Thursday, December 27, 2012

Quotables

"Seeing is of course very much a matter of verbalization. Unless I call my attention to what passes before my eyes, I simply won't see see it." Ann Voskamp, 1000 Gifts

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. -John 1:14

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"My life is full of small rocks, pieces of asphalt..unwanted debris. But somehow God allows each to be served up anyway. Jesus talked to social outcasts, loose women, lawyers like me, and religious people and said they would not just be so many decorations or window treatments, but He would serve them up as well. He said this was true even though we're full of the kind of grit and that accumulates over the span of a life and quite a few parking lots.

"The only thing that Jesus said He couldn't serve up were people who were full of themselves or believed the lie that they were who they used to be before they met Him."

-Bob Goff, Love Does

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"God writes a lot of comedy...the trouble is, he's stuck with actors who don't know how to play funny." -Garrison Keillor
 
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“We live in a world where bad stories are told, stories that teach us life doesn't mean anything and that humanity has no great purpose. It's a good calling, then, to speak a better story. How brightly a better story shines."
 
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“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”  -C.S. Lewis
 
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"God became man to turn creatures into sons: not simply to produce better men of the old kind but to produce a new kind of man." -C.S. Lewis
 
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"On Judgement Day, Yahweh will not ask you why you were not Moses, he will ask you why you were not his beloved Izzy." -Brennan Manning
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“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”  -Frederick Buechner
 


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