Wilma's Favorite Sayings

God can! I can't! I decide to let Him!

My Hope: 1) God is good; 2) I've been taken away from God and good; 3) Jesus came to bring me back; 4) I can accept Him now.

Believing is Seeing.

Stop, Look, and Listen--It saves lives.

Unscramble "Listen" to find "Silent."

To come to "seeing eye to eye," start by speaking "I" to "I"!

To avoid SAD communication (producing Stress, Anger, and Defensiveness), use I, Aye, and Eye (first person, affirming, and connecting with eye contact).

If the counterpart to a lover is called the "beloved," then could the counterpart to a listener be called the "belistened"?

Good listeners have good listeners.

Most people do not listen with the intent to understand. They listen with the intent to reply.

I still keep the vision of a church where listening is our unity.

A commitment to listening is like salt. It makes any change, plan, or decision taste better.

Quick steps to Bible reading: Pray, Read, Reflect, Tell.


"Man dwells apart, though not alone, He walks among his peers unread; The best of thoughts which he hath known For lack of listeners are not said."~Jean Ingelow

"The poet doesn't invent. He listens."~Jean Cocteau

"One of the best ways to persuade others is by listening to them."~Dean Rusk

One day at a time. Think. Engage the mind. Keep coming back.

"Silence is one of the hardest things to refute."~Josh Billings

"Never pass up a chance to keep your mouth shut."~Anonymous

"Remember that in giving any reason at all for refusing, you lay some foundation for a future request."~Arthur Helps

"That man's silence is wonderful to listen to."~Thomas Hardy

"A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after awhile he gets to know something." ~ Wilson Mizner (1876 - 1933)

"My natural tendency is to listen first, . . . really listening is what I do first."~John Echohawk

"It is impossible to govern the world without God and the Bible."~George Washington

"The Bible is worth all the other books which have ever been printed."~Patrick Henry

"I have made it a practice every year for several years to read through the Bible."~John Adams

"If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering and to prosper; but if we and our posterity neglect its instructions and authority, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury our glory in profound obscurity."~Daniel Webster

"The Bible is a book in comparison with which all others in my eyes are of minor importance; and which in all my perplexities and distresses has never failed to give me light and strength."~Robert E. Lee

“I am busily engaged in the study of the Bible. I believe it is God’s word because it finds me where I am.”~Abraham Lincoln

"In regard to this great book, I have but to say, it is the best gift God has given to man. All the good Savior gave to the world was communicated through this book. But for it we could not know right from wrong. All things most desirable for man's welfare, here and hereafter, are to be found portrayed in it."~Abraham Lincoln

"It is impossible to enslave mentally or socially a Bible-reading people. The principles of the Bible are the groundwork of human freedom."~Horace Greeley

"Hold fast to the Bible as the sheet-anchor of your liberties; write its precepts in your hearts and practice them in your lives. To the influence of this book we are indebted for all the progress made in true civilization, and to this we must look as our guide in the future."~Ulysses S. Grant