“We just felt really helpless. We didn’t know what to do with Timothy.” – Sharen Gravelle

“We just felt really helpless. We didn’t know what to do with Timothy.” – Sharen Gravelle View full post on Quotes Daddy – Quote of the Day

Free Indeed

Olaudah Equiano (c. 1745–1796) was only 11 years old when he was kidnapped and sold into slavery. He made the harrowing journey from West Africa to the West Indies, then to the colony of Virgina, and then to England. By the age of 20 he purchased his own freedom, still bearing the emotional and physical scars of the inhumane treatment he had experienced.

Unable to enjoy his own freedom while others were still enslaved, Equiano became active in the movement to abolish slavery in England. He wrote his autobiography (an unheard of achievement for a former slave in that era) in which he described the horrific treatment of the enslaved.

When Jesus came, He fought a battle for all of us who are enslaved and unable to fight for ourselves. Our slavery is not one of outward chains. We are held by our own brokenness and sin. Jesus said, “Everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:34–36).

Wherever such a freedom seems unheard of, His words need to be declared. We can be liberated from our guilt, shame, and hopelessness. By trusting Jesus, we can be free indeed!  

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“Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit” – George Carlin

“Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit” – George Carlin View full post on Quotes Daddy – Quote of the Day

“Before borrowing money from a friend, decide which you need more.” – Addison H. Hallock

“Before borrowing money from a friend, decide which you need more.” – Addison H. Hallock View full post on Quotes Daddy – Quote of the Day

“God doesn’t require us to succeed; he only requires that you try” – Mother Teresa of Calcutta

“God doesn’t require us to succeed; he only requires that you try” – Mother Teresa of Calcutta View full post on Quotes Daddy – Quote of the Day

“What we are is God’s gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.” – Eleanor Powell

“What we are is God’s gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.” – Eleanor Powell View full post on Quotes Daddy – Quote of the Day

“Security represents your sense of worth, your identity, your emotional anchorage, your self-esteem, your basic personal strength or lack of it.” – Stephen R. Covey

“Security represents your sense of worth, your identity, your emotional anchorage, your self-esteem, your basic personal strength or lack of it.” – Stephen R. Covey View full post on Quotes Daddy – Quote of the Day

Gentle Influence

A few years before he became the 26th U.S. president (1901–1909), Theodore Roosevelt got word that his oldest son, Theodore Jr., was ill. While his son would recover, the cause of Ted’s illness hit Roosevelt hard. Doctors told him that he was the cause of his son’s illness. Ted was suffering from “nervous exhaustion,” having been pressed unmercifully by Theodore to become the “fighter” hero-type he himself had not been during his own frail childhood. Upon hearing this, the elder Roosevelt made a promise to relent: “Hereafter I shall never press Ted either in body or mind.”

 

The father was true to his word. From then on he paid close attention to how he treated his son—the very same son who would one day bravely lead the landing of Allied soldiers on Utah Beach in World War II. 

 

God has entrusted each of us with influence in the lives of others. We have a deep responsibility in those relationships, not only to spouses and children, but to friends, employees, and customers. The temptation to press too hard, to demand too much, to force progress, or to orchestrate success can lead us to harm others even when we don’t realize it. For this very reason, followers of Christ are urged to be patient and gentle with one another (Col. 3:12). Since Jesus, the Son of God, came in humility, how can we withhold such kindness from one another? 

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“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it” – Winston Churchill

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“The paradox of reality is that no image is as compelling as the one which exists only in the mind’s eye.” – Shana Alexander

“The paradox of reality is that no image is as compelling as the one which exists only in the mind’s eye.” – Shana Alexander View full post on Quotes Daddy – Quote of the Day


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