Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Happiness Is...

"Happiness is when His Word and your walk are in harmony." ~ Ann Voskamp

Monday, July 30, 2012

Your Possessions & Your Ministry

"Every item I add to my possessions is one more thing to think about, talk about, clean, repair, display, rearrange, and replace when it goes bad. Acquiring a possession may also push me into redefining my priorities, making me unavailable for ministry." ~ Randy Alcorn

“Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions” ~ Luke 12:15

Everything Belongs to Jesus

“There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, "Mine!” ~ Abraham Kuyper

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Raising Your Family

"Mothers, don’t let anyone ever dupe you into thinking there’s anything ignoble or disgraceful about remaining at home and raising your family. Don’t buy the lie that you’re repressed if you’re a worker in the home instead of in the world’s workplace. Devoting yourself fully to your role as wife and mother is not repression; it is true liberation. Multitudes of women have bought the world’s lie, put on a suit, picked up a briefcase, dropped their children off for someone else to raise, and gone into the workplace, only to realize after fifteen years that they and their children have a hollow void in their hearts. Many such career women now say they wish they had devoted themselves to motherhood and the home instead." ~ John MacArthur

What is Worse than Death?

"The fear of death is worse than death." ~ Robert Burton

Pray and Warn

"If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to hell over our bodies. If they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees. Let no one go there unwarned and unprayed for." ~ Charles Spurgeon

remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save him from death and cover over a multitude of sins. ~ James 5:20 (NIV 1984)


"Every man fights immorality and physical desires throughout his life; bad men do not fight at all except against God...They make a truce wiht sin." ~ Richard Rolle (as quoted in Gary Thomas's book "Every Body Matters")

What Should We Be In Light of What Jesus Has Done?

‎"A crucified Savior will never be content to have a self-pleasing, self-indulging, worldly-minded people." ~ J.C. Ryle

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Mistakes Are Painful, BUT...

"Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience." ~ Denis Waitley

Marriage is a Call to Die

"Marriage is a call to die [to self]… Christian marriage vows are the inception of a lifelong practice of death, of giving over not only all you have, but all you are. Is this a grim gallows call? Not at all! It is no more grim than dying to self and following Christ. In fact, those who lovingly die for their [spouses] are those who know the most joy, have the most fulfilling marriages, and experience the most love." ~ R. Kent Hughes, "Disciplines of a Godly Man"

Friday, July 27, 2012

One Thing to Another

"The immature mind hops from one thing to another; the mature mind seeks to follow through." ~ Harry Overstreet

Where is Your Mark?

"The deepest mark of committed Christianity is the difference it makes." ~ Elton Trueblood

Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Call: Harvest is Ready

'Not called!' did you say? Not heard the call,' I think you should say. Put your ear down to the Bible, and hear Him bid you go and pull sinners out of the fire of sin. Put your ear down to the burdened, agonized heart of humanity, and listen to its pitiful wail for help. Go stand by the gates of hell, and hear the damned entreat you to go to their father's house and bid their brothers and sisters and servants and masters not to come there. Then look Christ in the face -- whose mercy you have professed to obey -- and tell Him whether you will join heart and soul and body and circumstances in the march to publish His mercy to the world. ~ William Booth

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Young Men: Care for Your Souls

“This also is one of your special dangers. I always observe that none pay so little outward respect to Christianity as young men. None take so little part in our services, when they are present at them—use Bibles so little—sing so little—listen to preaching so little. None are so generally absent at prayer meetings, Bible Studies, and all other weekday helps to the soul. Young men seem to think they do not need these things—they may be good for women and old men, but not for them. They appear ashamed of seeming to care about their souls: one would almost fancy they considered it a disgrace to go to heaven at all.” ~ J.C. Ryle

What Is Your Example?

"Set an example for the children and youth in your life. Are they seeing a vibrant, compassionate, consistent Christian? Or a complainer who can't get beyond the "good old days?" ~ M.E. Anderson

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Reach the Lost

“We should be more concerned with reaching the lost than pampering the saved.” ~ David McGee

What Conversion Doesn't Do

“Keep this principle in mind: when examining a child’s “fruit”, remember that conversion will not gut him of his personality, strengths, and weaknesses alike. Conversion, however, will sanctify those traits.” ~ Dennis Gundersen (Your Child’s Profession of Faith)

Not an Experiment

"God has not been trying an experiment on my faith or love in order to find out their quality. He knew it already. It was I who didn't." ~ C. S. Lewis

Monday, July 23, 2012

Meaning Matters

"If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning." ~ C. S. Lewis

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Whine or Worship?

