«Noble disappointment, noble self-denial are not to be admired, not even to be pardoned, if they bring bitterness. It is one thing to enter the kingdom of heaven maim; another to maim yourself and stay without.»

Robert Louis Stevenson

«Even though people about us choose the path of hate and violence and warfare and greed and prejudice, we who are Christ's body must throw off these poisons and let love permeate and cleanse every tissue and cell. Nor are we to allow ourselves to become easily discouraged when love is not always obviously successful or pleasant. Love never quits, even when an enemy has hit you on the right cheek and you have turned the other, and he's also hit that.»

Clarence Jordan

«Separating one's “self” physically from the world (as an unseen entity) alienates the human being from the facts of a sensual world and its realities. In order to have a self, you must provide a story for that self. Whether it is the tale of past pain or future fears the etheric self requires a story because it is hitchhiking on the natural.»

Christopher Loren

«Maybe it's not about being worthy, or what you have to offer. If it was, wouldn't everyone be turned away?" -Niall»

Brittany L. Engels

«People’s love for us may change, depending on what we do or don’t do to please them. But God’s does not—it’s everlasting.»

Stormie Omartian

«Was it not part of the secret black art of truly»

Friedrich Nietzsche

«Hope is an act of faith. Great faith, great hope.»

Lailah Gifty Akita

«Suffering often draws us closer to God. Instead of being a sign of God's punishment or distance, suffering can purify us, lead us into the heart of God, and transform our souls.»

Allen R. Hunt

«Woe to him who doesn't know this Christian faith is bourgeois.»

Pier Paolo Pasolini

«How shall polluted mortals dare»

Isaac Watts

«When it comes to happiness, our soul is like a colander, a tire with a nail in it, our grandfather's memory. It feels like there is a homeless person inside of us, wandering around pushing a shopping cart.»

John Eldredge

«The answer to prayers is for the appointed time. God’s honour is at stake to response to the supplications of His Children in His timing.»

Lailah Gifty Akita

«The spirit of God is mighty upon us.»

Lailah Gifty Akita

«The Word is light and the Holy Spirit is oxygen; to pray is to see and breathe.»

Gangai Victor

«Only God may be adored, because only God is unlimited goodness, truth, and beauty, and thus only God deserves unlimited love.»

Peter Kreeft

«Hundreds of young barefoot, long-haired, newly converted believers flocked to the church, and they brought their guitars with them.»

Robert J. Morgan

«God's will has to be done, in unifying people and companies to get that gas line built, so pray for that.»

Sarah Palin

«So when the devil throws your sins in your face and declares that you deserve death and hell, tell him this: "I admit that I deserve death and hell, what of it? For I know One who suffered and made satisfaction on my behalf. His name is Jesus Christ, Son of God, and where He is there I shall be also!»

Martin Luther

«The spoken word has come to dominate many Protestant forms of worship: the words of prayers, responsive readings, Scripture, the sermon, and so forth. Yet the spoken word is perhaps the least effective way of reaching the heart; one must constantly pay attention with one’s mind. The spoken word tends to go to our heads, not our hearts.»

Marcus J. Borg

«when it comes to marriage true spirituality of believer comes out .»

Praveen Vadla

«When you don't know what the answer is, you know *Who* the answer is.»

Larry Burkett

«Buck Barrow, brother of Clyde Barrow (Bonnie & Clyde) was once asked "Where are you wanted by the law?" Barrow replied, "Wherever I've been." What a picture of our own guilt. We cannot escape our sinfulness because it follows us everywhere. Neither can we escape the mercy of God that is always there.»

William Branks

«Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles. It takes away today’s peace.»

Randy Armstrong

«...Love Christ and put nothing before His Love. He is joy, He is life, He is light. Christ is Everything. He is the ultimate desire, He is everything. Everything beautiful is in Christ.»

Elder Porphyrios

«At what point, 2,000 years on from the life of Jesus, do we need a refresher course? Another 2,000 years? Imagine 100,000 years’ time – would the story of Moses’ burning bush amaze a generation laden with unimaginable scientific and technological wonders? Here lies religion’s biggest quandary. While science is squeezing the life out of God, how is religion going to muster a counterattack from here?»

Trevor Treharne

«(About changing faith) At our best, Christians embrace it, leaving enough space within orthodoxy for God to surprise us every now and then.»

Rachel Held Evans

«More often than not, we want him to have fairy wings and spread fairy dust and shine like a precious little star, dispensing nothing but good times on everyone, like some kind of hybrid of Tinker Bell and Aladdin’s Genie. But the God of the Bible, this God of Abraham and Isaac and Jacob, is a pillar of fire and a column of smoke.»

Matt Chandler

«Every time we mention God we become theologians, and the only question is whether we are going to be good ones or bad ones.»

J.I. Packer

«Awe-inspiring God.»

Lailah Gifty Akita

«Blue skies or dark night, one truth still holds: God has you. And this is the promise He has made to you: He will never let you go.»

Angela Thomas