He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.
—Jim Elliott

Nothing, therefore, happens unless the Omnipotent wills it to happen: He either permits it to happen, or He brings it about Himself.

If a man loves all men passionately, but says only about one man that him he cannot love, the man who says this is no more a Christian, because his love is not all-embracing.

The risk-free life is a victory-free life.
—J. Buckingham

When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die.
—Dietrich Bonhoeffer

In my experience, 95% of the believers who face the test of external persecution pass it, while 95% of those who face the test of prosperity fail it.
—Romanian church leader

We are to stay in the first grade, grateful to Jesus, repentant for our sins, expectant of his coming. Don’t graduate or you’ll leave the basics behind.
—A Vietnamese Evangelist

Everyone in this world has only two choices - they can choose to do God’s will by co-operating with God, or they can choose to defy God and do his will unknowingly.
—Open Doors

Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can.
—J. Wesley

Because we are human, we yearn to understand, but because we are human, we cannot understand.

If your compassion does not extend beyond your prayer time, it isn't genuine.
—Stephen Davey

You know, Christians are the easiest religion to deal with, because you are all so good at stoning each other.
—Government worker in China

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.
—Henry Ford

There are two types of people: those who say to God, "Your will be done," and those to whom God says,"All right then, have it your way."
—C.S. Lewis

We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
—Bertha Calloway

To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.
—Thomas Aquinas

I must be willing to give whatever it takes to do good to others. This requires that I be willing to give until it hurts. Otherwise, there is no true love in me, and I bring injustice, not peace, to those around me.
—Mother Teresa

Thou hast made us for Thyself, O God, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in Thee


Everything is difficult at first, but nothing remains difficult with a little practice and experience.
—One of our minimally educated nurses in Cavango


When our lives come to be written at last, God grant that they be not only our sayings, but our sayings and doings.

Kingdom Truth Reminders, Life Observations…

These “sayings” were originally written to help my adult kids navigate the confusing array of “messages” with which they are confronted in this world, both within and without the bible-believing community. Many readers have shared how they have been encouraged and challenged by them, so they are published here. I hope they impact your journey and draw you closer to the Truth, the Way and the Life.

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