Past Quotes of the Week

“The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him, in those who hope in His steadfast love.”
― Psalm 147:11

“Resolution One: I will live for God. Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will.”
― Jonathan Edwards

“Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
― Psalm 37:4

“The real work of prayer is to become silent and listen to the voice that says good things about me. To gently push aside and silence the many voices that question my goodness and to trust that I will hear the voice of blessing-- that demands real effort.”
― Henri J.M. Nouwen

“His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor his delight in the legs of a man; the Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.”
― Psalm 147:10-11

“Our greatest fulfillment lies in giving ourselves to others.”
― Henri J.M. Nouwen

“The love we give away is the only love we keep.”
  Elizabeth Hubbard

“Peace hath higher tests of manhood than battle ever knew.”
  John Greenleaf Whittier

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
  Jesus in John 14:27

“I heard the bells on Christmas Day; their old familiar carols play, and wild and sweet the word repeat of peace on earth, good-will to men!”
  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.”
  Nelson Mandela

“There has been only one Christmas - the rest are anniversaries.”
  W.J. Cameron

“O, the fullness, the pleasure, the sheer excitement of knowing God here on earth.”
― Jim Elliott

“Grace is thickly counter-intuitive. It feels risky and unfair. It's dangerous and disorderly. It wrestles control out of our hands. It is wild and unsettling. It turns everything that makes sense to us upside-down and inside-out.”
― Tullian Tchividjian

“Christ sets us free by the power of His Spirit; then He maintains our freedom as we learn to live from day to day in the power of that Spirit.”
― Beth Moore

“I firmly believe that we can reach the world for the sake of Jesus in our lifetime. We are living today in extraordinary times. God is moving around the world in an increasing fashion.”
― Ryan Shaw

“If we look for ways to get rid of necessary pain, we'll be disillusioned or misled. For people who define real change as the elimination of inevitable struggle, the final chapters will be terribly disappointing.”
― Dr. Larry Crabb

“The idolatry that exists in a man's heart always wants to lead him away from his Savior and back to self-reliance no matter how pitiful that self-reliance is or how many times it has betrayed him.”
― Matt Chandler

“Without the Way there is no going; without the Truth there is no knowing; without the Life there is no living.”
― Thomas A Kempis

“Physical beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but inner beauty is something that shines from inside and no one can deny it.”
― Nishan Panwar

“Grace is when God gives us what we don't deserve. Mercy is when God doesn't give us what we do deserve.”
― Anonymous

“Healing doesn't mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives.”
― Anonymous

“God uses men who are weak and feeble enough to lean on Him.”
— Hudson Taylor

“He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose”
— Jim Elliot

“The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.”
— 2 Timothy 2:2

“When the solution is simple, God is answering.”
— Albert Einstein

“Sometimes when we get overwhelmed, we forget how big God is.”
— A.W. Tozer

“God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform; He plants His footsteps in the sea, And rides upon the storm.”
— William Cowper

“Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons. You will find it is to the soul what a water bath is to the body.”
— Oliver Wendell Holmes

“God never forgets anything He promises. That’s right…never. God’s agenda continues to unfold right on schedule, even when there is not a shred of evidence that He remembers. Even when the most extreme events transpire and ‘life just doesn’t seem fair,’ God is there, carrying out His providential plan exactly as He pre-arranged it. He keeps His word.”
— Chuck Swindoll

“You’re My servant, serving on My side. I’ve picked you. I haven’t dropped you. Don’t panic. I’m with you. There’s no need to fear for I’m your God. I’ll give you strength. I’ll help you. I’ll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you.”
— Isaiah 41: 9-10, MSG

“Never forget that no matter what situation you are facing today, God has not left you. He has not abandoned you or forgotten you. He created you and you are still special in his eyes. Good Morning!”
— Tim Tungsten

“Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame.”
― Arthur Schopenhauer

“God is waiting eagerly to respond with new strength to each little act of self-control, small disciplines of prayer, feeble searching after him. And his children shall be filled if they will only hunger and thirst after what he offers.”
― Richard Halloway

“The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.”
― Soren Kierkegaard

“Revenge has no more quenching effect on emotions than salt water has on thirst.”
― Walter Weckler

“Our misery is that we thirst so little for these sublime things, and so much for the mocking trifles of time and space.”
― Charles H. Spurgeon

“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”
― C. S. Lewis

“Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.”
― Albert Einstein

“God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with Him.”
― Jim Elliot

“The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.”
― C. S. Lewis

“I know God won't give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.”
― Mother Teresa

“But what I would like to say is that the spiritual life is a life in which you gradually learn to listen to a voice that says something else, that says, “You are the beloved and on you my favor rests.”... I want you to hear that voice. It is not a very loud voice because it is an intimate voice. It comes from a very deep place. It is soft and gentle.”
— Henri J. M. Nouwen

“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you've forgotten the words.” 
— C.S.Lewis

“I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had absolutely no other place to go.”
— Abraham Lincoln

“Our failure to hear His voice when we want to is due to the fact that we do not in general want to hear it, that we want it only when we think we need it.”
— Dallas Willard, Hearing God

“The widest thing in the universe is not space, it is the potential capacity of the human heart.”
— A. W. Tozer — The Pursuit of God

“Worship and intercession must go together, the one is impossible without the other. Intercession means that we rouse ourselves up to get the mind of Christ about the one for whom we pray.”
— Oswald Chambers

“Because God has made us for Himself, our hearts are restless until they rest in Him.”
— Augustine of Hippo

“The irony is that while God doesn’t need us but still wants us, we desperately need God but don’t really want Him most of the time.”
— Francis Chan

 “Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius.”
— Benjamin Disraeli

“It is not that we don't have faith it is just that Satan is trying to destroy our faith with lies. Satan frequently steals the will of God from us due to reasoning. The Lord may direct us to do a certain thing, but if it does not make sense - if it is not logical - we may be tempted to disregard it. What God leads a person to do does not always make logical sense to his mind. His spirit may affirm it and His mind reject it, especially if it would be out of the ordinary or unpleasant or if it would require personal sacrifice or discomfort.”
— Joyce Meyer, Battlefield of the Mind

“The surprisingly wonderful thing about my new adventure of listening to God was that God, my Perfect Father, called me out to be the man He’d created me to be.”
— Rusty Rustenbach

“He lifts the poor from the dirt and the needy from the garbage dump. He sets them among princes, even the princes of his own people!”
— Psalm 113:7-8

“Healing does not just naturally happen over time. We must actively participate in the healing process, carving out space in our schedule to tend to our emotional pain and woundedness in God’s presence.”
— Mary Yerkes

“Think back to the book of Genesis. God spoke, and life began. That same life-giving power and creative force is at work when God speaks to us in personal ways.”
— Mary Yerkes

“The words of the tongue should have three gatekeepers: Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary?”
— Nicky Gumbel @nickygumbel

“I led them with cords of human kindness, with ties of love; I lifted the yoke from their neck and bent down to feed them.”
— Hosea 11:4 NIV

“ My personal experience with inner-healing prayer, both offering it to others and receiving it, has prompted me to believe that it plays a helpful, if not critical, role in spiritual formation.”
— Cynthia Bezek

“It is my belief that when you go ahead with your projects without praying and listening, it implies that you know better than God what needs to be done.”
— Andrew Rudy

“ Prayer is never rejected so long as we do not cease to pray. The chief failure of prayer is its cessation.”
— P.T. Forsyeth

“ Persistence compels us to the true center of prayer, which is not something but someone. Persistence deepens our relationship with God and compels the heart to examine what it really wants most.”
— Rankin Wilbourne

“The heart’s inability to experience what the head knows is a sure sign of a heart in bondage.”
— Most Highlighted Quote (102x time) by Kindle Readers of A Guide for Listening & Inner-Healing Prayer

“That the Creator Himself comes to us and becomes our ransom - this is the reason for our rejoicing.”
— Martin Luther

“What He was, He laid aside; what He was not, He assumed. He takes upon Himself the poverty of my flesh so that I may receive the riches of His divinity.”
— Gregory Nazianzen

“Of all persons the Christian should be best prepared for whatever the New Year brings. He has dealt with life at its source. In Christ he has disposed of a thousand enemies that other men must face alone and unprepared. He can face his tomorrow cheerful and unafraid because yesterday he turned his feet into the ways of peace and today he lives in God. The man who has made God his dwelling place will always have a safe habitation. “
— A.W. Tozer - The Warfare of the Spirit

“Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each New Year find you a better man. “
— Benjamin Franklin

“True listening is obedient listening. To listen to God is to obey Him.”
— Leanne Payne, Listening Prayer, p 125

“To listen in prayer for the voice of the Lord is to find the mind of Christ,”
— Leanne Payne, Listening Prayer, p 125

“Those with a low view of the Bible should not attempt listening prayer, for it can lead into dangerous gnostic listening.”
— Leanne Payne, Listening Prayer, p 27

“Man is born broken. He lives by mending. The grace of God is the glue.”
— Eugene O'Neill

“To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.”
— C. S. Lewis

“Harboring bitterness is like drinking acid and hoping it kills the other person,”
— People Resources Team Relational Healing Seminar

“Stand still” – keep the posture of an upright man, ready for action, expecting further orders, cheerfully and patiently awaiting the directing voice; and it will not be long ere God shall say to you, as distinctly as Moses said it to the people of Israel, “Go forward.” 
— Charles Spurgeon

“Biblically, waiting is not just something we have to do until we get what we want. Waiting is part of the process of becoming what God wants us to be.”
— John Ortberg

“Teach us, O Lord, the disciplines of patience, for to wait is often harder than to work.”
— Peter Marshall

“So the Lord must wait for you to come to Him so He can show you His love and compassion. For the Lord is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for His help.”
— Isaiah 30:18 NLT

“When we suffer a deep loss or trauma our hearts can literally feel like they have been shattered into a million pieces.”
— Ronald Alexander

“It was torture, resurrecting those painful memories and emotions. It’s like having a broken arm and the doctor begins to set the broken bones back into place. You flinch and jerk back your arm because of the pain. But knowing it is your own good, you offer your arm back to the doctor and endure the pain while he continues to set your arm right.”
— Nelson Dy

“Prayer is the way the life of God in us is nourished.”
— Oswald Chambers

“A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.”
— Robert Bulwer-Lytton

“If you think with your head, a heart is just an organ that pumps blood. But if you think with your heart, you know that a heart is the core of human existence.”
— Quotations

“The heart has reasons that reason cannot know.”
— Blaise Pascal

“The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.”
— Benjamin Franklin

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
— Mahatma Gandhi

“Before Nelson Mandela was arrested in 1962, he was an angry, relatively young man. He founded the ANC's military wing. When he was released, he surprised everyone because he was talking about reconciliation and forgiveness and not about revenge.”
— Desmond Tutu

“The practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese monk

“God speaks to those who take the time to listen and He listens to those who take the time to pray.”
— Mario Tomasello

“It is the province of knowledge to speak and the privilege of wisdom to listen.”
— Oliver Wendall Holmes

“The silence of prayer is the silence of listening.”
— Elizabeth O'Connor

“God talks to His people—to each one of us—through His Word, through the counsel of godly friends, and through the Holy Spirit.”
— Sheila Walsh

“It takes deliberate and continuous effort to carve out time in our overfull schedules to listen to the voice of God.”
— Sheila Walsh

“Lord God, I long to hear Your voice but not just secondhand through teachers, as wonderful and godly as they can be. I long to hear Your voice firsthand.”
— Sheila Walsh

“When you prayed for shame to be lifted off--for the Holy Spirit to come under the shame and lift it off, that's exactly what He did. I have always been under a dark cloud...That cloud is gone now, and so is the shame I have lived with all these years.”
— Leanne Payne Newsletter

“When we admit our own poverty, lack of resources, helplessness, then we are ready to let God heal us.”
— Judith Macnutt

“Prayer for inner healing is not a technique. We need to allow the Holy Spirit to be in charge and to guide the time of prayer.”
— Judith Macnutt

“As a person's will is thoroughly converted and made one with God's, he or she has a new backbone, upright and strong, with which to stand erect in the vertical position with the Father.”
— Leanne Payne, Listening Prayer, p. 167

“I will look to see what He will say to me.”
— Habakkuk 2:1

“Until the underlying emotions in a person, relationship, or family are accurately expressed, heard and validated – conflict will defy resolution, and the system will remain unchanged.”
— Keith Robinson

“As Your face shines on me ... I begin to see who I really am ... in YOU.”
— Kimberly & Alberto Rivera, In You

“Day-by-day as we listen, He's calling into being facets of our design, character, and destiny that were previously absent or missing. He's calling you into being all and everything He had in mind before you were even born.”
— Rusty Rustenbach

“If we’re going to trust God with all our hearts, then we are going to have to distrust ourselves with all our hearts. “
— Buddy Westbrook

“Listen as though your life depended on it. It does.”
The Art of Pilgrimage

“We are at this moment as close to God as we really choose to be. True, there are times when we would like to know a deeper intimacy, but when it comes to the point, we are not prepared to pay the price involved”
— J Oswald Sanders

“Prayer is spiritual communication between man and God, a two-way relationship in which man should not only talk to God but also listen to Him.”
— Billy Graham

“The greatest tragedy of life is not unanswered prayer, but unoffered prayer.”
— F. B. Meyer

“We aren't just thrown on this earth like dice tossed across a table. We are lovingly placed here for a purpose.”
 — Charles Swindoll

“We must focus on prayer as the main thrust to accomplish God's will and purpose on earth. The forces against us have never been greater, and this is the only way we can release God's power to become victorious.”
— John Maxwell

“The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted.”
— Mother Theresa

“The heart or the spirit of a man is the source of our life. If the spirit is damaged, wounded or corrupted in any way, our ability to relate normally to others, to ourselves and to God is hampered because of a wounded spirit/emotionally broken.”

“When someone is hurting or brokenhearted, the Eternal moves in close and revives him in his pain. Hard times may well be the plight of the righteous — they may often seem overwhelmed — but the Eternal rescues the righteous from what oppresses them.” 
— Psalm 34:18-10 The Voice

“Everyone has to deal with a broken heart at some point in life because we live in a fallen world, and, as a result, we are constantly faced with shattered dreams, unexpected losses, and hurting relationships.”

“Christ sets us free by the power of His Spirit; then He maintains our freedom as we learn to live from day to day in the power of that Spirit. Isaiah and Luke agree that only Christ was appointed to offer this kind of freedom.”

“To gently push aside and silence the many voices that question my goodness and to trust that I will hear the voice of blessing-- that demands real effort.”
— Henri Nouwen, Life of the Beloved

“Define yourself radically as one beloved by God. This is the true self. Every other identity is illusion.”
— Brennan Manning, Abba's Child

“The key to walking in the Spirit is becoming aware of the presence of God in our lives.”
— Gregory Winfield

“It is only by remembering that ‘Another lives in me’ that we can die daily to that old, false, usurping self, and that we can continue to be drawn further in and higher up into the life of God. To ‘practice the presence’ is to continually call to mind this great reality.”
— Leanne Payne

“The most holy and important practice in the spiritual life is the presence of God – that is, every moment to take great pleasure that God is with you”
— Brother Lawrence 

“For many of us, the person we have the greatest difficulty forgiving is ourselves.
— Rusty Rustenbach, A Guide for Listening & Inner Healing Prayer

“Worship is the act of the abandoned heart adoring its God.”
— John Eldridge

“Particularly pertinent to those times when I’m asking the Lord to bring people out of sexual neurosis and/or perverted sexual lifestyles, and teaching others how to minister to them, is the matter of renouncing Baal and Ashtoreth, the male and female idol-gods of sexual orgy.”

“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.”
— A.W. Tozer

“Growing up, I didn’t know about families who were missing a father, because there weren’t any in our neighborhood. Today over a third of American children are born into single-parent homes. Is this all men’s doing?”
— Tim Russert Sr & Jr

“Fatherlessness is a rot that is eating away at the modern soul.'“
— Douglas Wilson

“The most obvious feature of the Father of Jesus Christ is His generosity. He is generous with His glory, with His tasks, with His protection, with His home, and with His joy.”

“Oh, blessed be God! He didn’t go off and leave us. He didn’t abandon us defenseless, helpless as a rabbit in a pack of snarling dogs. We’ve flown free from their fangs, free of their traps, free as a bird. Their grip is broken; we’re free as a bird in flight.”
— Psalm 124:6-7 MSG

“God’s attributes qualify Him as the ultimate resource for the mending of the heart. He’s omniscient, so He knows absolutely everything about us. He’s omnipresent, so He was there when we were wounded and is fully present as we go through the healing process. His omnipotence means He has the power to do for us what we cannot do for ourselves.”
— Rusty Rustenbach

“Use God's mighty weapons, not those made by men, to knock down the devil's strongholds.”
— Chuck Norris

“Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.”
— Arthur Golden

“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come.”
— Anne Lamott

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.”
— Ambrose Redmoon

“Faith means believing in advance what only makes sense in reverse.”
— Phillip Yancey

“To bring about the deep inner change for which we thirst, we need to address the roots that lie beneath the mess we’re in. We need an inside-out solution.”
— Rusty Rustenbach

“The poor and needy search for water, but there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst. But I the Lord will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.”
— Isaiah 41:17

“Then Jesus declared, ‘I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.’”
— John 6:35

“You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek You; I thirst for You, my whole being longs for You, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.”
— Psalm 63:1

“Legalism says God will love us if we change. The gospel says God will change us because He loves us.”
— Tullian Tchividjian

“God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.”
— St. Augustine

“Following Christ has nothing to do with success as the world sees success. It has to do with love.”
— Madeleine L’Engle

“It is one thing for the living water to descend from Christ into the heart, and another thing how--when it has descended--it moves the heart to worship. All power of worship in the soul, is the result of the waters flowing into it, and their flowing back again to God.”
— G. V. Wigram

“Christ is not a reservoir but a spring. His life is continual, active and ever passing on with an outflow as necessary as its inflow. If we do not perpetually draw the fresh supply from the living Fountain, we shall either grow stagnant or empty, It is, therefore, not so much a perpetual fullness as a perpetual filling.”
— A. B. Simpson

“Daily living by faith on Christ is what makes the difference between the sickly and the healthy Christian, between the defeated and the victorious saint.”
— A. W. Pink

“The essence of meditation is a period of time set aside to contemplate the Lord, listen to Him, and allow Him to permeate our spirits.”
— Charles Stanley

“Often times God wants us to sit before Him in quietness. He doesn't want us to do all the talking. As Isaiah 30:15 says 'In quiet and confidence will be your strength.'“
— Charles Stanley

“To have God speak to the heart is a majestic experience, an experience that people may miss if they monopolize the conversation and never pause to hear God's responses.”
— Charles Stanley

“God created you the way you are for a reason and God doesn't make mistakes.”

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.
— Jeremiah 1:5 Amplified Bible

“I long to give you the keys to be free from the things that bind you and see you break through to a blessed life in Me. But your freedom is a choice ... your choice ... I promise I am the only One who can give you the life-giving keys you need and want. The keys are hidden in My word, empowered by your prayer, and completed by the work of My Holy Spirit living in you. Chose the way My son, My daughter ... chose life.”

“I've learned recently to love imperfection a lot because it shines such a big light on God's grace. And if someone has grace for you that's when you feel their love the most and they see you for who you are and they love you anyway.”
— Lacey Mosley 

“The law detects, grace alone conquers sin.”
— Saint Augustine (354-430)

“Because God has made us for Himself, our hearts are restless until they rest in Him.”    
— Augustine de Hippo

“It is strange how often a heart must be broken before the years can make it wise.”
— Sara Teasdale

“The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit know everything about us, both inside and out. And yet God moves toward us with His incredible unfailing love.”
— Rusty Rustenbach

“Stop for a minute and think about how you typically interact with God. If prayer time is dominated by your own talking, some adjustments may be in order. Just as the Lord spoke to David, God also has many things to say to you, if you’ll simply let Him speak.”
— Charles Stanley

“There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful than that of a continual conversation with God. Those only can comprehend it who practice and experience it; yet I do not advise you to do it from that motive. It is not pleasure which we ought to seek in this exercise; but let us do it from a principle of love, and because God would have us.”
— Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God

“Our failure to hear His voice when we want to is due to the fact that we do not in general want to hear it, that we want it only when we think we need it.”
— Dallas Willard, Hearing God

“The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.”
— Blaise Pascal

“Every moment I spend training myself to inner listening is like digging a well, deeper and deeper, toward The Source of replenishment that never goes dry ...”
— Joanne Blum, PhD

“The silence of prayer is the silence of listening.”
— Elizabeth O'Connor

“God is always speaking, but are we really listening.”
— Unknown

“Buried emotions are buried alive and, like a hidden explosive device, will eventually influence our well-being in negative ways, even if we’re not aware of them.”
— Rusty Rustenbach

“Grace isn't a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It's a way to live. The law tells me how crooked I am. Grace comes along and straightens me out.”  
— Dwight L Moody (1837-1899)

“Habakkuk knew the sound of God speaking to him (Habakkuk 2:2). Elijah described it as a still, small voice (1 Kings 19:12). I had always listened for an inner audible voice, and God does speak that way at times. However, I have found that usually, God's voice comes as spontaneous thoughts, visions, feelings, or impressions.”

