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Even though the day be laden
and my task dreary
and my strength small,
a song keeps singing
in my heart.
For I know that I am Thine.
I am part of Thee.
Thou art kin to me,
and all my times
are in Thy hand.

– Alistair MacLean, Hebridean Altars

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“Worry looks around,
Sorry looks back,
Ashamed looks down,
Faith looks up,
Hope looks forward.”

~ Unknown

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11-13Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Don’t quit in hard times; pray all the harder. Help needy Christians; be inventive in hospitality.

– Romans 12:12 THE MESSAGE

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Don’t be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before we can meet again and meeting again,
after moments or a lifetime, is certain for those who are friends.

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Your kindness makes a difference.
Even if it is a very tiny act of goodness and you think
no one notices, God notices.

Always remember that one little act of kindness can tilt the
balance of an entire situation.
It can ripple out in countless ways that you may never know about.

~ read it somewhere

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Some people think it’s holding on that makes one strong; sometimes it’s letting go.

– Sylvia Robinson

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“Behold congenial Autumn comes,
the Sabbath of the Year.”

– John Logan, 1748 – 1788

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May God give you grace never to sell yourself short;
Grace to risk something big for something good;
Grace to remember that the world is now too dangerous for anything but truth
And too small for anything but love.

So may God take your minds and think through them.
May God take your lips and speak through them.
May God take your hearts and set them on fire.

– William Sloane Coffin

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Called or uncalled, God is there. ~ Ancient proverb

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Did your doctor ever bow his head and bring you to tears, as he prayed for you in his office?

Ever have a doctor say, “Can you imagine, some people actually think this marvelous body is the result of an accident?”

Have you ever known a doctor who felt that obedience to God is the most important thing in life?

Does your doctor believe he works for God, then you?

I have been blessed to have this experience.

Cliche, perhaps, but for lack of better terms, it is life changing.

You will never forget it.

Some physicians are cold-hearted, caring far more about procedure, policy and payment, than patient. Many are passionate, seeing themselves as devoted servants of God. Paul’s favorite physician went on mission trips with him .

Thank God for for all those who practice medicine – especially those who treat soul, spirit and body, in that order.

– posted at Root Downward, Fruit Upward