“Every photo is taken by somebody from some angle.” – N.T. Wright, Surprised By Hope

“What happens when everyone is asleep is called Evolution. What happens when everyone is awake is called Revolution.” – G.K. Chesterton, Utopia of Usurers

“He no longer dreamed of storms, nor of women, nor of great occurrences, nor of great fish, nor fights, nor contests of strength, nor of his wife. He only dreamed of places now and the lions on the beach. They played like young cats in the dusk and he loved them as he loved the boy. He never dreamed about the boy. He simply woke, looked out the open door at the moon and unrolled his trousers and put them on.” – Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea

“What if God’s dream for your life has nothing to do with money? What if God just wanted you to get by? What if living paycheck to paycheck was part of God’s plan for you? Not because you’re spending it on all this junk, but because you’re giving so much of yourself away?” – James Ross, The American Nightmare, Part 2: Financial Slavery

“But what we did yesterday isn’t ever really the point or the question. The question is, are you open, by virtue of your relationship with this new Lover of yours, to being challenged in new ways, invited in new ways, to participate in what God is doing? The overwhelming testimony of the Bible is that too many finish growing long before they have finished living, and so they complete their days sitting on their assets. That’s hardly the abundant life that Jesus came to give.” – Richard Dahlstrom, O2: Breathing New Life into Faith

“After all, when a thought takes one’s breath away, a lesson on grammar seems an impertinence.” – Thomas Wentworth Higginson, introduction to Emily Dickinson’s Poems

“The magnitude of our challenges has yet to be met by the measure of our action.” – President Barack Obama

“…for most men are unaware that what is in the power of magicians to accomplish, that the heart can also accomplish by dint of love and bravery.” – Joseph Bedier, The Romance of Tristan & Iseult

“I wake up and face the circumstances that God has orchestrated for me today… this I call ‘Life.’ I will get exhausted, feel joy, experience pain, laugh, cry, see a miracle, sing a song, make a friend, experience grace, see God’s faithfulness… this I call ‘Living.'” – Sandy Tobias

“For is it not the common experience of all of us – you and I – that we do not incorporate the truth of these propositions in our lives? We say we know, but we do not do as we know. We say we believe, but we do not act like it.” – James W. Sire, Habits of the Mind

“All’s well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.” – Julian of Norwich

“Thus, whatever He has already been accomplished with us is only a part of the whole. Wherever we are in this glorious process, there is some completing work that God desires to do. He wants to bring into our understanding, our character, and our daily experience more of that which is fully ours in Christ.” – Bob Hoekstra, Day-By-Day Grace

“If you live in a fully connected world, you’re saved every day, just by playing your part. You are grabbed by God, and you belong to this universe, along with everything else.” – Richard Rohr, “Nature as Mirror”


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