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:

You have also forgotten the exhortation addressed to you as sons: “My son, do not disdain the discipline of the Lord or lose heart when reproved by him;


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:

You tested us, O God, tried us as silver tried by fire.


Psalm 66:10 (NABRE)

Blessings – 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:

So faith, hope, love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love.


1 Corinthians 13:13 (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:

The Levites Jeshua, Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabneiah, Sherebiah, Hodiah, Shebaniah, and Pethahiah said, “Arise, bless the LORD, your God, from eternity to eternity!” “And may they bless your glorious name, which is exalted above all blessing and praise.”


Nehemiah 9:5 (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:

And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord [Jesus] will kill with the breath of his mouth and render powerless by the manifestation of his coming,


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:

II. The Crisis Between Paul and the Corinthians A. Past Relationships – Paul’s Sincerity and Constancy. For our boast is this, the testimony of our conscience that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially toward you, with the simplicity and sincerity of God, [and] not by human wisdom but by the grace of God.


2 Corinthians 1:12 (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 prudent, turning them from Sheol below.


Proverbs 15:24 (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:

Indeed, goodness and mercy will pursue me all the days of my life; I will dwell in the house of the LORD for endless days.


Psalm 23:6 (NABRE)

Discipleship – Daily TAGline

Thought:

In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to be healed. In every heart, there is the power to do it.

Challenge:

You don’t have to look hard to find opportunities to serve others. Follow your heart by using the power of your God-given talent to help someone in need.

Reference:

Hear, my son, and be wise, and guide your heart in the right way.


Proverbs 23:19 (NABRE)

Peace – Daily TAGline

Thought:

The Lord didn’t do it all in one day. What makes me think I can?

Challenge:

Stop and smell the roses today. Treat yourself to some peaceful time alone with God. You will be glad you did, and refreshed to do more tomorrow.

Reference:

On the seventh day God completed the work he had been doing; he rested on the seventh day from all the work he had undertaken.


Genesis 2:2 (NABRE)