Oh, Brother!

Written by Joyce C. Lock

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Sticks and stones may break my bones. But, words come back to haunt me.

When we're not right with ourselves, We’re not right withrepparttar world, And we're not right with our God.

It happens torepparttar 132475 best of us, Brings outrepparttar 132476 worst in us, And effectsrepparttar 132477 rest of us.

When we tend to our soul, The tongue takes care of itself.

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A perfect world is a world without sin. A perfect church isrepparttar 132478 one you're not in.

A mirror is only as beautiful as its' reflection.

God so loved us that we could love each other.

Changing your world begins in your heart.

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God isn't too proud to rummage through garbage dumps, As some of His best handiwork is made out of junk.

God didn't call us to be someone else.

If we take two steps forward and one step back, We’re still going forward.

It makes no difference how one is qualified, As faithful is He who calls you, who also will do it. For, it is God who builds HIS church.

God makes all things beautiful, in His time. Isn't it about time we let Him?

If you want to know what Jesus would do, Just ask yourself, "Is it Love?"

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It would help us all to consider that (anytime we are not listening forrepparttar 132479 Spirit, Walking inrepparttar 132480 Spirit, followingrepparttar 132481 Spirit) we are sitting on God's throne.

When God decides a matter, The first place He will start is not uponrepparttar 132482 circumstance. He looks uponrepparttar 132483 heart.

Know what you believe because you heard it from God.

"Man looks onrepparttar 132484 outward appearance, butrepparttar 132485 Lord looks onrepparttar 132486 heart." Except God gives usrepparttar 132487 ability to see man's heart, we're way out of our league. "Judge not, that ye be not judged," is a pretty specific warning for us all.

Not forgetting we're also human, Why not give others a break and love them anyway?

Things Not to Believe

Written by Joyce C. Lock

Let babies cry. It is good for their lungs.

When crying isrepparttar only means of communication by which an infant can express that they have a need, emotional abandonment is not a response of love.

Children are to be seen and not heard.

If it annoyed God to hear from us, we'd be up a creek without a paddle.

'Sparingrepparttar 132473 rod' meansrepparttar 132474 child will be spoiled.

Thy rod and thy staff shall comfort thee. Sparerepparttar 132475 comfort andrepparttar 132476 child will spoil.

Kids get over it.

How many childhood hurts do you remember, whereinrepparttar 132477 response wasn't love?

This hurts me more than it does you.

Yea, right!

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Punishing or accusing a child, in advance of being tempted, eliminates motive for doing right.

Ministering to adults is more important than to children.

Train up a child to love God andrepparttar 132478 church and, when he is old, he will loverepparttar 132479 church.

Children arerepparttar 132480 future leaders of tomorrow.

If children aren't aloud to serve today, they won't be leading tomorrow.

Don't cause children to suffer by telling them they can't serve Jesus.

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