“A long and healthy existence requires that we be grateful to God for who we are, and we cannot be thankful for who we are without being thankful for our parents, through whom our life came.  They are a part of our identity, and to reject and be angry with them is to reject and

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”  — Charles Dickens  “Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.” — Horace Mann  “It’s not enough to have lived.  We should be determined to live for something.  May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for

The third commandment teaches us to revere the Name of God.  We cannot misuse God’s name and take the LORD’s name in vain.  For example, merely saying “God wants me to do this” can very well be making God an accomplice to our words (lies).  — Bruce Waltke “Man is not a beast of burden,

O Lord, come quickly and reign on thy throne, for now often something rises up within me and tries to take possession of thy throne; pride, covetousness, uncleanness and sloth want to be my kings; and then evil-speaking, anger, hatred, and the whole train of vices join with me in warring against myself, and try to reign

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