“God often speaks directly into your mind if you will set aside the time to pray, and wait for His answer.”
— Tim Burns

“God speaks in different ways, and we don’t always recognize His voice.”
— Job 33:14 CEV

“But all who listen to me will live in peace, untroubled by fear of harm.”
— Proverbs 1:33 NLT

“There are four ways God answers prayer: 1) No, not yet; 2) No, I love you too much; 3) Yes, I thought you'd never ask; 4) Yes, and here's more.”
— Anne Lewis

“Whenever you are arrested and brought to trial, do not worry beforehand about what to say. Just say whatever is given you at the time, for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit.”
— Mark 13:11, Matthew 10:20, and Luke 12:12

“To fall in love with God is the greatest of all romances; To seek Him, the greatest adventure; To find him, the greatest human achievement.”
— Augustine

“God wants to speak to us more than we want to listen. He is a God of love, and love longs to communicate.”
— Linda Schubert

“The One Who made me is FOR me!”
― Rusty Rustenbach

“Time doesn't heal all! All that Time does is make it more distant, put more space between you and what happened. It doesn't heal anything.”
― Mercedes Lackey

“You must forgive to be free.”
― Fifty Healing Quotes

“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.”
― Acts 10:38

“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Never respond to an angry person with a fiery comeback, even if he deserves it...Don't allow his anger to become your anger.”
― Bohdi Sanders

“Forgiveness is God's invention for coming to terms with a world in which, despite their best intentions, people are unfair to each other and hurt each other deeply. He began by forgiving us. And He invites us all to forgive each other.”
― Lewis B. Smedes

“Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs.”
― Charlotte Bronte

“Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.”
― Cherie Carter-Scott

“Our anger and annoyance are more detrimental to us than the things themselves which anger or annoy us.”
― Marcus Aurelius

“Prayer, desperate prayer, seems so simple, but it’s a step rarely taken by those in family conflict.”
― Erwin W. Lutzer

“The Spirit’s quiet whisper, Bids me bow before Your throne, ‘Til my heart’s deepest yearnings, Are the echo of Your own.”
Jennifer Kennedy Dean

“Of all human activities, man's listening to God is the supreme act of his reasoning and will.”
Pope Paul VI

“I don’t regret the things I’ve done, I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance.”
– Unknown

“Prayer is the most aggressive, pro-active, offensive, invasive action one can take in any situation. Prayer reaches into the spiritual realm and accesses all the power of heaven for the circumstances of earth.”
— Jennifer Kennedy Dean

“There is no reason for deception and games. The process has started. Truth and openness are the only solution for healing.”
— Brian Dant

“One of the most important keys to Success is having the discipline to do what you know you should do, even when you dont feel like doing it.”
— Unknown

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.”
― Helen Keller
“I love the Eternal; for not only does He hear my voice, my pleas for mercy, but He leaned down when I was in trouble and brought His ear close to me. So as long as I have breath, I will call on Him.
― Psalm 116: 1-2 VOICE
“The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it.”
― Nicholas Sparks
“The gospel writers paint their portraits of Jesus using a kaleidoscope of brilliant ‘emotional’ colors. Jesus felt compassion; he was angry, indignant, and consumed with zeal; he was troubled, greatly distressed, very sorrowful, depressed, deeply moved, and grieved; he sighed; he wept and sobbed; he groaned; he was in agony; he was surprised and amazed; he rejoiced very greatly and was full of joy; he greatly desired, and he loved.”
― G. Walter Hansen

“God can't give us peace and happiness apart from Himself because there is no such thing.”
― C.S. Lewis

“The ancestor of every action is a thought.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Thoughts are the place where we can and must begin to change. There the light of God first begins to move upon us through the word of Christ, and there the divine Spirit begins to direct our will to God and his way.”
– Dallas Willard
“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”
― C.S. Lewis
“The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.”
– Diogenes

“Transformation in the world happens when people are healed and start investing in other people.”
– Michael W. Smith

“Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.”
– Proverbs 21:23 ESV

“Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.”
― C.S. Lewis

“God speaks to those who take the time to listen and He listens to those who take the time to pray.”
– Mario Tomasello

“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.”
– Victor Hugo

“The only way to be really happy in such a world as this, is to be ever casting all our cares on God. It is trying to carry their own burdens which so often makes believers sad. If they will tell their troubles to God, he will enable them to bear them as easily as Samson did the gates of Gaza. If they are resolved to keep them to themselves, they will find one day that the very grasshopper is a burden.”
– JC Riley

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

“Persons need not and ought not to set any bounds to their spiritual and gracious appetites, {instead they ought] to be endeavoring by all possible ways to inflame their desires and to obtain more spiritual pleasures… Our hungerings and thirstings after God and Jesus Christ and after holiness can’t be too great for the value of these things, for they are things of infinite value.”
– Jonathan Edwards

“There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.”
– Bryant H. McGill 

“The Bible reveals the Father’s overall plan for the world and provides general guidelines for life. But how can we know His specific plans for us? Listening to God is essential to walking with God.” 
— Charles Stanley

“One of the tragic losses in modern Christianity is the near-elimination of the Holy Spirit from the life and activity of many believers.” 
— Charles Carrin

“For his Holy Spirit speaks to us deep in our hearts and tells us that we are God's children.” 
— Romans 8:16 NLT

“Every growth of spiritual life, from the first tender shoot until now, has been the work of the Holy Spirit.... The only way to more life is the Holy Spirit. You will not even know that you want more unless He works in you to desire it.... The Spirit of God must come and make the letter alive, transfer it to your heart, set it on fire, and make it burn within you, or else its divine force and majesty will be hid from your eyes.... Prayer is the creation of the Holy Spirit. We cannot do without prayer, and we cannot pray without the Holy Spirit.”
— Charles Haddon Spurgeon

“Psychological Manipulation is a type of social emotional influence that aims to change the behavior or perceptions of others through deceptive and underhanded tactics.”
— Dr. Lisa Holland

“When you self-deprecate, you are dismissing yourself as unimportant. You misrepresent your own abilities or achievements as being of little worth.”

“The way to realize meaningful success is to harness the power of failure.”
— Charles C. Matz, The Power of Failure

“The world is not looking for Stepford-type Christians. People are tired of pretense. We struggle with failures; we long for intimacy. So why are we feigning perfection before God and one another.”
— Sheila Walsh, Life is Tough, But God is Faithful
"Love to faults is always blind, always is to joy inclined. Lawless, winged, and unconfined, and breaks all chains from every mind." 
— William Shakespeare

But they refused to pay attention; stubbornly they turned their backs and stopped up their ears. They made their hearts as hard as flint and would not listen... So the Lord Almighty was very angry. 'When I called, they did not listen; so when they called, I would not listen,' says the Lord Almighty.'" 
— Zechariah 7:11-13 (NIV)

Zephaniah 3:17 is the Bible’s poetic way of telling us that God is very aware of us, very sensitive toward us, and that He is trying to get ideas about His love for us into our heads. So God sings. From just the other side of the thin wall that separates the seen from the unseen, He serenades our hearts, constantly whispering the truth of His love into our consciousness." 
— Ty Gibson

One of the greatest benefits of our salvation has to be that of hearing God speak to us personally. There can be no intimate relationship with our heavenly Father without it. But, as easy as it is for us to speak to Him, the average Christian has a hard time hearing His voice. This is not the way the Lord intended it to be." 
— Andrew Womack

When your past calls, hang up. It has nothing new to share."
— Sandra Yancey

“When we believe that God hears us, it is but natural that we should be eager to hear Him. Only from Him can come the word which can speak peace to troubled spirits; the voices of men are feeble in such a case, a plaster far too narrow for the sore; but God’s voice is power, He speaks and it is done, and hence when we hear Him our distress is ended." 
— C.H. Spurgeon

The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art." 
— Leonardo da Vinci

“When love is at the base of something, it is a masterpiece.” 
― Steve Maraboli

“I will listen with expectancy to what God the Lord will say, for He will speak peace to His people, to His godly ones; but let them not turn again to self-confident folly. Surely His salvation is near to those who reverently fear Him and is ready to be appropriated that His glory (His manifest presence) may tabernacle and abide in our land.” 
— Psalm 85:8-9

“It is only through the holes in our soul that we break out and God breaks through.” 
— Richard Rohr

“Deep in our masculine souls, we suspect that something is not quite right. Submerged below the surface, a part of us remains untouched and unaffected by our new life in Christ.” 
– Michael Cusick

“God really does want to take care of you, but you have to let Him, and stop worrying about every little thing you can’t control.” 
— Unknown

"The reality is that if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always be where you’ve always been." 
— James Emery White

“If your mind is filled with the Word of God, then it can’t be filled with impure thoughts.” 
— David Jeremiah

What is true, if you belong to God, is that you have a good heart. In the deepest part of who you are, you have a passion to love God and walk in His ways.” 
— Michael Cusick, Surfing for God (Based on Ezekiel 36:25-27)

“Men who as boys felt neglected by their dads often remain distant from their children. The sins of fathers are passed on to children, often through the dynamic of self-protection. It hurts to be neglected, and it creates questions about our value to others. So to avoid feeling the sting of further rejection, we refuse to give that part of ourselves we fear might once again be received with indifference.” 
 – Dr. Larry Crabb, Inside Out

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich. 
— 2 Corinthians 8:9

“If broken lives and souls are to be healed, it must begin with teaching the practice of the presence… To abide in the presence of the Lord is to begin to hear Him. To follow through on that hearing is to find healing, self-acceptance, and growth into psychological and spiritual balance and maturity.“
— Leanne Payne, Listening Prayer, p. 131

“The common problems we face are from unhealed childhood wounds that have remained buried and have haunted us. Only when we permit the window into our past to be opened, exposing the core of our adult difficulties, can we begin the healing process." 
— Thomas Gigliano

“For You are my lamp, O Lord; The Lord shall enlighten my darkness. For by You I can run against a troop; By my God I can leap over a wall.” 
 – 2 Samuel 22:29,3

“The things two people do to each other they remember. If they stay together, it's not because they forget; it's because they forgive.”
— Demi Moore, Indecent Proposal

“Courage is grace under pressure.”
— Ernest Hemingway

“Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It takes a strong person to say sorry, and an ever stronger person to forgive.”
— Unknown

“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.” 
— Jesus Christ as quoted in the Gospel of John 14:27

“My soul is impatient with itself, as with a bothersome child; its restlessness keeps growing and is forever the same. Everything interests me, but nothing holds me.” 
— Fernando Pessoa

“No, it’s not dissatisfaction that inspires me to tinker with my songs, it’s just restlessness.” 
— Andrew Bird

“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” 
— Isaiah, the Prophet in chapter 26 of his ancient scroll

“Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” 
— Jesus Christ in the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 11, verses 28-30

“God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the World, ‘I love you.’” 
— Billy Graham

“The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over no matter what my circumstances.”
 —  Robert Flatt

“And now brothers, I will ask you a terrible question, and God knows I ask it also of myself. Is the truth beyond all truths, beyond the stars, just this: that to live without him is the real death, that to die with him the only life?” 
― Frederick Buechner

“The only cross in all of history that was turned into an altar was the cross on which Jesus Christ died. It was a Roman cross. They nailed Him on it, and God, in His majesty and mystery, turned it into an altar. The Lamb who was dying in the mystery and wonder of God was turned into the Priest who offered Himself. No one else was a worthy offering.” 
― A.W. Tozer 

“Loving the world and being like it is such an easy trap into which to fall! The pleasures of the world beckon us on every side—through television, radio, advertisements, catalogs, at the mall, even the grocery store. Loving and seeking the things of this world keeps us from wholeheartedly seeking God.”
– Vida Earnshaw

“No man can tell whether he is rich or poor by turning to his ledger. It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.” 
– Henry Ward Beecher

“Seeking the Lord means seeking his presence. ‘Presence’ is a common translation of the Hebrew word ‘face.’ Literally, we are to seek his ‘face.’ But this is the Hebraic way of having access to God. To be before his face is to be in his presence.” 
– John Piper

“A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.” 
– Thomas Carlyle

“The great man is he who does not lose his child’s heart.” 
– Mencius

“No true manhood can be trained by a merely intellectual process. You cannot train men by the intellect alone; you must train them by the heart.” 
– Joseph Parker

“O Lord, God of our fathers, are You not God in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. In Your hand are power and might, so that none is able to withstand You. O our God, will you not execute judgment on them? For we are powerless against this great horde that is coming against us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on You.” 
– 2 Chronicles 20:6 & 12 ESV

“Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed at this great horde, for the battle is not yours but God 's. You will not need to fight in this battle. Stand firm, hold your position, and see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf.” 
– 2 Chronicles 20:15 & 17 ESV

“Hear me, Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem! Believe in the Lord your God, and you will be established; believe His prophets, and you will succeed.” 
– 2 Chronicles 20:20 ESV

“And when they began to sing and praise, the Lord set an ambush against the men of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah, so that they were routed.” 
– 2 Chronicles 20:22 ESV

“There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.” 
— Henry David Thoreau

“The primary symptom of a controller is denial, that is, I can't see its symptoms in myself.” 
— Keith Miller

“The devil's primary strategy is to disguise his activities so that it appears that someone or something else is to blame. He wants us to get our attention on his surrogates, his instruments, his hindrances and ‘wrestle’ with them, so that our battle will be directed against the ‘symptoms’ instead of the ‘real source.’"
— Dr. Dale A. Robbins

“This is a classic example of a case where you thought you were focusing on the true cause of a problem (seeking help to get relief for a stomach ache), but instead, your doctor ended up just fixing the symptoms (giving just a bunch of pills for the pain).” 
— Timo Kiander

“The silence of prayer is the silence of listening.” 
―  Elizabeth O’Connor

“…I never understood until the past months why the Master so often withdrew alone into the wilderness. There is not only food and medicine for one’s body; there is also healing for the heart and strength for the soul in nature. One gets very close to God…in these temples of God’s own building.” 
― Harold Bell Wright, The Shepherd of the Hills

“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen." 
― Ernest Hemingway

“It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.” 
― Oliver Wendall Holmes

“Let us only take heed that this office of Christ is not set before us in vain. It will profit us nothing at the last day that Jesus was a Shepherd, if during our lifetime, we never heard His voice and followed Him. If we love life, let us join His flock without delay." 
― J.C. Ryle (1816-1900), Expository Thoughts on John

“A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.”
— Doug Larson

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear." 
—Ambrose Redmoon

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
 — Thomas A. Edison

“Man is the only critter who feels the need to label things as flowers or weeds.” 
 — Author Unknown

“And the one on whom seed was sown among the thorns, this is the man who hears the word, and the worry of the world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.”
— Matthew 13:22

“Samuel heard the voice of God, but did not recognize it until he was instructed by Eli.” 
— 1 Samuel 3:8

“God loves us the way we are, but too much to leave us that way.” 
— Leighton Ford

“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.” 
— Thomas Jefferson

Listening to God can speak to your heart, helping you find who you've been all along, without fully realizing it.

That deeply emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God. 
Albert Einstein 

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.” 
― C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

“Few delights can equal the mere presence of one whom we trust utterly.” 
― George MacDonald 

Prayer is...Love's tender dialogue Between the soul and God. 
 —  John Richard Moreland 

We need silence to be alone with God, to speak to Him, to listen to Him, to ponder His words deep in our hearts. We need to be alone with God in silence to be renewed and transformed. Silence gives us a new outlook on life. In it we are filled with the energy of God Himself that makes us do all things with joy. 
Mother Teresa

While others still slept, He went away to pray and to renew His strength in communion with His Father. He had need of this, otherwise He would not have been ready for the new day. The holy work of delivering souls demands constant renewal through fellowship with God.
Andrew Murray

By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet.
Thomas Merton

“God uses broken things. It takes broken soil to produce a crop, broken clouds to give rain, broken grain to give bread, broken bread to give strength. It is the broken alabaster box that gives forth perfume. It is Peter, weeping bitterly, who returns to greater power than ever.” 
Vance Havner

“Every single cell in the human body replaces itself over a period of seven years. That means there's not even the smallest part of you now that was part of you seven years ago.” 
— Steven Hall 

The things of this world can never satisfy the longings of our souls.
Christy Povolish

“Why do you spend money for what is not bread, and your wages for what does not satisfy?” 
Isaiah 55:2

Humility is perfect quietness of heart, It is to expect nothing, to wonder at nothing that is done to me, to feel nothing done against me. It is to be at rest when nobody praises me, and when I am blamed or despised. It is to have a blessed home in the Lord, where I can go in and shut the door, and kneel to my Father in secret, and am at peace as in a deep sea of calmness, when all around and above is trouble.   
Andrew Murray

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
Helen Keller

“I will strengthen the weary and renew those who are weak.”
Jeremiah 31:25 

“We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.” 

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” 
1 John 4:18

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward, it is not a compliment to say it is brave.” 
Mark Twain

“FEAR = False Evidence Appearing Real.” 

“Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic.” 

“You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.” 
― Steve Maraboli 

“Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.” 
Abraham Lincoln 

“Grace is so amazing that most unbelievers and believers can't believe it!” 

“Grace isn't a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It's a way to live.” The law tells me how crooked I am. Grace comes along and straightens me out.” 
Dwight Lyman Moody (1837-1899) 

“GRACE = God's Riches At Christ's Expense.” 

“The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.” 
C.S. Lewis

“The law detects, grace alone conquers sin.” 
Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430)

"God Chasers are people whose passion for being in His presence press them to chase the impossible in hopes that the uncatchable might catch them!" 
Tommy Tenney

The presence of God is meant to be more than just an occasional event during Sunday morning worship - you are meant to live in God's presence!
James Goll

Since God is present everywhere, when we talk about the presence of God we are really talking about the realization of God's presence, the perceiving of His presence, becoming conscious of His presence.
Seek God Ministries

At the heart of the Christian message is God Himself waiting for His redeemed children to push in to conscious awareness of His Presence.
A.W. Tozer

The most valuable thing the Psalms do for me is to express the same delight in God which made David dance.
C.S. Lewis

Worship has been misunderstood as something that arises from a feeling which "comes upon you," but it is vital that we understand that it is rooted in a conscious act of the will, to serve and obey the Lord Jesus Christ.
 ― Graham Kendrick  

“When we pray God hears more than we say, and answers more than we ask, gives more than we imagine, in His own time and His own way.”
― Mabor Maker Kulang

“Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous.” 
― Albert Einstein

“To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.” 
― C.S. Lewis

“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.” 
 ― Corrie ten Boom

“The darker the night, the brighter the stars, The deeper the grief, the closer is God!” 
 ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“And out of that hopeless attempt has come nearly all that we call human history—money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery—the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.” 
― C.S. Lewis

“Every person has a longing to be significant; to make a contribution; to be a part of something noble and purposeful.”
John C. Maxwell

“Who is God? Who are we? What is our purpose? All these questions remain unanswered. I want to reach the genuine seeker of spiritual well-being. My goal is to satisfy the hunger and longing for those who are seeking the truth.”
Ravi Zacharias

“One of the things I discover a lot in marriage counseling is the husband or wife trying to get their spiritual thirst quenched by their partner; I think that's a real common mistake that we make.”
Max Lucado

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”
Matthew 5:6

“The key to Christian living is a thirst and hunger for God. And one of the main reasons people do not understand or experience the sovereignty of grace and the way it works through the awakening of sovereign joy is that their hunger and thirst for God is so small.” 
– John Piper

“The thought hit me like a bell rung in the dark, silent hall. So far, none of the scary, negative arguments against lust had succeeded in keeping me from it. Fear and guilt simply did not give me resolve; they added self-hatred to my problems. But here was a description of what I was missing by continuing to harbor lust: I was limiting by own intimacy with God. The love He offers is so transcendent and possessing that it requires our faculties to be purified and cleansed before we can possibly contain it. Could He, in fact, substitute another thirst and another hunger for the one I had never filled? Would Living Water somehow quench lust? That was the gamble of faith.”

“How could there be any question of acquiring or possessing, when the one thing needful for a man is to become – to be at last, and to die in the fullness of his being.” 
Antoine de Saint-Exupery 

“For the light makes everything visible. This is why it is said, "Awake, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will give you light.” 
Ephesians 5:14 

“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure its worth watching.” 

"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” 

“The most important things in life aren't things.” 
Anthony J. D'Angelo 

“Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.” 
Frank Herbert 

It is in the process of being worshiped that God communicates His presence to men. 
C.S. Lewis

Man, so long as he remains free, has no more constant and agonizing anxiety than find as quickly as possible someone to worship.
Fyodor Dostoevsky 

There is, however, equally great incentive to worship and love God in the thought that, for some unfathomable reason, He wants me as His friend, and desires to be my friend, and has given His Son to die for me in order to realize this purpose. not merely that we know God, but that He knows us.
J.I. Packer 

Above all sing spiritually. Have an eye to God in every word you sing. Aim at pleasing him more than yourself, or any other creature. In order to do this attend strictly to the sense of what you sing, and see that your heart is not carried away with the sound, but offered to God continually; so shall your singing be such as the Lord will approve here, and reward you when he cometh in the clouds of heaven.
John Wesley 

Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn't.
John Piper 

If your heart takes more pleasure in reading novels, or watching TV, or going to the movies, or talking to friends, rather than just sitting alone with God and embracing Him, sharing His cares and His burdens, weeping and rejoicing with Him, then how are you going to handle forever and ever in His presence? You'd be bored to tears in heaven, if you're not ecstatic about God now!
Keith Green 

Oh, East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet, Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God’s great Judgment Seat.
Rudyard Kipling 

God is dead - Nietzsche. Nietzsche is dead - God.

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
Galileo Galilei 

At any rate, I am convinced that He [God] does not play dice.
Albert Einstein 

I could prove God statistically.
George Gallo

God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.

“Where you are right now is the perfect place for you, or the God of all goodness and power would not allow you to be there.” 
John Lynch. “The Cure

Renewing the mind is a little like refinishing furniture. It is a two-stage process. It involves taking off the old and replacing it with the new. The old is the lies you have learned to tell or were taught by those around you; it is the attitudes and ideas that have become a part of your thinking but do not reflect reality. The new is the truth. To renew your mind is to involve yourself in the process of allowing God to bring to the surface the lies you have mistakenly accepted and replace them with truth. To the degree that you do this, your behavior will be transformed.  
Charles Stanley 

She Who Kneels Before God Can Stand Before Anyone 

“Grace means undeserved kindness. It is the gift of God to man the moment he sees he is unworthy of God’s favor.” 
Dwight L Moody 

“Grace is the voice that calls us to change and then gives us the power to pull it off.” 
Max Lucado
The Spirit can make life. Sheer muscle and willpower don’t make anything happen. Every word I’ve spoken to you is a Spirit-word, and so it is life-making. 
John 6:63 The Message 

The goal of spiritual transformation is Christ-likeness or God-likeness. 

The Holy Spirit is the renewer or leader and the word is His means of renewal! In it the Holy Spirit portrays before us the image of Jesus and what it means to be like Him! As we learn from the Holy Spirit, our thinking is changed so that we become a new person."

Paul makes clear the power of spiritual thought. The power for change is not found in us, but in the intrinsic power of the word of God who not only spoke the creation into existence by His mighty word, but now speaks into existence “a new creation”, His church. If you doubt that power, simply look at the world about you and see what God can do!  

This renewal is not instantaneous but progressive. We must be patient and trusting as God moulds us into His image. Christ-likeness is not developed in a day; but with time we will see growth and progress in the life of faith.  

We cannot underestimate the time that we spend with the word of God, whether in public worship and Bible study or private worship and Bible study! This is the key to the kind of spiritual transformation we need and that God seeks. 

Take your eyes off the false glory of this world, and focus on the glory of the risen Lord. Let God change you into what He created you to be—to a child of God like Jesus! And know that when you do, you will discover that the only thing you have lost is what you didn’t need.  
- Truthchasers  

Denial is not a river in Egypt.

“The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.” 
― Mark Twain 

“Often, it’s not about becoming a new person, but becoming the person you were meant to be, and already are, but don’t know how to be.” 
― Heath L. Buckmaster 

“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.” 
― C.G. Jung 

“Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” 
― Brené Brown 

The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. 
Maya Angelou 

The truth is: Belonging starts with self-acceptance. Your level of belonging, in fact, can never be greater than your level of self-acceptance, because believing that you're enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic, vulnerable and imperfect.
― Brené Brown 

“Why we do things is of greater importance and consequence than what we do.” 
Rusty Rustenbach 

Jesus says that He will give us rest to our soul when we take His gentle yoke upon us and learn from Him.

The world and it's voices of influence, humanistic subtleties, and constant technology and it's sounds, bring about an overload of weariness to all people, and there is a greater need for a place of rest for the warriors of truth who are very aware of the pressures that have not stopped mounting for many years now.
Mary Lindow 

If His yoke is easy and His burden is light, why are so many of us working so hard? Why are we so burdened by duty, especially Christian duty? 

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.
― Sir John Lubbock

“The men whom I have seen succeed best in life have always been cheerful and hopeful men, who went about their business with a smile on their faces, and took the changes and chances of this mortal life like men, facing rough and smooth alike as it came.” 
Charles Kingsley
“It is His joy that remains in us that makes our joy full.” 
A. B. Simpson
“We are all wounded. But wounds are necessary for His healing light to enter into our beings. Without wounds and failure and frustrations and defeats, there will be no opening for His brilliance to tickle in and invade our lives.”
Bo Sanchez
“Joy is the serious business of Heaven.” 
C. S. Lewis 
“What I am anxious to see in Christian believers is a beautiful paradox. I want to see in them the joy of finding God while at the same time they are blessedly pursuing Him. I want to see in them the great joy of having God yet always wanting Him.” 
A. W. Tozer
“Affliction is the best book in a minister's library.” 
C.H. Spurgeon

“Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces.” 
Matthew Henry

“The Lord's mercy often rides to the door of our heart upon the black horse of affliction.” 
Charles H. Spurgeon

“Glory follows afflictions, not as the day follows the night but as the spring follows the winter; for the winter prepares the earth for the spring, so do afflictions sanctified prepare the soul for glory.” 
Richard Sibbes

“Good when He gives, supremely good; Nor less when He denies: Afflictions, from His sovereign hand, Are blessings in disguise.
Brother Lawrence
“The readiest way which God takes to draw a man to himself is, to afflict him in that he loves most, and with good reason; and to cause this affliction to arise from some good action done with a single eye; because nothing can more clearly show him the emptiness of what is most lovely and desirable in all the world.” 

John Wesley 

Even miracles take a little time. 
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Miracles happen to those who believe in them. 
Bernard Berenson

To fear is to expect punishment. To love is to know we are immersed, not in darkness, but in light. 
Mother Teresa

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. 
Albert Einstein

Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see. 
C.S. Lewis

I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles. 
Audrey Hepburn 

“…When we are waiting upon God to bless us, we should stir up ourselves to bless him.” 
Matthew Henry 

"'Blessed be the Lord my strength, who trains my hands for war, and my finger for battle' Psalm 144:1. David, you see, was looking for strength for a purpose. Some people seem to expect strength, but never attempt to put forth their hands to war, and their fingers to fight— there is so little venturing upon God, so little use of grace given, partly from fear of man, partly from indolence and worldly mindedness. It is not for us to be merely luxuriating in the power which God supplies. Action strengthens, and before we have a right to ask for an increase, we must use that already given." 
 — Catherine Pennefather, 1881 

“Alas, for that capital crime of the Lord's people—barrenness in praises! Oh, how fully I am persuaded that a line of praises is worth a leaf of prayer, and an hour of praises is worth a day of fasting and mourning!” 
— John Livingstone, 1603-1672 

“When all else is changing within and around, in God and His mercy no change can be found.“ 
– Charles H. Spurgeon, 1834-1892 

“Jehovah is the great Miracle Maker, the unrivaled Wonder worker. None can be likened unto Him, He is alone in wonderland, the Creator and Worker of true marvels, compared with which all other remarkable things are as child's play.” 
– Charles H. Spurgeon 

“When you ask great things, you ask such as it becomes God to give, ‘whose mercy is great above the heavens!’ Nothing under heaven can be too great for Him to give. The greater things He bestows, the greater glory redounds to his Name.” 
— David Clarkson, 1622-1686 

“Forgiveness is me giving up my right to hurt you for hurting me.” 
— Anonymous 

Forgiveness is the scent that the rose leaves on the heel that crushes it. 
John Arnott 

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future. 
Les Brown 

Never does the human soul appear so strong as when is forgoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury. 

Keeping score of old scores and scars, getting even and one-upping, always makes you less than you are. 
Robert Frost 

Forgiveness is the answer to the child's dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is again made clean. 

Every person the Father gives Me eventually comes running to Me. And once that person is with Me, I hold on and don’t let go. I came down from heaven not to follow My own whim but to accomplish the will of the One who sent Me." 
- John 6:37-38 MSG 

Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.” 
― Carl Jung 

“Wouldn’t God have discovered it? After all, God knows every secret of the heart.” 
― Psalm 44:21 CEB 

MASKS. She had blue skin, And so did he. He kept it hid, And so did she. They searched the blue, Their whole life through. Then passed right by, And never knew.” 
― Thechocoholicstache15 

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.” 
― Bernard M. Baruch 

“Emotionally: I’m done. Mentally: I’m drained. Spiritually: I’m dead. Physically: I smile.” 
― Memoriesgo-upinsmoke 

““The heart is hopelessly dark and deceitful, a puzzle that no one can figure out. But I, God, search the heart and examine the mind. I get to the heart of the human. I get to the root of things. I treat them as they really are, not as they pretend to be.” 
― Jeremiah 17:9-10 MSG 

“Work hard to live together as one by the help of the Holy Spirit.” 
Ephesians 4:3 NIV 

If you try to resolve the issues before you reconcile the relationship, you will likely do neither.
Dave Legg 

Conflicts are assignments from God and not accidents.
PRT Relational Healing Seminar 

Your underlying view of conflict ~ Affects your typical response to conflict ~ That in turn affects the outcome of conflict in your life.
PRT Relational Healing Seminar 

Every conflict is an opportunity to demonstrate what you really believe about God.
PRT Relational Healing Seminar 

Unreconciled relationships give opportunity for demonic interference.
PRT Relational Healing Seminar 

“Everyday, we have to ask God for our assignment, we must not assume we understand His plan but rather surrender to His will daily.” 
– E’yen A. Gardner 

“Is it possible to hear God's voice? Since God is a person, who desires intimacy with those who He calls His friends, then of course it is possible. God wants us to listen to His voice - He created us for that very purpose.” 

“Listening to God is probably the most important thing that will ever happen to a person.” 
Robert Wells 

“Prayer is not a way of making use of God; prayer is a way of offering ourselves to God in order that He should be able to make use of us. It may be that one of our great faults in prayer is that we talk too much and listen too little. When prayer is at its highest, we wait in silence for God's voice to us. ” 
– William Barclay 

“The voice of God whispers directly into our heart and soul, guiding us, counseling us and comforting us. But are we listening, or are we too busy talking? God will not scream at us to pay attention, so if we are too preoccupied with our own thoughts, His gentle voice will be drowned out.” 
– Michael Lane 

Many of us don't know how to find God in our prayer time. With all our understanding about God's awesome power, it's as if we've lost sight of God Himself and His longing to be intimate with us.
Michal Ann Goll 

“While the secular world pushes woman to find her identity in herself as a sex object, the popular teachings in the Church, equally mistaken, encourage woman to find her identity in her roles as wife and mother rather than in her status as a person in Christ, a daughter complete in Him.
— Leanne Payne 

I am convinced that there is no great distance between heaven and earth, that the distance lies in our finite minds. When the Beloved visits us in the night, He turns our chambers into the vestibules of His palace halls. Earth rises to heaven when heaven comes down to earth.
—  C.H. Spurgeon 

The acknowledgment that God is always with us — even when we are least aware of it in our sensory being — requires discipline. To acknowledge the Unseen Real requires a concerted effort of our will at first. This is why the term practicing the presence is so useful.” 
—  Leanne Payne 

No matter how busy or stressed you've been, you can learn how to enter the secret place with God and know His real presence every day.
—  Michal Ann Goll 

Power will intoxicate the best hearts, as wine the strongest heads. No man is wise enough, nor good enough to be trusted with unlimited power. 
—  Charles Caleb Colton 

“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” 
—  Ralph Waldo Emerson 

“Faith sees a beautiful blossom in a bulb, a lovely garden in a seed, and a giant oak in an acorn.” 
William Arthur Ward 

Large streams from little fountains flow, Tall oaks from little acorns grow.” 
  D. Everett 

Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. 7 You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. 'For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.'” 
—  2 Corinthians 9:6-7 NLT 

God is not confined to the box of our imagination. God will not be defined and limited to our boundaries, our limits, and our parameters. God is bigger than our box. 
Dennis Mcconnaughhay 

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
Arthur Ashe 

Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.
Cavett Robert 

The power of God is available to you today to help you do whatever you need to do and with a smile on your face!” 
Joyce Meyer 

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Thomas A. Edison 

If you can dream it, you can do it.” 
Walt Disney

“Listening to God - which is a key part of practicing His presence - is not a method, but a walk with a person.”
  Leanne Payne 

Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own. 
  H. Jackson Brown, Jr. 

