and whatever you say, practice it.

One is NOT born with a Temper but unfortunately cultivated and sadly being regenerated over and over again.

No man is free who cannot control himself.

Avoid as much as possible hating your friend for a slight fault.

Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love.

Contentment … comes at no cost.

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.

All the gold which is under or upon the earth is not enough to give in exchange for virtue.

Though bitter, good medicine cures illness. Though it may hurt, loyal criticism will have beneficial effects.

The first author of speech was God himself, that instructed Adam how to name such creatures as He presented to his sight.

When you are in doubt; be still and wait; when doubt no longer exists for you, then forward with courage!

One fears what one does not know nor understand, thus Fear is an invisible stumbling block.

The more you amass gold and money, the less secure you’ll feel.

When families fall out, relationships sour into useless formality.

Learn to bow and you’ll stand up in your full height.

The person who always insists on his only way of seeing things can never learn from anyone.

One who walks the godly way never resorts to violence.

If you know what you already have is enough, you’ll be content and satisfied.

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*  MAY & JUNE 2011  *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

Kingdoms rise, Kingdoms fall but God judges fairly on all.

An old adage, “you reap what you sow”; walk righteous Godly path and life’s aglow.

All things come to him who knows how to trust God and be silent.

Great health is God’s blessing of love on us; don’t think success and profit is.

Ignorance is bliss but an unexamined life is not worth living.

The ear tests words as the tongue tastes food.

Break free from whatever holds you back.

Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it, piece by piece — by thought, choice, courage, and determination.

Forgiveness is a contract between the offender and the offended; one must offer an apology from the heart  and the other to accept the offering with full forgiveness.

Be the Salt of Grace to everyone you meet in the journey of Life.

Walk the way of Yeshua/Jesus, emulate him and in difficult and sorrowful days, you may walk on water.

Washing our hands is the rhythm of tango of our left and right hands thus harmony in the world is begotten with the instruction from the Bible that we love one another.

It’s sinful to waste time on worrying on things that have yet to happen.

Decisions and steps that you take in times of your greatest trial can be your greatest triumph.

Do not poison yourself slowly with bitterness and resentments.

Those who are full of their own opinions will be deaf to words of wisdom from others.

Seeking truths of life while not applying what was learnt into real life would bring no benefit at all to the lifetime.

Be like a flower that gives fragrance, even to the hand that crushes it.

Nature has all the answers, so what is your question?

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.

When a man suffers from delusions he is described as mad but when a million do so they belong to a world religion.

There is nothing more dangerous than a philosopher who wants to change the world.

The drowning man is not troubled by rain.

One cannot refuse to eat just because there is a chance of being choked.

There is an uphill for every downhill, and a downhill for every uphill.

Patience is bitter, but it bears sweet fruit.

Kind words will unlock an iron door.

The haughty blind person picks a fight with his guide.

When your mouth stumbles, it’s worse than feet.

Politeness is the flower of humanity.

Tenderness is the rest of passion.

Imagination is the eye of the soul.

Who has not served cannot command.

Nothing in our times has become so unattractive as virtue.

A great interpreter of life ought not himself to need interpretation.

When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.

Worry not that no one knows of you; seek to be worth knowing.

Wisdom sails with wind and time.

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*  JULY & AUGUST 2011  *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

The Lord God Almighty Yahweh/Jehovah will fight for you while you keep silent.

If God be for us, who can be against us? Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world.

Brush your Mind with the Word of God, it prevents Truth Decay.

A Bible that is Falling Apart, usually reveals a Life that isn’t.

Only from the heart, can you touch the sky.

I am the hole on the flute that Gods breath flows through.

The greatest remedy for anger is delay.

Laws are silent in time of war.

The tongue steals what is in the heart.

Evil enters like a splinter and spreads like an oak tree.

When the pain has passed one forgets the medicine.

Much depends upon the words we speak – death and life may be found in the power of the tongue.

In the ears of a fool do not speak for he will scorn the wisdom of your words.

Lighting a lantern for a blind person is a waste of kerosene.

A cloth is not woven from a single thread.

Our senses serve to affirm, not to know.

When you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world.

Life is a temporary stop, death is the journey home.

When the mouth is open it should be shut upon something solid – what goes in is not important, what comes out is. Listen to the Still Small Voice within ………..

He who does evil to others, does it so to himself.

Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.

A pessimist, confronted with two bad choices, chooses both.

No matter how tall a tree grows, its leaves always fall to the ground.

Sun is for cucumbers, rain for rice.

