In the past year, I have begun the practice of carrying a moleskine (mol-a-skeen´-a) or a small notebook with me wherever I go. Too many times I have forgotten great ideas or thought-provoking quotes because I didn’t write it down when I first heard it.
So now, I’m developing the habit of writing down my random thoughts that can later be developed for sermons or articles. I’m also writing down some good quotations that I hear that are worthy of further contemplation. Below are a few quotes that I have heard or read over the past few weeks. I don’t know if these quotes are borrowed from other sources or not, but I’m simply going to credit the person from whom I heard the quote. So, by way of introduction, I’ll simply say, “Give it some thought.”
— “Rules without Relationship Result in Rebellion” – Les Chapman.
— “There are no unimportant jobs, just people who feel unimportant doing their jobs” – Mark Sanborn
— “Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see” – John Whitehead
— “I think I could find 100 men and women in America who love God, but I’m not sure I could find 100 men and women in America who hate sin.” – Jerry Bridges
— “Mercy keeps us out of Hell; Grace takes us to Heaven” – David Jeremiah
— “We pay the price or we pay the penalty” – Elizabethtown preacher’s meeting
— “Many people treat going to church like going to the dentist. They don’t want to go; they know they need to go; they know it’s going to hurt when they go; but they know they’ll feel better afterwards.” – Steve Higginbotham