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Thoughts, Musings, & Quotes (2017)
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, most of these quotes are from other people.

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

"Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and
wise too late." (Benjamin Franklin) (12/31/2017)

Previous musings listed below in reverse chronological order

  • "Nothing happens unless first we dream." (Carl Sandburg) (12/24/2017)
  • "Jesus didn't simply come to forgive sins; He came to free us from sin." (Adapted from Andy Stanley) ((12/17/2017)
  • "Giving thanks makes me feel good. Receiving thanks makes the other person feel important." (Cecil Murphey) (12/3/2017)
  • "Anyone who loves as much as God does, cannot help suffering. And anyone who really loves God will sense that He is suffering." (Basilea Schlink) (11/26/2017)
  • "When people say something and begin their second phrase with 'but...' they're negating their previous statement." (Cecil Murphey) (11/19/2-17)
  • "Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right." (Henry Ford) (11/12/2017)
  • "The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government—lest it come to dominate our lives and interests." (Patrick Henry) (11/5/2017)
  • "We may be in the dark right now, but with God we're never without Light." (Roger E. Bruner) (10/29/2017)
  • "And there is nothing you can do to make God love you less. Love is not something God does. It is who God is. And because of who He is, God loves you. Period." (Craig Groeschel) (10/22/2017)
  • "Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say 'infinitely' when you mean 'very'; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite." (C.S. Lewis) (10/15/2017)
  • "There's often a huge difference between what's on one's mind and what's on the tip of one's tongue." (Roger Bruner) (10/8/2017)
  • "Some men are enough of a gentleman that they're really just trying to read the front of a lady's tee shirt." (Roger E. Bruner) (10/1/2017)
  • "No matter what I do, some people will never love me; no matter what I do, some people will never stop loving me." (Cecil Murphey) (9/24/2017)
  • "Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value." (Albert Einstein) (/17/2017)
  • "It is well that war is so terrible, lest we should grow too fond of it." (Robert E. Lee) (/10/2017)
  • "Belief in God, by itself, is not enough." (Dr. Billy Graham) (9/3/2017)
  • "You are a writer for your own transformation, not for your success. Let go of the need to be better than you are and discover your true beauty right now through your writing. Your objective is to live life, not publish books so focus on your writing as a means to knowing God." (Ted Dekker) (8/27/2017)
  • "If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear." (George Orwell) (8/20/2017)
  • "Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God." (Corrie Ten Boom) (8/13/2017)
  • "God who gave us life gave us liberty." (Thomas Jefferson) (8/6/2017)
  • "One who possesses a pen and knows how to use it, possesses enormous power." (Okechukwu Okugo) (7/30/2017)
  • "To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone." (Reba McEntire) (7/23/2017)
  • "Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it." (Andy Warhol) (7/16/2017)
  • "I'm not who I used to be; I don't know who I'll be at the end of my life. I'm still a work in progress." (Cecil Murphey) (7/9/2017)
  • "Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than You." (Dr. Seuss) (7/2/2017)
  • "Little by little, a little becomes a lot." (Tanzanian Proverb) (6/25/2017)
  • "The good is always the enemy of the best." (Oswald Chambers) (6/18/2017)
  • "God has a plan for your life, based on his Kingdom's goals. Don't give God a hard time!" (Joel Sutton) (6//11/2017)
  • "Don't miss the journey looking for the destination." (Edie Melson) (6/4/2017)
  • "God can do nothing for me until I get to the limit of the possible." (Oswald Chambers) (5/28/2017)
  • "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people." (Eleanor Roosevelt) (5/21/2017)
  • "When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence." (Ansel Adams) (5/14/2017)
  • "Are you fulfilling the purpose for which God invented you?" (Joel Sutton [adopted]) (5/7/17)
  • "It's better to light a candle than curse the darkness." (Source Unknown) (4/30/2017)
  • "Creativity is intelligence having fun." (Albert Einstein) (4/23/2017)
  • "The great gift of Easter is hope - Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God, in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love, which nothing can shake." (Basil Hume) (4/16/2017)
  • "I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else" Pablo Picasso) (4/9/2017)
  • "I want to uncritically accept others, but first, I have to uncritically accept myself." (Cecil Murphey) (4/2/2017)
  • "It is my distrust mine own ability, that I may have reliance on him that is stronger than all." (John Bunyan, The Pilgrim's Progress) (3/26/2017)
  • "Fear of any given group is a form of prejudice." (Roger E. Bruner) (3/19/2017)
  • "Don't waste your life on trivial pursuits." (Joel Sutton) (3/12/2017)
  • "Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honor as deserving real distinction are those who remain in obscurity." (Thomas Hardy) (3/4/2017)
  • "Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away." (Antoine de Saint-Expupéry) (2/26/2017)
  • "A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge." (George R.R. Martin) (2/19/2017)
  • "Over the last two decades there has been waged an all-out assault on common sense and on the common values of the American people. We now stand at a crossroads." (William Bennett) (2/13/2017)
  • "Emotions take our priorities and bring them to the surface." (Joel Sutton) (2/5/2017)
  • "I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me." (Ralph Waldo Emerson) (1/29/2107)
  • "You are a writer for your own transformation, not for your success. Let go of the need to be better than you are and discover your true beauty right now through your writing. Your objective is to live life, not publish books so focus on your writing as a means to knowing God." (Ted Dekker) (1/22/2017)
  • "Be not the first by whom the new are tried, nor yet the last to cast the old aside." (Alexander Pope) (1/15/2017)
  • "I think of my comfort zone as the place I stay when I don't have enough faith to go where God wants to lead me." (Roger E. Bruner) (1/8/2017)
  • "Everything has a price, including both success and failure. Choose either one and be prepared to pay the price." (Larry Winget) (1/1/2017)