“Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.”

— Ephesians 4:29, The Bible King James Version

“So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom”.

— Psalm 90:12, The Bible (New King James Version)

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”

— 2 Corinthians 5:17, The Bible (New King James Version)

“Thus says the Lord, who makes a way in the sea. And a path through the mighty waters,”

— Isaiah 43:16, The Bible (New King James Version)

” These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you [a]will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

— John 16:33, The Bible (New King James Version)

“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many [a]mansions; if it were not so, [b]I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”

— John 14:1-3, The Bible (New King James Version)

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

— Matthew 11:28, The Bible (New King James Version)

“Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: “

— Psalm 103:1-2, The Bible (New King James Version)

” he took Him up in his arms and blessed God and said: “Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart in peace, According to Your word; For my eyes have seen Your salvation. Which You have prepared before the face of all peoples, A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles, And the glory of Your people Israel.”

— Luke 2:28–32, The Bible (New King James Version)

“For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

— Isaiah 9:6, The Bible (New King James Version)

“And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger. 17 Now when they had seen Him, they made [a]widely known the saying which was told them concerning this Child. 18 And all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the shepherds. 19 But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them.”

— Luke 2:16-20, The Bible (New King James Version)

” For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a [a]manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill[b] toward men!”

— Luke 2:11-14, The Bible (New King James Version)

“Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And [a]behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”

— Luke 2:8-11, The Bible (New King James Version)

“Then, when Mary came where Jesus was, and saw Him, she fell down at His feet, saying to Him, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.”

— John 11:32, The Bible (New King James Version)

“For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.”

— 1 Thessalonians 4:14, The Bible (New King James Version)

“And Jesus cried out with a loud voice, and breathed His last.”

— Mark 15:37, The Bible (New King James Version)

“So when the centurion, who stood opposite Him, saw that He cried out like this and breathed His last, he said, “Truly this Man was the Son of God!”

— Mark 15:39, The Bible (New King James Version)

“And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, “Father, ‘into Your hands I commit My spirit.’ ” Having said this, He breathed His last.”

— Luke 23:46, The Bible (New King James Version)

“And David behaved wisely in all his ways, and the Lord was with him.”

— 1 Samuel 18:14, The Bible (New King James Version)

“Now therefore, be wise, O kings; Be instructed, you judges of the earth.”

— Psalm 2:10, The Bible (New King James Version)

“Understand, you senseless among the people; And you fools, when will you be wise?”

— Psalm 94:8, The Bible (New King James Version)

“Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil.”

— Proverbs 3:7, The Bible (New King James Version)

“The wise shall inherit glory, But shame shall be the legacy of fools.”

— Proverbs 3:35, The Bible (New King James Version)

“Hear instruction and be wise, And do not disdain it.”

— Proverbs 8:33, The Bible (New King James Version)

“So I said, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.”

— Psalm 55:6, The Bible (New King James Version)

“Behold, you are fair, my love! Behold, you are fair! You have dove’s eyes behind your veil. Your hair is like a flock of goats, Going down from Mount Gilead.”

— Song of Solomon 4:1, The Bible (New King James Version)

“Like a crane or a swallow, so I chattered; I mourned like a dove; My eyes fail from looking upward. O Lord, I am oppressed; Undertake for me!”

— Isaiah 38:14, The Bible (New King James Version)

“When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him.”

— Matthew 3:16, The Bible (New King James Version)

“And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven which said, “You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased.”

— Luke 3:22, The Bible (New King James Version)

” Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’ ” …”

— Genesis 3, The Bible (New King James Version)

“So the Lord God said to the serpent: “Because you have done this, You are cursed more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field; On your belly you shall go, And you shall eat dust All the days of your life.”

— Genesis 3:14, The Bible (New King James Version)

“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless[a] as doves.”

