So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtle-dove is heard in our land. The fig tree puts forth its figs, and the vines are in blossom; they give forth fragrance. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away. Chapter 8 Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm; for love is strong as death, passion fierce as the grave.
Its flashes are flashes of fire, a raging flame. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. Jesus teaches how to live a life that brings true happiness Matthew, Chapter 5, verses When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate. Verses People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them.
Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it. What happens when Jesus attends a wedding reception John, Chapter 2, verses 1 - 11 On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. My hour has not yet come. But you have kept the good wine until now.
Committing to each other Ephesians Chapter 5, verses Be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives, be subject to your husbands as you are to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife just as Christ is the head of the church, the body of which he is the Saviour. Just as the church is subject to Christ, so also wives ought to be, in everything, to their husbands.
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, in order to make her holy by cleansing her with the washing of water by the word, so as to present the church to himself in splendour, without a spot or wrinkle or anything of the kind—yes, so that she may be holy and without blemish. In the same way, husbands should love their wives as they do their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning. D'Angelo "The difference between people who believe they have books inside of them and those who actually write books is sheer cussed persistence--the ability to make yourself work at your craft, every day--the belief, even in the face of obstacles, that you've got something worth saying.
It is usually the same: persistence, hard work and hiring good people. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time--a tremendous whack. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence. Michener "Keep a little fire burning; however small, however hidden. That's the only way to keep the roads clear. Don't ask. Action will delineate and define you. Now put the foundations under them.
Imagination will take you everywhere.
If not now, when? So if you keep losing but you're still trying, keep it up! You're right on track. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you'll be a success. Joseph Coffman "What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say. Live the life you have imagined. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. Kennedy "Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Evans "The only disability in life is a bad attitude. Evans "Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.
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But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit. Clinton "Life in abundance comes only through great love. Love is maximum commitment. Ferguson "Although love is communicated in a number of ways,our words often reflect the condition of our heart.
A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. Jackson Brown, Jr. Hate is too great a burden to bear. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. And if you miss love, you miss life. Sharma, "Be the change that you wish to see in the world. And friends leave. Life doesn't stop for anybody. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. We are the ones we've been waiting for.
We are the change that we seek. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault, because if you wanted to change you're the one who has got to change. Dyer "No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you've come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what's bitter and move on. McGill "Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.
Smedes "Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself. She cupped his face in her hands.
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Because nothing we are about to do is going to be easy and I need you by my side. Their thoughts were like other people's songs. They loved each other, not driven by necessity, by the 'blaze of passion' often falsely ascribed to love. They loved each other because everything around them willed it, the trees and the clouds and the sky over their heads and the earth under their feet. Perhaps their surrounding world, the strangers they met in the street, the wide expanses they saw on their walks, the rooms in which they lived or met, took more delight in their love than they themselves did.
And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion, it is not the desire to mate every second minute of the day, it is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every cranny of your body.
No, don't blush, I am telling you some truths. That is just being 'in love', which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Love, that is the only thing that can occupy and fill eternity. In the infinite, the inexhaustible is requisite. Love participates of the soul itself. It is of the same nature. Like it, it is the divine spark; like it, it is incorruptible, indivisible, imperishable. It is a point of fire that exists within us, which is immortal and infinite, which nothing can confine, and which nothing can extinguish.
We feel it burning even to the very marrow of our bones, and we see it beaming in the very depths of heaven What a grand thing it is to be loved! What a far grander thing it is to love! The heart becomes heroic, by dint of passion.
It is no longer composed of anything but what is pure; it no longer rests on anything that is not elevated and great. An unworthy thought can no more germinate in it, than a nettle on a glacier. The serene and lofty soul, inaccessible to vulgar passions and emotions, dominating the clouds and the shades of this world, its follies, its lies, its hatreds, its vanities, its miseries, inhabits the blue of heaven, and no longer feels anything but profound and subterranean shocks of destiny, as the crests of mountains feel the shocks of earthquake.
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You say, 'Remember when you told me something special? And I like you because when I am feeling sad You don't always cheer me up right away Sometimes it is better to be sad I like you because if I am mad at you Then you are mad at me too It's awful when the other person isn't