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Pray the Largest Prayers

Pray the largest prayers.  You cannot think a prayer so large that God, in answering it, will not wish you had made it larger.  Pray not for crutches but for wings.

(Phillips Brooks, The More Abundant Life)

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The Kingdom of God Advances…

The kingdom of God advances by people lovingly placing themselves under others, in service to others, at cost to themselves.

(Gregory Boyd, The Myth of a Christian Nation)

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Standing at the Judgment

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, “I used everything you gave me.”

(Erma Bombeck, American humorist [1927-1996])

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Shopping for a Bathing Suit

People shop for a bathing suit with more care than they do for a husband or wife.  The rules are the same.  Look for something you’ll feel comfortable wearing.  Allow for room to grow.

(Erma Bombeck, American humorist [1927-1996])

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God Always Present

God is always present.  We’re the ones who show up.

(Rob Bell, Velvet Elvis)

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Figuring Out God

The moment God is figured out with nice, neat lines and definitions, we are no longer dealing with God.

(Rob Bell, Velvet Elvis)

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Two Groups

Sometimes I think the whole Christian world is made up of just two groups:  those who speak their faith and accomplish significant things for God; and those who criticize and malign the first group.

(Don Basham, American preacher and writer [1926-1989])

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Change

When you’re through changing, you’re through.

(Bruce Barton, American writer [1886-1967])

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Little Things

Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things…I am tempted to think there are no little things.

(Bruce Barton, American writer [1886-1967])

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Spiritual Maturity

Spiritual maturity is neither instant nor automatic; it is a gradual, progressive development that will take the rest of your life.

(Rick Warren)

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