Be like the fox who makes more tracks than necessary, some in the wrong direction. Practice resurrection. ~Wendell Berry

Nothing that has not died will be resurrected. –C.S. Lewis

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” ~Albert Einstein

"Two things contribute to our sanctification. Pains and pleasures." Blaise Pascal

Wholeness is brokenness acknowledged and thereby healed. -Brennan Manning

" We are never living, but hoping to live; and whilst we are always preparing to be happy, it is certain, we never shall be so, if we aspire to no other happiness than what can be enjoyed in this life"  Blaise Pascal

Where is the Life we have lost in living? 
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
TS Eliot (Choruses from the Rock)

Love will never be pure until it comes with the will to be committed as well, not just the emotion of feeling. Without the emotion, love is a drudgery, but without the will, it is a mockery. - Ravi Zacharias

"The standard of the exploiter is efficiency ... The standard of the nurturer is care." -Wendell Berry.

Nothing is easier than saying words. Nothing is harder than living them, day after day. -Arthur Gordon

That is very like the problem of all of us: to dress our souls not for the electric lights of the present world but for the daylight of the next. -C.S. Lewis- The World's Last Night

(The Christian) He does not think God will love us because we are good but that God will make us good because he loves us. -Lewis

"growing up" is largely a matter of learning to hide our spirit behind our face, eyes, and language so that we can evade and manage others to achieve what we want and avoid what we fear.  - Dallas Willard

"If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of potential -- for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints; possibility never."   ~Soren Kierkegaard

"Healthy things grow. Growing things change. Change challenges us. Challenges cause us to trust God. Trust leads to obedience. Obedience makes us healthy. And healthy things grow." James Ryle

"Life's greatest happiness is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves or rather, in spite of ourselves." - Victor Hugo

"A woman's heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her." ~Max Lucado

"The heart has its reasons of which reason knows not" Blaise Pascal

Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps, for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they ought to be.
-William Hazlitt

“Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.” Soren Kierkegaard

"Where the truth is, in so far as it is truth, there God is." Cervantes

"Love always involves not just saying yes to someone but also saying no to self. The life of love is a life of death to the kingdom of self." David Benner

"It would be most tragic for a person to know everything about God, but not God; to know all about the rules of spiritual marriage, but never walk the aisle." Don Miller

"If the gospel of Jesus is relational; that is, if our brokenness will be fixed, not by our understanding of theology, but by God telling us who we are, then this would require a kind of intimacy of which only heaven knows." Don Miller

“There really is no place for Christ in many people’s Christianity. Their faith is not actually in Christ; it is in Christianity and their ability to live it out." Paul David Tripp

"God will use no one greatly until He wounds them deeply." Gary Brandenburg 

Isaiah 28:20 
The bed is too short to stretch out on, the blanket too narrow to wrap around you.

Jeremiah 17:7-8 
But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, 
whose confidence is in him. 
He will be like a tree planted by the water 
that sends out its roots by the stream. 
It does not fear when heat comes; 
its leaves are always green. 
It has no worries in a year of drought 
and never fails to bear fruit." 

Isaiah 26:8 
Yes, LORD, walking in the way of your laws, 
we wait for you; 
your name and renown 
are the desire of our hearts.

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