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"I'm not afraid of who I am anymore! I think that what God wants me to be is fully myself! That's how he made me."

Mary Jane Aboud


"And even in our sleep, pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awesome grace of God".      



"In the important questions of life, we are always alone. Our deepest inner thoughts cannot be understood by others. The best part of the drama that goes on deep in our soul is a monologue, or, better to say, a very sincere conversation between God, our conscience, and ourself." Henri Frederic Amiel (1821-1881; Swiss philosopher, poet, critic)


"I, Lord, went wandering like a strayed sheep, seeking thee with anxious reasoning without, whilst thou wait within me. I went around the streets and squares of the city seeking thee; and I found thee not, because in vain I sought without for 'Him' who was within myself."

St. Augustine


"In order to see the light of the stars we need the darkness."

Author Unknown

"Now let us burn out for God"

Horatious Bonar


"The very moment we're without weakness is the moment it all turns into formula." 

Linda Bunting


"Dear God, Our spirits are yours to keep." 

Sydney Bunting, Age 8, a bedtime prayer.


"Love that's pure, it don't make no claims,
Intercedes for you 'stead of casting you blame,

Bob Dylan, Watered Down Love


"...even in books of falsehood, to the eyes of the sage reader, a pale reflection of the divine wisdom can shine."

Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose

"We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and to know the place for the first time."

T. S. Eliot


If you are feeling down, low, depressed . . . it is NOT because you are not 'letting' Christ live in you, it is because YOU are not recognizing that He . . . already IS

John Fautley


“… self-improvement is both a sin and an impossibility.”

Norman Grubb


"Being human, we can only receive infinite truth in finite doses"

 Norman Grubb


"I offer Thee the only thing I have, my capacity to be filled by Thee."

An old Sufi prayer

"The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own." 

Benjamin Disraeli


"God projected Himself out of Himself that He might be Himself in another dimension and He did this by His Word"

J. Preston Eby

"The law has to do with doing; grace has to do with being.  We are human beings, not human doings."

John Gavazzoni

"If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it. "

David Holdefer

"Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it."

Soren Kierkegaard

"Everyday will be Sunday to thee."

William Law

"If man is really fashioned, more than anything else, in the image of God, then clearly it follows that there is nothing on earth so near to God as a human being. The conclusion is inescapable, that to be in the presence of even the meanest, lowest, most repulsive specimen of humanity in the world is still to be closer to God than when looking up into a starry sky or at a beautiful sunset"

Mike Mason


"Trying to imitate Christ is ultimate pretending, but to put on Christ is the ultimate truth."

George Monta


"For God to reveal His Son in us is not the result of research or searching; it is entirely a matter of mercy and revelation. It is an inward seeing, an inner knowing."

Watchman Nee

"When artists discover as children that they have inappropriate responses to events around them, they also find, as they learn to trust those responses, that these oddities are what constitute their value to others"

Kathleen Norris, The Cloister Walk


"We are not the sum of our weaknesses and failures; we are the sum of the Father's love for us and our real capacity to become the image of his son."

Pope John Paul II


" When Norman Grubb speaks, its like trying to get a drink of water from a fire hydrant. "

Roy Putnam


"I am so glad I don't have to go get forgiveness any more! When I sin, immediately the spirit within me knows and I just thank Him for already taking care of it at the cross, and praise Him for His infinite love for me."

Marilyn Scroggs


"Beware when your theology outdoes your love, and turns to judgment!"

Dan Stone


"Vision is the art of seeing things invisible"

Jonathan Swift - 1711


"Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable and receives the impossible . . . "

Corrie Ten Boom


Honor all religious traditions, respect and love all who seek God, but know you belong to Christ and it is He who has redeemed you