“I have learned that in every circumstance that comes my way, I can choose to respond in one of two ways: I can whine or I can worship! And I can't worship without giving thanks. It just isn't possible." Nancy Leigh DeMoss (Choosing Gratitude)

Love & Discipline

“The success of the entire parent-child relationship rests on establishing a balance between love and discipline.” From Dr. James Dobson’s The New Dare to Discipline

Observations from the Beach

"I went to watch the sunrise on the beach a couple mornings ago. As I was walking, hundreds of blue crabs were scurrying between their holes and the waters edge. As soon as they saw me coming the would hurry back to the safety of their sandy chambers. They recognized danger as soon as they saw it coming. (Well, not really from me.) But, I was thinking, how is that a small ocean creature is better at running from danger than we are? Sometimes we know we are going down a dangerous path, but we stay the course any way. May the Lord give us discernment and keep us on a good course. Proverbs 2:7-9 "He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity, Guarding the paths of justice, And He preserves the way of His godly ones. Then you will discern righteousness and justice And equity and every good course." ~ Mary Jean Dawson

Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Problem...

"The problem is not that there are problems. [It] is expecting otherwise & thinking that having problems is a problem." ~ Theodore Rubin

Loving Arms After Discipline

‎"A child should be welcomed with open, loving arms after discipline. At that moment you can talk heart to heart. You can tell him how much you love him, and how important he is to you. You can explain why he was disciplined and how he can avoid the difficulty next time." ~ James Dobson (from his book The New Dare to Discipline)

Let Truth Be Your Screen

"We must let truth screen our feelings, not let our feelings screen our truth." ~ Lysa TerKeurst

About Your Situation

"You are given a situation. What you are determines what you see; what you see determines what you do." ~ Haddon Robinson

Friday, July 20, 2012

Overwhelmed By Clutter?

"Get rid of clutter in every area. Keep in mind as you work in each room of your home that you need to put away, throw away, or give away every item that you come across." ~ Whitney Hopler

Basic Textbook

"Education is useless without the Bible. The Bible was America’s basic text book in all fields. God’s Word, contained in the Bible, has furnished all necessary rules to direct our conduct." ~ Noah Webster

Ordinary People

‎"You don't have to have exceptional gifts, abilities, or connections. God specializes in using ordinary people whose limitations and weaknesses make them ideal showcases for His greatness and glory." ~ Nancy Leigh DeMoss


"Jesus Christ did not suffer so that you would not suffer. He suffered so that when you suffer, you’ll become more like him. The gospel does not promise you better life circumstances; it promises you a better life." ~ Tim Keller

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Gift of Prayer

"God gave us the gift of prayer to turn our times of desperation into relationship opportunities with Him. This cycle is far more promising than distancing ourselves from His goodness with our own sense of self-loathing and defeat." ~ Lysa TerKeurst

Who Is Your Worst Enemy?

"Self is the most treacherous enemy, and the most insinuating deceiver in the world. Of all other vices, it is both the hardest to find out, and the hardest to cure." ~ Richard Baxter

What is on Your Mind?

"If we are so impoverished that we have nothing to reveal but small talk, then we need to struggle for more richness of soul." ~ Frank Laubach

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Who Are You Hard On?

‎"A pharisee is hard on others and easy on himself, but a spiritual man is easy on others and hard on himself." ~ A.W. Tozer

Don't Obey All Hunger...

"A subtle & dangerous spiritual mechanism arises when we always obey our hunger. It becomes a steering wheel in Satan’s hand." ~ Gary Thomas

BUT there is one HUNGER You should ALWAYS OBEY...

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled." ~ Matthew 5:6 (NIV 1984)

What is Hypocritical?

"Some say that it is hypocritical to do something you don't feel like doing. I say it is hypocritical to only do what you feel like doing and call yourself a practicing disciple." ~ Kevin Seymour

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Frustrated in Your Marriage...

