Billy Graham, formally William Franklin "Billy" Graham
Graham, formally William Franklin "Billy" Graham
American Evangelist, Southern Baptist Minister, Author
Forgiveness does not come easily to us, especially when someone we have trusted betrays our trust. And yet if we do not learn to forgive, we will discover that we can never really rebuild trust.
Gratitude is one of the greatest graces; ingratitude, one of the most vicious sins.
Hope, like faith and a purpose in life, is medicinal.
I can't explain 9/11, except the evil of man.
I found that this Parkinson's does slow you down, whether you want to slow down or not.
I loved him very much, and had the opportunity of discussing so many things with him, and we wrote each other several times during the years.
I want to give God all the glory and all the praise for what has been accomplished in my life and those of my family and associates. I look forward to the day when I can see Jesus face-to-face and lay at his feet any honor I've received, because he deserves it all.
I'm going to Heaven just like the thief on the cross who said in that last moment: 'Lord, remember me.'
In today's world much the development of body and mind is emphasized. And while these things are important, we also have a soul that needs attention and care. We are not just body and mind; we also have a spirit that was created in the image of God.
Let me ask you a question: If you never ate a balanced diet, what would happen to your body? You know the answer: Eventually you'd grow weak; you might even open yourself to serious illness or disease. We all need a balanced diet if we are to stay healthy.
Most of us, when we are young, think that we are never going to get old. I certainly admit feeling that way from time to time? I know my time on earth will not be over until He calls me home. I admit I don?t like the burdens of old age?the slow decline in energy, the physical annoyances, the pain of losing loved ones, the sadness of seeing friends decline. But old age can be a special time of life, and God has lessons to teach us through it.
No, I don't know the future, but I do know this: the best is yet to be! Heaven awaits us, and that will be far, far more glorious than anything we can ever imagine. I know that soon my life will be over. I thank God for it, and for all He has given me in this life. But I look forward to Heaven. I look forward to the reunion with friends and loved ones who have gone on before. I look forward to Heaven's freedom from sorrow and pain. I also look forward to serving God in ways we can't begin to imagine, for the Bible makes it clear that Heaven is not a place of idleness. And most of all, I look forward to seeing Christ and bowing before Him in praise and gratitude for all He has done for us, and for using me on this earth by His grace ? just as I am.
Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a mother in the molding of character in her children.
Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened.