John Ellerton: Easter

English: John Ellerton (1826-1893)

English: John Ellerton (1826-1893) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Take with you the joy of Easter to the home, and make that home bright with more unselfish love, more hearty service; take it into your work, and do all in the name of the Lord Jesus; take it to your heart, and let that heart rise anew on Easter wings to a higher, a gladder, a fuller life; take it to the dear grave-side and say there the two words “Jesus lives!” and find in them the secret of calm expectation, the hope of eternal reunion.
John Ellerton

 

Rick Warren's Eight Principles For Managing Stress

Pastor Rick Warren at Saddleback Church.

Pastor Rick Warren at Saddleback Church. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Rick Warren’s Eight Principles For Managing Stress

  1. Principle of Identification.

    Know who you are.

  2. Principle of Belonging.

Know whom you’re trying to please. You cannot please everybody because if you please one group you displease another.

  1. Principle of Accomplishment.

Know what you’re trying to accomplish.

Either live by priorities or by pressures. There is no other option.

  1. Principle of Concentration.

Focus on one thing at a time.

  1. Principle of Delegation.

Don’t try to do it all yourself.

  1. Principle of Meditation.

Make a habit of personal prayer.

Prayer is a gigantic stress-reliever.

  1. Principle of Relaxation and Recreation.

Take time to enjoy life.

  1. Principle of God.

Give your stress to Christ.

Source: God’s Answers to Life’s Difficult Questions by Rick Warren.

Mother Teresa: Beautiful, pure, immaculate

Mother Teresa of Calcutta (26.8.1919-5.9.1997)...

Mother Teresa of Calcutta (26.8.1919-5.9.1997); at a pro-life meeting in 1986 in Bonn, Germany (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Mary, give me your Heart: so beautiful, so pure, so immaculate; your Heart so full of love and humility that I may be able to receive Jesus in the Bread of Life and love Him as you love Him and serve Him in the distressing guise of the poor.” — Blessed Mother Teresa.

Madonna of humility by Fra Angelico, c. 1430.

Madonna of humility by Fra Angelico, c. 1430. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Maximilian Kolbe: Blessed Virgin

“Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin too much. You can never love her more than Jesus did.”
–Saint Maximilian Kolbe.

English: Maximilian Kolbe (1894–1941) Deutsch:...

English: Maximilian Kolbe (1894–1941) Deutsch: Maximilian Kolbe (1894–1941) :*Graphics by Knoblauch :*Ausgabepreis: 40 Pfennig :*First Day of Issue / Erstausgabetag: 25. Mai 1973 :*Michel-Katalog-Nr: 771 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Origen Adamantius: Jesus and the multitudes

Stained glass at St John the Baptist's Anglica...

Stained glass at St John the Baptist’s Anglican Church http://www.stjohnsashfield.org.au, Ashfield, New South Wales. Illustrates Jesus’ description of himself “I am the Good Shepherd” (from the Gospel of John, chapter 10, verse 11). This version of the image shows the detail of his face. The memorial window is also captioned: “To the Glory of God and in Loving Memory of William Wright. Died 6th November, 1932. Aged 70 Yrs.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“When Jesus then is with the multitudes, He is not in His house, for the multitudes are outside of the house, and it is an act which springs from His love of men to leave the house and to go away to those who are not able to come to Him. ”
Origen Adamantius

Pope Benedict XVI: Almsgiving

English: Pope Benedict XVI during general audition

English: Pope Benedict XVI during general audition (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Almsgiving, according to the Gospel, is not mere philanthropy: rather it is a concrete expression of charity, a theological virtue that demands interior conversion to love of God and neighbor, in imitation of Jesus Christ, who, dying on the cross, gave His entire self for us. ” –Pope Benedict XVI

 

Martin Luther: Obedience

Martin Luther, commemorated on February 18 Eva...

Martin Luther, commemorated on February 18 Evangelical Lutheran Worship. Minneapolis: Fortress Press (2006), 15. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

There is no justification without sanctification, no forgiveness without renewal of life, no real faith from which the fruits of

 

new obedience do not grow.

 

Martin Luther

 

Blaise Pascal: Reasonable

Blaise Pascal first explained his wager in Pen...

Blaise Pascal first explained his wager in Pensées (1669) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

“There are two kinds of people one can call reasonable: those who serve God with all their heart because they know him, and those who seek him with all their heart because they do not know him. ”
Blaise Pascal

 

Allan Sherman: Leper

Spinalonga on Crete, Greece, one of the last l...

Spinalonga on Crete, Greece, one of the last leper colonies in Europe, closed in 1957. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

“In Hollywood if you are not working, you are a leper. True, you are probably living in the most expensive leper colony in the world. ”
Allan Sherman

 

 

Corrie Ten Boom: Worry

Corrie ten Boom, "The Hiding Place"

Corrie ten Boom, “The Hiding Place” (Photo credit: Corrie ten Boom Museum)

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength. ”
Corrie Ten Boom

Samuel Johnson: Belief and disbelief

Portrait of Samuel Johnson commissioned for He...

Portrait of Samuel Johnson commissioned for Henry Thrale’s Streatham Park gallery (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never deceived us. ”
Samuel Johnson

Cicero: Higher humility

Marcus Tullius Cicero, after whom Teuffel name...

Marcus Tullius Cicero, after whom Teuffel named his Ciceronian period of the Golden Age. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk. ”

Cicero

Charles Templeton: Christianity

Stained glass at St John the Baptist's Anglica...

Stained glass at St John the Baptist’s Anglican Church http://www.stjohnsashfield.org.au, Ashfield, New South Wales. Illustrates Jesus’ description of himself “I am the Good Shepherd” (from the Gospel of John, chapter 10, verse 11). This version of the image shows the detail of his face. The memorial window is also captioned: “To the Glory of God and in Loving Memory of William Wright. Died 6th November, 1932. Aged 70 Yrs.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Christianity does not remove you from the world and its problems; it makes you fit to live in it, triumphantly and usefully. ”

Confucius: Forgiveness

Those who cannot forgive others break the bridge over which they themselves must pass. -Confucius, philosopher and teacher (c. 551-478 BCE)

Problems and crises

Crises

Crises (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is easier to solve problem than crises.
—John Guinther

Jacqueline Schiff: Short temper,long walk

Kenza Braiga Temper 7

Kenza Braiga Temper 7 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.
—Jacqueline Schiff

Never wrong…

Lost Wisdom

Lost Wisdom (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“A person determined never to be wrong won’t likely accomplish much.”

—Ken Wisdom

Compromise

“Compromise: An agreement between two men to do what both agree is wrong. ”
Lord Edward Cecil