Hmm... August 2007

Left to ourselves we tend immediately to reduce God to manageable terms. We want to get him where we can use him, or at least know where he is when we need him. We want a God we can in some measure control. We need the feeling of security that comes from knowing what God is like.

A. W. Tozer,
Knowledge of the Holy

You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.

We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.

Archeology is the new frontier — untold dollars are being spent digging in Israel, looking for evidence of Jesus and his times. Not all these efforts can be said to be futile: while the search for the historical Jesus has given us very little about Jesus, it has given us a rich picture of the world in which he lived, a multicultural world of elites and peasants, of tyranny and impulses for freedom, a world where people struggled to balance their instincts for assimilation against their own religious roots — a world, in other words, very much like our own.

Lisa Miller,
Newsweek, May 21, 2007

I have held many things in my hands and I have lost them all. But whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess.

Martin Luther

When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.

Eleanor Roosevelt

A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.


The Wisdom of Will Rogers

Don’t squat with your spurs on.

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier ‘n puttin’ it back in.

If you’re ridin’ ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it’s still there.

There’s two theories to arguin’ with a woman. Neither one works.

If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’.

Never slap a man who’s chewin’ tobacco.

It don’t take a genius to spot a goat in a flock of sheep.

When you give a lesson in meanness to a critter or a person, don’t be surprised if they learn their lesson.

Never miss a good chance to shut up.

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