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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]



10
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]


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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]


06
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]


23
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]


16
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]


09
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]


02
December 2, 2019

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



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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]


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


11
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]



04
November 4, 2019
Vice does not lose its character by becoming fashionable.
     - John Wesley [READ MORE]


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


21
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]


15
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]


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

 - William Wilberforce [READ MORE]


09
September 9, 2019
Christian life consists of faith and charity. 

Martin Luther [READ MORE]



17
June 17, 2019

The Christ within . . . is not a hobby, a part-time project, a good theme for a book, or a last resort when all human effort fails. He is our life, the most real fact about us. He is the power and wisdom of God dwelling within.  
— Brennan Manning [READ MORE]



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June 10, 2019

Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.                             
— Martin Luther King, Jr. [READ MORE]



03
June 3, 2019

The temptation of the age is to look good without being good.          

Brennan Manning [READ MORE]


27
May 27, 2019

To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless. — G K. Chesterton [READ MORE]



21
May 21, 2019
God grant that I may never live to be useless!        
 — John Wesley [READ MORE]


14
May 14, 2019
The people who know God well—mystics, hermits, prayerful people, those who risk everything to find God—always meet a lover, not a dictator.    

— Richard Rohr [READ MORE]


06
May 6, 2019
The very first Easter taught us this: that life never ends and love never dies.                 
— Kate McGahan [READ MORE]


29
April 29, 2019
The gospel pulls us into community. One of the immediate changes that the gospel makes is grammatical: we instead of I, our instead of my, us instead of me.           
— Eugene Peterson [READ MORE]


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