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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]

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]

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]

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