What doesn't kill us sharpens us. Hardens us. Schools us. You're beating plowshares into swords, Vosch. You are remaking us. We are the clay, and you are Michelangelo. And we will be your masterpiece.


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PHILIP YANCEY
I have come to know a God who has a soft spot for rebels, who recruits people like the adulterer Dav...
PHILIP YANCEY
Power, no matter how well-intentioned, tends to cause suffering. Love, being vulnerable, absorbs it....
PHILIP YANCEY
God’s gifts are best used when we give them away in serving those who have less.
PHILIP YANCEY
Could it be that Christians, eager to point out how good we are, neglect the basic fact that the gos...
PHILIP YANCEY
We admit that we will never reach our ideal in this life, a distinctive the church claims that most ...
PHILIP YANCEY
[...]women much like this prostitute fled toward Jesus, not away from him. The worse a person felt a...
PHILIP YANCEY
God reproduces and lives out His image in millions of ordinary people like us. It is a supreme myste...
PHILIP YANCEY
Yet as I read the birth stories about Jesus I cannot help but conclude that though the world may be ...
PHILIP YANCEY
She's one of those girls that when she's on, you better watch out. She doesn't have much of a consci...
YANCEY LITTLE
Most observers understand the difference between a committed Christian who accepts Jesus as a model ...
PHILIP YANCEY
Power can do everything but the most important thing: it cannot control love.
PHILIP YANCEY
When I write, I try to represent the ordinary person in the pew, which means that, ironically, I'...
PHILIP YANCEY
What a nation needs more than anything else is not a Christian ruler in the palace but a Christian p...
PHILIP YANCEY
If my activism, however well-motivated, drives out love, then I have misunderstood Jesus’ gospel. ...
PHILIP YANCEY
Pleasure represents a great good but also a grave danger.
PHILIP YANCEY
the promise of pleasures so alluring that we may devote our lives to their pursuit, and then the hau...
PHILIP YANCEY
Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope. Not...
PHILIP YANCEY
As Dennis Covington has written, "Mystery is not the absence of meaning, but the presence of more me...
PHILIP YANCEY
Suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope."7-19 He lists hope at...
PHILIP YANCEY
As a Jewish rabbi put it, "A man should carry two stones in his pocket. On one should be inscribed, ...
PHILIP YANCEY
I have found consolation, for example, in C. S. Lewis's depiction in The Great Divorce of hell as a ...
PHILIP YANCEY
We have a lot of distractions that come with homecoming week. Sylacauga got their first win the othe...
FRED YANCEY
We knew we had to contain Thompson's quarterback. They gave us a great effort defensively.
FRED YANCEY
This was a big win for us. I thought our kids did a great job playing wire-to-wire and working their...
FRED YANCEY
Why the delay? Why does God let evil and pain so flagrantly exist, even thrive, on this planet?...He...
PHILIP YANCEY
I want to learn from them. I want to do what I can to make a difference.
JANAY YANCEY
I think that will be amazing. It's always been a dream of mine to play big time volleyball.
JANAY YANCEY
I love the fact that they have a new coach. We just clicked automatically. (Coach Stubbs) was a frie...
JANAY YANCEY
It's great. I set a goal for myself and I reached it. Now I've got to set a new one and keep on goin...
JANAY YANCEY
I chose the school that I though would be best for me. There were a lot of different things between ...
JANAY YANCEY
Whatever else it is, the kingdom of God is decidedly not a call to violent revolution.
PHILIP YANCEY
We're looking forward to getting to the championship game, but our thoughts will be about winning (t...
WAYNE YANCEY
You've got to give Carl Junction a lot of credit. They came out and kept getting after us.
YANCEY LITTLE
Living in the light of eternity changes your priorities.
RICK WARREN
I know some people will be surprised to hear it, but I've found that my music, whether its blues...
RICK DERRINGER
If you're looking for a slick politician or a guy with great teleprompter skills, we already hav...
RICK PERRY
And I have a message for the liberals and the defenders of the status quo: we're just getting st...
RICK PERRY
It's not easy. I got lots of rejections when I first started out. If you want to write, you have...
RICK RIORDAN
All of my characters tend to be montages of different people I've met: little bits and pieces of...
RICK RIORDAN
During my days of deepest grief, in all of my shock, sorrow and struggle, I sat at the feet of God. ...
RICK WARREN
Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less.
RICK WARREN
You can like somebody without agreeing with all of their policies.
RICK WARREN
Some of the pictures in 'The Human Face of Big Data' will bring tears to your eyes; others a...
RICK SMOLAN
The God we serve does not seek out the perfect, but instead uses our imperfections and our shortcomi...
RICK PERRY
As hurricanes Katrina and Rita raged through the southeastern United States last summer, much of Ame...
RICK RENZI
Tackle the difficult things first in the morning; make changes in the way you network. Treat everyon...
RICK PITINO
Impotence, fetishism, bisexuality, and bondage are all facts of life, and our fiction should reflect...
RICK MOODY
In between 15 and 20 - probably at around 17 - my interests switched from hard rock to punk rock. An...
RICK RUBIN
We had a $10 billion budget deficit when we got here in January of 2003. We cut that budget deficit;...
RICK PERRY
I've done drives through Budapest and Oslo and used to drive to Sardinia, too, which is quite a ...
RICK ASTLEY
This whole blogging stuff has been bugging me for years. Talk about no filter on things. People feel...
RICK MORANIS
I have forty-six cookbooks. I have sixty-eight takeout menus from four restaurants. I have one hundr...
RICK MORANIS