Quotes to Live By

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
(John Quincy Adams)

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. (Aristotle)

Every artist was first an amateur. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. (Thomas Jefferson)

It takes ten years to build up a reputation, but only five minutes to ruin one. (Anonymous)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Link Between Heaven and Earth

note: I got this book for free at Blogging for Books
 Chapter 1 Excerpt

Have you ever wondered about miracles? Are they only things that Jesus did way back in the past or his disciples? What about those "Charismatic" people? They are often talking about the Holy Spirit and the signs. How do we as a normal individual experience such wonders? In this book by Bruce Wilkinson, he talks about how to see the "signs" and how to be a servant to God's miraculous missions.

I personally learned a lot. I learned to be open to "nudges" as God gives me missions to accomplish. I confess that through my early college years, there were a lot of times when God would nudge me and I would ignore them because I was WAY out of my comfort zone. Looking back, I regret that I wasn't man enough to reach out and help someone else because of my selfishness. 

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Light in the Darkness

note: I got this book for free from waterbrook multnomah.

Sneak Peek: When Sparrows Fall by Meg Moseley

When Miranda is down in the valleys of despair, half brother-in-law steps into help with a surprising turn of events. Jack, an ordinary professor that teaches fiction to college students ends up in Slades Creek caring for six children. What turns out to be an ordinary baby-sitting job, results in protecting his sister-in-law from a pastor who is a wolf in sheep's clothing.

The book's theme really goes with the modern-day churches. Almost everyone in America goes to some kind of religious organization. It's kind of scary what kinds of people profess themselves as Christians these days. They say they believe in God, but their actions show something completely different, and people just follow along with the Pastor. The scariest thing is that the congregation is being brainwashed and they don't even know it. So the lesson to be learned is not to trust the Pastor and deacons, but to also read the Bible and ask God to give you a discerning heart.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Destined One

Lots of young people these days are always wondering when they will meet their fated one, the one that God destined for them to meet. Every young man that catches their eye, you think "Is he THE one, God?"

How do you know if HE's the one that God wants you to marry? Are there any signs or symptoms? There are lots of books out there that help deal with the process, but there are no specific books that teach you how to pray for your future husband.

In Robin Jones Gunn and Tricia Goyer's new book, "Praying for your Future Husband", it goes into specifics. It's like a step-by-step manual for young women looking for guidance to praying for their future husband.

I always thought that you just pray a list of husband qualifications to God, and somehow He will just bring you to the right guy. People have always told me that you "just know" when God has the right person for you.

In this book, readers learn about the authors' mistakes and experiences and get led to praying for their future husband as well as learning to change themselves to being Christ-like at the same time.