Favorite Quotes

“Creation is a better means of self expression than possession; it is through creating, not possessing, that life is revealed.“-Vida D. Scudder (1861-1954)



♦ “The desire that comes into a disciple is not one of doing anything for Jesus, but of being a perfect delight to Him.” - Osward Chambers, My Utmost For His Highest

♦ “But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ, and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” – Ephesians 2:4-6

♦ “Faith in Yeshua is not about freedom from life’s difficulties. It is about being freed from oppression in order that we might become his agents of freedom to others.” – Brother Alan Gilman

♦ …”what we do to one another, we do to Jesus.” - Brennen Manning, The Furious Longing of God

♦ “Encouragement is like oxygen to the human spirit.  Don’t forget you’re carrying someone else’s air.  Encourage them; help them breathe.”  – Jeremy Riddle

♦ “We are not destined to happiness, nor to healthy, but to holiness.” - Osward Chambers, My Utmost For His Highest

♦ “So I am proud only of those days that we pass in undivided tenderness.” - Robert Bly

♦ “What would I actually do if I had to do it all over again? Heeding John’s counsel, I would simply do the next thing in love.” - Brennen Manning, The Furious Longing of God

♦ “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

♦ When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.” – Cherokee Proverb

♦ “What is the meaning of kindness? Speak and listen to others, from now on, as if they had recently died. At the core the seen and unseen worlds are one.”     – Frantz Wright

“Wherever you are, be all there. Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God.” – Jim Elliot

“Your place in heaven will seem to be made for you and you alone, because you were made for it — made for it stitch by stitch as a glove is made for a hand.” - C. S. Lewis

 “It is not your business to succeed, but to do right. When you have done so the rest lies with God.” - C. S. Lewis

 “For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus’ sake.” – II Corinthians 4:5

“What power has love but forgiveness? In other words by its intervention what has been done can be undone. What good is it otherwise?” - William Carlos Williams, “Asphodel, That Greeny Flower”

“I was not born to be free–I was born to adore and obey.” – C. S. Lewis

♦ “The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.” - Psalm 29:11


    ON ART


“Ayn Rand held that art is a ‘re-creation of reality according to an artist’s metaphysical value-judgements.’ By its nature, therefore, a novel (like a statue or a symphony) does not require or tolerate an explanatory preface; it is a self-contained universe, aloof from commentary, beckoning the reader to enter, perceive, respond.” – Leonard Peikoff, Introduction to Atlas Shrugged.

♦ “The danger of elegant accomplishment besets every artist. What to do? All I have learned through trial and error is to stay alert and aware, especially of God smiling at our stillness.” -Brennen Manning, The Furious Longing of God

♦ “I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in. – George Washington Carver

 Rembrandt would tell his students that, “a picture is completed when the artist’s intention is fulfilled.”- Rembrandt van Rijn

 “And God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good.” Genesis 1:31

♦ “It is not your business to succeed, but to do right. When you have done so the rest lies with God.” – C. S. Lewis



“The missionary’s secret is truly being able to say, ‘I am His, and He is accomplishing His work and His purposes through me.” – Oswald Chambers, My Utmost For His Highest.

♦ “If you are always keeping blessings to yourself and never learning to pour out anything ‘to the Lord,’ other people will never have their vision of God expanded through you.”  - Oswald Chambers, My Utmost For His Highest.

♦ “There is no broad mission without the local contribution.” – Marsio Ciechnovicz – Italy

♦ “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” – Nelson Mandela

♦ “Preach abroad. It is the cooping yourselves up in rooms that has dampened the work of God, which never was and never will be carried out to any purpose without going into the highways and hedges and compelling men and women to come in.”
-Jonathan Edwards

♦”It’s like fission: once the process of ‘people helping people help themselves’ has started, it’s hard to stop it, especially when the primary impetus is the love of Jesus.”   - Doug Seebeck, My Business, My Mission

We get caught in our boxes-but when we pray outside of them, ask God, the impossible CAN be done. – Loren Cunningham, Youth With a Mission Inter’l (YWAM) Founder

“I think each village was meant to feel pity for its own sick and poor whom it can help and I doubt if it is the duty of any private person to fix his mind on ills which he cannot help. This may even become an escape from the works of charity we really can do to those we know. God may call any one of us to respond to some far away problem or support those who have been so called. But we are finite and he will not call us everywhere or to support every worthy cause. And real needs are not far from us.”  - C.S. Lewis

If the Great Commission is true, our plans are not too big; they are too small.  – Pat Morley

“True religion is like the smallpox. If you get it, you give it to others and it spreads.”  - C. T. Studd



♦ “The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” – Zephaniah 3:17

♦ “He speaks, he moves, he is beautiful. We respond, we create, we worship.” – Michael Card, Scribbling in the Sand-On Christ and Creativity

♦ “I can safely say, on the authority of all that is revealed in the Word of God, that any man or woman on this earth who is bored and turned off by worship is not ready for heaven. To really know him is to love and worship him. –A.W. Tozer, Whatever Happened to Worship.

♦ “Worship is to feel in your heart and express in some appropriate manner a humbling but delightful sense of admiring awe, astonished wonder, and overpowering love in the presence of that most ancient Mystery, that Majesty which philosophers call the first cause, but which we call “Our Father Which Art in Heaven.” -A.W. Tozer

♦ “I go through life as a transient on his way to eternity needing to be taught how to meditate, to worship and to think.” – Donald Coggan

♦ “Take your everyday, ordinarily life, your sleeping, eating, going to work, and walking around life and place it before God as an offering.” – The Message/Peterson

♦ “We are spiritual beings having a human experience, not humans having a spiritual experience.” – John Chisolm


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