Author Archives: Don Wilson

My Greatest Fear

My greatest fear for you is not that you will fail but that you will succeed in doing the wrong thing.

(Howard Hendricks)

The Main Problem

The main problem with American Christians is not that they aren’t where should be, but that they are not what they should be right where they are as doctors, housewives, lawyers, computer salesmen, or nurses.

(Os Guinness, in a Radix magazine article)

Worship and Worry

Worship and worry cannot live in the same heart; they are mutually exclusive.

(Ruth Graham Bell, in a Today’s Christian Woman article entitled “Heart to Heart”)

Don’t Be Confused

Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.

(F. Scott Fitzgerald)

Successful Marriage

There’s no such thing as a successful marriage.  There are marriages that give up, and marriages that keep on trying; that’s the only difference.

(Garrison Keillor, Wobegon Boy)

The Difference Between an Opinion and a Sense

There is a difference between having an opinion that God is holy and gracious, and having a sense of the loveliness and beauty of that holiness and grace.  There is a difference between having a rational judgment that honey is sweet, and having a sense of its sweetness.

(Jonathan Edwards, from his sermon “A Divine and Supernatural Light”)

True Satisfaction

The enjoyment of God is the only happiness with which our souls can be satisfied…Fathers, mothers, husbands, wives, or children, or the company of earthly friends are but shadows, but enjoyment of God is the substance.  These are but scattered beams, but God is the sun.  These are but streams, but God is the fountain.  These are but drops, but God is the ocean.

(Jonathan Edwards, The Christian Pilgrim)

What Is Buried In Our Hearts?

We must be careful what we bury in our hearts.  To bury something does not mean it is dead.  It may simply mean we have buried something alive that will devour and destroy us from within.

(Maxie Dunnam, Let Me Say That Again)

The Ideals of a Nation

You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements.

(Norman Douglas, South Wind)

Teamwork in the Kingdom of God

God has designed His kingdom so that Christians with kindred spirits join together.  It is exciting when you find another Christian who shares the same concerns and burdens that you do!  Often, God will graciously bring another believer alongside you who will undergird you in the work and concerns God has placed on your heart.

(Henry Blackaby, Experiencing God Day by Day, p. 303)