Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quote

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The commandment of absolute truthfulness is really only another name for the fullness of discipleship.

From Proverbs 10:9:  “Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever follows perverse ways will be found out.”

Oswald Chambers Quote

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If you have heard Jesus Christ’s voice on the billows, let your convictions go to the winds, let your consistency go to the winds, but maintain your relationship to Him.

From John 21:7:  “That disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, ‘It is the Lord!’  When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment, for he had taken it off, and jumped into the sea.”

Oswald Chambers (1874-1917) was a Scottish evangelist and Christian teacher.  Following his death from an illness while in Egypt during World War I, his wife took on the task of transcribing the detailed notes she had written from his lectures and sermons.  Gertrude Hobbs Chambers’ efforts resulted in the publication in 1924 of MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST.  I frequently read from this devotional, and it has greatly deepened my faith and understanding of God’s Word.

Washington Irving Quotes

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Sweet is the memory of distant friends!  Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.

Whenever a man’s friends begin to compliment him about looking young, he may be sure that they think he is growing old.

American Washington Irving (1783-1859) ranks as one of his country’s most renowned authors.  His amazing short stories of “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleeping Hollow” remain all-time classics.  Ironically, his final resting place is at the Sleeping Hollow Cemetery in New York state.

Matthew Henry Quote

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It ought to be the business of every day to prepare for our last day.

From 1 Thessalonians 5:4-5:  “But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness, for that day to surprise you like a thief; for you are all children of light and children of the day; we are not of the night or of darkness.”

E. E. Cummings Quotes

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It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.

Love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite of fear; the strength so strong mere force is feebleness:  the truth more first than sun, more last than star.

E. E. (Edward Estlin) Cummings (1894-1962) was a gifted American poet, writer, playwright, and essayist.  Many regard him as one of the most influential poets of the 20th century.

Charles Stanley Quote

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When we learn from experience, the scars of sin can lead us to restoration and a renewed intimacy with God.

From Psalm 119:67-68:  “Before I was humbled I went astray, but now I keep Your word.  You are good and do good; teach me Your statutes.”

Jim Valvano Quotes

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There are 86,400 seconds in a day.  It’s up to you to decide what to do with them.

Enjoy your life, the precious moments you have.

Jim Valvano (1946-1993) was an American college basketball coach.  Born in Queens, New York, he brought his indefatigable spirit wherever he went.  

Amy Collette Quote

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Gratitude is as powerful catalyst for happiness.  It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.

From Colossians 3:16-17:  “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God.  And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”