"Anyone facing frustration in their marriage must choose one or the other: perpetual disappointment with a fallen spouse, or persistent empowerment by a living God." ~ Gary Thomas

Beliefs ~ Values ~ Actions

"Our beliefs shape our values, and our values shape our actions." ~ Karl Graustein

Nothing Is Too Hard for the Lord

“The moment we allow ourselves to think of God as having limits, the one of whom we are thinking is not God but someone or something less than and different from Him.” ~ A.W. Tozer

“Is anything too hard for the LORD?” Genesis 18:14a (ESV)

What You Need to Know

"The Bible may not tell you everything you want to know, but it will tell you everything you need to know." ~ Kevin DeYoung

Radical Obedience

‎"Obedience becomes radical when we say,"Yes God , whatever You want, "and mean it. We release our grip on all that we love and offer it back to Him., Who loves us more. And it is into those upturned hands that God will pour out His blessings--His abundant, unexpected, radical blessings." ~ Lysa TerKeurst (What Happens When Women Say Yes To God)

Love Unconditionally

"The purpose of the church is that we might learn to love unconditionally those we wouldn't normally like." ~ Richard Kuehn

Monday, July 16, 2012

Holiness Required

‎"Doctrine is useless if it is not accompanied by a holy life. It is worse than useless; it does positive harm." ~ J.C. Ryle

Look at Jesus

"If I look in I'll be discouraged. If I look around I'll be distracted. If I look at Jesus I shall have peace." ~ E. S. Jones

Keep Praying

“Stay on your knees. And hang on to your faith like a life preserver! The Lord is at work in the lives of your children, even though you see no evidence of it at the moment.” ~ James Dobson (Solid Answers)

Misfits Needed

‎"Abraham was old,Jacob was insecure, Leah was unattractive, Joseph was abused, Moses stuttered, Gideon was poor, Sampson was codependent, Rahab was immoral, David had an affair and had all kinds of family problems, Elijah was suicidal, Jeremiah was depressed, Jonah was reluctant, Naomi was a widow, John the Baptist was eccentric, to say the least, Peter was impulsive and hot tempered, Martha worried a lot, the Samaritan woman had several failed marriages, Zachaeus was unpopular, Thomas had doubts, Paul had poor health, and Timothy was timid. That's quite a group of misfits, but God used each one of them in His service. He will use you too!" ~ Rick Warren

Begin Again...

“To rise above a challenge, you needn't overcome all objections. Too many brilliant people have never begun their dreams because they weren't ready and the timing wasn't ideal. The only thing worse than quitting is never trying for fear of failure. Success goes to those who are not distracted by mistakes. The perfect situation will be when you decide to begin again. And again. And again.” ~ Scott Sonnon

Judgment & Criticism

"It is easy to criticize people whose behaviors fail to meet our personal standards, but our judgment and criticism are generally the result of our ignorance rather than our superiority." ~ T. L. Butts

Sunday, July 15, 2012

What Is Your Priority?

"We realize our dilemma goes deeper than shortage of time; it is basically a problem of priorities. We confess, we have left undone those things that ought to have done; and we have done those things which we out not to have done." ~ Charles E. Hummel

Live Deliberately

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I come to die, discover that I have not lived." ~ Henry David Thoreau

Cravings ~ Blessing or Curse

"Cravings. Are they a curse or a blessing? The answer to that depends on what we're craving. And what we're craving will always depend on whatever we're consuming...the object of our desire or God and His truth." ~ Lysa TerKeurst (Made to Crave)

The Audience of One is All that Matters

“There are those who are concerned with the question of their standing before men but never with the question of their standing before God. …Such men, however, are not those who move the world. They are apt to go with the current. …The beginning of true nobility comes when a man ceases to be interested in the judgment of men and becomes interested in the judgment of God.” ~ J. Gresham Machen

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Fix Your Eyes on Jesus

"Have you ever been looking at something when you are driving and realize you have started turning the wheel toward what you are looking at and have to swerve back onto the road? That is because we will always move in the direction of what we are looking at. So, let's fix our eyes on Jesus. As long as we turn our heads and look at Him our feet will always be walking down the right path." ~ Mary Jean Dawson

Created to Be...

