Goldmines Quotes and
- When you get to
your wit's end, you'll find God lives
- Quit griping about
your church; if it was perfect, you
- Some minds are like
concrete - thoroughly mixed up and
- A lot of church
members, singing "Standing On the
Promises," are just sitting on the
- "Be ye fishers of
men." You catch them - He'll clean
them. (Sunnyside's Family
- Don't put a
question mark where God put a period.
- God doesn't call
the qualified; He qualifies the called.
- God loves everyone,
but prefers "fruits of the Spirit" over
- You may be
only one person in the world, but you
also may be the world to one person.
- Much desire,
many plans for progress, and much
potential achievement have been derailed
and done in by a common ailment called
- A religion
that will not get you to church will not
get you to heaven.
- Those who
have no interest in the church are
generally those who have made no
investment in it.
- Some witty
person has suggested that America's
number-one energy crisis is Monday
morning - how to get on track again at
work and do something productive. One
might also say the number-one spiritual
crisis for the church is Sunday - what
to do on the Lord's day.
- On a church
sign: Heaven: An Eternity Without
Sunset -- Hell: An Eternity Without
- Someone asked
C. S. Lewis, "Why do the righteous
suffer?" "Why not?" he replied,
"They are the only one's who can take
who are afraid of death are usually
uncertain about the life they are
of us go to our graves with our music
still inside of us."
careful about reading health books. You
may die of a misprint" (Mark Twain).
after toil, port after stormy seas, ease
after war, death after life does greatly
please." (Edmund Spenser, 1590)
"Destiny is no matter of chance.
It is a matter of choice: it is not a
thing to be waited for, it is a thing to
be achieved" (William Jennings Bryan).
this country needs is more free speech
that is worth listening to.
- If it
is true that "to err is human" - some
are apparently more human than others.
To err is human, but to remain in error
The longer a person remains in error the
more certain he becomes that he is
more arguments you win, the fewer
friends you will have."
three minutes and four seconds after 2
AM on the 6th of May this year, the time
and date will be 02:03:04 05/06/07
- This will never happen again.
- One purpose of a wedding ring is to
cut off your circulation.
- The smallest good deed is better than
the grandest intention
- "Experience teaches slowly and at the
cost of mistakes." -- James A. Froude
- Be good for something. Being good for
nothing will never be good enough.
- If you marry the child of the devil,
you will have trouble with your
- What we obtain too cheaply we esteem
too lightly. -- Thomas Paine
- Humans are the only animals that have
children on purpose with the exception
of guppies, who like to eat theirs." --
P. J. O'Rourke
- You make 'em, I amuse 'em. [children]
-- Dr. Seuss a.k.a. Theodore
can build a religious organization on
entertainment, but you can't build a
church" - Tom Holland, Church Growth
Through Biblical Preaching; The Fourth
Annual West Kentucky Leadership
Workshop; March 24, 2007; Briansbug, KY.
is a way of walking as well as a way of
- There are a
lot of Christians who are doing
nothing...but there are no Christians
who have nothing to do.
- "Quit griping
about your church; if it was perfect,
you couldn't belong."
- "Of all the
disposition and habits which lead to
political prosperity, religion and
morality are indispensable supports."
- A Christian
must carry something on his shoulders
heavier than a chip. He needs to carry
the cross. In some ways he needs to
- If some
people preached what they practice, it
would have to be censored.
| A million dollars and a
bale of hay
Will be worth the same on
- via Bulletin Digest.
- "Freedom is
not the right to do as you please, but
the liberty to do as you ought." -
humiliating thing about technology is
that it is gradually filling our homes
with appliances that are smarter than we
- "THERE is no
better exercise for your heart than
reaching down and helping to lift
- "If you can’t
sleep, don’t count sheep. Talk to
- You have the right to remain
silent. Anything you say will be
misquoted then used against you.
- "More people
would live to a ripe old age if they
weren’t so busy providing for it."
- "No one is
paid for having brains but for using
- "Conceit is a
disease that makes everyone sick except
the one who has it."
- Minnie Pearl
once said of a certain person, "He
wasn’t really a failure. He just started
at the bottom, found he liked it, and
was content to stay there."
- "The best way
to spend today ... is to invest it in
Light but True
On the other hand, you have different
- The Sword of the
Spirit is not given to us for splitting
- Much of the
trouble and confusion in the world
results from a peculiar combination: a
narrow mind and a wide mouth.
- Mediocre persons are always at their
- Our arms are
the only ones God has to hug His
- It is the
duty of the preacher not only to comfort
the distressed, but to distress the
- The way some
use the Sword of the Spirit one would
think it was made for splitting hairs.
- Facts are God’s arguments; we should
be careful never to misunderstand or
pervert them (Tryon Edwards).