A worthy man is still worthy even penniless, a donkey is a donkey even if he is finely saddled.

One who harvests in the sun eats in the shade.

Remember the rain that made your corn grow.

Muddy water, let stand, becomes clear.

A house has the character of the man who lives in it.

Life’s is the best gift from God, the rest are the extras.

Great acts are made up of small deeds.

Liar’s candle will last till evening.

A silent mouth never did any harm.

Truth speaks by the toddler’s mouth.

A sweet word can open even the iron door.

If you are an anvil, be patient; if you are a hammer, be strong.

Eat to see the bowl, go to see the way.

Nice words are free, so choose ones that please another’s ears.

If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart.

Don’t spurn cold rice; hunger helps you eat even food that has gone bad.

Learning is better than house and land.

The best asset is a clean conscience.

The beauty of a wife is her character not her appearance.

Watch the faces of those who bow low.

Long road is not without a corner.

Taste by taste empties the honey jar.

Don’t let the cat guard the cream.

‘Gratitude’ is that life owes us nothing and all the good that we have is a gift.

One who draws water at the river shouldn’t curse the crocodile.

Man proposes, but God disposes.

Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy.

Better to lose with a wise man than to win with a fool.

Big fish swim at the bottom.

Those who have one foot in the canoe, and one foot in the boat are going to fall into the river.

God did not create woman from man’s head, that he should command her, nor from his feet, that she should be his slave, but rather from his side, that she should be near his heart.

If in thirst you drink water from a cup, you see God in it. Those who are not in love with God will see only their own faces in it.

Waste Time; Waste Life.

One knoweth the truest love of a friend when winter comes.

Gratitude, like gymnastics, is an acquired skill. One needs to develop gratitude muscle.

Everything good thing that we have or own is actually a loan from God.

When you make a vow to God, remember to keep the vow when the trial has passed. 

Every word and action we fling out comes back full circle; it’s the boomerang effect.

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*  SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER 2011  *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

Spiritual receptivity is a necessary requirement when seeking God’s Presence.

A man must learn to sail in all winds.

Farm when its sunny; read when it rains.

Trials and Tribulations are given by Almighty God and Father to refine our character.

Two most Toxic companions for our Soul; namely Jealousy and Envy.

Touch black paint, have black fingers.

Pass the torch of Faith and girdle of Strength to another though thou have no blessings for the time being; it’s test of truest of character.

Man proposes and God disposes.

Great doubts, deep wisdom. Small doubts, little wisdom.

Always find out what is allowed.

Marriage is the key of death to romance.

If Heaven made someone, earth shall find some use for them.

Nice words won’t come from a bad source.

Never speak harsh words for they will rebound upon you; Angry words hurt and the hurt rebounds.

Pure water comes from the head of the fountain.

Before telling secrets on the road, look in the bushes.

Who has butter on his head must keep out of the sun.

You never miss the water until the well runs dry.

A well taught heart listens readily.

A splendid thing is the obedience from an obedient son.

Life is like salty water: the more you drink, the greater the thirst.

Give evil nothing to oppose and it will disappear by itself.

True words aren’t eloquent; eloquent words aren’t true. Wise men don’t need to prove their point; men who need to prove their point aren’t wise.

You cannot carve rotten wood.

Six feet of earth makes us all equal.

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as you own thoughts, unguarded.

We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.

You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.

If you can’t improve on silence; don’t speak.

The one, who eats salt, drinks water.

Unjustly got wealth is snow sprinkled with hot water.

A person doesn’t value what he has.

Rudeness is a weak man’s imitation of strength.

A wise word is the best wealth.

A fool will tell about himself even when he isn’t asked.

Do not make friends with that have flexible conscience.

A mother’s anger is like snow: there is much of it but it melts quickly.

One fool can ask so many questions that ten sages won’t answer.

A fool who knows he is a fool is much wiser than the fool who thinks he is wise; which is really foolish indeed.

May your dagger be a wooden one, if only your heart is of iron.

A battle avoided cannot be lost.

The mother is the support of the home.

A bullet will down one, a word – a dozen.

Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death, can ever erase our good deeds.

You too, shall pass away; Knowing this, how can You quarrel and hate?

Look to your own faults, what you have done or left undone. Overlook the faults of others.

The wind cannot move nor shake the mountain; neither praise nor blame moves the wise man.

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles.

In good men knowledge casts out pride, but in others it leads to arrogance.

As dust is thrown against the wind; Mischief is blown back to the face of the fool who wrongs the pure and harmless.

If you wound and grieve another; you have not learned detachment.