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who'll decide where to go. 
Dr. Seuss 

When people say, 'I know God forgives me, but I can't forgive myself,' they mean that they have failed an idol, whose approval is more important than God's. 
Timothy Keller 

Whatever your heart clings to and confides in, that is really your God, your functional savior. 
Martin Luther 

“You can accept or reject the way you are treated by other people, but until you heal the wounds of your past, you will continue to bleed. You can bandage the bleeding with food, with alcohol, with drugs, with work, with cigarettes, with sex, but eventually, it will all ooze through and stain your life. You must find the strength to open the wounds, stick your hands inside, pull out the core of the pain that is holding you in your past, the memories, and make peace with them.” 
― Lyanla Vanzant 

“In a futile attempt to erase our past, we deprive the community of our healing gift. If we conceal our wounds out of fear and shame, our inner darkness can neither be illuminated nor become a light for others.” 
― Brennan Manning 

“Nothing else wounds so deeply and irreparably. Nothing else robs us of hope so much as being unloved by one we love.” 
― Clive Barker 

“Forgetting about our mistakes and our wounds isn't enough to make them disappear.” 
― Ai Yazawa 

“In Love's service, only wounded soldiers can serve.” 
― Brennan Manning 

“Self-talk reflects your innermost feelings.” 
― Asa Don Brown 

“To ignore, repress, or dismiss our feelings is to fail to listen to the stirrings of the Spirit within our emotional life. Jesus listened. In John's Gospel we are told that Jesus was moved with the deepest emotions (11:33)... The gospel portrait of the beloved Child of Abba is that of a man exquisitely attuned to His emotions and uninhibited in expressing them. The Son of Man did not scorn of reject feelings as fickle and unreliable. They were sensitive antennae to which He listened carefully and through which He perceived the will of His Father for congruent speech and action.” 
― Brennan Manning 

“Yet as I read the birth stories about Jesus I cannot help but conclude that though the world may be tilted toward the rich and powerful, God is tilted toward the underdog.” 
― Philip Yancey

Our misery is that we thirst so little for these sublime things, and so much for the mocking trifles of time and space.” 
― C. H. Spurgeon 

The true story of every person in this world is not the story you see, the external story. The true story of each person is the journey of his or her heart.”  John Eldredge 

“God never witholds from His child that which His love and wisdom call good. God's refusals are always merciful -- "severe mercies" at times but mercies all the same. God never denies us our hearts desire except to give us something better.” 
― Elisabeth Elliot 

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” 
C. S. Lewis 

Every generation needs regeneration.
C.H. Spurgeon 

We can stand affliction better than we can prosperity, for in prosperity we forget God.
―  D. L. Moody 

“The fact that I am a woman does not make me a different kind of Christian, but the fact that I am a Christian makes me a different kind of woman.” 
― Elisabeth Elliot 

Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.” 
C. S. Lewis 

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.  

Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begins.  
Charles Stanley 

Even God lends a hand to honest boldness.  

Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions.  
Gerald Jampolsky 

Success isn't measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.  
Mike Ditka 

“Do one thing every day that scares you.” 
― Eleanor Roosevelt 

Faith is stepping out into the unknown with nothing to guide us but a hand just beyond our grasp.  
 Frederick Buechner 

No other figure in history has so profoundly influenced our culture as Jesus Christ. More books have been written about Him than about any other. He has furnished the theme for more songs than any other. Quotes from Jesus Christ have become common knowledge. The principles He taught have influenced the constitution and laws of many lands. We date all the events of history from His birth.
Melvin S. Burkholder 

In honesty you have to admit to a wise man that prayer is not for the wise, not for the prudent, not for the sophisticated. Instead it is for those who recognize that in face of their deepest needs, all their wisdom is quite helpless. It is for those who are willing to persist in doing something that is both childish and crucial. 
  Frederick Buechner 

The dearest friend on earth is a mere shadow compared to Jesus Christ.  
Oswald Chambers 

And because God's love is uncoercive and treasures our freedom - if above all he wants us to love him, then we must be left free not to love him - we are free to resist it, deny it, crucify it finally, which we do again and again. This is our terrible freedom, which love refuses to overpower so that, in this, the greatest of all powers, God's power, is itself powerless.  
 Frederick Buechner 

A man of too many friends comes to ruin, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.  
 ― Proverbs 18:24 

Solitude is a chosen separation for refining your soul. Isolation is what you crave when you neglect the first.  
 ― Wayne Cordeiro 

If man had his way, the plan of redemption would be an endless and bloody conflict. In reality, salvation was bought not by Jesus' fist, but by His nail-pierced hands; not by muscle but by love; not by vengeance but by forgiveness; not by force but by sacrifice. Jesus Christ our Lord surrendered in order that He might win; He destroyed His enemies by dying for them and conquered death by allowing death to conquer Him. 
  A.W. Tozer 

I testify that He is utterly incomparable in what He is, what He knows, what He has accomplished and what He has experienced. Yet, movingly, He calls us His Friends. 
 ― Neal A. Maxwell 

No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.  
 ― John 15:15
Humility is the displacement of self by the enthronement of God. 
Andrew Murray 

What are you really living for? It's crucial to realize that you either glorify God, or you glorify something or someone else. You're always making something look big. If you don't glorify God when you're involved in a conflict, you inevitably show that someone or something else rules your heart. 
Ken Sande 

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made straight and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together. 
Martin Luther King, Jr. 

The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul. 
Johann Sebastian Bach 

“And God said, ‘Let there be light.’ And there was light. And God saw the light that it was good. And God divided between the light and the darkness. And God called the light, Day. And He called the darkness, Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.” 
Genesis 1:3-5

“If Jesus rose from the dead, then you have to accept all that he said; if he didn't rise from the dead, then why worry about any of what he said? The issue on which everything hangs is not whether or not you like his teaching but whether or not he rose from the dead.”  
Timothy Keller

“If man had his way, the plan of redemption would be an endless and bloody conflict. In reality, salvation was bought not by Jesus' fist, but by His nail-pierced hands; not by muscle but by love; not by vengeance but by forgiveness; not by force but by sacrifice. Jesus Christ our Lord surrendered in order that He might win; He destroyed His enemies by dying for them and conquered death by allowing death to conquer Him.” 

  AW Tozer

To become Christ-like is the only thing in the whole world worth caring for, the thing before which every ambition of man is folly and all lower achievement vain. 

Henry Drummond 

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. And the Word became flesh, and [dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.”  
John 1:1-3 & 14 NASB

Outside of the cross of Jesus Christ, there is no hope in this world. That cross and resurrection at the core of the Gospel is the only hope for humanity. Wherever you go, ask God for wisdom on how to get that Gospel in, even in the toughest situations of life.  

Ravi Zacharias  

“It has been said that Adam and Eve had the perfect marriage. That was because he didn't have to hear about all the men she could have married; and she didn't have to hear about the way his mother cooked! 
From Adam and Eve Jokes 

“Disappointment is inevitable. But to become discouraged, there's a choice I make. God would never discourage me. He would always point me to Himself to trust Him. Therefore, my discouragement is from Satan. As you go through the emotions that we have, hostility is not from God, bitterness, forgiveness, all of these are attacks from Satan.” 
– Charles Stanley 

“Angels descending, bring from above,
 echoes of mercy, whispers of love.”
Fanny J. Crosby 

To be with God is really to be involved in some enormous, overwhelming desire, and joy, and power which you cannot control, which controls you. 
– James Baldwin 

“One of Satan's most deceptive and powerful ways of defeating us is to get us to believe a lie. And the biggest lie is that there are no consequences to our own doing. Satan will give you whatever you ask for if it will lead you where he ultimately wants you.” 
– Charles Stanley 

“By the way, if you get mad at your Mac laptop and wonder who designed this demonic device, notice the manufacturer's icon on top: an apple with a bite out of it.” 
– Peter Kreeft 

“God is not who you think He is; He is who He says He is.” 
– Clarice Fluitt 

“Remember this. When people choose to withdraw far from a fire, the fire continues to give warmth, but they grow cold. When people choose to withdraw far from light, the light continues to be bright in itself, but they are in darkness. This is also the case when people withdraw from God.” 
– Augustine 

“God's promises are like the stars; the darker the night the brighter they shine.” 
– David Nicholas 

“For I am the Lord; I will speak the word that I will speak, and it will be performed. It will no longer be delayed, but in your days, O rebellious house, I will speak the word and perform it, declares the Lord God.” 
– Ezekiel 12:25 

“Spiritual warfare is very real. There is a furious, fierce, and ferocious battle raging in the realm of the spirit between the forces of God and the forces of evil. Warfare happens every day, all the time. Whether you believe it or not, you are in a battlefield. You are in warfare.” 
― Pedro Okoro 

“Satan dupes his victims. He stalks through the land, dabbing the pleasure of sin with a delusive sweetness, and soon after his victims, intoxicated with the poisoned draught and hardened by the deceitfulness of sin, lose all consciousness of their terrible danger.” 
― Anonymous 

“Christ in you, the hope of glory.” I’m not afraid of the devil. The devil can handle me – he’s got judo I never heard of. But he can’t handle the One to whom I’m joined; he can’t handle the One to whom I’m united; he can’t handle the One whose nature dwells in my nature.” 
― A.W. Tozer 

“(Spiritual strongholds) begin with a thought. One thought becomes a consideration. A consideration develops into an attitude, which leads then to action. Action repeated becomes a habit, and a habit establishes a “power base for the enemy,” that is, a stronghold.” 
― Elisabeth Elliot 

“Satan, like a fisher, baits his hook according to the appetite of the fish.” 
― Thomas Adams 

We don't live in the Garden. We live far from Eden. Every life is full of heartaches. Every life, frankly, is unspeakably sad.  
John Eldridge 

I think the fall in Eden was ultimately a failure to give thanks.  
Ann Voskamp 

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” 
― Albert Einstein

Your time is limited, don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinion drowned your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. 
— Steve Jobs 

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. — Helen Keller 

The word 'angel' literally means 'messenger,' and it can refer to either a human being or a heavenly being.  

