Saturday, July 24, 2010

quotes of the week #25

these are some AWESOME quotes today! (see any past "quotes of the week" by simply clicking HERE & read my disclaimer HERE.)

The #1 QUOTE OF THE WEEK actually comes from my Pastor:
"Generosity is about the condition of your heart, not the condition of your bank account."Chris Brown, my pastor [from his recent "Domino Effect" series @ Ridge. he's saying that we are either generous or not. don't matter what our bank account says.]

*and i think this is a great "part 2" to Chris' quote above = "money enables what's in a person's heart." - Matt Krol, YWAM [that is beautiful! if we're greedy and self-centered then more money just enables that. If we're generous and love God and people then more money just enables that!]

“Great vision without great people is irrelevant!” – Jim Collins, author & genius. [this is brilliant and so true. obviously God can use anyone to accomplish His vision. We really must go after the right people or else the vision may be wasted.]

“I want to learn to pass through a day without passing it by.” – Mark Buchanan, author [i have been dwelling on this quote for almost a year now. i'm trying to PRACTICE it. some days i succeed, but most days i still fail.]

“There is no such thing as a gospel which is not already culturally shaped.” – Lesslie Newbigin, missional theologian & late author [we would all do well to KEEP THIS IN MIND! when we think "our gospel" is the exception to that rule we are unwittingly at the height of arrogance.]

“Quitters never win and winners never quit.” – Vince Lombardi. *“Bad advice. Winners quit all the time. They just quit the right stuff at the right time.” – Seth Godin, author & leading marketing/business guru [i'm trying to master this brilliant advice!]

“Wouldn’t it be tragic if people identified as Christians were unwilling to [even] consider the possibility that they have more to learn (and unlearn) about the message of Jesus? – Brian McLaren, author & postmodern leader [that would be tragic...]

“The people who are exceptionally good in business aren’t so because of what they know but because of their insatiable need to know more. – Michael Gerber, author of E-Myth Revisited [that quote GRABBED me! because thankfully that's ME! not necessarily the "good in business" part... but God has blessed me with an "insatiable need to know more" which sometimes i have felt like it is a curse. i hope i can steward it well.]

“The term Christian was originally a noun; now it’s also an adjective.” – Mike Erre, pastor & author [mistakenly. How & when did this happen? I’m guessing with the entrance of Modernity as the dominant story…]

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