Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Epictetus (55-135 A.D.)

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak (Source). Added 6/26/2013

The photo of Epictetus is in the Public Domain.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Dan Boone (born about 1952)

The problem is not that we're small. The problem is that we've forgotten what God does with small.
(In How Nine Churches Experienced Vibrant RenewalSource). Added 6/25/2013

For more information on Dan Boone you can read the press release when he was elected President of Trevecca Nazarene University

Monday, June 24, 2013

William Penn (1644-1718)

A good End cannot sanctify evil Means; nor must we ever do Evil, that Good may come of it (Source). Added 6/24/2013

The photo of William Penn is in the Public Domain.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.--Long Walk to Freedom (Source) Added 6/23/2013

It always seems impossible until it is done (Source).   Added 5/28/2012

Photo: The photo in this post is in the Creative Commons of Wikipedia. Source of photo is South Africa: The Good News.

James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937)

You have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by. Yes, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by (Source). Added 6/23/2013

The photo of James Matthew Barrie is in the Public Domain.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)

Men think that it is impossible for a human being to love his enemies, for enemies are hardly able to endure the sight of one another. Well, then, shut your eyes--and your enemy looks just like your neighbor.--Søren Kierkegaard, Works of Love (Source). Added 6/22/2013

Don't forget to love yourself (Source). Added 6/21/2013

The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays (Source). Added 4/24/2012

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced (Source).  Added 4/23/2012

Photo: The photo above is in the Public Domain because it's copyright has expired.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Debra Marlin (b. 19XX)

Surely if God could look like something of this world that we could all see and relate to, it would more than likely be a Golden Retriever. (Source--Yellowdog, 1997). Added 6/17/2013

Follow Debra Marlin on Twitter @yellowdogbooks.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

Father! - to God himself we cannot give a holier name. (Source).  Added 6/16/2013

The photo of William Wordsworth is in the Public Domain because he has been deceased for over 70 years.