"The only thing we need to fear is fear itself, nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance."
Franklin D Roosevelt
First Inaugural Address
March 4, 1933
"Worry is wasting today's time to clutter up tomorrow's opportunities with yesterday's troubles."
August 12, 2002
"Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad."
"We want to be naked body, mind, and soul and to be completely accepted, embraced, and found pleasurable. Our greatest fear is that nakedness will bring rejection. Just as we put on clothes to cover our physical nakedness, we put on defenses to cover the nakedness of our minds and souls. We say by our defensive demeanor, 'I don't want you to know that you have something I need, lest you keep it from me, and I am left rejected.' "
"Then God Created Woman"
Based on parable from Matthew 25:14-28
"The man with the one talent was immobilized by fear and feelings of inadequacy. Because he was so afraid of failure he didn't invest his talent, but buried it in the ground and tried to play it safe. His life was a frozen asset frozen by fear of rejection by the master, fear of failure, fear of comparison to the other two who were making their investments, fear of taking a risk. He did what a lot of people with low self-esteem do-- nothing."
David A. Seamands
"Healing for Damaged Emotions"
"Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance."
1 Corinthians 13:7, NLT
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart."
"When we share ourselves with others, we give them the most priceless possessions we have: life and time...When you give someone your precious time, sharing yourself in listening, empathizing, praying, and working, that time can never be recovered. Once time is gone, it's gone...but it's never lost. It becomes an investment."
Warren W. Wiersbe
"Being A Child of God"
"You have to dance like nobody's watching and love like it's never going to hurt."
"I will not permit any man to diminish my soul to hatred."
Booker T. Washington
"We like someone because; we love someone although."
The Paradoxical Commandments
by Kent M. Keith
People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
The good you do today, will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.
People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.
"Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank Him for all He has done. If you do this, you will experience God's peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4:6-7, NLT
"Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!"
The Prayer of Jabez
1 Chronicles 4:10, NKJV
"We shall never know, till we stand in heaven, how much has been done by prayer. Probably the work of which we are prone to pride ourselves is due far less to us than we suppose, and far more to unrecognized fellow workers who labor in prayer for us."
F. B. Meyer
"Courage is not the absence of fear; courage is doing what we need to even in the midst of fear. "
"Hurting people hurt people. And so, sometimes when we see somebody hurting somebody it's because somebody hurt them. But if we just say, 'Well now, you're hurting people so I'm gonna hurt you.' Then it just goes on and on and on and on. But you know what breaks that cycle? LOVE, mercy, understanding, prayer, concern, forgiveness...."