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May 19, 2020
The best thing of all is that God is with us.   
  John Wesley [READ MORE]

May 4, 2020
It is easier to find guides, someone to tell you what to do, than someone to be with you in a discerning, prayful companionship as you work it out yourself.

 Eugene Peterson [READ MORE]

April 6, 2020
We're Easter people, living in a Good Friday world.      
         — Anne Lamott [READ MORE]

March 30, 2020
I am content to fill a little space if God be glorified.

 Susanna Wesley [READ MORE]

March 23, 2020
Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.

 - Mother Teresa [READ MORE]

March 16, 2020
It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey. 

      - Soren Kierkegaard [READ MORE]

March 9, 2020

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]

March 2, 2020
When we get waylaid from our walk with God by busyness, depression, family problems, or worse, God does not abandon us.                    

      - Brennan Manning [READ MORE]

February 18, 2020

We encourage one another, build one another up, pray with and for one another, learn from one another, teach one another, and set one another examples to follow, challenges to take up, and urgent tasks to perform. This is part of what is known as fellowship.
 - N. T. Wright [READ MORE]

February 10, 2020
I used to ask God to help me. Then I asked if I might help Him. I ended up by asking God to do His work through me.

— Hudson Taylor [READ MORE]

January 13, 2020

Take from us, O God, all pride and vanity . . . give us the true courage that shows itself by gentleness; the true wisdom that shows itself by simplicity; and the true power that shows itself by modesty; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

William Barclay [READ MORE]

January 6, 2020
Being a Christian is less about cautiously avoiding sin than about courageously and actively doing God's will.

          - Dietrich Bonhoeffer [READ MORE]

December 23, 2019
At this Christmas when Christ comes, will He find a warm heart? Mark the season of Advent by loving and serving the others with God's own love and concern.
- Mother Teresa [READ MORE]

December 16, 2019
I am not a follower of Jesus Christ if I live with Him only in Bethlehem and Nazareth, and not in Gethsemane and on Calvary, too. 

     - Brennan Manning [READ MORE]

December 9, 2019
We do not consciously disobey God, we simply do not heed Him. God has given us His commands; there they are, but we do not pay any attention to them, not because of willful disobedience but because we do not love and respect Him.

 - Oswald Chambers [READ MORE]

December 2, 2019

May we not “spend” Christmas or “observe” Christmas, but rather “keep” it.
— Peter Marshall [READ MORE]

November 25, 2019
Compassion costs. It is easy enough to argue, criticize and condemn, but redemption is costly, and comfort draws from the deep. Brains can argue, but It takes heart to comfort.     
      -  Samuel Chadwick [READ MORE]

November 18, 2019
We must be ready to allow ourselves to be interrupted by God.   
  - Dietrich Bonhoeffer [READ MORE]

November 11, 2019
We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It's easy to say "It's not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem." Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.

Fred Rogers [READ MORE]

November 4, 2019
Vice does not lose its character by becoming fashionable.
     - John Wesley [READ MORE]

October 28, 2019
Every human interaction offers you the chance to make things better or to make things worse.
- Barbara Brown Taylor [READ MORE]

October 21, 2019
If you believe what you like in the Gospel, and reject what you don't like, it is not the Gospel you believe, but yourself.   

 Augustine [READ MORE]

October 15, 2019
Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.

— W. T. Purkiser [READ MORE]

September 23, 2019
A private faith that does not act in the face of oppression is no faith at all.

 - William Wilberforce [READ MORE]

September 9, 2019
Christian life consists of faith and charity. 

Martin Luther [READ MORE]

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