loren Eric Swanson: Quotes from January 2006

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Quotes from January 2006

Poem:"A Time to Talk," by Robert Frost from The Poetry of Robert Frost (Henry Holt). From Bob Buford
A Time to Talk

When a friend calls to me from the road
And slows his horse to a meaning walk,
I don't stand still and look around
On all the hills I haven't hoed,
And shout from where I am, 'What is it?'
No, not as there is a time to talk.
I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground,
Blade-end up and five feet tall,
And plod: I go up to the stone wall
For a friendly visit.

"Blogger. n. Someone with nothing to say writing for someone with nothing to do." Guy Kawasaki

"Measure self-worth not by what others think of you but by what you think of them." Phillip Yancy, Reaching for the Invisible God, p. 92

"Christianity got over the difficulty of combining furious opposites, by keeping them both and keeping them bot furious." GK Chesterton, quoted in Reaching for the Invisible God, p. 92

"Occasionally we talk of our Christianity as something that solves problems, and there is a sense in which it deoes. Long before it does,so, however, it increases both the number and the intensity of the problems. Even our intellectual questions are increased by the acceptance of a strong religious faith...If a man wishes to avoid the disturbing effect of paradoxes, the best advise is for him to leave the Chritian faith alone." Elton Trueblood, quoted in Reaching for the Invisible God, p. 94

The adventure of life is to learn
The goal of life is to grow
The nature of life is to change
The challenge of life is to overcome
The essence of life is to care
The secret of life is to dare
The beauty of life is to give
The joy of life is to love
William Arthur Ward (quoted in Bob Buford's Active Energy, January 2006)

" Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be just." Blaise Pascal (quoted on back cover of Robert Linthecum's Transforming Power.
"You can give without loving but you cannot love without giving." Roger, Parkcrest Church
"A church that is centered on itself is not a church." Deitrich Bonhoffer, The Cost of Discipleship
"Power is the ability and capacity to bring about change." Robert Linthecum
"Hell is coming face to face with God and realizing you have nothing in common." Jack Jezreel
"To be 'relevant' is just to play catch-up." Alex McManus
"Credibility is not in ideas but in execution." Bob Roberts
"We don't do mercy ministry to gain a hearing but rather because God loves all people...but you always do gain a hearing." Al Barth, Redeemer Presbyterian Church
"This is what the Almighty Lord says, 'Once again men and women of ripe old age will sit in the streets of Jerusalem, each with cane in hand because of his age. The city streets will be filled with boys and girls playing there.'" Zechariah 8:4,5
"Our model has been prayer, share and care...if we have to." Hector Morales
"The critical question is not, 'How can I achieve?' but 'What can I contribute?' Peter Drucker. p.161 in The Daily Drucker


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