|He who knows no hardships will know no hardihood. He who faces no calamity will need no courage. Mysterious though it is, the characteristics in human nature which we love best grow in a soil with a strong mixture of troubles.||Harry Emerson Fosdick
| Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
|Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men but from doing something worthwhile.||Sir Wilfred Grenfell|
| Every Christian has to decide whether he or she has a “stingy God” or a “generous God.” The God that I read about in the Bible is an overwhelmingly generous Creator and Redeemer. I worry a lot about how evangelicals sometimes try to turn him into a stingy God. We try to contain him within our favorite theological systems and to limit his faithfulness to our favorite projects and causes. He will not be restricted in that manner. “His ways are not
There is too much tendency to attribute to God the evils that man does of his own free will.
Christianity is not primarily a moral code but a grace-laden mystery; it is not essentially a philosophy of love but a love affair; it is not keeping rules with clenched fists but receiving a gift with open hands.
|To clasp the hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of the world.||Karl Barth
| A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue but the parent of all other virtues.
|In teaching, you can’t see the fruit of a day’s work. It remains invisible, and remains so, maybe for 20 years.||Jacque Bouzum|
| Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.
G. K. Chesterton
| We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.
| Songs of all kinds make me feel thoughts of God—sometimes directly, more often indirectly. This appears to be a universal phenomenon. Songs can give rise to the sensation that almost all believers say they have experienced: the sudden “flash” of understanding that this world is not all that there is.
||Roy Williams, God Actually
|“The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”||Dorothy Nevill|
|The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: “If I stop and help this man, what will happen to me?” But the Good Samaritan reversed the question: “If I do not stop and help this man, what will happen to him?”||Martin Luther King Jr.