"I'm not afraid of
who I am anymore! I think that what God wants me to be is fully myself!
That's how he made me."
"And even in our sleep, pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the
heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the
awesome grace of God".
"In the important
questions of life, we are always alone. Our deepest
inner thoughts cannot be understood by others. The best
part of the drama that goes on deep in our soul is a
monologue, or, better to say, a very sincere
conversation between God, our conscience, and ourself."
Henri Frederic Amiel
(1821-1881; Swiss philosopher, poet, critic)
"I, Lord, went
wandering like a strayed sheep, seeking thee with anxious reasoning without,
whilst thou wait within me. I went around the streets and squares of the
city seeking thee; and I found thee not, because in vain I sought without
for 'Him' who was within myself."
"In order to see the
of the stars we need the
"Now let us burn out
"The very moment we're without weakness is the
moment it all turns into formula."
God, Our spirits are yours to keep."
Age 8, a bedtime prayer.
"Love that's pure, it don't make no
Intercedes for you 'stead of casting you blame,
Watered Down Love
"...even in books of falsehood, to the eyes of the
sage reader, a pale reflection of the divine wisdom can shine."
The Name of the Rose
"We shall not cease from exploration and
the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and to know
the place for the first time."
are feeling down, low, depressed . . . it is NOT because you are not 'letting'
Christ live in you, it is because YOU are not recognizing that He . . .
“… self-improvement is both a sin and an
"Being human, we can only
receive infinite truth in finite doses"
"I offer Thee the
only thing I have, my capacity to be filled by Thee."
An old Sufi prayer
good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them
"God projected Himself out of Himself
that He might be Himself in another dimension and He did this by His Word"
J. Preston Eby
"The law has to do with doing;
grace has to do with being. We are human beings, not human doings."
brings you to it, He will bring you through it. "
"Most men pursue pleasure with
such breathless haste that they hurry past it."
will be Sunday to thee."
"If man is really fashioned, more than anything else, in
the image of God, then clearly it follows that there is nothing on earth so
near to God as a human being. The conclusion is inescapable, that to be in the
presence of even the meanest, lowest, most repulsive specimen of humanity in
the world is still to be closer to God than when looking up into a starry sky
or at a beautiful sunset"
"Trying to imitate Christ is ultimate
pretending, but to put on Christ is the ultimate truth."
"For God to reveal His Son in us is not the result
of research or searching; it is entirely a matter of mercy and revelation. It
is an inward seeing, an inner knowing."
artists discover as children that they have inappropriate responses to events
around them, they also find, as they learn to trust those responses, that
these oddities are what constitute their value to others"
The Cloister Walk
"We are not the sum of our
weaknesses and failures; we are the sum of the Father's love for us and our
real capacity to become the image of his son."
Pope John Paul II
" When Norman Grubb speaks, its like trying to get a drink of water from a fire hydrant. "
"I am so glad I don't have to go get forgiveness any more! When I sin,
immediately the spirit within me knows and I just thank Him for already taking care of it at the cross, and praise Him for His infinite love for me."
"Beware when your
theology outdoes your love, and turns to judgment!"
"Vision is the
art of seeing things invisible"
"Faith sees the invisible, believes
the unbelievable and receives the impossible . . . "
Corrie Ten Boom
Honor all religious traditions, respect
and love all who seek God, but know you belong to Christ and it is He who
has redeemed you