Most images of angels are influenced by art and pop culture—and are far removed from the Biblical depiction of these heavenly messengers.  

Biblically speaking, heavenly messengers have several functions—executors of God’s judgment, guardians of God’s people, and heralds of God’s plans.  

Now, when the Son, the firstborn of God, was brought into the world, God said, Let all My heavenly messengers worship Him.  
Hebrews 1:6 

Did God ever say to any of the heavenly messengers, 'Sit here, at My right hand, in the seat of honor; and I’ll put all Your enemies under Your feet?' No, of course not. The heavenly messengers are only spirits and servants, sent out to minister to those who will certainly inherit salvation.  
Hebrews 1:13-14  

Why is it that when we talk to God we're said to be praying, but when God talks to us we're schizophrenic? 
Lily Tomlin 

If there were no God, there would be no atheists.  
Gilbert K. Chesterton 

“When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.” 
Mark Twain 

“In nature we see where God has been. In our fellow man, we see where He is still at work.” 
Robert Brault 

“For however devoted you are to (God), you may be sure that he is immeasurably more devoted to you.” 
– Meister Eckhart 

"Some people think that the truth can be hidden with a little cover-up and decoration. But as time goes by, what is true is revealed, and what is fake fades away." 
- Ismail Haniyeh 

The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.
–  Winston Churchill 

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
Abraham Lincoln 

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
–  Martin Luther King, Jr. 

God speaks to us as we read & think about his word [as we journal], but we still need to pause, to stop reading, to stop writing, and to ask the Holy Spirit pertinent questions and simply expectantly, carefully listen. If we don’t get an answer the first day, we are told to just keep on asking. 

“Listen … the Voice of God will never contradict the word of God: Numbers 23:19.” 

The gospel portrait of the beloved Child of Abba is that of a man exquisitely attuned to His emotions and uninhibited in expressing them. The Son of Man did not scorn of reject feelings as fickle and unreliable. They were sensitive antennae to which He listened carefully and through which He perceived the will of His Father for congruent speech and action.” 
– Brennan Manning 

“To hear the whisper of God you must turn down the volume of the world. Find time to disconnect from everything around you and be still in His presence today. He is waiting for you to draw near.” 

“The value of persistent prayer is not that He will hear us (He does), but that we will finally hear Him. Isn't that our instinct? I'd like to trust that it is.” 

“A Jesus who never wept could never wipe away my tears.” 
– C.H. Spurgeon 

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” 
Winston Churchill 

“The more we pray, the more we shall want to pray. The more we pray, the more we can pray. The more we pray, the more we shall pray. He who prays little will pray less, but he who prays much will pray more. And he who prays more, will desire to pray more abundantly.” 
– C.H. Spurgeon 

“God, wishing His elect to realize their own misery, often temporarily withdraws His favors: no more is needed to prove to us in a very short time what we really are. 
Teresa of Avila 

“Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.” 
– Plato 

“... self-control is not control by oneself through one's own willpower but rather control of oneself through the power of the Holy Spirit.” 
― Jerry Bridges 

“To ignore, repress, or dismiss our feelings is to fail to listen to the stirrings of the Spirit within our emotional life. Jesus listened. In John's Gospel we are told that Jesus was moved with the deepest emotions (11:33)... The gospel portrait of the beloved Child of Abba is that of a man exquisitely attuned to His emotions and uninhibited in expressing them. The Son of Man did not scorn or reject feelings as fickle and unreliable. They were sensitive antennae to which He listened carefully and through which He perceived the will of His Father for congruent speech and action.” 
― Brennan Manning 

“Will God ever ask you to do something you are not able to do? The answer is yes--all the time! It must be that way, for God's glory and kingdom. If we function according to our ability alone, we get the glory; if we function according to the power of the Spirit within us, God gets the glory. He wants to reveal Himself to a watching world.” 
 ― Henry T. Blackaby 

“Your call will become clear as your mind is transformed by the reading of Scripture and the internal work of God's Spirit. The Lord never hides His will from us. In time, as you obey the call first to follow, your destiny will unfold before you. The difficulty will lie in keeping other concerns from diverting your attention.” 
― Charles R. Swindoll 

“Holiness, as taught in the Scriptures, is not based upon knowledge on our part. Rather, it is based upon the resurrected Christ in-dwelling us and changing us into His likeness.” 
 ― A.W. Tozer 

“If you want to be happy, put your effort into controlling the sail, not the wind.” ― Anonymous 

“From the descent of the Holy Spirit at the beginning we may learn something concerning His operations at the present time. Remember at the outset that whatever the Holy Spirit was at the first, He is that now, for as God, He remains forever the same—whatever He did then He is able to do still, for His power is by no means diminished." 
― C.H. Spurgeon 

“The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people.” 
― G. K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936) 

“I am not going to Heaven because I have preached to great crowds or read the Bible many times. I'm going to Heaven just like the thief on the cross who said in that last moment: 'Lord, remember me.’” 
― Billy Graham 

“The most astonishing thing about miracles is that they happen.” 
― G. K. Chesterton 

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less.” 
Rick Warren 

“Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.” 
―  Thomas Merton 

Walking in humility isn't focusing on what we are NOT; rather, it's declaring what God IS.” 
―  A.W. Tozer 

“Humility is the luxurious art of reducing ourselves to a point, not to a small thing or a large one, but to a thing with no size at all, so that to it all the cosmic things are what they really are—of immeasurable stature.” 
―  G.K. Chesterton 

“Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues: hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.”  
Augustine of Hippo 

In Love's service, only wounded soldiers can serve.
― Brennan ManningThe Life of the Beloved

Jesus says. 'Acknowledge and accept who I want to be for you: a Savior of boundless compassion, infinite patience, unbearable forgiveness, and love that keeps no score of wrongs. Quit projecting onto Me your own feelings about yourself. At this moment your life is a bruised reed, and I will not crush it; a smoldering wick, and I will not quench it. You are in a safe place.' 
― Brennan ManningThe Life of the Beloved

Our identity rests in God's relentless tenderness for us revealed in Jesus Christ. 
― Brennan ManningThe Life of the Beloved

Silent solitude makes true speech possible and personal. If I am not in touch with my own belovedness, then I cannot touch the sacredness of others. If I am estranged from myself, I am likewise a stranger to others. 
― Brennan ManningThe Life of the Beloved

The Christ within who is our hope of glory is not a matter of theological debate or philosophical speculation. He is not a hobby, a part-time project, a good theme for a book, or a last resort when all human effort fails. He is our life, the most real fact about us. He is the power and wisdom of God dwelling within us.
― Brennan ManningThe Life of the Beloved 

God not only loves his people but delights in each one of us. He takes great pleasure in us. He’s actually blessed in keeping and delivering us. I see this kind of parental pleasure in my wife, Gwen, whenever one of our grandchildren calls. Gwen lights up like a Christmas tree when she has one of our dear little ones on the line. Nothing can get her off the phone. Even if I told her the President was at our door, she’d shoo me away and keep talking. How could I ever accuse my heavenly Father of delighting in me less than I do in my own offspring?
David Wilkerson 

God takes great delight in surprising His people with His goodness. He delights in being there for us, in coming through for us. He loves to give us the good gifts of His provision and grace that reveal to us His nature and His character.
John Paul Jackson 

No matter what you have done — whether you feel you deserve the Lord’s love or not — He delights in you! His love for you will never end. He will never fail you, never forsake you, never give up on you, and never let you down!
Alisha Gratehouse 

The Lord your God among you is powerful— he will save and he will take joyful delight in you. In his love he will renew you with his love; he will celebrate with singing because of you.
Zephaniah 3:17 

“…Let the Lord be magnified, Who takes pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.” 
Psalm 35:27  

What is the one thing that separates Christianity from every other religion in the world? It is grace – that divine and undeserved favor of God that elevates the lowly and loves the unlovely. Grace is the good news that a sick and dying world needs to hear. Grace is what God’s love looks like from our side. Grace is love come down. I am addicted to grace. I can honestly say I would rather not live if I can’t have it and I would be dead without it. It is God’s grace that has brought me (and you) safe thus far and grace will lead us all the way home.  
~ Paul Ellis 

You can never learn that Christ is all you need, until Christ is all you have.  
~ Ten Boom 

“Do you know what hurts so very much? It's love. Love is the strongest force in the world, and when it is blocked that means pain. There are two things we can do when this happens. We can kill that love so that it stops hurting. But then of course part of us dies, too. Or we can ask God to open up another route for that love to travel.” 
 ~ Corrie Ten Boom 

“Grace is not a theology. It is not a subject matter. It is not a doctrine. It is a person, and his name is Jesus. That’s the reason the Lord wants you to receive the abundance of grace, for to have the abundance of grace is to have the abundance of Jesus.” 
~ Joseph Prince 

“Grace is the voice that calls us to change and gives us the power to pull it off.”
~ Max Lucado 

For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority.  
~ Colossians 2:9-10 NIV 

The truth is, you don’t need the Lord to do anything for you. He’s already done His part. You’ve already got it, whatever “it” is.  
~ Andrew Wommack 

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”  
~ John 1:1 & 14 NIV 

“Suffering is unbearable if you aren’t certain that God is for you and with you.”
~ Tim Keller 

“The only love that won’t disappoint you is one that can’t change, that can’t be lost, that is not based on the ups and downs of life or of how well you live. It is something that not even death can take away from you. God’s love is the only thing like that.” 
 ~ Tim Keller 

Angels are God’s messengers whose chief business is to carry out his orders in the world. He has given them an ambassadorial charge. He has designated and empowered them as holy deputies to perform works of righteousness. In this way they assist him as their creator while he sovereignly controls the universe. So he has given them the capacity to bring holy enterprises to a successful conclusion. 
 Billy Graham 

For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the afflicted ones with salvation. 
 Psalm 149:4 NASB 

God sees us with the eyes of a Father. He sees our defects, errors and blemishes. But He also sees our value. 
 Max Lucado 

The mention of angels is inclusive in Scripture. In the NASB translation these celestial beings are referred to 196 times, 103 times in the Old Testament and 93 times in the New Testament. Further, these many references are scattered throughout the Bible being found in at least 34 books from the very earliest books (whether Job or Genesis) to the last book of the Bible (Revelation) 

When Jesus quoted this prophecy from Isaiah 61:1 at the beginning of His earthly ministry, He was declaring that an important part of His gospel would be to emancipate His followers from many of the horrible side effects of living in a broken and dysfunctional world. Jesus’ history-altering proclamation ushered in the reality of God’s deep concern and passion for how people are doing on the inside.  
 A Guide for Listening and Inner-Healing Prayer 

