Previous "Quotes of the Week" ~ 1998

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"When we do the best we can,
we never know what miracle is wrought
in our life, or in the life of another."

-- Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)


"For unto you is born this day . . . a Saviour,
which is Christ the Lord." --Luke 2:11

God's Gift to You
Not in a package, but in a manger...
Not under a tree, but nailed to one...
Not for a price, but freely given...
Not for a season, but for all time.


-- From a New Life worship folder
used by Marysville Free Methodist Church on 12/20/98,
published by Warner Press, Inc.


"Thy little ones, dear Lord, are we
And come Thy holy bed to see.
Enlighten every soul and mind
That we the way to Thee may find."

-- Traditional Danish carol, from the collection An American Christmas Carol: A Celebration of Our Heritage from Around the World (1989)


"The time draws near the birth of Christ;
The moon is hid; the night is still;
The Christmas bells from hill to hill
Answer each other in the mist."

-- Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892), from his elegy In Memoriam


"You get out of life not what you want--
you get out of life what you are."

-- John Stanford, Superintendent of Seattle Public Schools
and three-star Army major general (1938 - 1998)


Happy Thanksgiving!

"Were there no God,
we would be in this glorious world
with grateful hearts
and no one to thank."

-- Christina Rossetti (1830 - 1894)

"I will bless the Lord at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth."

-- Psalm 34:1 (New Kings James Version)


"A [person] can be no bigger than the number of people
for whom he [or she] genuinely cares."

-- The New Daily Walk Bible (p. 376),
published by Tyndale House Publishers with
Walk Thru the Bible Ministries, Inc. (c.1995)


"In order to succeed, you must know what you are doing,
like what you are doing, and believe in what you are doing."

-- Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)


(Election Day is November 3rd)

"If the citizens neglect their duty...laws will be made
not for the public good so much as for
selfish or evil purposes."

-- Noah Webster (1758 - 1843)


As Halloween approaches, let's not forget to focus on Almighty God:

"...there is no other God besides Me, a just God and a Savior; There is none besides Me. Look to Me, and be saved, all you ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other."

-- Isaiah 45:21b, 22 (NKJV)


"Superficiality is the curse of our age. The doctrine of instant satisfaction is a primary spiritual problem. The desperate need today is not for a greater number of intelligent people, or gifted people, but for deep people."

-- Richard Foster, Celebration of Discipline,
published in 1977 by HarperSanFransisco

Thanks to OCW Newsletter, Oct. 1998,
and Elsie Larsen


"One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore yourfaith in yourself."

-- Lucille Ball (1911-1989)


"I arise each morning torn between a desire
to save the world and a desire to savor the world.
That makes it hard to plan the day."

-- E.B. White (1899-1985)


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

-- Proverbs 14:34 (NIV)


(Clinton's perjury)

"We must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our childrenthat honesty is the best policy."

--George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)


(Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky)

"Character is what you are in the dark."

--Dwight L. Moody


"Although the world is full of suffering, it is full alsoof the overcoming of it."

--Helen Keller (1880-1968)


(In honor of Princess Diana)

"The world is blessed most by men who do things,
and not by those who merely talk about them."

--James Oliver


(same as below)


"Perseverance is a great element of success.
If you only knock long enough
and loud enough at the gate,
you are sure to wake up somebody."

-- H. W. Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

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