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I is for Incompleteness

How often our thoughts do not bring us to think why we did not do this or that and did not become this or that? How many of us dream not of a magnificent career and when we start working dream of reaching the top one day. But when would that top being reached?

More than once we receive a figural slap in the face, and several time we are put hard on the ground, making us aware that perhaps we want to much of ourselves or that we have a little ‘too big me’ in us.

Humility is often a trait that is difficult to achieve, but we can better place our hope in it, to feel happy, than to keep on struggling in the swamp of our vanity.

Hot Dogs and Marmalade

The victory of humility is the acceptance of our own incompleteness,
in order that He may make us complete in His own way.

Thomas Merton, The Silent Life


At least half of our Playmobile guys didn’t have hair.

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Saving a single life



Whoever saves a single life,
is as though he saved an entire world
– Talmud, Sanhedrin 37a


Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Één enkel leven reddend

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To have been mistaken


“” Life means making mistakes.
Being perfect means you have often been mistaken. ”
John Henry Newman


Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Zich vergist hebben

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Looking at the place where you lost your happiness

Stop looking for your happiness at the place where you lost it.

 

Dutch version / Nederlandse versie: Zoek je geluk op de plaats waar je het bent kwijtgeraakt

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Choose to always find the good in others

If you choose to always find the good in others,
you will end up finding the good in yourself.

 

Dutch version / Nederlandse versie: Kies er voor om in anderen altijd het goede te vinden

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Infinite complexity and true wisdom

 

In every detail of your world you will find infinite complexity.

That is divine. But it is not yet the true divine wisdom.

The true wisdom lies in the power you are given to heal your world.
Tzvi Freeman

 

Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Oneindige complexiteit en ware wijsheid

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When you are at your lowest point,

At the lowest point in your life you need the guts and strength to see further than the horizon, but know that deep in you there is often more than you would think. Even when we do not feel like a great change could be coming, you should get out of the pitch trusting that also for you somewhere there (perhaps far away) shall shine the light of a bright morning-star willing to give you new energy and at last opening the doors which seemed so tightly closed.

Purplerays

When you are at the your lowest point, you are open to the greatest change.
Strength doesn’t come from what you can do, it comes from overcoming
the things you thought you couldn’t do.

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a Heritage given


God has given us a heritage.
Something that is many generations old:
His Word.
We are instructed to live by that Word.

Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Erfgoed gegeven

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Open up to God’s Voice in the morning


Every day when we get up we have to look at it again.
Every morning we can be thankful to God
that we may go on living in this life.
 

* “30  I have chosen the way of faithfulness:
Thine ordinances have I set before me.
31 I cleave unto thy testimonies:
O Jehovah, put me not to shame.”
(Ps 119:30-31 ASV)
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Dear Heavenly Father,
thank You for this morning
when your powerful voice can knock on the door of my mind
to free me from negative thought patterns.

Come, Father,
and give me the courage
to do something wonderful with my life today.

Amen.
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Dutch version / Nederlandse versie: In de ochtend zich openstellen voor Gods Stem

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Keeping your face always toward the sunshine


“Keep your face always toward the sunshine
– and shadows will fall behind you.”
― Walt Whitman


Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Je gezicht steeds in de richting van de zon houden

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