Zephaniah 3:17: Years ago I struggled with understanding how exactly God delighted in me. I mean, really? The God of the universe taking delight. In me? I asked Him to help me wrap my head around this truth. If he truly delighted in me, then I wanted to understand it. Feel it. Experience it! Just days later I was going about my day and in a rush, pulled into the school carpool line to pick up my then 6-year old daughter from kindergarten. Idling in the carpool line I looked up. The kids sat outside, huddled together on the grass. As I rounded the corner, I spotted Breanna. I could tell she’d been watching for me. When her eyes found mine, I gazed at her face. It lit up as her tiny grin turned into a huge smile. She squealed with delight, proclaiming loudly to her friend next to her, 'There’s MY mommy right there!' She waved at me excitedly and didn’t take her eyes off me. My heart soared with sheer joy, happy tears filling my eyes. What a blessing to have my child rejoicing in my mere presence. I took great delight in that moment. I heard God whisper to me, 'Lisa, the delight you feel about Breanna is exactly how I feel about you. I delight in you when you’re looking for Me and when you tell someone else about Me. I delight in you simply because you’re My child.'” 
 ~ Lisa Preuett 

“For most of my life I have thought that God loved me and always meant the best for me, but that God delighted in me, I found hard to even imagine. I suspected that most of the time God must be disappointed in me! But through being a parent and now a grandparent, I am continually reminded of God’s fatherly heart. It happened again for me last week as my wife Rita and I flew to Dallas for the sole purpose of spending time with children and grandchildren. We had no other plan in mind but to just be with them. I found myself basking in the delight of being with our children and sharing their delight in their children. There was love, yes, but also inexpressible delight!” 
 ~ Tim Smith 

Whether you are struggling with illness, job frustrations, financial strains, relationship stresses, location issues or anything else – please know that God can’t wait to delight you with solving, handling, and blessing you in each one of those areas of your life. For He cares about your well-being. He knows when things are getting to be too much to bear, when you need encouragement, help, support, and love. He knows just when you need to be carried or when you need a push. 
 ~ Dionna Sanchez 

“If we stifle the Spirit because we’ve heard or seen abuses in the area of listening to God, it’s tantamount to refusing to use a currency because it is sometimes counterfeited.” 
 ~ Rusty Rustenbach

The divine pattern of prayer is to pray to the Father, in the name of the Son, with the help of the Holy Spirit.
 ~ Anon

“Captivity is a type of bondage from which a person cannot break free by willpower alone. In our present world, it manifests itself in a wide spectrum of problems: people pleasing; drivenness; eating disorders; sexual compulsivity; and persistent emotional patterns of anxiety, fear, anger, or depression.” 
 ~ Rusty Rustenbach

“LORD: Enlighten what’s dark in me. Strengthen what’s dark in me. Mend what’s broken in me. Bind what’s bruised in me. Healing what’s sick in me. And lastly: Revive whatever peace and love has died in me.” 
 ~ Anon

1. “Why aren’t koalas actual bears? They don’t meet the koalafications.

2. What do you get when you cross a dyslexic, an insomniac, and an agnostic? Someone who lays awake at night wondering if there is a dog.

3. A man is walking in the desert with his horse and his dog when the dog says, 'I can’t do this. I need water.' The man says, 'I didn’t know dogs could talk.' The horse says, 'Me neither!'

4. “Why don't blind people skydive? Because it scares the crap out of their dogs. 

It's not the blowing of the wind that determines your destination. It's the set of sail.”  
 ~ Jim Rohn 

We plan the way we want to live, but only God makes us able to live it.  
 ~ Proverbs 16:9 The Message

We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. 
 ~ Joseph Campbell 

Let go and let God. 
 ~ Unknown 

How many roads must a man walk down, Before you call him a man? How many seas must a white dove sail, Before she sleeps in the sand? Yes, and how many times must the cannon balls fly, Before they're forever banned?  
~ Bob Dylan 

But what I am I am by the grace of God, and His grace bestowed upon me did not prove ineffectual. But I labored more strenuously than all the rest--yet it was not I, but God's grace working with me.  
 ~ Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:10 Weymouth NT 

“Midlife crisis begins sometime in your 40s, when you look at your life and think, 'Is this all?' And it ends about 10 years later, when you look at your life again and think, 'Actually, this is pretty good.'”   
~ Donald Richie 

Studies do show that at least a third of men in their 40s and 50s admit to forking out big bucks on a new car as a result of a midlife crisis. And some women admit to getting Botox or making some kind of drastic change to their appearance during this transitional period. (A footnote: Women are more likely to go through a midlife crisis earlier than men, often between the ages of 35 and 44.)   
~ Shelley Emling, The Huffington Post 

Midlife crisis is a term first coined by Elliott Jaques referring to a critical phase in human development during the forties to early sixties, based on the character of change points, or periods of transition. The period is said to vary among individuals and between men and women.  

Everything seems to happen at mid-life: The empty nest, menopause, affairs, and growing unhappiness with a job. It's no wonder you bought that red convertible. Interestingly, mid-life is more of an issue in some cultures than others. Western societies hold on to youth more tightly than others.   
~ Psychology Today 

“When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.”  
~ Catherine Ponder 

“To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.” 
~ Robert Muller 

“There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.”  
~ Bryant H. McGill 

“La ira te hace mas pequeño, pero el perdón te hace crecer.” 

Forgiveness is the renunciation or cessation of resentment, indignation or anger as a result of a perceived offense, disagreement, or mistake, or ceasing to demand punishment or restitution. 

~ Wikipedia 

“Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you.  Unknown 

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. - ~ Malcolm Forbes 

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts. 
 ~ Winston Churchill, (1874-1965) 

Secularism teaches us that we ought to look to this world. Christianity teaches us that the best way to prepare for this world is to be fully prepared for the next.  
~ C. H. Spurgeon 

La mayor rémora de la vida es la espera del mañana y la pérdida del día de hoy. 
 ~ Séneca (2 AC-65) Filósofo latino. 

“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know Him.”   
~ 1 John 3:1 ESV 

Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.   
~ Colossians 3:17 

In Scripture there are many different names used to describe God. While all the names of God are important for a variety of reasons, the name 'Abba Father' is one of the most significant names in terms of understanding how he relates to his people. The Aramaic word Abba would most closely be translated as Daddy.' It was a common term that young children would use to address their fathers. It signifies the close, intimate relationship of a father to his child, as well as the childlike trust a young child puts in his daddy.   
~ S. Michael Craven 

Bendito sea el Dios y Padre de nuestro Señor Jesucristo, que nos ha bendecido con toda bendición espiritual en los lugares celestiales en Cristo. 
 ~ Efesios 3:1 NBLH 

The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth. 
 ~ Ecclesiastes 7:4 

The face is the mirror of the mind, and the eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart. 
 ~ St. Jerome 

A friend is what the heart needs all the time. 
~ Henry Van Dyke 

Lo que hoy siente tu corazón, mañana lo entenderá tu cabeza. 
 ~ Anónimo 

“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger--but recognize the opportunity.” 
 ~ John F. Kennedy 

“God wants you to be delivered from what you have done and from what has been done to you - Both are equally important to Him.” 
 Joyce Meyer  

The face is the mirror of the mind, and the eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart.
 ~ St. Jerome  

También me sacó a un lugar espacioso; Me rescató, porque se complació en mí.  

~ Salmo 18:19 

Quotes about the Mary Geegh booklet "God Guides:"
  • She advocates a daily "quiet time" where we are still and listen to what God has for us, write it down, and then do it.

  • Her foundational belief is that, 'Where God Guides, He Provides' trusting that everything can be taken to the Lord for his direct answers.

  • Anyone who wishes to listen to God and follow His direction needs to get and read 'God Guides'.

  • 'God Guides' is amazing. This is one of the best books I have ever read! I have purchased and given away over 40 copies of this book – I just purchased 20 more. It opened my eyes about God’s desire to speak to ALL of His children, even those that do not know Him yet. ~ Kathy Dickinson
Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It's a journey of discovery - there are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys of despair.  
  ~ Rick Warren

Transformation in the world happens when people are healed and start investing in other people.  
  ~ Michael W. Smith
Personal transformation can and does have global effects. As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us. The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one.  
  ~ Marianne Williamson
Life and death are illusions. We are in a constant state of transformation.  
  ~ Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu 

“Yet as I read the birth stories about Jesus I cannot help but conclude that though the world may be tilted toward the rich and powerful, God is tilted toward the underdog.” 
  ~ Philip Yancey 

“Christmas is built upon a beautiful and intentional paradox; that the birth of the homeless should be celebrated in every home.” 
  ~ G.K. Chesterton 

This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone.”
  ~ Taylor Caldwell (1900-1985) 

There’s nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.”
 ~ Erma Bombeck (1927-1996) 

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 

I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how he could look up into the heavens and say there is no God. 
 ~ Abraham Lincoln 

Happy the soul that has been awed by a view of God’s majesty. 
 ~ A. W. Pink 

God dwells in His creation and is everywhere indivisibly present in all His works. He is transcendent above all His works even while He is immanent within them. 
 ~ A. W. Tozer 

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. 
 ~ Martin Luther King Jr. 

The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.” 
 ~ Søren Kierkegaard 

“Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.”  
 ~ Mother Teresa

“Nowhere is it more important to be in a conversational relationship with God than in our prayer life.”   
 ~ Dallas Willard 

When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth, for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak, and He will declare to you the things that are to come. 
 ~ John 16:13 

And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.
 ~ Isaiah 30:21 

What if I were to sell you a telephone that had some super-power on which you could talk to God any time you wanted? What if it really worked? Would you buy it? How much would that be worth to you? Do you think it would change your life?   
 ~ Joseph Barlow 

Sometimes God lets you hit rock bottom so that you will discover He is the Rock at the bottom.  

He said to Him, 'O Lord, how shall I deliver Israel? Behold, my family is the least in Manasseh, and I am the youngest in my father’s house.' But the Lord said to him, 'Surely I will be with you, and you shall defeat Midian as one man.' 
 ~ Judges 6:15-16 

Have you ever wished you could just sit down and have a long talk with the Lord? Wouldn't it be wonderful to move beyond having a theology that states that God loves you to actually hearing Him whisper words of love into your heart?
 ~ Mark & Patty Virkler 

Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message.
 ~ Malcolm Muggeridge

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” 
~ Elbert Hubbard

“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.
~ Steve Jobs

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” 
~ Oscar Wilde

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” 
~ Mahatma Gandhi

“If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” 
~ J.K. Rowling, Author of the Harry Potter Series


  1. Thanks for this page which I am sure has many more great past quotes of the week to go. Putting a link below the current one on the sidebar to this page would be great to get here easier.

    Thanks again!


  2. KTJ - Thanks for the suggestion. I put the link under the Quote. Rusty