— Matthew 10:16, The Bible (New King James Version)

“I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live;”

— Deuteronomy 30:19, The Bible (New King James Version)

“Then God said to Solomon: “Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked riches or wealth or honor or the life of your enemies, nor have you asked long life—but have asked wisdom and knowledge for yourself, that you may judge My people over whom I have made you king-“

— 2 Chronicles 1:11, The Bible (New King James Version)

“One thing I have desired of the Lord, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the Lord, And to inquire in His temple.”

— Psalm 27:4, The Bible (New King James Version)

“And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.”

— John 6:40, The Bible (New King James Version)

“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”

— John 10:10, The Bible (New King James Version)

“but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.”

— John 20:31, The Bible (New King James Version)

“holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain.”

— Philippians 2:16, The Bible (New King James Version)

“These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.”

— 1 John 5:13, The Bible (New King James Version)

“Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.”

— Revelation 2:10, The Bible (New King James Version)

“Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.”

— Revelation 22:14, The Bible (New King James Version)

“Now while they were staying in Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men,”

— Matthew 17:22, The Bible (New King James Version)

“For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels of God in heaven.”

— Matthew 22:30, The Bible (New King James Version)

“And He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.”

— Mark 8:31, The Bible (New King James Version)

“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

— John 14:6, The Bible (New King James Version)

““Behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth. And you know in all your hearts and in all your souls that not one thing has failed of all the good things which the Lord your God spoke concerning you. All have come to pass for you; not one word of them has failed.”

— Joshua 23:14, The Bible (New King James Version)

“Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: “Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place.”

— Jeremiah 7:3, The Bible (New King James Version)

“My eye will not spare you, Nor will I have pity; But I will repay your ways, And your abominations will be in your midst; Then you shall know that I am the Lord!’”

— Ezekiel 7:4, The Bible (New King James Version)

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

— Philippians 4:13, The Bible (New King James Version)

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.”

— Proverbs 3:5-6, The Bible (New King James Version)

“I have hated those who regard useless idols; But I trust in the Lord.”

— Psalm 31:6, The Bible (New King James Version)

“Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.”

— Psalm 37:3, The Bible (New King James Version)

“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

— John 14:6, The Bible (New King James Version)

“and was there until the death of Herod, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, “Out of Egypt I called My Son.”

— Matthew 2:15, The Bible (New King James Version)

“whom the Lord of hosts shall bless, saying, “Blessed is Egypt My people, and Assyria the work of My hands, and Israel My inheritance.”

— Isaiah 19:25, The Bible (New King James Version)

“All sunshine and no rain makes a desert”

— A Proverb

“It is hunger that gives food its taste. It is thirst which makes cool, clear water taste like nectar. It is tiredness which makes sleep a boon. It is toil which makes rest a blessing. It is loneliness which gives friendship its value. It is rain which gives sunshine its joy. It is the dark night which gives the dawn in all its glory. It is parting which makes meeting again a happy thing.”

— William Barclay

“Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us.”

— 1 John 4:11-12, The Bible (New King James Version)

“Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’”

— Matthew 22:37, The Bible (New King James Version)

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.”

— Deuteronomy 6:5, The Bible (New King James Version)

““Therefore you shall love the Lord your God, and keep His charge, His statutes, His judgments, and His commandments always.”

— Deuteronomy 11:1, The Bible (New King James Version)

“you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, for the Lord your God is testing you to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.”

— Deuteronomy 13:3, The Bible (New King James Version)

“Blessed are those who keep justice, And he who does righteousness at all times!”

— Psalm 106:3, The Bible (New King James Version)

“Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, Who seek Him with the whole heart!”

— Psalm 119:2, The Bible (New King James Version)

“So now we call the proud blessed, For those who do wickedness are raised up; They even tempt God and go free.’”

— Malachi 3:15, The Bible (New King James Version)

“Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted.”

— Matthew 5:4, The Bible (New King James Version)

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled.”

— Matthew 5:6, The Bible (New King James Version)

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

— Matthew 5:10, The Bible (New King James Version)

“But He said, “More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”

— Luke 11:28, The Bible (New King James Version)

“Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them.”

