"God created us in his image and we've been trying to return
the favor ever since."
single greatest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place."
Living every minute to its
"Everything we are,
everything that is said to us, everything that hapens to us is some kind of call from God. In fact, everything
that happens is God's call to us either to accept what we should not change or to change what we should not
accept so that the Presence of God can flourish where we are . . .
Finding God is a matter of living every minute of life to its
Joan Chittister, modern Benedictine
as quoted by Philip Yancey in Rumors of Another World (Grand Rapids:
Zondervan, 2003), p. 57.
"The right to believe anything
is freedom of conscience; but the idea that anything anyone believes is right is just plain nonsense
...Civility means I engage with them persuasively, but civility does not mean a false tolerance where anything
-Os Guinness, renowned author, apologist and social critic,
speaking in chapel at Biola on Feb. 23, 2009. His latest book, The Case for
calls for a "civil public square" and an end to the culture wars in the United States.
Biola Magazine, (published quarterly by Biola University's
Love, name (Lightsinger)
"When someone loves you,
the way they say your name is different. You know that your name is safe in their
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Citation: "What is Love - From A Kid's Point of View," Lightsinger, (accessed
submited by Jerry De Luca, Montreal West, Quebec
"And the books that came into the house, some of them secretly -
well, Samuel rode lightly on top of a book and he balanced happily among ideas the way a man rides
white rapids in a canoe. But Tom got into a book, crawled and groveled between the covers, tunneled
like a mole among the thoughts, and came up with the book all over his face and
John Steinbeck, East of Eden, [John Steinbeck Centennial Edition (1902-2002)], New
Penguin Books, 2002, p. 280. (Originally copyright by John Steinbeck
Truly heavenly minded
In contrast to those who are "so heavenly minded they are of no
“If you read history you will find out that the Christians who did
most for the present world were those who thought most of the next.”
C S Lewis (Mere Christianity, New York: Macmillan, 1968, p. 118.
“I don’t know
what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will really be happy are
those who will have sought and found how to serve.”
"Go to the people. Learn from them, live
with them. Love them. Start with what they know. Built with what they have. The best of leaders are
those when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say, 'We have done it
Lao Tsu, 604 B.C.
"If your actions inspire others to dream more,
learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader."
Music (Crawford re. Ray
“He touched people with his music. That’s what he
taught me: If you’re not making people feel something, what you’re doing doesn’t
Hank Crawford regarding Ray Charles. Crawford was a saxophonist who left college
in 1958 to join Charles’ band.
As reported by Dan Gilgoff, U.S. News and World Report, June 21, 2004, p.
"All men dream, but not equally. They who dream by
night in the dark recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it is
But the dreamers of the day are dangerous people,
for they act out their dreams with their eyes wide open to make them
Responsibility that comes with
"I have discovered the secret that after
climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a
moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on
the distance I have come. But I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom comes
responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet
“There are two ways of getting home; and one
of them is to stay there.”
C.K. Chesterton, The Everlasting Man