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Maclaren on anxiety

Your anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows; but it empties today of its strength. - Alexander Maclaren, Sermon "Anxious Care"

Dyson on the importance of idleness

I am fooling around not doing anything, which probably means that this is a creative period, although of course you don’t know until afterward. I think that it is very important to be idle…. People who keep themselves busy all... Continue Reading →

Running a church like a business

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.

A 17th Century nun on aging

Lord, You know better than I know myself that I am growing older and will someday be old. Keep me from the fatal habit of thinking I must say something on every subject and on every occasion. Release me from... Continue Reading →

Lewis on Obedience and Authority

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

John Bunyan on the Gospel

"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

Williamson on worship

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

Lewis on how to make an impression

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

Owen on secret prayer

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

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