- If you think
you're perfect, try walking on water.
difference between reading and study is
the difference between eating and
digesting. (Ray Duffey, an elder
at the Jackson church of Christ,
- If your lips
would keep from slips, five things
observe with care: Of whom you speak, to
whom you speak, and how and when and
- The man that
puts God first in money matters usually
puts Him first in every matter. The rich
are not always Godly...but the Godly are
always rich. - Bulletin Digest
- Learn from
the mistakes of others. You won’t live
long enough to make all of them
- Experience is
a wonderful thing. It enables you to
recognize a mistake every time you
- "Few delights
can equal the presence of one whom we
trust utterly." (G. McDonald)
- "Action is
the proper fruit of knowledge." (Thomas
- BEING "QUICK
TO HEAR": Always listen to the opinions
of others. It probably won't do
you any good, but it will them.
- To grow tall
spiritually, a man must first learn to
- Yesterday is
history, tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift. That's why they
call it "the present."
- "A good
exercise for the heart is to bend down
and help another up."
- "Don't tell
God how big the storm is. Tell the
storm how big God is."
- To prevent
truth decay, study your Bible.
- "Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon
us by other men, but a right that
belongs to us by the laws of God and
nature." (Benjamin Franklin)
- "It cannot be emphasized too strongly
or too often that this great nation was
founded, not by religionists, but by
Christians, not on religions, but on the
gospel of Jesus Christ!" (Patrick Henry)
- "A person who thinks he knows
everything really irritates those of us
- “Blessed are those who can give
without remembering and receive without
- "Easy street is not a shortcut to any
- "It is easier to tell someone what you
would do in his place than to do what
you ought to do in your own place."
- "The difference between a successful
person and others is not a lack of
strength, not a lack of knowledge, but
rather a lack of will." (Vincent T.
- "Mercy imitates God, and disappoints
Satan" (John Chrysostom).
- "The heart benevolent and kind; The
most resembles God" (Robt. Burns).
- "By looking at Jesus, we can know more
about God. He said the things God would
have said … What Jesus was, was God in
the flesh.” —Steve
- “A kind heart is a fountain of
gladness, making everything in its
vicinity freshen into
- Consider the following quotes of
brother George Bailey (“Polishing
the Pulpit” workshop):
- “Don’t just count time; make your time
- “It’s too late to lock the gate after
the horse is gone.”
- “If you don’t work hard when you don’t
have to, you’ll have to work hard when
you don’t want to.”
- “It matters not what else you lose if
you save your soul; and it matters not
what you save if you lose your soul.”
- "Love looks not with the eyes, but
with the heart." (Shakespeare)
--Trib-Bits, Decatur Tribune, 10-20-'04
- Your living is determined not so much
by what life brings to you as by the
attitude you bring to life. - John Homer
- In these matters the only
certainty is that nothing is certain.
(Pliny the Elder)
- I have a new philosophy. I'm only
going to dread one day at a time.
(Charles M. Schulz)
- People are where they are because that
is exactly where they really want to be
- whether they will admit that or not.
- "Be brave enough to live creatively.
The creative is the place where no one
else has ever been. You have to leave
the city of your comfort and go into the
wilderness of your intuition. You cannot
get there by bus, only by hard work,
risking and by not quite knowing what
you are doing. What you will discover
will be wonderful; yourself." (Alan
- The absent are always in the wrong.
- "The grand essentials in this life are
something to do, something to love, and
something to hope for." (Addison)
- "We come and go just like ripples in a
stream." (John V. Politis)
- "What, then, is time? I know well
enough what it is, provided that nobody
asks me; but if I am asked what it is
and try to explain, I am baffled."
- "Are you bored with life? Then throw
yourself into some work you believe in
with all your heart, live for it, die
for it, and you will find happiness that
you had thought would never be yours."
- Live each day as if it were your last
– someday you’ll be right. The
measure of life is not its duration, but
its donation. (Peter Marshall)
- All progress is the result of change
but not all change is progress.
- If your life is an open book, don't
bore your friends and others by reading
it to them.
THOUGHTS TO PONDER
"Time wasted is existence;
used, it is life."
"When you kill time, remember
that it has no resurrection."
"If you want to kill time, why
not try working it to death?"
"Each moment is the meeting
place of two eternities."
- A chip on the shoulder usually
indicates there is solid wood higher up.
- Good habits are like fine porcelain,
easily broken. Bad habits are like a
cast iron pot, often unbreakable.
- If you are completely satisfied with
yourself you would be well advised to
get a different role model.
- “Make yourself an honest man and you
can be sure there will be one less
rascal in the world.” – Carlyle.
- Experience enables you to recognize a
mistake every time you repeat it.
- Experience is a hard teacher, but
fools learn from no other.
- A religion that will not get you to
the appointed assemblies of Christians
will not get you to heaven.
- Arguing about religion seems to be
much easier than practicing it.
- “A man has deprived himself of the
best that there is in the world who has
deprived himself of this—a knowledge of
the Bible.” –Woodrow
- “He who falls in love with himself
will have no rivals.” (Source unknown)
- “I’ve learned that it takes
years to build up trust, and only
seconds to destroy it.”
- “It is never too late to become