"Holiness means to be set apart for noble use. The very next choice we make isn't really about whether or not to eat chips, cookies, or French fries smothered in chili and processed cheese. It's about whether we are going to stay away from those things that are not beneficial for what we are created to be." ~ Lysa TerKeurst (Made to Crave)

Absolute Obedience

"If you desire anything less for yourself than absolute obedience to God, a life of total devotion to the Lord, a life of absolute sin-less-ness — if you desire anything less, you are fighting against God's desire for you." ~ Sinclair Ferguson

It's Not About You

"The world isn’t about our desires and preferences. It’s about what God has done and is doing in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ." ~ Benhase

Perfect Surrender

‎"Saying yes to God isn't about perfect performance, but rather perfect surrender to the Lord day by day. your obedience becomes radical the minute this desire turns into real action. Radical obedeince is hearing from God, feeling His nudges, participating in His activity,and experiencing His blessings in a way few people ever do." ~ Lysa Terkeurst

Looking for a Bargain?

"A Christian will find it cheaper to pardon than to resent. Forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred and the waste of spirits." ~ Hannah More

Friday, July 13, 2012

Textbook of Life

"All true disciples of Jesus Christ will be students of Scripture and will walk according to its teaching. This is vital to authentic Christian living, because the Bible is indeed the very textbook of life" ~ Greg Laurie

Reach Out

"God might want you to extend his love by offering to baby-sit for the single parent down the street. He might want you to prepare a hearty meal for that lonely old man who lost his wife... and to sit and visit with him while he eats. Who knows, he might even want you to reach out and touch the life of a total stranger in some way you can't imagine right now. Are you willing to set aside your own comfort to touch someone else with God's love?" ~ Amy Nappa

Work Is a Blessing

"Work is a blessing. God has so arranged the world that work is necessary, and He gives us hands and strength to do it. The enjoyment of leisure would be nothing if we had only leisure. It is the joy of work well done that enables us to enjoy rest, just as it is the experiences of hunger and thirst that make food and drink such pleasures." ~ Elisabeth Elliot

Do the Work

"There is no man living that can do the work that God has got for me to do. No one can do it but myself. And if the work ain’t done we will have to answer for it when we stand before God’s bar." ~ D.L. Moody

Don't Spoil Your Appetite

"There are many things that may not be sinful, but when they are consumed in excess they will spoil our spiritual appetites." ~ Mrs. Terrie Chappell (thanks for sharing Sherri R.)

“Everything is permissible”—but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible”—but not everything is constructive. ~ 1 Corinthians 10:23 (NIV 1984)

What God Can Do!

"When we depend upon organizations, we get what organizations can do; when we depend upon education, we get what education can do; when we depend upon man, we get what man can do; but when we depend upon prayer, we get what God can do." ~ A. C. Dixon

Controlling Influence

“That part of our lives which is least seen by others is the part which has the controlling influence upon what we are and what we do. In every true Christian leader, therefore, the part of his life least known to the world will always be that which is the most important.” ~ Iain Murray

What Is Lost?

"When wealth is lost, nothing is lost;
when health is lost, something is lost;
when character is lost, all is lost."

~ Billy Graham

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Eternal Consequences

‎"There are eternal consequences resulting from all our thoughts, words and actions, of which we take far too little account." ~ J.C. Ryle

Don't Just Survive!

‎"Just as we need daily food and water to survive physically, we need to consume the Word of God. to survive spiritually. There are limits to how much food we can or should eat. But, we can never ingest to much truth. God doesn't want us to merely survive. he wants us to be filled to overflowing so that we can not even begin to hold in the love, joy, and hope only His truth can give- so full we must sing His praises to the heavens." ~ Dana Demetre (40 Days to Healthy Living)

In All Things ~ Charity

"In essentials, unity; in nonessentials, liberty; in all things, charity." ~ J. Wesley

Opportunity to Do...

"May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right." ~ P. Marshall

Share the Story

"I challenge you: Share the story. Tell others how God is establishing the work of your hands. Let them see the beauty of the Lord in you." ~ N. Gunter

I am Sorry, I Forgive You

"If we lack the ability to say, “I am sorry,” life will be immeasurably more difficult than it needs to be. If we can’t bring ourselves to say, “I forgive you,” life will be filled with bitterness and pain." ~ Hamilton

Serve Others

‎'The devil's most effective tools are apathy and self interest. Which is why so much of the Bible is about being active and serving others.' ~ Mark Brown

Can't Earn It

"I know I can't do a thing to earn my salvation but now that I am His, I will do everything in my power to show Him how much I love him and I live to please the One I love who has transformed me with HIS love." ~ Katherine Walden

How I Want to Be

"A trustworthy person is one whom God and other people can trust to do the right thing in every situation. She's a person who can be given increasing responsibility, confided in with confidence, and counted on to follow through with the commitments she has made." ~ Marcia Ford (Essentials for Life for Women)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Don't Settle

"We are settling for a Christianity that revolves around catering to ourselves when the central message of Christianity is actually about abandoning ourselves." ~ David Platt (Radical)

Love Them!