— Luke 12:37, The Bible (New King James Version)

“Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

— John 20:29, The Bible (New King James Version)

““Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, And whose sins are covered;”

— Romans 4:7, The Bible (New King James Version)

“If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your hand.”

— Eido Tai Shimano Roshi

“I thank God for my handicaps, for through them, I have found myself, my work, and my God.”

— Helen Keller

“To gather with God’s people in united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian life as prayer.”

— Martin Luther

“Your mind cannot possibly understand God. Your heart already knows.”

— Emmanuel

“God enters by a private door into every individual.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It is only when men begin to worship that they begin to grow.”

— Calvin Coolidge

“God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.”

— Voltaire

“Give yourself entirely to God, enter and hide in the hidden ground of your soul.”

— Johannes Tauler

“God is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.”

— Swami Vivekananda

“I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.”

— Frederick Douglass

“All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I speak not of men’s creeds—they rest between Man and his Maker.”

— Lord Byron

“Spiritual opening is not a withdrawal to some imagined realm or safe cave. It is not a pulling away, but a touching of all the experience of life with wisdom and with a heart of kindness, without any separation.”

— Jack Kornfield

“Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.”

— Soren Kierkegaard

“Clouds and darkness are round most men and it is the preacher’s business to let the sunlight in. A congregation needs nothing so much as sun.”

— Charles Edward Jefferson

“Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.”

— Buddha

“Hate the sin, love the sinner.”

— Mahatma Gandhi

“Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day.”

— Albert Camus

“You were made by God and for God and until you understand that, life will never make sense.”

— Rick Warren

“It behooves us then to humble ourselves before the offended Power to confess our national sins and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.”

— Abraham Lincoln

“Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.”

— Mahatma Gandhi

“A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.”

— Theodore Roosevelt

“When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.”

— Mahatma Gandhi

“I have confidence that my prayers are answered because I sought God’s will before I asked.”

— Davin Whitehurst

“I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go to the mountain. And I’ve looked over, and I’ve seen the promised land.”

— Martin Luther King

“The weak fall, but the strong will remain and never go under!”

— Anne Frank

“Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.”

— Susan Gale

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”

— Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

— Winston Churchill

“The most beautiful people I’ve known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.”

— Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”

— Helen Keller

“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

— A. A. Milne

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”

— Mahatma Gandhi

“Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.”

— John F Kennedy

“If God sends us on strong paths, we are provided strong shoes”.

— Corrie ten Boom

“Through persistence, self-knowledge, prayer, commitment, optimism, a resolute trust in God and the building of your own personal moral strength, you can enjoy the blessings of a deeper faith and face the difficulties of life with courage and confidence.”

— Norman Vincent Peale

“The worst part about being strong is that no one ever asks if you’re ok”.

— Unknown Author

“Strong women wear their pain like stilettos. No matter how much it hurts, all you see is the beauty of it.”

— Harriet Morgan

“Time is what we want most, but… what we use worst.”

— William Penn

“As you get older threee things happen. The first is your memory goes, and the I can’t remember the other two.”

— Sir Norman Wisdom

“As we grow older, our bodies get shorter and our anecdotes longer”.

— Robert Quillen

“For the Christian, heaven is where Jesus is. We do not need to speculate on what heaven will be like. It is enough to know that we will be forever with Him”.

— William Barclay

“The way you store up treasure in heaven is by investing in getting people there”.

— Rick Warren

“My home is heaven. I’m just traveling through this world.”

— Billy Graham

“Heaven doesn’t make this life less important; it makes it more important”.

— Billy Graham

“A loving heart is the truest wisdom”.

— Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

“Absence is to love as wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small and en-kindles the great”.

— Comte de Bussy-Rabutin (1618-1693)

“Absence makes the heart grow fonder.”

— Thomas Haynes Bayly (1797-1839)