To believe in the truth of Christ is to be introduced to another form of hatred, and that is not sharing Him.
Everyone judges constantly: positively judging one person is the same as negatively judging everyone else; it is to say that that person is superior in some sense.
I claim neither liberalism nor conservatism - one tends to be airheaded while the other tends to be brickheaded.
I appreciate a book intended to be judged by its cover. The insincere readers are often weeded out while the sincere readers remain curious.
It can be a good thing if deeper theology, or philosophy, only makes one more uncertain. It may lead to a healthy doubt; he may throw his hands up saying, 'God, I just don't know anymore. If you're out there, I'm giving it all to you.' From there, after the surrender, he is allowing God himself, rat
Time and time again does the pride of man influence his very own fall. While denying it, one gradually starts to believe that he is the authority, or that he possesses great moral dominion over others, yet it is spiritually unwarranted. By that point he loses steam; in result, he falsely begins tryi
As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning.
After awhile you realize that putting your actions where your mouth is makes you less likely to have to put your money where your mouth is.
Love without humility results in the inclination to act as everyone's parent, humility without love results in the need to be everyone's child, and love with humility results in the desire to be a friend.
Treat people like people. Beware of pity and patronization because in them, you can't see when you're unashamedly looking down on someone.
A lonely day is God's way of saying that he wants to spend some quality time with you.
In a society where dirt sells, for every good story told as it is, you will hear the whole of that day's 10 bad stories sensationalized; although in reality, it could be that 100 good deeds happened that day which went unsung.
Music is not my life. My life is music.
I'm often painted as the bad guy, and the artistic part of me wants to hand out the brush.
Whatever thing a man gets quickly enraged about is his idol, and whatever thing he makes his idol becomes his religion.
There's sometimes a tugging feeling you get to push further when you aren't being challenged enough or when things get too comfortable.
God judges men from the inside out; men judge men from the outside in. Perhaps to God, an extreme mental patient is doing quite well in going a month without murder, for he fought his chemical imbalance and succeeded; oppositely, perhaps the healthy, able and stable man who has never murdered in his
To spend your time wanting things is to smother your time for achieving things beyond your expectations.
Let our information and social technologies raise awareness and not propaganda, build connections and not passive-aggression.
Like most arts, the link between the mind and the pen can chain you like an enslaved workaholic. Even on an intended vacation you suddenly have this killer urge to record whatever the vacation may teach.
I often find that people confuse inner peace with some sense of insensibility whenever something goes wrong. In such cases inner peace is a permit for destruction: The unyielding optimist will pretend that the forest is not burning either because he is too lazy or too afraid to go and put the fire o
Intelligence entails a strong mind, but genius entails a heart of a lion in tune with a strong mind.
It is not true that everyone is special. It is true that everyone was once special and still possesses the ability to recover it.
A sign of a lover of wisdom is his delight in not running his mouth about things he doesn't know.
It is the philosophers, theologians, and evangelists who are said to be filled with pride and bigotry due to the strong convictions that they represent. On the contrary, teachings can be either taken or dismissed; whereas voting is the only thing the average person can do to force everyone to live h
Love may be harder to find in some people, but when they do love you know it must be something marvelous.
It often occurs that pride and selfishness are muddled with strength and independence. They are neither equal nor similar; in fact, they are polar opposites. A coward may be so cowardly that he masks his weakness with some false personification of power. He is afraid to love and to be loved because
A writer is one who communicates ideas and emotions people want to communicate but aren't quite sure how, or even if, they should communicate them.
Faithfulness imparts God's reason for all circumstances. No matter what the world says, losing is no longer an option.
All individuals have moral deficiencies, and when introducing these to reality one not only strengthens himself but also the confidence of others in the human exigency for Christ due to a reflection throughout the body of Christ.