Fellowship – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Good friends are like stars…You don’t always see them, but they are always there.

Challenge:

Stop and think about the friends in your life…Make an effort to contact one today just to let them know you are thinking of them.  You may not think this will have much impact, but just think how you would feel if you received the call!

Reference:

He who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious will have the king for his friend. Proverbs 22:11 (NABRE)

Faith – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Temptation tries everyone, but God is always with us.

Challenge:

When you are tempted today, turn to God. Knowing that God is always standing beside you, ask Him to help you overcome your temptation.

Reference:

And immediately the spirit driveth him into the wilderness. And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him. Mark 1:12-13 (NABRE)

Forgiveness – Daily TAGline

Thought:

It is easier to bear hard times if you say to yourself, “I may not deserve this punishment, but I do deserve others that I have not received.”

Challenge:

Realize that our Lord treats us so much better than we deserve. Thank Him for His grace, and then go treat others as you are treated.

Reference:

“My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you…” Hebrews 12:5 (NABRE)

Attitude – Daily TAGline

Thought:

When things don’t go your way, or when you are challenged by seemingly insurmountable obstacles, remember it’s how you react to these challenges that shapes who you are.

Challenge:

When bad things happen, think about how God would want you to deal with it. Improve your attitude and your outcome by seeking His guidance, wisdom, mercy and strength.

Reference:

For you, O God, tested us; you refined us like silver. Psalm 66:10 (NABRE)

Priorities – Daily TAGline

Thought:

If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can’t buy.

Challenge:

Take a moment and read today’s Thought again slowly. Focus in your mind the images that matter the most to you right now. Take a deep breath and thank God for these blessings. Now, start your day in this positive frame of mind knowing that you already have a wealth of riches.

Reference:

We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us. 1 Corinthians 13:13 (NABRE)

Joy – Daily TAGline

Thought:

The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

Challenge:

Find something meaningful to do each day and someone to share it with. Optimistically seek new and exciting opportunities to enliven your spirit and your spirituality.

Reference:

We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us. 2 Thessalonians 2:8 (NABRE)
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Attitude – Daily TAGline

Thought:

A man is not old until regrets start taking place of dreams.

Challenge:

Only look back to allow your joyful events of the past fuel your desire to create more great memories. Continue to seek an understanding of God’s plan for you through your prayer and actions. He will ultimately make your dreams come true through eternal salvation.

Reference:

Now this is our boast: Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially in our relations with you, in the holiness and sincerity that are from God. We have done so not according to worldly wisdom but according to God’s grace. 2 Corinthians 1:12 (NABRE)

Attitude – Daily TAGline

Thought:

You get what you look for in life.

Challenge:

Almost every event in our lives can be viewed as negative or positive. Start today on a positive note by recognizing the many blessings God has given you. Pass on your positive spirit to others.

Reference:

“Stand up and praise the LORD your God, who is from everlasting to everlasting. ” “Blessed be your glorious name, and may it be exalted above all blessing and praise. Nehemiah 9:5 (NABRE)

Kindness – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Too old to plant trees for my own gratification, I shall do it for my posterity. – Thomas Jefferson

Challenge:

No matter what your age, plant trees of kindness, understanding and empathy and your goodness will flourish now and forever.

Reference:

Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Psalm 23:6 (NABRE)

Wisdom – Daily TAGline

Thought:

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.

Challenge:

Ask God today for the wisdom to slow down and to simplify your life in order that you can enjoy the happiness in this moment. Try it – it’s easier and more rewarding than you can ever imagine.

Reference:

The path of life leads upward for the wise to keep him from going down to the grave. Proverbs 15:24 (NABRE)