Category Archives: Quotes

My favorite words to live by

From My Reading – March

“Fear, shame, and guilt often make us stay in our isolation and prevent us from realizing that our handicap, whatever it is, can always become the way to an intimate and healing fellowship in which we come to know one another … Continue reading

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From My Reading – February

“A disciple is a person who reads the words of Scripture prayerfully, entering the stories, listening for God’s personal word. A disciple is a person who speaks often with God in prayer. A disciple is a person who watches what … Continue reading

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From My Reading – January

“Our communion of saints is not dependent on whether or not we live in the same neighborhood or like the same news channel. Our unity in Christ, our being a part of the communion of saints, is not dependent on … Continue reading

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From My Reading – December

“What we do when faced with our deepest wounds determines whether there is authentic spirituality at work or not. If we seek to blame other people, accuse, attack, or even explain and make perfect, logical sense out of our wounds, there … Continue reading

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From My Reading

“Through compassion it is possible to recognize that the craving for love that people feel resides also in our own hearts, that the cruelty that the world knows all too well is also rooted in our own impulses. Through compassion … Continue reading

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From My Reading – August

“Trevor Hudson shared about seeing a neighbor moving bricks in his driveway. Being Trevor’s only day off, he hoped the neighbor would decline his polite offer to help. Instead, Trevor went home four hours and many bricks later. That Sunday … Continue reading

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From My Reading – July

“‘The Devil can cite Scripture for his purpose,’ says Shakespeare, and you can just see him standing up there with his paunch and his black robe citing it. As somebody once said, comparing the church to Noah’s ark, if it … Continue reading

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From My Reading – June

“It’s important to remember that almost everything we receive along the Christian road—   freedom—comes by degree. We don’t get it, we grow into it—like lava layers become ocean islands or infant limbs become sprinting legs. Freedom flourishes inside us as … Continue reading

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