Growing together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ...

"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Friday, October 24, 2014

retreat...

personal retreat

Feeling a bit out of focus?
Need a rest?


"We need silence to be alone with God,
to speak to him, to listen to him,
to ponder his words deep in our hearts.
We need to be alone with God in silence
to be renewed and transformed.
Silence gives us a new outlook on life.
In it we are filled with the energy of God himself
that makes us do all things with joy."

- Mother Teresa

Thursday, October 23, 2014

gentle...

gentle

"In a gentle way, you can shake the world."
- Mahatma Gandhi

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

ideas of living...

ideas of living

"Travel is more than the seeing of sights;
it is a change that goes on,
deep and permanent, in the ideas of living."

- Miriam Beard

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

thoughts...

thoughts

"You are today
where your thoughts have brought you;
you will be tomorrow
where your thoughts take you."

- James Allen

Monday, October 20, 2014

calm and serene...

calm and serene


When you become calm and serene
on the inside, the world
becomes more calm and serene
on the outside.”

- Author Unknown

Sunday, October 19, 2014

blessings...

blessings


"One of the main reasons
that we lose our enthusiasm in life
is because we become ungrateful ...
we let what was once a miracle
become common to us.
We get so accustomed to his goodness
it becomes a routine ..."

- Joel Osteen

Saturday, October 18, 2014

worship...

worship

And after reading the Bible,
I pray.


"Lord, who art always the same,
give that I know myself,
give that I know Thee."

- Augustine

Friday, October 17, 2014

eternal glories...

eternal glories


"Heaven wheels above you,
displaying to you her eternal glories,
and still your eyes are on the ground."
- Dante Alighieri

Thursday, October 16, 2014

heart and mind...

heart and mind
photo by Lee Keefer

"Look and think before opening the shutter.
The heart and mind
are the true lens of the camera."

- Yousuf Karsh

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

never lose their beauty...

never lose their beauty

Old age is never a reason
to be rude...
use your wisdom
to share kindness
and encouragement.


"Some people, no matter how old they get,
never lose their beauty —
they merely move it from their faces
into their hearts."

- Martin Buxbaum

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

boldest triumph...

boldest triumph

"Once more the liberal year laughs out
O'er richer stores than gems or gold:
Once more with harvest song and shout
Is nature's boldest triumph told."

- John Greenleaf Whittier