Saturday, November 1, 2014

Your Children Need...

“Your children need your dual role of love and discipline. 
Love without discipline is sentimentality.
Discipline without love is bondage.
God’s parent keeps these two actions of love and 
discipline in their proper balance.” 

~ Jim George

Friday, October 31, 2014

More Together...

"We can do more together than we can do individually. No church, district, region, or college is sovereign. We are each a part of the whole." ~ N. Gunter

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Forgiveness Is Not...

“Three things forgiveness is not: 1) Not writing “doormat” on our backs and allowing others to walk all over us. 2) Not condoning. 3) Not a release from consequences." ~ Lutz

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Swimming Against the Tide

"Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement—and we will make the goal." ~ Fleishman

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Holiness through Faith & Trust

"We are only made holy through cooperating with what God is doing in us with faith and trust." ~ Diane Leclere

Monday, October 27, 2014

Burden of Resentment Belongs to You...

"The people who have offended us often don’t think they did—and sometimes don’t care. Resentment, therefore, is usually our burden, not theirs." ~ Page

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Decisions Are Easier...When...

"Decisions become easier when your will to please God outweighs your will to please the world." ~ Coetzer

Saturday, October 25, 2014

What Drives You Closer?


"If the foundation of your happiness is your vocation, your relationships, or your money, then suffering takes your source of joy away from you. But if your ultimate value in life is God, then suffering drives you closer to your source of joy—God." ~ Tullian Tchividjian

Friday, October 24, 2014

Participate in God's Healing Work

“The Spirit of God is present in our tears to break our hearts with the things that break the heart of God, to show us the ways in which we contribute to the pain of the world, to form us more fully into the likeness of Christ, and to enable us to participate in God’s healing work in this world.” ~ Harnish

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Faith Is Not...

“Faith is not for overcoming obstacles; it is for experiencing them-all the way through!” ~ Richard Rohr

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

What Is Your Business?

"As is the business of tailors to make clothes and cobblers to make shoes, so it is the business of Christians to pray." ~ Martin Luther

The Power of Modeling

“Positive modeling pricks and sharpens and perfects the one [child] who is watching.” ~ Jorie Kincaid (The Power of Modeling)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Wholesome Self-Image

“If my child learns to obey and to do what is right, and I continue to show him appreciation and encouragement, he will be more likely to have a wholesome self-image than he will if I allow him to do whatever he feels like doing.” ~ William and Candace Backus (Empowering Parents)

Our Faith Requires...

"I am a shepherd who, with his people, has begun to learn a beautiful and difficult truth: our Christian faith requires that we submerge ourselves in this world. The world that the church must serve is the world of the poor, and the poor are the ones who decide what it means for the church to really live in the world." ~ Archbishop Oscar Romero