A New Look for the New Year

Bible Quiz Game OK, this may be a week or so late, but Happy New Year!

As we start 2014, the Bible or Not site has a new look. We have a new logo and a new color scheme, a new layout, and most importantly, support for mobile phones and tablets. So now when you get a new article from us on your iPhone or Android, you will be able to read and navigate without having to zoom or pan – the pages and images scale to fit your device, and navigation becomes a mobile friendly drop-down.

We are the process of updating our Bible or Not game app for iPhone, iPad and Android as well. The new logo is already appearing on our app in iTunes. Stayed tuned for more on this.

As for the current stats on our quotes, we are expecting to reach and then exceed the 1,000 quotes mark. Here is where we are now:

Total Number of Quotes: 979
Percent Bible: 40%
Percent Not: 60%
Breakdown of Quotes by Point Value:
  10 Points: 33%
  20 Points: 34%
  30 Points: 33%
Perfect Score: 19,540 points

So for 2013, we thank you for your support of Bible or Not. And for 2014, we hope you enjoy and are blessed by what’s to come. GOD BLESS!

The Power of Forgiveness, Remembering Nelson Mandela

Remembering Nelson Mandela
July 18, 1918 – December 5, 2013
Nelson Mandela Photo
Last week the world lost a great leader – Nelson Mandela, the liberator and leader of a truly free South Africa, passed away at the age of 95. During his life he stood against the injustice of apartheid; suffered abuse, imprisonment and hard labor; became the symbol for non-violent opposition to a racially segregated country; and when apartheid finally fell he rose to the office of President of South Africa.

The courage, strength and integrity that Mandela displayed through his life is recognized by the world. His will, and ability to lead through the power of forgiveness, is almost incomprehensible. To celebrate his life, we at Bible or Not would like to share some memorable quotes from Nelson Mandela, that give us a peek into his understanding that the path forward is tied to the ability to forgive.

Nelson Mandela Quotes On Forgiveness

“If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa, there are also roads that lead to their goal. Two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness.” – Nelson Mandela

“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.” – Nelson Mandela

“South Africans must recall the terrible past so that we can deal with it, forgiving where forgiveness is necessary but never forgetting.” – Nelson Mandela

“If you are negotiating you must do so in a spirit of reconciliation, not from the point of view of issuing ultimatums.” – Nelson Mandela

More Nelson Mandela Quotes

“There is no such thing as part freedom.” – Nelson Mandela

“There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.” – Nelson Mandela

“Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.” – Nelson Mandela

“Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.” – Nelson Mandela

“We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.” – Nelson Mandela

You can read more about the life and death of Nelson Mandela here.

The Attitude of Thanksgiving

H A P P Y   T H A N K S G I V I N G ! !

It’s Thanksgiving Day once again, and I’m thankful for the day. Putting aside the festivities, this day helps us to count our blessings and consider the goodness of God. Across the country there are many gathering together and sitting around tables giving thanks for all they have. And there are many who, as they recognize God’s blessings, consider the poor and needy and donate their time, money and skills to help those in need.What a wonderful time of the year!

Could you imagine if we all lived with this attitude of thanksgiving everyday? Each and every day, counting our blessings, helping the less fortunate, thanking God. This the the very same message we find in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Through Christ is given the gift of salvation, to which we are very thankful, thus motivating us to glorify God by giving thanks and helping others.

The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. – 1 Corinthians 15:56-58 NKJV

So today and everyday, let’s live with an attitude of thanksgiving, or as the popular rhyme says, have an attitude of gratitude. And do not forget those in need, those whom we can so easily help. Have a blessed and God-filled Thanksgiving Day!

Related Thanksgiving Day Articles

The Thanksgiving Day Game – A fun game to play around the Thanksgiving Day dinner table

Thanksgiving Bible Quotes – Quotes about giving thanks, one is NOT from the Bible

Enter into His Gates with Thanksgiving – Includes links to charity non-profit organizations

Typhoon Hayain Relief – So close to the holidays, the people of the Philippines need help