Tuesday, April 30, 2013

To my fellow Christians...

“Never forget what Jesus did for you. Never take lightly what it cost Him. And never assume that if it cost Him His very life, that it won't also cost you yours.” 
~Rich Mullins

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Thursday, April 25, 2013

A Good Rule for Ministry

"This surely is a good rule: whenever you see a fault in any other man, or any other church, look for it in yourself and your own church."
~Philip Brooks

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Monday, April 22, 2013

In life...

“That we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.”
~Helen Keller

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Remember, man of God...

"Remember this, that you cannot commit some loved sin in private, and perform the work of the ministry in public, with facility and acceptance."
~Christmas Evans

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Daily...

"What the world longs for from the Christian faith is the witness of men and women daring enough to be different, humble enough to make mistakes, wild enough to be burnt in the fire of love, real enough to make others see how unreal they are."
~Brennan Manning

Friday, April 19, 2013

Truly...

"In the final analysis, the real challenge of Christian growth is personal responsibility."
~Brennan Manning

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Deeper Life

"The Christian with depth is the person who has failed and learned to live with his failure."
~Brennan Manning

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Honesty and Grace


"When I get honest, I admit I am a bundle of paradoxes. I believe and I doubt, I hope and get discouraged, I love and I hate, I feel bad about feeling good, I feel guilty about not feeling guilty. I am trusting and suspicious. I am honest and I still play games. Aristotle said I am a rational animal; I say I am an angel with an incredible capacity for beer.

To live by grace means to acknowledge my whole life story, the light side and the dark. In admitting my shadow side I learn who I am and what God's grace means. As Thomas Merton put it, 'A saint is not someone who is good but who experiences the goodness of God.'"
~Brennan Manning

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sufficiency of Christ

“The gospel declares that no matter how dutiful or prayerful we are, we can't save ourselves. What Jesus did was sufficient.”
~Brennan Manning

Monday, April 15, 2013

More Manning on Monday

"The Word we study has to be the Word we pray. My personal experience of the relentless tenderness of God came not from exegetes, theologians, and spiritual writers, but from sitting still in the presence of the living Word and beseeching Him to help me understand with my head and heart His written Word."
~Brennan Manning

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Truth on a Sunday

“Silent solitude makes true speech possible and personal. If I am not in touch with my own belovedness, then I cannot touch the sacredness of others. If I am estranged from myself, I am likewise a stranger to others.”
~Brennan Manning
(April 27, 1934 ~ April 12, 2013)

Saturday, April 13, 2013

We need to realize...

"If you want to know where you will be in five years, 
realize what you talk about most now."

Friday, April 12, 2013

Musical Theatre Friday



Idina Menzel, the original Elphaba from Broadway's Wicked, performs the show's signature song, "Defying Gravity." This clip is taken from the show, LIVE: Barefoot at the Symphony. Wicked returns to Memphis next winter as part of the Broadway on Beale season at the Orpheum Theatre.

(Wicked fans will note a slight lyric change in the song possibly due to the fact that Menzel is singing a solo without another performer playing the role of Glinda.)

Thursday, April 11, 2013

It is true...

“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.”
~Albert Einstein

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Character and self-respect

“Character — the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life — is the source from which self-respect springs.”
~Joan Didion

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Truly...

"To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. 
To one without faith, no explanation is possible." 
- Thomas Aquinas

Monday, April 8, 2013

Remember this week to...

"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies." 
~Mother Teresa

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sunday blessing

24 
“The Lord bless you and keep you;
25 
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
and be gracious to you;
26 
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
and give you peace.”
~Numbers 6:24-26

Saturday, April 6, 2013

It is true...

"The reputation of a thousand years may be determined by the conduct of one hour."
~Japanese proverb

Friday, April 5, 2013

Musical Theatre Friday



Already purchased tickets to see MOTOWN: The Musical this fall in NYC.  The show has received rave reviews and shares the story of music legend Berry Gordy and the building of his Detroit-based empire. Gordy is the writer as well as one of the producers of the musical.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Mindset

"You've got to live somewhere, but you also get to live somewhere."
~John Green

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Truly...

"Love interprets things in the favor of the one loved."
~Elisabeth Elliot

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Truly...

“Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life.”
~Robert Fulghum

Monday, April 1, 2013

Remember today to...

"Walk carefully, not as fools but as wise, making the most of each opportunity for the days are evil."
~Paul to the church at Ephesus