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March 18, 2019

Man's thought is always of the punishment that will come to him if he sins. God's thought is always of the glory man will miss if he sins. 

Watchman Nee [READ MORE]


04
March 4, 2019
The point of your life is to point to [God]. Whatever you are doing, God wants to be glorified, because this whole thing is His.
Francis Chan [READ MORE]


19
February 19, 2019

We should be astonished at the goodness of God, stunned that He should bother to call us by name, our mouths wide open at His love, bewildered that at this very moment we are standing on holy ground.                  
— Brennan Manning [READ MORE]



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February 11, 2019

Man's thought is always of the punishment that will come to him if he sins. God's thought is always of the glory man will miss if he sins. God's purpose for redemption is glory, glory, glory.

—Watchman Nee [READ MORE]


04
February 4, 2019

All the persons of faith I know are sinners, doubters, uneven performers. We are secure not because we are sure of ourselves but because we trust that God is sure of us.              

Eugene Peterson [READ MORE]


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January 28, 2019

Without God's Spirit, there is nothing we can do that will count for God's kingdom. Without God's Spirit, the church simply can't be the church.”                 
— N. T. Wright [READ MORE]



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January 14, 2019

I have decided to stick to love . . . Hate is too great a burden to bear.
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.
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07
January 7, 2019

The spiritual life does not remove us from the world but leads us deeper into it.       
— Henri J. M. Nouwen [READ MORE]



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December 17, 2018

My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.   

Abraham Lincoln [READ MORE]


10
December 10, 2018

Through all of the various forms of Christmas preparation both inside and outside of the church during the weeks before Christmas, it sometimes appears as though we lose sight of whom we are preparing to receive. [READ MORE]



03
December 3, 2018

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.

—Charles Dickens [READ MORE]


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November 26, 2018
I have decided to stick to love . . . Hate is too great a burden to bear.
[Martin Luther King, Jr.] [READ MORE]


19
November 19, 2018

May you live every day of your life.          

Jonathan Swift [READ MORE]


12
November 12, 2018

The importance of detachment from things, the importance of poverty, is that we are supposed to be free from things that we might prefer to people. Wherever things have become more important than people, we are in trouble. That is the crux of the whole matter.    

—Thomas Merton [READ MORE]


05
November 5, 2018

As long as we continue to live as if we are what we do, what we have, and what other people think about us, we will remain filled with judgments, opinions, evaluations, and condemnations. We will remain addicted to putting people and things in their "right" place.
— Henri Nouwen [READ MORE]



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October 29, 2018

My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side.
— Abraham Lincoln [READ MORE]



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October 23, 2018

To say that I am made in the image of God is to say that love is the reason for my existence, for God is love. Love is my true identity. Selflessness is my true self. Love is my true character. Love is my name. 

—Thomas Merton [READ MORE]


15
October 15, 2018
“Any time we look at our Maker with love, our importance in our own eyes diminishes, and we are filled with awe and humility and love for others.”
— Julian of Norwic [READ MORE]


09
October 9, 2018

Never think that you need to protect God. Because anytime you think you need to protect God, you can be sure that you are worshipping an idol.       

Stanley Hauerwas [READ MORE]


17
September 17, 2018

You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.             

Thomas Merton [READ MORE]


13
September 13, 2018
You made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in You. 
— Augustine [READ MORE]


25
June 25, 2018

Man's thought is always of the punishment that will come to him if he sins. God's thought is always of the glory man will miss if he sins. God's purpose for redemption is glory, glory, glory.

[Watchman Nee] [READ MORE]


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June 18, 2018

You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.         

[Thomas Merton] [READ MORE]


04
June 4, 2018

As long as we continue to live as if we are what we do, what we have, and what other people think about us, we will remain filled with judgments, opinions, evaluations, and condemnations. We will remain addicted to putting people and things in their "right" place.

[Henri Nouwen] [READ MORE]


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May 28, 2018

I don't believe in charity. I believe in solidarity. Charity is so vertical. It goes from the top to the bottom. Solidarity is horizontal. It respects the other person and learns from the other. I have a lot to learn from other people.

[Eduardo Galeano] [READ MORE]


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