Monday Quotes

June 5, 2017

“You and me. We need the beauty and warmth of a kindred spirit to share our stories. As we do, we find the courage, and refreshment that comes only from being vulnerable in community.” ~ Bonnie Gray, Whispers of Rest

May 15, 2017

I’ve always thought that from a faith perspective, rest is not just a productivity issue but also a trust issue. Adele Calhoun, who defines rest as a spiritual discipline, writes, “Rest can be a spiritual act—a truly human act of submission to and dependence on God who watches over all things as we rest.”  ~  Lisa Deam, The Contemplative Writer, May 17, 2017

May 1, 2017

“A sense of perfection is the reason we may stop growing.” ~ Meghan St. Clair

Yikes, has it been a whole month???

April 24, 2017

“When our mask gets all the love, we stay immature.”

“I am not responsible for the pain or shame of others.”

“God doesn’t deliver us from all our trials, but He always delivers us from our fears.”

“Anything we do in our old nature to make ourselves look good is a false positive.”

“Oxytocin (love) always creates hunger and creativity.”

quotes from friends walking through the Trueface, High Trust Leader course. I think ”
I’ve made up for my missing weeks.

March 27, 2017

“We impress people with our strengths, but we connect with people through our weaknesses … humility looks good on everyone!” ~ H3 Leadership

March 13, 2017

“One of our main problems is that in this chatty society, silence has become a very fearful thing. For most people, silence creates itchiness and nervousness. Many experience silence not as full and rich, but as empty and hollow. For them silence is like a gaping abyss which can swallow them up.

. . . Silence is above all a quality of the heart that can stay with us even in our conversation with others. It is a portable cell that we carry with us wherever we go. From it we speak to those in need and to it we return after our words have borne fruit.” (The Way of the Heart) ~ Henri JJ Nouwen

March 6, 2017

“Life is amazing. And then it’s awful. And then it’s amazing again. And in between the amazing and the awful it’s ordinary and mundane and routine. Breathe in the amazing, hold on through the awful, and relax and exhale during the ordinary. That’s just living a heartbreaking, soul-healing, amazing, awful, ordinary life. And it’s breathtakingly beautiful.”  ~ LR Knost

February 27, 2017

“What if there was a place so safe that the worst of me could be known, and I would discover that I would not be loved less, but more in the telling of it?” ~ John Lynch

February 20, 2017

“We don’t have to be impressive … just impressions of Christ”. ~ Ruth Chou Simons

February 13, 2017

“Then Jesus said, ‘Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.'” ~ Jesus, Matthew 11:28-30 NLT

January 30, 2017

“Being most deeply your individual self is not only something God desires but delights in because your real self is grounded in Christ. God created you with great purpose. Time was taken in crafting your unique qualities. Hiding them. Ignoring them. Or even worse attempting to change the unique qualities He has gifted you with to look like everyone else is cowardly. Deep down we don’t believe there is something more and we limit ourselves and God.

“How do you expect to get anywhere with God when you spend all your time jockeying for position with each other, ranking your rivals and ignoring God?” John 5:44, MSG

Why would we waste our time on being someone else when we have been invited to partner with God to be uniquely ourselves?” ~ Lea Turner

January 23, 2017

“I’ve been forced to confront more times than I can count all the ways I’ve despised my own littleness, all the ways I’ve wanted to be special, forgetting over and over again that my identity is not earned but given.” ~ Emily Freeman

January 16, 2017

“The whole concept of the Imago Dei…the ‘Image of God’ is the idea that all men have something within them that God injected…This gives him a uniqueness, it gives him worth, it gives him dignity.

And we must never forget this…there are no gradations in the Image of God. Every man from a treble white to a bass black is significant on God’s keyboard, precisely because every man is made in the Image of God. One day we will learn that.

We will know one day that God made us to live together as brothers and to respect the dignity and worth of every man.”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

December 19, 2016

“God works in the details to accomplish a greater grace than we can even imagine.” ~ Dr. Bryan Chapell

December 12, 2016

” … addictive busyness is the greatest form of spiritual laziness possible.”
~ Tim Hansel

December 5, 2016

“If we don’t know the satisfaction of solitude, we will only know the panic of loneliness.”  ~ Sherry Turkle

November 28, 2016

“Ask God to show you what you would be like  in conversation if you felt secure and content with God’s own self as you treasure.” ~ Jan Johnson

November 21, 2016

“Shame is a bully but grace is a shield.” ~ Ann Voskamp

October 31, 2016

“If grace has ever moved you, grace starts movements.” ~ Ann Voskamp

October 24, 2016

“Encountering God in love is as important for people who live in their head as for those who live in their heart. Both need to learn to ground their identity on experiential knowing of themselves as deeply loved by God.” ~ David Benner

October 17, 2016

“While the wandering mind searches for excuses, exceptions, and escape clauses, the wooed heart longs to show love in ever-greater expressions of devotion.” ~ Dr. Bryan Chapell

October 10, 2016

“If we are going to find the rest that comes from wonder, a rest deep enough to pierce the shadows with light and beauty, we have to take time. When we choose to be quiet, to listen in the midst of the daily-ness of life, the veil is sometimes drawn back so that we see in the ordinary the beautiful, holy presence of the living God.”  ~  Sally Breedlove

 

“My trust in God flows out of the experience of his loving me, day in and day out, whether the day is stormy or fair, whether I’m sick or in good health, whether I’m in a state of grace or disgrace. He comes to me where I live and loves me as I am.” ~ Brennan Manning