‎"Regardless of the political debate, God calls us to respect, protect, assist, evangelize, disciple, and love all the immigrants near us!" ~ Dr. Jerry Porter

What Do You Truly Care About?

"Each time we make a purchase, decide on an investment, or give a donation, we communicate what we treasure – what we truly care about.” ~ Doug Carter (Raising More than Money, 2007, p. 8)

19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.~Matthew 6:19-21 (NIV 1984)

Altar of the Lord

"There are different kinds of fire; there is false fire. No one knows this better than we do, but we are not such fools as to refuse good bank notes because there are false ones in circulation; and although we see here and there manifestations of what appears to us to be nothing more than mere earthly fire, we none the less prize and value, and seek for the genuine fire which comes from the altar of the Lord." ~ William Booth

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

More than Believe...

"Right theology does not save us. One can believe the right things and go to Hell." ~ Ray R Sutton

The Solution...

"The solution to immorality, hypocrisy and every other sin is turning to Christ and asking his forgiveness. God does in fact condemn our sins, but Jesus went to the cross to deal with all our sins. That's not a negative message—it's a very positive one. But to get there, sin must be seen for what it is, condemned by God and confessed by us, no matter how "negative" and unpopular it may sound." ~ Randy Alcorn

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. ~ James 5:16 (NIV 1984)

Weak & Unqualified

"Don’t limit what God wants to do through you. The Holy Spirit has a lot of experience using weak and “unqualified” people." ~ Gary Thomas (repost from his FB page)

Train Them While They Are Young

“And all this is one of God’s merciful arrangements. He gives your children a mind that will receive impressions like moist clay. He gives them a disposition at the starting-point of life to believe what you tell them, and to take for granted what you advise them, and to trust your word rather than a stranger’s. He gives you, in short, a golden opportunity of doing them good. See that you do not neglect such an opportunity. Once you let it slip, it is gone forever."

Be the Church Where Ever You Are...

"Church isn't where you meet. Church isn't a building. Church is what you do. Church is who you are. Church is the human outworking of the person of Jesus Christ. Let's not go to church; let's be the church." ~ Bridget Willard

Strive to Become...

‎"Let us strive, every year we live, to become more deeply acquainted with Scripture." ~ J.C. Ryle

Monday, July 9, 2012

Just Say No!

‎"There is a beauty in saying 'no' and using those dormant muscles of self-control. And, because it is the Spirit’s power in you, you don’t become a dour ascetic, but discover hints of contentment and satisfaction." ~ Ed Welch

Your Assignment

"Never think you could do something if only you had a different lot and sphere assigned you. What you call hindrances, obstacles, discouragements, are probably God's opportunities." ~ Horace Bushnell

Build A Strong Trust

"When there is strong trust, a person tends to be more open and less defensive. He doesn't have to spend time proving something. Facades can drop and be replaced with directness and honesty." ~ Ted W. Engstrom

Focus on Him

"God is everything. My focus must be on him, seeking to know him more completely and allowing him full possession of my life." ~ Mary Morrison Suggs

Don't Doubt His Love

‎"If God has given His Son to die for us, let us beware of doubting His kindness and love in any painful providence of our daily life." ~ J.C. Ryle

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Claimed & Counterclaimed

There is no neutral ground in the universe; every square inch, every split second is claimed by God and counterclaimed by Satan. ~ C. S. Lewis

My Own Little World

God doesn’t call his children to live in a box and ignore the rest of the people in the world. ~ C. Hosher ~ My Own Little World by Matthew West

Build Christlike Character

"Doing the right thing with the right attitude and the right motivation reflects well on the way you respond to the Spirit and helps build Christlike character in you." ~ Marcia Ford (from Essentials for Life for Women)

Not Permanent

"Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn't permanent." ~ Jean Kerr

