or clothed its neck with a flowing mane?
Did you give it the ability to leap like a locust?
Its majestic snorting is terrifying!
It paws the earth and rejoices in its strength
when it charges out to battle.
It laughs at fear and is unafraid.
It does not run from the sword.
The arrows rattle against it,
and the spear and javelin flash.
It paws the ground fiercely
and rushes forward into battle when the ram’s horn blows.
It snorts at the sound of the horn.
It senses the battle in the distance.
It quivers at the captain’s commands and the noise of battle."
Today's quote comes the ultimate in women's friendship movies
The line is spoken by Truvy, Dolly Parton's character and it epitomizes what friendship is all about. Especially women friendships.
If you don't have a bunch of Steel Magnolia friends I urge you to get some. I myself have the best Steel Magnolia friends anyone could ask for. They know who they are and I dedicate this quote and this post to them.
"I have a strict policy that nobody cries alone in my presence"...........
Galatians 6:2 (NLT) Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.
"There are laws that enslave men, and laws that set them free."
The idea that we can be a slave to one law and be set free by another law, immediately brought me to Paul and the book of Romans.
Romans 6:14 (NLT) Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God’s grace.
The "law" Paul is referring to here are the requirements God put onto the Jews in the Old Testament. These "laws" brought to light man's true sinful nature and the abundance of sinfulness in their life.
Christ's sacrifice set us free from the try hard life of obeying the "law". Belief in Jesus, gives us the power to turn away from sin, therefore we are free, no longer slaves to our sinful nature as we were before Christ.
It can be a little complicated, I know.
That's why the quote is so powerful. It states it very simply.
Just an FYI - It's been a long time since I've seen this movie, but it is still, in my opinion, one of the best versions of this story ever made into a film.
There will be a picture of those later.
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Here is today's quote. It comes from the movie Cast Away starring Tom Hanks. Next to Leo and Johnny Depp, my next favorite actor is Tom Hanks. I found a clip with the quote in it for you to watch. Again, I think the video clips make a bigger impact.
The line is said right in the beginning of the clip, so if you don't want to watch the whole thing you don't have to.
Job 23:14 (NLT) So he will do to me whatever he has planned.
He controls my destiny.
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Today's quote comes from a movie called Legends of the Fall. It features Brad Pitt, Aiden Quinn, Anthony Hopkins and Julia Ormond.
It is a difficult to give you a description of this movie. What I can say is it is about family relationships and it centers around two brothers, their father, and a woman.
I went through a big Anthony Hopkins phase in the 90's, not that it was hard to see a lot of his movies then, he seemed to be everywhere in the 90's.
Here is the line:
"I think it was the bear, growling inside him. Making him do bad things. Nothing that Tristan did was truly his own fault. It was the bear..."
Romans 7:20 (NASB)
"But if I am doing the very thing I do not want, I am no longer the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me."
It's from the movie Alice in Wonderland. The most recent version by Tim Burton, with Johnny Depp.
Ok, yes Leonardo DiCaprio and Johnny Depp have high jacked this blog. Sorry, I can't help it if they have both been in some pretty good movies.
Here is the quote:
"This is impossible" -Alice
"Only if you believe it is"-Mad Hatter
Luke 1:37 “For nothing will
be impossible with God." (
I think it goes along with the quote and the scripture quite nicely.
I hope you agree.
Some of you may be sensing a theme. This is the third movie I've featured with Leo.
Strictly coincidence. I promise.
Here is the quote:
"The seed that we planted in this man's mind may change everything"
In the parable of the seeds and soil, Jesus spoke of how seeds fall in many different types of soil. For some, the seed is not received. For others, the seed is received but as it grows it is choked out by the worries and problems of the world around them. And still for others it grows very quickly, but the roots are in shallow soil and as soon as there is too much heat, it withers and dies. But Matthew 13:23 says
And the one on whom seed was sown on the good soil, this is the man who hears the word and understands it; who indeed bears fruit and brings forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty. (NASB)
Every day, all day, everything we do is an opportunity to plant seeds. Our part is really easy. We are not responsible for whether or not they accept what we tell them. It is not our job to force them to change, or brow beat them into acceptance. We are only to be who we are in Jesus; plant the seed; give them the information. .
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For today's quote I'm going waaay back to the black and white era. This line comes from the movie All About Eve starring Bette Davis.
Today's clip is from the movie "What's Eating Gilbert Grape?"
It's a pretty old movie starring a very young Johnny Depp and an even younger newcomer at the time, Leonardo DiCaprio.
It's the story of a young man who is struggling to do the right thing caring for is overweight mother and disabled brother, along with two sisters while trying to live his life.
If you get a chance to see this movie I would recommend it, but it is not for children.
Leonardo gives a performance that is so convincing that I believed he was a disabled young man when I first saw it.
And of course, I've always been a fan of Johnny Depp.
Here's the quote:
Gilbert: I think you mean shining.
Momma: No shimmering. You shimmer, and you glow.
Matthew 5:16 (NASB) Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven
This quote comes from the movie Young Guns, starring Emilo Estevez, Charlie Sheen, Keifer Sutherland, and Lou Diamond Phillips.
It's the somewhat story of Billy the Kid. I say somewhat because I'm not sure how much of the movie is based on fact and how much is made up and right now with this cold I'm fighting, I'm in no mood to find out.
Here's the line.
"Reap the whirlwind Brady, Reap it."
A good portion of this movie is spent on revenge.
