“Pray as though everything depended on the Lord and work as though everything depended on you.”
I struggle to find the balance of works/faith. Sometimes I pray and just have an expectation that God will make it happen with little to no thought on what more I can do. Other times I never think to pray, and just go ahead and start a project or problem without involving God. The trick is trying to remember that God helps those that help themselves.
“If you are ever called upon to chasten a person, never chasten beyond the balm you have within you to bind up.”
We are quick to tear others down but slow to love them after the fact. Remember that if you are going to correct someone’s mistakes, you better be equally committed to helping them fix it and making them feel loved.