Talk to God

"Jesus spent so much time in prayer because He knew that the time He spent talking with God about people did more for people than the time He spent talking with people about God." ~ P.T. Forsyth

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Bible ~ Truth

"God does not want us to pretend there’s a heaven because that would make us feel better. The Bible is not about our feelings. It is about raw, objective truth—reality. We should not believe in Heaven because it gives us hope but only because it is real—as real as the Christ who promises it and has gone before us to prepare it for us." ~ Randy Alcorn

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. ~ Hebrews 11:1

God Is In Control

"God is in control, and therefore in everything I can give thanks not because of the situation, but because of the One who directs and rules over it."~ Kay Arthur

Friday, July 6, 2012

Tell Me the Story of Jesus

"The Bible is to me the most precious thing in the world just because it tells me the story of Jesus." ~ George MacDonald

Don't React...

"Don’t react to the culture; respond to the Bible." ~ Repost from Gary Thomas' Facebook page.

Praise Him

"Praise God even when you don't understand what He is doing." ~ Henry Jacobsen

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Deep Gladness

“The place God calls you is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” ~ Frederick Buechner

Read the Bible

"For some years now I have read through the Bible twice every year. If you picture the Bible to be a mighty tree and every word a little branch, I have shaken every one of these branches because I wanted to know what it was and what it meant." ~ Martin Luther

Are You Restless?

"Knowing that we are fulfilling God's purpose is the only thing that really gives rest to the restless human heart." ~ Chuck Colson

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

You Can't Be Trusted...

"Don't believe everything you think. You cannot be trusted to tell yourself the truth. Stay in the Word." ~ Jerry Bridges (Respectable Sins)

Comfort & Safety Secondary

"To follow Jesus means going beyond the limits of our own comfort and safety. It means receiving our lives as gifts instead of guarding them as possessions." ~ Taylor

Go Tell It

“It seems to me that we ought to be unconscious of ourselves, and that the nearer we get to Christ the more we shall be taken up with Him. We shall be like a sick man who, after he gets well, forgets all the symptoms he used to think so much of, and stops feeling his pulse, and just enjoys his health, only pointing out his physician to all who are diseased.” ~ Elizabeth Prentiss

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

God Reigning Inside

‎"The way to be a good leader is for your actions to be reflective of God reigning inside you. But to be a great leader is for your reactions to be reflective of God reigning inside you." Lysa TerKeurst " What Happens When Women Walk In Faith"

Is It the Right Thing to Do?

"Because it's possible to do, and you have the right to do it, doesn't mean it is the right thing to do." ~ Laura Schlessinger

“Everything is permissible”—but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible”—but not everything is constructive. ~ 1 Corinthians 10:22 (NIV 1984)

Deposit or Withdrawal?

When talking to others I need to ask myself, "Is this going to make a deposit in their life or a withdrawal?" Have you made a deposit today? ~ Lysa TerKeurst

The End...

"It ought to be the business of every day to prepare for our last day." ~ Matthew Henry

Monday, July 2, 2012

What is the Organizing Force in Your Life?

"To fear God means that my life is structured by a sense of awe, worship, and obedience that flows out of recognizing Him and His glory...The fear of God is meant to be the central organizing force in my life." ~ Paul David Tripp

How to Help a Hurting Friend

"Most of the time hurting people just need to talk it out with a trusted friend who will really hear them without censoring or lecturing them for outbursts of anger and frustration. You do not have to say very much at all. You do not need to have all the answers." ~ Busic

How Important Is It?

‎"Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important." ~ C. S. Lewis

Sunday, July 1, 2012

The What and Why of Worship

"Some confuse worship with entertainment and get upset when they can’t change channels. What are we worshiping? Self? The preacher? A musical style? Rather, worship is when we focus our praise on God as we learn from him and listen to him." ~ M.E. Anderson


“Something stronger than Fate has chosen you. Evil will hunt you. And so a Fellowship must protect you. And you will need yours (Christian friends). You must cling to those you have, you must search wide and far for those you do not yet have. You must not go alone. From the beginning, right there in Eden, the Enemy’s strategy has relied upon a simple aim: Divide, and conquer. Get them isolated, and take them out." ~ John Eldredge (from his book ~ "Epic: The Story God Is Telling and the Role That Is Yours to Play")