A guilty conscience needs no accuser.

Righteous anger is justified over foolish outburst.

God’s love is like the rolling river that goes on and on if you seek it in all earnest.

Hollowness of our worship according to the world’s programmed methodology can never satisfy the real longing and burning desire inside our hearts for the love of God.

Spiritual nourishment comes from the emptying of ourselves; namely our pride and vanity of self.

Heavy loads of Pride and Labor of Self-Love are burdens upon the heart, mind and soul.

When a wise man errs, people think he says so on purpose.

One who goes unrecognized and isn’t annoyed; isn’t that a noble person?

Good clothes do not make an evil man more kind.

If you smash the head of a snake, it’s tail will calm down itself.

There is medicine for everything except death.

One of the most difficult things in the world is to live with another person.

A single moment of understanding can flood a whole life with meaning.

To see what is right and not do it, is want of courage.

Bodies are cleansed by water; the Mind is purified by truth.

He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.

Knowledge overcomes ignorance as sunlight darkness.

No joy in heart: No smile on face.

Know contentment and you’ll suffer no disgrace; Know when to stop and you’ll meet with no danger.

A cruel story runs on wheels, and every hand oils the wheels as they run.

Meditate on your own defects, not that of others.

The cruel are feared even by the wise.

Advice given to the stupid produces anger.

A stone in the shoe, a bug in the ear, a speck of dust in the eye, a thorn in the foot, and a quarrel in the family; however small in themselves, are unspeakably tormenting upon the soul.

You may know a man’s face but not his mind be it good or evil thoughts. Only God sees the mind of a man.

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*  NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2011  *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

God is closest to those with broken hearts.

Do not be afraid of tomorrow; for God is already there.

Danger past, God forgotten.

When a man bows; Heaven forgives.

Even God lends a hand to honest boldness.

We survive on adversity and perish in ease and comfort.

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.

A firm tree does not fear the storm.

The soul is not where it lives, but where it loves.

The labor of self-love is such a full load of burden and the pursuit of esteem and praise from the world is not worth the effort.

Pride is the mask of one’s own faults.

Change the skin, wash the heart.

You cannot be lost on a road that is straight.

Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death.

It is fitting that a liar should be a man with good memory.

Unjustly got wealth is snow sprinkled with hot water.

Listen a hundred times; ponder a thousand times; speak once.

A silent mouth at appropriate time is sweet music to the ears.

Give thy thoughts no tongue.

Truth is often eclipsed but never extinguished.

Upturned toward the sun, eyes closed.  That color and warmth I see and feel is the soul on fire.  If only it remained when again my eyes opened.

Empty thyself and you’ll seek the sought after peace that is only found in God.

One must lose ego and pride so that one can really speak honesty from the heart.

One should not confuse oneself with self-aggrandizement of self-righteousness and being righteous in a noble and humble way.

Manners maketh the man.

Distance tests the endurance of a horse; time reveals a man’s character.

Hope is grief’s best music.

In time of test, family is best.

Time tries truth.

When truth is divided, errors multiply.

The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place, but a state of mind.

When God wounds from on high he will follow with the remedy.

Man does what he can, God does what He will.

Discipline weighs ounces, regret weighs tons.

Genuine gold fears no fire.

Sweet are the slumbers of a virtuous man.

It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.

He conquers who endures.

Heaven never helps the men who will not act.

A name is to be chosen rather than abundant riches; favor is better than even silver and gold.

Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.

An unclean kingdom is filthier than a great swamp.

When surrounded by chaos, find peace within.

A great man can bend and stretch.

Too humble is half proud.

A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top.

Even the highest tree has an axe waiting at its foot.

It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.

Karma and shadows follow one everywhere.

Conscience is the dog that can’t bite, but never stops barking.

He that eats till he is sick must fast till he is well.

A person who passes his days without donations and enjoyments is like a blacksmith’s bellows, he breathes but does not live.

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.

If you cannot see with your heart, you cannot see at all.

Empty in the heart, lovely in the mouth.

A sharp tongue and a dull mind are usually found in the same head.

Irrigators direct the water, Fletchers fashion the shaft, Carpenters bend the wood and Wise Ones control themselves.

When God measures a man, He puts the tape around his heart.

God still speaks to those who take the time to listen.

A thankful heart is possible only through humility.

God looks not to the quantity of the gift but to the quality of the giver.

When it comes to life, the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.

Prime feature of a wise person is that he comprehends quickly and hears patiently.

Even a sheet of paper has two sides.

Worthless people blame their karma.

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