Sunday, November 11, 2018

Church




I don't think the words themselves do very much if they're not incarnated in a community.
                                                                        -Eugene Peterson, discussing church community with
                                                                          Ken Myers of Mars Hill Audio

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

God's Business



I will not try to run my life or the lives of others; that is God's business.

                             -Eugene Peterson, God's Message for Each Day: Wisdom from the Word of God

Monday, November 5, 2018

Change


There is no growth without change; there is no change without fear or loss; and there is no loss without pain. Every change involves a loss of some kind: you must let go of old ways in order to experience the new. We fear these losses, even if our old ways were self-defeating, because, like a worn out pair of shoes, they were at least comfortable and familiar. 
                                                                                       -Rick Warren, Purpose Driven Life

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Hearing God



The silence that makes it possible for us to hear God speak also makes it possible for us to hear the world's words for what they really are--tinny and unconvincing lies. 

                                                                    -Eugene Peterson, Where Your Treasure Is: Psalms
                                                                      that Summon You from Self to Community

Monday, October 29, 2018

Character



Much confusion in the Christian life comes from ignoring the simple truth that God is far more interested in building your character than he is anything else. We worry when God seems silent on specific issues such as "What career should I choose?" The truth is, there are many different careers that could be in God's will for your life. What God cares about most is that whatever you do, you do in a Christlike manner.
                                                                                     -Rick Warren, Purpose Driven Life