From a Friend's Heart: 50 Reflections on Living Well

From a Friend's Heart: 50 Reflections on Living Well

by Thomas Nelson

Hardcover(GIFT)

$14.99

Overview

Where would we be without the support of good friends? Who else but a friend could offer the love, humor, and edifying truth that infuses From a Friend's Heart? Meditations on subjects such as laughing, mutual respect, fellowship, acceptance, and communication fill the pages of this stunning photo essay.

The From the Heart Series is handsomely designed with four-color design and stunning duotone photography, giving the books a soft, ethereal feel. Each of the fifty emotive meditations communicates universal sentiments and experiences, focusing on a specific relationship, and includes an inspiring quotation or Scripture verse. Other books in this series include From a Grandmother's Heart and From a Daughter's Heart to Her Mom.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780785214779
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 03/21/2006
Series: From the Heart Series
Edition description: GIFT
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.50(d)

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From a Friend's Heart


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ISBN: 978-0-7852-1477-9


Chapter One

Follow your heart, and it will lead you where you need to go. All that is worth cherishing in this world begins with the heart.

The heart is wiser than the head. Though you need to pay attention to the logic of the mind, the wisdom of the heart guides you most surely when it comes to the most important choices in life. The logical choice in a career might seem to be the job that pays the most money, but you'll find more satisfaction in doing something you love, even when it might mean less money. Faced with a choice between love and logic, let love be the deciding factor. The money will follow. When you let love lead the way, you'll discover that you've tapped into God's higher wisdom. God is love, and when you make choices out of love, you align yourself with his priorities. Trust love to lead you in the right direction.

We are shaped and fashioned by what we love. Wolfgang von Goethe

Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. Proverbs 4:23 NIV

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Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction....................9
1. Follow your heart, and it will lead you where you need to go....................10
2. Expressing gratitude deepens your joy in the gifts of life....................12
3. Those who bring sunshine to others cannot keep it from themselves....................14
4. Friends share a love that can be divided endlessly and still not diminish....................16
5. Forgiveness is a gift you give to yourself as well as to the person you forgive....................18
6. When you emphasize what you have in common with others, you'll enjoy the differences more....................20
7. Old friends help you grow old, and new friends keep you young-enjoy your friends....................24
8. Ask, and God will give you the wisdom to know what to do and when to do it....................26
9. Time is a gift from God; spend it wisely, and you'll be rich in the things that count....................28
10. Enjoy the little things, for you may one day look back and realize that they were the big things....................30
11. Laughter is a fountain of youth-drink from the fountain often....................32
12. The most important things in life aren't things-they are the people you love....................34
13. Every person you meet can be your teacher, if you are willing to listen and learn....................38
14. Without God's help you cannot succeed; with God's help you cannot fail....................40
15. If you have the eyes of love, you'll see love wherever you go....................42
16. Change your thoughts, and you can change your world....................44
17. Friends know they can growseparately without growing apart....................46
18. Believe in yourself, and others will too....................48
19. It matters less what you do and more who you are becoming by doing it....................52
20. A small attitude adjustment can make a big difference....................54
21. If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape many days of sorrow....................56
22. Seek, ask, knock-and the door will open....................58
23. You expand your perspective when you take time away to renew your spirit....................60
24. Cultivating character will grow a garden of grace and goodness....................62
25. Build bridges instead of burning them-you may have to cross the same river again....................66
26. Always have something to look forward to....................68
27. Faith is to believe what you do not see, and its reward is to see and enjoy what you believe....................70
28. There is one thing in the world really worth pursuing-knowing God....................72
29. Ensure that you'll be adaptable in old age by being flexible while you are still young....................74
30. Remember, a bend in the road is not the end of the road....................76
31. You have the grace within to deal with the challenges without....................78
32. Life is a feast-don't miss out on any of the courses....................82
33. If you believe things will work out, you'll see opportunities instead of obstacles....................84
34. Remove failure as an option, and your chances for success become infinitely better....................86
35. Every obstacle you overcome is a stepping-stone on the path to greatness....................88
36. Courage is like a muscle-it is strengthened by use....................90
37. Creativity is a gift from God, and using your creativity is your gift to God....................92
38. Give others something you'd like to receive yourself, and you'll receive greater joy in giving....................96
39. If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else....................98
40. The time is always right to do what is right....................100
41. When you understand that self-worth is not determined by net worth, you'll enjoy financial freedom....................102
42. Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing so gentle as real strength....................104
43. Today's preparation determines tomorrow's achievement....................106
44. Find a job you love, and you'll never have to work a day in your life....................110
45. When you look in the mirror, you're looking at someone God loves....................112
46. There is no danger of developing eyestrain when you look on the bright side of things....................114
47. Base your life on God's truth, for the truth has the power to set you free....................116
48. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom....................118
49. Happiness depends on what happens; joy is a gift from God....................120
50. The will of God will never take you where the grace of God cannot keep you....................122

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