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"The Love of God"




LOVE ONE ANOTHER Girl playing piano-animated.gif & Kitty Roach.
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HELPING ONE ANOTHER

"Help one another," the snowflake said,
As it nestled down in its fleecy bed,
"One of us would not be felt,
One of us would quickly melt;
But I will help you and you help me,
And then what a big white drift
we will be."

"Help one another," the maple spray
Said to its fellow leaf one day,
"The wind would wither me here alone,
And I should be gone ere the day is done,
But I will help you, and you help me,
And then what a splendid shade there will be."

"Help one another," the dewdrop cried,
Seeing another drop close by its side,
"The warm summer breeze would drive me away,
And I should be gone ere the close of day,
But I will help you, and you help me,
And we'll make a brook and run to the sea."
~~~Author Unknown

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THE LOVE OF GOD
by F.M. Lehman

The love of God is greater far
Than tongue or pen can ever tell;
It goes beyond the highest star,
And reaches to the lowest hell;
The guilty pair, bowed down with care,
God gave His Son to win;
His erring child He reconciled,
And pardoned from his sin.


Oh, love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forever more endure
The saints' and angels' song.

Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made;
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade;
To write the love of God above
Would drain the ocean dry;
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Tho stretched from sky to sky.


Oh, love, of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forever more endure
The saints' and angels' song.
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"To be of service is a solid foundation
for contentment in this world."
~~Charles W. Eliot

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I am only one, but I am one.
I cannot do everything,
But I can do something.
And I will not let what I cannot do,
Interfere with what I can do.
~~Edward Everett Hale

Puppy

The Lord seeth not as man seeth;
For man looketh on the outward appearance,
But the Lord looketh on the heart.
~~I Samuel 16:7

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If you want to be miserable,
Think much about yourself;
About what you want, what you like,
What respect people ought to pay to you,
And what people think of you.
~~Charles Kingsley

Puppy

You cannot do a kindness too soon, because
you never know how soon it will be too late.

Puppy

1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Love suffereth long, and is kind;
Love envieth not; love vaunteth not itself,
Is not puffed up.
Doth not behave itself unseemly,
Seeketh not her own,
Is not easily provoked,
Thinketh no evil,
Rejoiceth not in iniquity,
But rejoiceth in the truth;
Beareth all things, believeth all things,
Hopeth all things, endureth all things.








Question not, but live and labour
Till yon goal be won,
Helping every feeble neighbour,
Seeking help from none;

Life is mostly froth and bubble,
Two things stand like stone,
Kindness in another's trouble,
Courage in your own.

-- Adam Lindsay Gordon

HOW TO BE HAPPY

Are you almost disgusted with life, little man?
I'll tell you a wonderful trick
That will bring you contentment if anything can,
Do something for somebody, quick!

Are you awfully tired with play, little girl?
Wearied, discouraged, and sick--
I'll tell you the loveliest game in the world,
Do something for somebody, quick!

Though it rains, like the rain of the flood, little man,
And the clouds are foreboding and thick,
You can make the sun shine in your soul, little man,
Do something for somebody, quick!

Though the stars are like brass overhead, little girl,
And the walks like a well-heated brick,
And our earthly affairs in a terrible whirl,
Do something for somebody, quick!
~~Author Unknown

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WORTHWHILE

It's easy enough to be pleasant
when everything goes like a song.
But the man worthwhile is the man
with a smile when everything goes dead wrong.

It is easy enough to be prudent,
When nothing tempts you to stray,
When without or within no voice of sin
Is luring your soul away;

But it's only a negative virtue
Until it is tried by fire
And the life that is worth the honor on earth
Is the one that resists desire.

By the cynic, the sad, the fallen,
Who had no strength for the strife,
The world's highway is cumbered to-day;
They make up the sum of life.

But the virtue that conquers passion,
And the sorrow that hides in a smile,
It is these that are worth the homage on earth
For we find them but once in a while.
~~~~~~~Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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It is in the tedious paths of daily pilgrimage
that a man proves himself a man.
~~Adlai Stevenson

Puppy

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten
Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,
but have eternal life." KJV John 3:16
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"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man
lay down his life for his friends." KJV John 15:13

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Excerpts from "The Road Less Travelled"
by M. Scott Peck

Section II LOVE
p. 81 Love Defined
"I define love thus: The will to extend one's self
for the purpose of nurturing one's own or another's
spiritual growth."


Section IV GRACE p. 309

"Everyone wants to be loved. But first we must make
ourselves lovable. We must prepare ourselves to be
loved. We do this by becoming ourselves loving,
disciplined human beings. If we seek to be loved--
if we expect to be loved--this cannot be accomplished;
we will be dependent and grasping, not genuinely loving.
But when we nurture ourselves and others without a
primary concern of finding reward, then we will have
become lovable, and the reward of being loved,
which we have not sought, will find us.
So it is with human love and so it is with God's love."

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