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Thoughts, Musings, & Quotes (2016)
When I first started posting thoughts here, my intention was to think of clever tidbits of my own to share. But I quickly discovered that other people have more wisdom than I do. Consequently, many of these quotes are from other people.

Dates are the post date and not the date of the quote itself.

"Everything has a price, including both success
and failure. Choose either one and be prepared
to pay the price." (Larry Winget) (12/31/2016)

Previous musings listed below in reverse chronological order

  • "There is no friend as loyal as a book." (Ernest Hemingway) (12/25/2016)
  • "Stress comes from knowing what is right and doing what is wrong." (Larry Winget) (12/18/2016)
  • "Life can only be understood backward; but it must be lived forward." (Kierkegaard) (12/11/2016)
  • "For me, a book sold is not a book sold; a book sold is a prayer answered. I don't know the name and situation of every reader, but God does." (Mark Batterson) (12/4/2016)
  • "I'm not weird. I'm just limited edition." (Chanel K) (11/27/2016)
  • "The best way to predict your future is to create it." (Abraham Lincoln) (11/20/2016)
  • "Jesus wasn't a martyr; He was a sacrifice. (Source Unknown) (11/13/2016)
  • "To preserve our blessed land we must look to God. It is time to realize that we need God more than He needs us." (Ronald Reagan) (11/6/2016)
  • "The more I value who I am, the less I have to prove who I am." (Cecil Murphey) (10/30/2016)
  • "Humility is nothing but the disappearance of self in the vision that God is all." (Andrew Murray) (10/22/2016)
  • "I've been forgetting little things for I can't remember how long." (Roger E. Bruner) (10/16/2016)
  • "Weather the storms and come out stronger and wiser, ready to move on. Avoid the storms and they will be waiting for you when you get back." (Faydra D. Fields) (10/9/2016)
  • "God may have a home run planned in our extra innings!" (Yogi Berra) (10/2/2016)
  • "There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him." (Robert A. Heinlein) (9/25/2016)
  • "It's one thing to know about the Bible, and it's altogether another to have it dramatically transform your life." (A. W. Tozer) (9/18/2016)
  • "A friend may be behind a stranger's face." (Maya Angelou) (9/11/2016)
  • "Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives is the perfect Preparation for the future that only He can see." (Corrie Ten Boom) (9/4/2016)
  • "Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither." (C.S. Lewis) (8/28/2016)
  • "Uncertainty is unavoidable; fear is optional. (Andy Stanley) (8/21/2016)
  • "One of God's biggest jobs right now is to protect Americans from our own government." (Roger E. Bruner) (8/14/2016)
  • "A blank sheet of paper is God's way of telling us how hard it is to be God." (Sidney Sheldon) (8/7/2016)
  • "Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death" (Source Unknown) (7/31/2016)
  • "For even if I could conceive that I had completely overcome pride, I would probably be proud of my humility." (Ben Franklin) (7/24/2016)
  • "Pride is the mother hen under which all other sins are hatched." (C. S. Lewis) (7/17/2016)
  • "Religion says, 'I obey, therefore I'm accepted.' Christianity says, 'I'm accepted, therefore I obey.'" (Timothy Keller) (7/10/2016)
  • "If it (Orlando shooting) is 'about guns,' then that means Boston was about a pressure cooker. It wasn't. Both of them were about radical Islam." (Louie Gohmert) (7/3/2016)
  • "Being impossible for man has never stopped God from doing anything." (John Piper) (6/26/2016)
  • "Even when the electricity is out, Christians are not powerless." (Roger E. Bruner) (6/19/2016)
  • "Asking a Christian not to talk about Jesus is like asking grandparents not to talk about their grandkids." (Source Unknown) (6/12/2016)
  • "When comforting a grammarian, always say, 'There, their, they're.'" (Source Unknown) (6/5/2016)
  • "Not even the President has the right to disobey the U.S. Constitution." (Roger E. Bruner) (5/28/2016)
  • "No society ever thrived because it had a large and growing class of parasites living off those who produce" (Thomas Sowell) (5/22/2016)
  • "The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything." (Albert Einstein) (5/14/2016)
  • "Worry is practicing the absence of God's presence." (Source Unknown) (5/8/2016)
  • "God's truth is as unbendable as the path from here to eternity." (Roger E. Bruner) (5/1/2016)
  • "Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act." (Dietrich Bonhoeffer) (4/24/2016)
  • "When an elder dies, a library burns to the ground (Source Unknown) (4/10/2016)
  • "Make your day count for eternity!" (Joel Sutton) (4/3/2016)
  • "The Easter bunny failed to make an appearance at Jesus's empty tomb." (Roger E. Bruner) (3/27/2016)
  • "Some people's idea of free speech is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone says anything back, that is an outrage." (Sir Winston Churchill) (3/20/2016)
  • "A bulldog can lick a skunk every time, but he must decide whether it's worth the effort." (Source Unknown) (3/13/2016)
  • "God knows the totality of the future and He's made plans in light of all that will occur." (Joel Sutton) (3/6/2016)
  • "Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves." (Confucius) (2/28/2016)
  • "If you thank God after He answers your prayers, that's gratitude. But if you thank Him before He answers, that's faith." (Source Unknown) (2/21/2016)
  • "The best way to drive out the devil, if he will not yield to texts of Scripture, is to jeer and flout him, for he cannot bear scorn." (Martin Luther) (2/14/2016)
  • "Even when we've expended all of our physical, mental and emotional batteries, we're still plugged in to the infinite power of God." (Joel Sutton) (1/7/2016)
  • "God never consults our past when planning our future." (Ron Heiber) (1/31/2016)
  • "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness." (Mark Twain) (1/24/2016)
  • "A guy is never too old to blow a straw cover at the lady across the table from him." (Roger E. Bruner) (1/17/2016)
  • "It's not hard to make decisions once you know what your values are." (Roy Disney) (1/10/2015)
  • "To get nations back on their feet we must first get down on our knees." (Billy Graham) (1/3/2015)
  • "Santa Claus has no place in the nativity scene." (Roger E. Bruner) (12/27/2015)