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Thoughts, Musings, & Quotes (2015)
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 had more wisdom to share than I did. Consequently, many of these quotes are from other people.

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

But since the quotes reflect things I consider important—things I can relate to—I still chose to list this page under "About Me."

"Santa Claus has no
place in the nativity scene."
(Roger E. Bruner) (12/27/2015)

Previous musings listed below in reverse chronological order

  • "During the craziness of the season, stop and pray." (Source Unknown) (12/19/2015)
  • If you describe God as "awesome," don't insult Him by describing anything else that way. (Roger E. Bruner) (12/13/2015)
  • "Creativity is intelligence having fun." (Albert Einstein) (12/6/2015)
  • "God is all about us, and we're to be all about Him." (Pastor Jeff Brauer) (11/29/2015)
  • "Don't say God is silent when your Bible is closed." (Matt Brown) (11/22/2015)
  • "Easter is the most important event in the Christian calendar, but without Christmas there would have been no Easter." (Roger E. Bruner) (11/15/2015)
  • "It's easy to blame Adam and Eve for the sorry state the world is in, but would we have done any better at resisting that first temptation?" (Roger E. Bruner) (10/25/2015)
  • "If you encounter a hateful Christian, he may not be real. Christians are known by their love, even for those who hate them." (10/25/2015)
  • "We don't truly forgive until we've dealt with our pain." (Cecil Murphey) (10/11/2015)
  • "It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do for yourself." (Eleanor Roosevelt) (10/4/2015)
  • "Don't reduce God to a size you can comprehend. He's worthy of more glory than that." (Joel Sutton) (9/27/2015)
  • "Everyone has their own rhythm for life, whether fast, medium or slow." (Joel Sutton) (9/20/2015)
  • "When Jesus went into the grave, your sin went with Him. When He rose, if you believe, your spirit rose with Him." (source unknown) (9/13/2015)
  • "Become who you are." (Friedrich Nietzsche) (9/6/2015)
  • "What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure." (Samuel Johnson) (8/30/2015)
  • "If you want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out." (Mother Theresa) (8/23/2015)
  • "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." (Benjamin Franklin) (8//16/2015)
  • "If you think you are too small to make a difference, try spending the night in a closed room with a mosquito." (African proverb) (8/9/2015)
  • "Be not the first by whom the new are tried, nor yet the last to cast the old aside." (Alexander Pope) (7/26/2015)
  • "God wants to enter the unexplored territories of your heart, where the light has not yet vanquished the darkness." (Joel Sutton) (7/19/2015)
  • "Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time." (Charles Carroll) (7/12/2015)
  • "Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear." (George Orwell) (7/5/2015)
  • The Constitution did not create the Supreme Court to make laws, but to interpret them. (Roger E. Bruner) (6/28/2015)
  • What makes the government think it's their job to protect us from ourselves rather than from one another? (Roger E. Bruner) (6/14/2015)
  • "God gave you a specific type of intelligence-for His glory-so don't compare yourself to others. Be happy with who you are and don't try to be like someone else." (Joel Sutton) (6/7/2015)
  • "Those who stand for nothing fall for anything." (Alexander Hamilton) (05-31-2015)
  • "Society prospers when old men plant trees they know they will never sit in the shade of." (source unknown) (5/24/2015)
  • "Only God gets things right the first time." (Stephen King) (5/17/2015)
  • "To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical." (Thomas Jefferson) (5/10/2015)
  • "If there's a conflict between God's Word and your way of living, you're the one who must change, not God." (Joel Sutton) (5/3/2015)
  • "A good man is ashamed to speak that which many wicked people are not ashamed to act." (Matthew Henry) (4/26/2015)
  • "A true friend has no plans for my self-improvement." (Cecil Murphey) (4/19/2015)
  • "Truth consists of having the same idea about something that God has." (Joseph Joubert) (4/12/2015)
  • "God proved His love on the cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, 'I love you.'" Dr. Billy Graham (4/5/2015)
  • "God is all about us, and we're to be all about Him." (Pastor Jeff Brauer) (3/29/2015)
  • "Marriage can be like heaven or hell; it all depends on whether you do things God's way." (Joel Sutton) (3/22/2015)
  • People cannot vote intelligently if the media doesn't tell them the truth about all of the candidates. (Roger E. Bruner) (3/15/2015)
  • "We can give without loving, but we cannot love without giving." (Victor Hugo) (3/8/2015)
  • "To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing." (Martin Luther) (3/1/2015)
  • "Your new identity is based on who you belong to, and not on what belongs to you." (Jeff Manion) (2/22/2014)
  • "Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. This is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion." (Mother Teresa) (2/15/2015)
  • "I'm seldom angry about what I think I'm angry about." (Cecil Murphey) (2/8/2014)
  • "The older I get, the more I've come to believe that nothing I buy can take away my loneliness, fill my emptiness,or heal my brokenness." (Fred Rogers) (2/1/2015)
  • "If we aren't governed by God, we will be ruled by tyrants." (William Penn) (1/25/2015)
  • "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." (C. S. Lewis) (1/18/2015)
  • God doesn't necessarily take away pain, but He helps us endure it. (Roger E. Bruner) (1/11/2015)
  • "No intelligent idea can gain general acceptance unless some stupidity is mixed in with it." (Fernando Pessoa) (1/4/2015)
  • "The key to walking on solid ground,instead of sinking down into the muddy swamp, is honest, gut-wrenching prayer." (Joel Sutton) (12/28/2014)