We can also learn to see others and avoid major loss by listening to and telling stories. Story is a powerful gift. When we get the chance to hear other people’s stories, we can connect with their feelings and begin to see them as real people. —Leroy Barber, Embrace
God is a verb.
— Buckminster Fuller
God is not just is, not something we merely present with the talk of our mouths and say we believe in; but God is someone we show with our actions to others. We act out God in our lives and be the living example of God the name, giving Him room—not only to be the noun we represent—but the verb, as well.
“If I was a warlord…which I’m not—I’m an art lord….”
Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.
— Thomas Moore, “Come Ye Disconsolate”
You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry the with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.
—Frederick Buechner, Telling the Truth
“A happy family is but an earlier Heaven.” ~George Bernard Shaw
There is no sight on earth more appealing than the sight of a woman making dinner for someone she loves. – Thomas Wolfe
“Almost as if I have shoved her into a cocoon of my own making, where wings are held tight and breath is taken within the confines of minimal space. And now that we’re out . . . Olivia has become a butterfly with a wingspan so wide and beautiful it fills this entire room. And once again, I’ve become a freaking poet.”
This character never ceased to make me laugh.
“The gifts of the Master are these: freedom, life, hope, new direction, transformation, and intimacy with God. If the cross was the end of the story, we would have no hope. But the cross isn’t the end. Jesus didn’t escape from death; he conquered it and opened the way to heaven for all who will dare to believe. The truth of this moment, if we let it sweep over us, is stunning. It means Jesus really is who he claimed to be, we are really as lost as he said we are, and he really is the only way for us to intimately and spiritually connect with God again.”
— Steven James (Story)