Hmm... June-August 2012

  Lord, where we are wrong, make us willing to change; where we are right, make us easy to live with. Peter Marshall

  To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible. St. Thomas Aquinas

  Be yourself. Everyone else is taken. Oscar Wilde

  All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen. Ralph Waldo Emerson 

  I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.

  No people can be bound to acknowledge the invisible hand which conducts the affairs of men more than the people of the United States. Every step by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency.

  Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
George Washington

  I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.

  Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.

  Public opinion, though often formed upon a wrong basis, yet generally has a strong underlying sense of justice.

  No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.

Abraham Lincoln

  He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery. Harold Wilson 

  I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. Anna Quindlen

  There are those who look at things the way they are and ask why…I dream of things that never were and ask why not? Robert F. Kennedy

  Education, n.: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding. Ambrose Bierce

  Obedience is really not as burdensome as it seems at first blush. We are doing nothing more than falling head over heels in love with the everlasting Lover of our souls. Richard Foster

  God’s power operates best in human weakness. Weakness is the arena in which God can most effectively manifest His power. John Stott

  An objective atonement as act of God only upon man is not sufficient of itself if they are to be saved. It must be worked through the heart and mind of men and women, until they are brought to acquiesce in the divine judgment on sin and are restored in heart and mind to communion with God. T.F. Torrance,
Atonement, p. 158

  If we are honest with ourselves and biblical in our theology, we should proudly proclaim, “Jesus is much more than a crutch. He is a whole hospital! Where would I be without Jesus?” Brian Dodd

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