Church Sign and Meeting Room One-Liners

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Collected along The Road To Happy Destiny


Worry is the dark room in which negatives are developed.

Anger is a condition in which the tongue works faster than the mind.

You can't change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying about the future.

God always gives the best to those who leave the choice to him.

He who seeks through the eyes of the Heart discovers the love He longs for.

He who remains quiet, through the Stillness, will hear the echo deep within His Soul ... The Voice of His Beloved.

A hug is a great gift – one size fits all.

A hug can be given for any occasion and it is easy to exchange.

Laughter is God's Sunshine.

Take time to laugh for it is the music of the soul.

If anyone speaks badly of you, live so that none will believe it.

Do what you can, for who you can, with what you have, and where you are.

Some people are kind, polite, and sweet-spirited, until you try to sit in their chair.

Many folks want to serve God, but only as advisors.

It is easier to preach ten sermons than it is to live one.

The good Lord didn't create anything without a purpose, but mosquitoes come close.

People are funny; they want the front of the bus, the middle of the road, and the back seat in church or meeting.

The phrase that is guaranteed to wake up the group: "And in conclusion."

To make a long story short, don't tell it.

Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation bangs on your front door forever.

A person is never so empty as when he is full of self.

Quit griping about your group; if it was perfect, you couldn't belong there.

If the group wants better leaders, it only needs to pray for the ones it has.

God Himself does not propose to judge a man until he is dead. So why should you?

Some minds are like concrete, thoroughly mixed up and permanently set. Do I hear an Amen..??

Always forgive your enemies --- it messes with their heads.

   Peace starts with a smile.   

I don't know why some people change groups; what difference does it make which one you stay home from?

A lot of group members who are singing the song "Standing on the Promises" are just sitting on the premises.

Staying in bed shouting 'Oh God!' does not constitute being in a meeting.

We were called to be witnesses, not lawyers or judges or gossipers. Do I hear another Amen..??

If your left hand doesn't know what your right one is doing, you should consider running for a job in Washington.

Be ye fishers of men -- ye catch them -- He will clean them.

If God were small enough for us to understand, he wouldn’t be big enough.

Coincidence is when God chooses to remain anonymous.

Don't put a question mark where God put a period.

Life is like a roll of toilet paper, the closer to the end you get, the faster it goes.

So don't wait for six strong men to take you to the meeting.

Forbidden fruits create many jams, which may make you sick.

God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called.

God grades on the straight, not the curve.

God loves everyone, but probably prefers "fruits of the spirit" over "religious nuts!"

God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage.

He who angers you, controls you!

If God is your Co-pilot - Swap Seats!

About Prayer: Don't give God instructions -- just report for duty!

The task ahead of us is never as great as the Power behind us.

The Will of God never takes you to where the Grace of God will not protect you.

We don't change the message, the message changes us.

Nothing ruins the truth like stretching it

Join us in the battle against truth decay. Study your BigBook.

You can give without loving but you cannot love without giving.

Reputation is what people think about you. Character is what people know you are.

A person's character is like a fence. It cannot be strengthened by whitewash.

Seven days without prayer makes one weak.

Worry is interest paid on trouble before it is due.

Prevent truth decay. Brush up with your BigBook daily.

It's hard to stumble when you're down on your knees.

Do your best and then sleep in peace. God is Awake.

A clear conscience makes a soft pillow.

Can't sleep? Try counting your blessings.

To belittle is to be little.

You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them.

People are like tea bags - you have to put them in hot water before you know how strong they are.

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should get used to the idea.

People may forget what you've said to them, but they will never forget how you made them feel ... Be kind to everyone you see today!

But be aware --- Kindness is difficult to give away because it keeps coming back.

The best mathematical equation I have ever seen:

164 + (12 x 12) + 2 or More = Sober Alkies.

Love and Peace, Barefoot

It Is No Secret What Love Can Do
Jim Reeves