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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]

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]

June 3, 2019

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

Brennan Manning [READ MORE]

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]

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

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]

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

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]

April 24, 2019
The chief danger that confronts the coming century will be religion without the Holy Ghost, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, salvation without regeneration, politics without God, heaven without hell
— William Booth [READ MORE]

April 15, 2019

When Good Friday comes, these are the moments in life when we feel there's no hope. But then, Easter comes. 

Coretta Scott King [READ MORE]

April 8, 2019

The greatest honor we can give Almighty God is to live gladly because of the knowledge of his love.           

Julian of Norwich [READ MORE]

April 1, 2019
Where does your security lie? Is God your refuge, your hiding place, your stronghold, your shepherd, your counselor, your friend, your redeemer, your Savior, your guide? If He is, you don't need to search any further for security.    
     — Elisabeth Elliot [READ MORE]

March 25, 2019

The greatest disease in the West today is not TB or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for. We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love.

Mother Teresa [READ MORE]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

January 14, 2019

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

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]

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]

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]

December 3, 2018

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

—Charles Dickens [READ MORE]

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

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