Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Whole Point...

"The point of your life is to point to HIM. Whatever you are doing, God wants to be glorified.  Because this whole thing is HIS.  It is HIS movie, HIS world, HIS gift." ~ Francis Chan (Crazy Love)

Monday, September 29, 2014

To God Be the Glory

“But all at once I realized that it was not my success God had used to enable me to help those in this prison, or in hundreds of others just like it. My life of success was not what made this morning so glorious—all my achievements meant nothing in God's economy. No, the real legacy of my life was my biggest failure—that I was an ex-convict. My greatest humiliation -- being sent to prison—was the beginning of God's greatest use of my life; He chose the one thing in which I could not glory for His glory.” ~ Charles Colson


"There is much to be said for failure. It is much more interesting than success." ~ Max Beerbohm

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Bullies in the Church

"Bullies in the church can be more dangerous than those outside of Christian circles. They can split churches, run off pastors, and create toxic congregations. Be wise." ~ M. E. Anderson

God's Faithfulness

"In God’s faithfulness lies eternal security. " 

Corrie Ten Boom (1892-1983) 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Wisdom from the Margins

“There is important wisdom to be gleaned from those on the margins. Vulnerable human beings put us more in touch with the truth of our limited and messy human condition, marked as it is by fragility, incompleteness and inevitable struggle. The experience of God from that place is one of absolutely gratuitous mercy and empowering love. People on the margins, who are less able to and less invested in keeping up appearances, often have an uncanny ability to name things as they are. Standing with them can help situate us in the truth and helps keep us honest.” ~ Pat Farrell 

Friday, September 26, 2014

A Life Transformed

“The quiet power of a life transformed by the grace of God is so explosive that it can redirect the course of human events.” ~ Richard Foster

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Not Humanly Possible

"Faith does not operate in the realm of the possible. There is no glory for God in that which is humanly possible. Faith begins where man’s power ends." ~ George Muller

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Take the Good News

Jesus didn’t say, “Go set up a booth somewhere, and if people stop by, do what you can for them.” He didn’t lead them into the temple but sent them into the world. “Take the good news to the villages,” Jesus said. ~ W. Kincaid

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Compassionate & Sympathetic

"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these." ~ Carver

Monday, September 22, 2014

Revival of Prayer

“The evangelization of the world depends first upon a revival of prayer. Deeper than the need for workers; deeper far than the need for money; deep down at the bottom of our spiritual lives, is the need for the forgotten secret of prevailing, worldwide prayer.” ~ Robert Speer

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Revival Is...

"Revival is God’s interaction with His people in order to energize them spiritually." ~ Alvin Reid

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Hardest Things

"Sometimes the hardest things are the smallest things--the things nobody sees or will praise you for, the things that show real character and faithfulness." ~ Brett Harris

Friday, September 19, 2014

Our Creator Alone Knows...

“Neither man nor angel can discern hypocrisy, the only evil that walks invisible except to God alone.” ~ John Milton (Paradise Lost)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Power to do...

"We are not simply given the ability to avoid evil—we are given the power to do what is right." ~ David Busic

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

He Goes Ahead of You

"He goes ahead of you into the ordinary, everyday places where you live and work, laugh and cry, suffer and rejoice, succeed and fail . . . and if your eyes are prepared to see and your ears are tuned to hear, you will find Him there." ~ Harnish

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Christ Within...

"Not our own righteousness, but Christ within, living, and reigning, and saving from sin." ~ Morris

Monday, September 15, 2014


“The surest hindrance of success is to have too high a standard of refinement in our own minds, or too high an opinion of the judgment of the public. He who is determined not to be satisfied with anything short of perfection will never do anything to please himself or others.” ~ William Hazlitt

No Neutral Ground

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

How You Think

"When we give our minds to God, He changes the way we think." ~ David Busic

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Living on Purpose

"What does it mean to be Christian parents, whether we are ministers or dedicated laypeople? It means loving our wives or husbands the way Christ loved the church. It means intentionally loving and investing our lives in our children and grandchildren." ~ Jerry Porter

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Follow God's Instructions Now

"Do not wait until everything else fails before you follow God's instructions." E. Duarte

Friday, September 12, 2014

Idols Must Be Destroyed

"If you don’t destroy your idols, your idols will destroy you." ~ David Busic

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Futility or Fruitfulness...?

"The tragic fact is that many Christians have not had their day of Pentecost. They live in spiritual futility rather than Christlike fruitfulness." ~ William Greathouse

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Obedience First...Worship Second

"We cannot worship God without also listening to him." ~ E. Duarte

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Letters of Love

"How many times, in the middle of adversity, does God send us blowing letters of love to remind us that he is still with us?" ~ David Busic

Monday, September 8, 2014

Disagree Without Destroying

"Holy people disagree, but they don’t destroy. Holy people desire to connect people with Christ, not condemn people in Christ." ~ N. G. Gunter

Sunday, September 7, 2014

What You Can Be

"God delights in taking us where we are and making us into exactly what He knows we can be." ~ David Busic


"A man's real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor." ~ Alexander Smith

Saturday, September 6, 2014


"Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others." ~ Danny Thomas

Friday, September 5, 2014

Comfort in the Body of Christ

"The next time you find yourself in a difficult place—searching for comfort and wondering where God is—look around you and find His warm embrace in the Body of Christ." ~ David Busic

Service Is Nobility

"In the Kingdom of God, service is not a stepping-stone to nobility: it is nobility, the only kind of nobility that is recognized." ~ T. W. Manson

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Meet Regularly Together

"By committing themselves to meet regularly together, Christians become aware of those who are not gathering together—those who are absent. This is how the community develops the practice of pastoral care and evangelism, the skill of memory for those missing, the virtue of love for the lost, and the notion of the communion of saints." ~ Samuel Wells

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Really Hear Them

"Most of the time hurting people just need to talk it out with a trusted friend who will really hear them. You do not have to say very much at all. You do not need to have all the answers." ~ David Busic

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Do You Love Him?

"Do you love this God who is everything, or do you just love everything he gives you?" ~ Francis Chan

Monday, September 1, 2014

What Is He Calling You to Do?

"No devotion to Christ is ever wasted. No lover of Christ is ultimately rejected. Everybody's redemption begins in somebody else. What is he calling you to do?" ~ Dennis Kinlaw