“Song and dance are the result of an excess energy.
When we are normal we talk,
when we are dying we whisper,
but when there is more in us than we contain we sing.
When we are healthy we walk,
when we are decrepit we shuffle,
but when we are beyond ourselves with vitality we dance.”
“Let my words, like vegetables, be tender and sweet for tomorrow I may have to eat them.” —seen on a chalkboard wall in SouleMama’s kitchen
“The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians who acknowledge Jesus with their lips then walk out the door and deny him by their lifestyle. That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable.” – Brennan Manning
“Fear is what keeps people from being truly creative.” – Jason Ahlbrandt
“Many people have a crisis-based relationship with God. They only speak to Him when they’re in trouble. They try to muster their faith when it’s too weak to move God. Then they get mad to God as if it was His fault.” — Lindell Cooley
“But now, this is what the LORD says—
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.
For I am the LORD, your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior”
I like how it says when not if.
“Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.” — Swedish proverb
“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
“Yet, in the maddening maze of things, And tossed by storm and flood, To one fixed trust my spirit clings; I know that God is good!” — John Greenleaf Whittier
“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” — William Morris