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Anything under God's control is never out of control. - Charles R. Swindoll

Anything under God's control is never out of control.

Charles R. Swindoll

If we want the advantages of love, then we must be willing to take the risks of love. And that requires vulnerability. Of course, we can refuse this path and trod another one devoid of openness. But the toll on such a road is extremely high.

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10% of life is made up of what happens to you. 90% of life is decided by how you react. - Charles R. Swindoll

10% of life is made up of what happens to you. 90% of life is decided by how you react.

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Love has been called the most effective motivational force in all the world. When love is at work in us, it is remarkable how giving and forgiving, understanding and tolerant we can be.

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Anyone who influences others is a leader. - Charles R. Swindoll

Anyone who influences others is a leader.

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Dream big . . . don't let anybody or anything break your wishbone. Stay strong, full of faith, and courageous... keep that backbone straight. And along the way, don't forget to laugh and enjoy the journey.

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Because the Holy Spirit is God, we feel Him as He controls our circumstances and transforms our lives. When He does that, He uses us. He melts us in relationships. He molds us in the pursuit and the direction of His will. He fills us with power and the perseverance to keep at it. Ask the Spirit of God to use you, just as you are, with the gifts and abilities that He's given you. Secure in the confidence that God is in control of your life, you will be free to serve Him with joy and effectiveness.

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Envy is one of the great enemies of active spirituality. It keeps us from loving our neighbours, from functioning with others in community, and from affirming people's unique worth. It also steals contentment from the heart. Is there anything or anyone you are envious of?

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I know of nothing more valuable, when it comes to the all-important virtue of authenticity, than simply being who you are.

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This tendency to avoid problems and the emotional suffering inherent in them is the primary basis of all human mental illness

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Every one of us can blame somebody for something that has happened in our lives. But don't waste your time. What we need most is a steady stream of love flowing among us. Love that quickly forgives, willingly overlooks, and refuses to take offense.

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Encourage one another. Many times a word of praise or thanks or appreciation or cheer has kept people on their feet.

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In spite of the extent to which Solomon went to find happiness, because he left God out of the picture, nothing satisfied. It never will. Satisfaction in life will never occur until there is a meaningful connection with the living Lord above the sun.

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No pressure is greater than God's power. - Charles R. Swindoll

No pressure is greater than God's power.

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If our perfect Lord is gracious enough to take our worst, and ugliest, our most boring, our least successful, and forgive them, burying them in the depths of the sea, then it's high time we give each other a break.

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Excellence-moral, ethical, personal excellence-is worth whatever it costs. - Charles R. Swindoll

Excellence-moral, ethical, personal excellence-is worth whatever it costs.

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Nothing speaks louder or more powerfully than a life of integrity. - Charles R. Swindoll

Nothing speaks louder or more powerfully than a life of integrity.

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Leadership is influence. To the extent we influence others, we lead them. - Charles R. Swindoll

Leadership is influence. To the extent we influence others, we lead them.

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Joy springs from a life lived with eternity's values in view. - Charles R. Swindoll

Joy springs from a life lived with eternity's values in view.

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No, the thing that makes for greatness is determination, persisting in the right direction over the long haul, following your dream, staying at the task.

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Oh, how horrible our sins look when they are committed by someone else. - Charles R. Swindoll

Oh, how horrible our sins look when they are committed by someone else.

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The skeptic may deny your doctrine or attack your church but he cannot honestly ignore the fact that your life has been changed.

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We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations. - Charles R. Swindoll

We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.

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When you have a sense of calling, whether it's to be a musician, soloist, artist, in one of the technical fields, or a plumber, there is something deep and enriching when you realize it isn't just a casual choice, it's a divine calling. It's not limited to vocational Christian service by any means.

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The remarkable thing is that we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.

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