And while it may seem like a good idea, and it plays out really well on screen, and it's really fun to watch this group of guys playing cowboys while they are acting out their revenge...
It isn't how we should live.
Romans 12:19 (NASB) Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord
It is not our job to take care of people who do wrong, that is for God to decide and for God to handle.
The Bible also says this.
Galatians 6:7 (NASB) Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap
We don't have to worry about it.
God says, not only will He take care of it, but people reap what they sow and eventually their bad deeds will return to them.
So next time someone hurts you or breaks the rules, keep the gun in it's holster and let God handle it.
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This post is late because my sinuses and throat are under attack.
It will also be quick because I've only got a short time till this latest dose of cold medicine wears off and I start sneezing and coughing again.
Now, I'll admit I have never seen this movie. I came across this quote when I was doing a search for movie quotes about two years ago. Up till now I've done nothing with it. It seems perfect for tonight because it is straightforward.
"You're a fool to believe in something you've never seen"
This quote is from the movie Waterworld. I'm not sure if anyone has even heard of this movie. It was released during a time when Kevin Costner was still riding high after winning his Oscar for Dances With Wolves.
The movie was a complete flop.
But it makes for a good quote.
2 Corinthians 4:18 “while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”(NASB)
So what do you think?
Do you need to see something to believe in it?
In honor of "hump day" I've got a very inspirational quote for you today.
This one is a little longer than most of the videos I put up, but it is completely worth the 5 minutes it will take to watch.
It is the absolute best visual picture of God always being with you when you are struggling.
Brings me to tears every time.
I don't know about any of you out there, but I feel like I'm death crawling this week.
Allergies kicking in, kids going in different directions, full time work, yada, yada, yada.
Yup. It's a busy time.
Whenever I'm feeling overwhelmed I think of this scene. Sometimes I will even watch the video.
Coach Taylor challenges his player to "death crawl" to the fifty yard line. Brock doesn't have much confidence in his team's abilities or his own. Coach Taylor wants to prove a point.
Something I've always noticed about this scene is the picture it makes of us and God in tough times. Coach Taylor could have stood back and let Brock go on and death crawl while shouting at him from the end of the field. Instead the coach followed right along with him, talking to him all the way. When Brock says "I'm out of strength". Coach is right there, saying "don't you quit on me". When Brock says "it hurts". Coach is right there and says "I know it hurts, but you gotta keep going." (my favorite line, by the way).
And at the very end, when the coach is screaming at him so his voice is the only one that Brock hears he says "Brock Kelly, you don't quit"
I love that he uses his name.
God has promised never to leave you or forsake you.
Isaiah 41:10 (NASB) ‘Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
He gives us what we need.
2 Corinthians 9:8 (NASB) And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed.
He is our strength when we are weak.
2 Corinthians 12:9 (NASB) And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.”
He knows us by name.
John 10:3 (NLT) The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep recognize his voice and come to him. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.
He speaks to us. Job 37:2 (NLT) Listen carefully to the thunder of God’s voice as it rolls from his mouth.
He encourages us through his Spirit. John 14:26 (NLT) But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.
No matter what hump you are crawling over today, remember you are not alone. God, your coach is right there with you and He will stay with you until the end, whether that is at the 50 yard line or the end zone.
He doesn't ever give up on us, so we shouldn't give up either.
Today is Day 15 in our 31 day blogging challenge. Thank you for sticking it out. We've reached the halfway point and no one is as surprised as I am that I'm stilling blogging.
Today I've got a quote that I think many of us can relate to, especially with all that is happening in the world today.
"the whole world has an aching heart"-
This line comes from the movie Because of Winn Dixie, which was based on the book by Kate DiCamillo.
When the line is spoken the character Gloria is trying to explain to Opal that people all have some kind of pain in the life.
It's not just people that have pain, the line is true....our whole world is in pain.
Government shut downs.
The list could go on and on.
Let's face it our world is a mess. Most people would agree with that. What they don't agree on, is the reason for the mess. Everyone seems to be pointing the finger at everyone else. No one wants to see the real reason for the aching of this world.
Romans 8:22 "For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now” (NASB)
When Adam and Eve sinned, it not only changed their lives, it changed the whole world.
God never meant for us to live in a world like the one we are living.
It wasn't his plan for people to suffer daily the way they do.
One bad decision changed it all.
And so the world, and all of us in it, continue to ache.
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- Day 31-Not Finished
- Day 30-RUN!
- Day 29-Don't Cry Alone
- Day 28-First Knight
- Day 27-Along for the ride
- Day 26-Not Rejected
- Day 25-The Bear Inside
- Day 24-It's Hard
- Day 23-Impossible?
- Day 22-Planting Seeds
- Day 21-Buckle Up with Jesus
- Day 20-Shimmer,Glow,Let Your Light Shine
- Day 19-We Can't Handle the Truth
- Day 18-What Goes Around
- Day 17-Is Seeing Believing?
- Day 16-You're Not Crawling Alone
- Day 15-The World is Aching
- Day 14-Hope from the Shawshank Redemption
- Day 13-Terminator
- Day 12-Caring for others
- Day 11-Ever After
- Day 10-Declaring What's Right
- Day 9-Which way does a tree fall?
- Day 8-Wanna Be God's Agent?
- Day 7-80 Days till Christmas
- Day 6-Words of Wisdom from John Travolta the Angel...
- Day 5-Justin Timberlake Takes a Beating
- Day 4-I am not God
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