“I would say that if you don’t believe that Jesus of Nazareth was the Christ and Messiah, and that he rose again from the dead and by his sacrifice our sins are forgiven, you’re really not in any meaningful sense a Christian.”
-This is from notorious atheist Christopher Hitchens. Talk about nailing it. By the way please copy and past this in your social media status: Pray For atheist CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS #PrayForHitchensHere’s why>>> http://bit.ly/hIdSco
“Wrong expectations lead to absolute frustration.”
-An unknown author. The secret? To develop the right expectations in all areas of life: marriage, parenting, work, faith, etc.
“If you bump me back to start again I’m gonna pound your face!”
-Last night this is what my 6-yr-old said to me as we were playing Sorry! on game night. Yes, I was a bit shocked. But he was laughing as he said it, so it was hard to take it serious. It was actually quite hilarious. Still, I had to let him know this isn’t exactly how you should talk to your parents, or anyone for that matter.
So did I bump him back to start? Let’s just say, my face doesn’t hurt.
“Maturity is the strength of character to stay focused on a goal regardless of surrounding situations.”
-taken from the Evolution of Faith.
“Positive momentum begins with negative tension.”
-a sort of unknown author
“Just because people are jerks, doesn’t mean God isn’t real.”
–unknown author (sort of)
“They say the world has become too complex for simple answers. They are wrong.”
In light if the State of the Union and the Ronald Reagan Roast clip I posted, I thought this was fitting. Have a great a weekend!
“We live in a society today where these children can be wanted children. Even if you don’t want to keep this child after you’ve had it, there’s plenty of young couples out there, that want children.”
-I know it’s Friday, but I thought this quote was appropriate considering my post earlier this week “Is Pro-Choice Ever Pro-Death?” These are words from Norma McCorvey. She once used the alias Jane Roe in the landmark court case Roe v. Wade, regarding abortion. She has since had many regrets. I know it’s an uncomfortable subject, but it is worth thinking about considering some recent statistics from the New York City Health Department.
“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”
This quote is tribute to Verizon finally getting the iPhone next month. Yes, I must have the precious. My precious…
“Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.”
I was spending time with my uncle this weekend. We talked a lot about how there is a deficit of deductive reasoning and critical thinking these days. This, to us, explained to a large degree why the USA is in the mess we are in (economy, state of the family, debt, war, etc.).
Don’t you think?
“When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.”
I thought a quote from the genius Walt Disney would be appropriate today, with TRON: LEGACY coming out today. Yes, I’m am taking my kids to see it in 3D later.
Have a great weekend!
“We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.”
— C.S. Lewis
I thought this quote by C.S. Lewis would be a good mash-up between the movie The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader coming out today and what I shared about life crushing us with pain on Wednesday.
Have a great weekend!
“If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied.”
I wish I was so optimistic.
“When the world crushes you with pain, will you stand with me?”
-Actually, I am the one who wrote the line above. And it is one of the most important things I have ever written. It is a question I ask myself all the time. These are recent lyrics I wrote and sang for a song called “The Call” for the band VENIA’s new release. The explanation of them is forthcoming.
Have a great weekend!
“I would rather try to persuade a man to go along, because once I have persuaded him, he will stick. If I scare him, he will stay just as long as he is scared, and then he is gone.”
-Dwight D. Eisenhower
A quote by the great Ike in honor of all the veterans out there. Have a peace-filled weekend!
“There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil.”
So what do you think? It sure makes you think, in any event. Have a great weekend!
“We have plenty of Confidence in this country, but we are a little short of good men to place our Confidence in.”
-Will Rogers (here’s a little about him)
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”
“Any man is liable to err, only a fool persists in error.
-Marcus Tullius Cicero
“If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied”
I wish I was so easy.