”If I spend enough time with God, I will inevitably begin to look at the world with a point of view that more resembles God’s own. What is faith, after all, but believing in advance what will only make sense in reverse.” –Philip Yancey, Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference?
“Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” –Benjamin Franklin Photo: Edwin PP If you haven’t bitten your tongue lately, then perhaps you’re being too lose with it. If you spend a lot of time around people and like to talk, your “word alert” should be set to high sensitivity. “It only takes a spark, remember, to set off a forest fire
“The trouble with so many of us is that we underestimate the power of simplicity. We have a tendency it seems to over complicate our lives and forget what’s important and what’s not.
“I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens, and say there is no God.” –Abraham Lincoln Nature is a powerful weapon in God’s arsenal of spiritual weapons. Being exposed to God’s creation in all of its glory can soften our jaded senses and transform our thinking.
“The most important tactic in an argument, next to being right, is to leave an escape hatch for your opponent, so that he can gracefully swing over to your side without an embarrassing loss of face.” –Syndey J. Harris When debating with someone over an issue, it is tempting to think that our goal is to win the argument
“We are not just rationale people who respond emotionally once in a while. We are emotional people who respond rationally once in a while.” –Clarence Schilt, Oregon pastor We are more emotional than we are rationale.
“If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing.
“Yesterday is a canceled check; tomorrow is a promissory note; today is the only cash you have, so spend it wisely.” –Kay Lyons Sometimes we obsess over everything but what we can actually control. The past with its regrets is beyond our reach and the future is unknown.
“What’s dangerous about the world today is not belief in God or unbelief but ruthless certainty.” –Lisa Miller, Newsweek Magazine The only thing we should be ruthless about is our passion to love God and the people He calls us to serve. Unfortunately, some see themselves as chosen by God to eradicate all evil (which often means imposing their beliefs and opinions upon others against their will)