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September 18, 2017

The world can no longer be left to mere diplomats, politicians, and business leaders. They have done the best they could . . . but this is an age for spiritual heroes . . . The greatest danger to the Christian church today is that of pitching its message too low.    

[Dallas Willard] [READ MORE]

September 11, 2017

If in my life I fail completely to heed others, solely out of a desire to be 'devout' and to perform my 'religious duties', then my relationship with God will also grow arid. It becomes merely 'proper', but loveless.

[Pope Benedict] [READ MORE]

September 5, 2017

Our love to God is measured by our everyday fellowship with others and the love it displays.         

[Andrew Murray] [READ MORE]

August 28, 2017

You become like what you worship. When you gaze in awe, admiration, and wonder at something or someone, you begin to take on something of the character of the object of your worship.                  

[N. T. Wright] [READ MORE]

June 13, 2017

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]

June 5, 2017

Something is wrong when our lives make sense to unbelievers.         

[Francis Chan] [READ MORE]

May 29, 2017

We rethink our lives (which is what it means to repent) not so we can escape a doomed planet, but in order to participate in God's design to redeem the human person and renovate human society in Christ. Salvation is a restoration project, not an evacuation project!

[Brian Zahnd] [READ MORE]

May 23, 2017

Surrounded by evil as if we are trapped in a dark prison cell of our own making, we are often downtrodden by our poor choices and our fallen world. However . . . no place is too dark and no wall too thick for God’s grace to penetrate . . .
[Chuck Swindoll] [READ MORE]

May 15, 2017

Wherever the fear of God rules in the heart, it will appear both in works of charity and piety, and neither will excuse us from the other.      

[Matthew Henry] [READ MORE]

May 8, 2017

You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.     

[William Faulkner] [READ MORE]

May 1, 2017

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]

April 24, 2017

This is an age for spiritual heroes - a time for men and women to be heroic in their faith and in spiritual character and power. The greatest danger to the Christian church today is that of pitching its message too low.    

[Dallas Willard] [READ MORE]

April 18, 2017
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
[Pope John Paul II]

April 10, 2017

Let us hear what the Bible says and what we as Christians are called to hear together: By grace you have been saved.

[Karl Barth] [READ MORE]

April 3, 2017

God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say. Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful: he makes saints out of sinners.                   

[Soren Kierkegaard] [READ MORE]

March 27, 2017

A holy person is a person who sees the world through the eyes of Jesus.

[James Fenhagen] [READ MORE]

March 20, 2017

Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.  

[Martin Luther King, Jr.] [READ MORE]

March 13, 2017

One of the great disadvantages of hurry is that it takes such a long time.   

[G. K. Chesterton] [READ MORE]

March 6, 2017

One of the great disadvantages of hurry is that it takes such a long time.   

[G. K. Chesterton] [READ MORE]

February 27, 2017

Will power does not change men. Time does not change men. Christ does.  

[Henry Drummond] [READ MORE]

February 6, 2017
Indifference to injustice is itself an injustice
[Dr. Victor Shepherd] [READ MORE]

January 30, 2017

The true test of spirituality [is] in the freedom to live among people compassionately . . . Prayer frees us to be controlled by God.   

[Richard J. Foster] [READ MORE]

January 23, 2017

The whole purpose of God in redemption is to make us holy and to restore us to the image of God. To accomplish this, He disengages us from earthly ambitions and draws us away from the cheap and unworthy prizes that worldly men set their hearts upon.

[A. W. Tozer] [READ MORE]

January 16, 2017

We are not yet what we shall be, but we are growing toward it, the process is not yet finished, but it is going on, this is not the end, but it is the road. All does not yet gleam in glory, but all is being purified.

[Martin Luther] [READ MORE]

January 9, 2017

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]

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