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Our problem 
"God created us in his image and we've been trying to return the favor ever since." 
"The single greatest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." 
George Bernard Shaw 
Living every minute to its ultimate 
"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 ultimate." 
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 goes."
-Os Guinness, renowned author, apologist and social critic, 
speaking in chapel at Biola on Feb. 23, 2009. His latest book, The Case for Civility, 
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
Integrated Marketing Communications department); page 12; Summer '09.
Love, name (Lightsinger) 
"When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You know that your name is safe in their mouth." 
Copyright 2002 Preaching Today.com & ChristianityToday International. 
Citation: "What is Love - From A Kid's Point of View," Lightsinger, (accessed 3-14-02) 
submited by Jerry De Luca, Montreal West, Quebec 
Books (Steinbeck) 
"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 hands." 
John Steinbeck, East of Eden, [John Steinbeck Centennial Edition (1902-2002)], New York: 
Penguin Books, 2002, p. 280. (Originally copyright by John Steinbeck 1952). 
Truly heavenly minded people (Lewis) 
In contrast to those who are "so heavenly minded they are of no earthly good: 
“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. 
Service, Happiness, Destiny (Schweitzer)
“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.”
Albert Schweitzer 
Leadership, Empowerment (Lao Tsu)
"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 ourselves.'”
Lao Tsu, 604 B.C. 
Leadership (Adams) 
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader." 
John Qunicy Adams  

Music (Crawford re. Ray Charles) 
“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 matter.”  
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. 78. 
Vision (Lawrence) 
"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 vanity. 
But the dreamers of the day are dangerous people, for they act out their dreams with their eyes wide open to make them possible." 
T.E. Lawrence 
Responsibility that comes with freedom (Mandela) 
"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 ended."
Nelson Mandela

Getting home (Chesterton) 
“There are two ways of getting home; and one of them is to stay there.” 
C.K. Chesterton, The Everlasting Man