Your anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows; but it empties today of its strength. - Alexander Maclaren, Sermon "Anxious Care"
I don't know whether the church should be run like a business or not, but I know it shouldn't be run like a bad business.
Obedience accepted with delight and authority exercised with humility are the very lines along with our spirits live. C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory
"Run, John, run" the Law commands But gives me neither feet nor hands. Far better news the Gospel brings It bids me, "Fly!" - and gives me wings. John Bunyan
Obedience means allowing God to be our Lord. The essence of worship is not the songs that begin our church service. Worship begins when we declare, “Your ways not mine.” Sam Williamson, Beliefs of the Heart blog
You will never make a good impression on other people until you stop thinking about what sort of impression you are making. C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
A minister may fill his pews, his communion roll, the mouths of the public, but what that minister is on his knees in secret before God Almighty, that he is and no more. John Owen