Beware of paying attention or going back to what you once were, when G-d wants you to be something that you have never been.

MRS. CHARLES E. COWMAN, from Streams in the Desert

When a Roman soldier was told by his guide that if he insisted on taking a certain journey it would probably be fatal, he answered, “It is necessary for me to go; it is not necessary for me to live.” — September 9


He is no fool who gives that which he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.


God is so great and so independent, that He can find means to glorify Himself even by sin.

I have never found any who prayed so well as those who had never been taught how. They who have no master in man, have one in the Holy Spirit.

Self-seeking is the gate by which a soul departs from peace; and total abandonment to the will of God, that by which it returns.

Would you exert all your powers to attain Divine Union? Use all your strength for the destruction of self.


We are not “born again” into soft and protected nurseries, but in the open country where we suck strength from the very terror of the tempest.


All that we call human history — money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery — [is] the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.

A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.

You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you. — A Grief Observed

A great many of those who ‘debunk’ traditional values have in the background values of their own which they believe to be immune from the debunking process. — The Abolition of Man

Enemy-occupied territory — that is what this world is. Christianity is the story of how the rightful king has landed, you might say landed in disguise, and is calling us all to take part in a great campaign in sabotage.

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.


A lot of church members who are singing “Standing on the Promises” are just sitting on the premises.


I believe every man is either a missionary or a mission field.


Some want to live within the sound of church or chapel bell; I want to run a rescue shop within a yard of hell.


I have found that there are three stages in every great work of God: first, it is impossible, then it is difficult, then it is done.

At the timberline where the storms strike with the most fury, the sturdiest trees are found.

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