Fixing an error takes work


A sum can be put right: but only by going back till you find the error and working it afresh from that point, never by simply going on. — C.S. Lewis

Precious in God’s eyes

Once we deeply trust that we ourselves are precious in God’s eyes, we are able to recognize the preciousness of others and their unique places in God’s heart. — Henri Nouwen

Surrender a life

One does not surrender a life in an instant. That which is lifelong can only be surrendered in a lifetime. — Elisabeth Elliot

Speak and listen


Speak in such a way that others love to listen to you. Listen in such a way that others love to speak to you. — Harold J. Duarte-Bernhardt

The mongrel collection

For whatever reason, God now reveals himself in the world not through a pillar of smoke and fire, not even through the physical body of his Son in Galilee, but through the mongrel collection that comprises my local church and every other such gathering in God’s name. — Philip Yancey

Prayer purpose

We look upon prayer simply as a means of getting things for ourselves, but the biblical purpose of prayer is that we may get to know God Himself. — Oswald Chambers

To be enjoyed

The infinitely self-sufficient God came into the world not to be assisted, but to be enjoyed. — John Piper