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  • #1
    Neil Peart
    “You can surrender without a prayer, but never really pray without surrender. You can fight without ever winning, but never ever win without a fight.”
    Neil Peart

  • #2
    Neil Peart
    “A spirit with a vision is a dream with a mission.”
    Neil Peart

  • #3
    Neil Peart
    “I can worship Nature, and that fulfills my need for miracles and beauty. Art gives a spiritual depth to existence -- I can find worlds bigger and deeper than my own in music, paintings, and books. And from my friends and family I receive the highest benediction, emotional contact, and personal affirmation. I can bow before the works of Man, from buildings to babies, and that fulfills my need for wonder. I can believe in the sanctity of Life, and that becomes the Revealed Word, to live my life as I believe it should be, not as I'm told to by self-appointed guides.”
    Neil Peart, The Masked Rider: Cycling in West Africa

  • #4
    Neil Peart
    “Courageous convictions will drag the dream into existence.”
    Neil Peart

  • #5
    Neil Peart
    “From the point of ignition.
    To the final drive.
    The point of the journey is not to arrive.”
    Neil Peart

  • #6
    Oscar Wilde
    “I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Happy Prince and Other Stories

  • #7
    Oscar Wilde
    “Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #8
    Umberto Eco
    “Books are not made to be believed, but to be subjected to inquiry. When we consider a book, we mustn't ask ourselves what it says but what it means...”
    Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose

  • #9
    Alice Walker
    “No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.”
    Alice Walker

  • #10
    Katherine Paterson
    “Reading can be a road to freedom or a key to a secret garden, which, if tended, will transform all of life.”
    Katherine Paterson

  • #11
    William Paul Young
    “Forgiveness is not about forgetting. It is about letting go of another person's throat......Forgiveness does not create a relationship. Unless people speak the truth about what they have done and change their mind and behavior, a relationship of trust is not possible. When you forgive someone you certainly release them from judgment, but without true change, no real relationship can be established.........Forgiveness in no way requires that you trust the one you forgive. But should they finally confess and repent, you will discover a miracle in your own heart that allows you to reach out and begin to build between you a bridge of reconciliation.........Forgiveness does not excuse anything.........You may have to declare your forgiveness a hundred times the first day and the second day, but the third day will be less and each day after, until one day you will realize that you have forgiven completely. And then one day you will pray for his wholeness......”
    William P. Young, The Shack

  • #12
    William Paul Young
    “Each relationship between two persons is absolutely unique. That is why you cannot love two people the same. It simply is not possible. You love each person differently because of who they are and the uniqueness that they draw out of you.”
    William P. Young, The Shack
    tags: love

  • #13
    William Paul Young
    “Don't ever discount the wonder of your tears. They can be healing waters and a stream of joy. Sometimes they are the best words the heart can speak.”
    William P. Young, The Shack

  • #14
    William Paul Young
    “I suppose that since most of our hurts come through relationships so will our healing, and I know that grace rarely makes sense for those looking in from the outside.”
    Wm. Paul Young, The Shack

  • #15
    William Paul Young
    “Forgiveness in no way requires that you trust the one you forgive.”
    Wm. Paul Young, The Shack

  • #16
    William Paul Young
    “...if anything matters then everything matters. Because you are important, everything you do is important. Every time you forgive, the universe changes; every time you reach out and touch a heart or a life, the world changes; with every kindness and service, seen or unseen, my purposes are accomplished and nothing will be the same again.”
    Wm. Paul Young, The Shack

  • #17
    William Paul Young
    “All I want from you is to trust me with what little you can, and grow in loving people around you with the same love I share with you. It's not your job to change them, or to convince them. You are free to love without an agenda.”
    Wm. Paul Young, The Shack

  • #18
    William Paul Young
    “Pain has a way of clipping our wings and keeping us from being able to fly.”
    William P. Young, The Shack

  • #19
    William Paul Young
    “I don't need to punish people for sin. Sin is its own punishment, devouring you from the inside. It's not my purpose to punish it; it's my joy to cure it.”
    William P. Young, The Shack

  • #20
    William Paul Young
    “So many believe that it is love that grows, but it is the knowing that grows and love simply expands to contain it.”
    Wm. Paul Young, The Shack

  • #21
    William Paul Young
    “Remember, the people who know me are the ones who are free to live and love without any agenda."

    "Is that what it means to be a Christian?" It sounded kind of stupid as Mack said it, but it was how he was trying to sum everything up in his mind.

    "Who said anything about being a Christian? I'm not a Christian."

    The idea struck Mack as odd and unexpected and he couldn't keep himself from grinning. "No, I suppose you aren't."

    They arrived at the door of the workshop. Again Jesus stopped. "Those who love me come from every system that exists. They were Buddhists or Mormons, Baptists or Muslim, Democrats, Republicans, and many who don't vote or are not part of any Sunday morning religious institutions. I have followers who were murderers and many who were self-righteous. Some were bankers and bookies, Americans and Iraquis, Jews and Palistinians. I have no desire to make them Christian, but I do want to join them in their transformation into sons and daughters of my Papa, into my brothers and sisters, into my Beloved."

    "Does that mean," asked Mack, "that all roads will lead to you?"

    "Not at all," smiled Jesus as he reached for the door handle to the shop. "Most roads don't lead anywhere. What it does mean is that I will travel any road to find you.”
    William P. Young, The Shack

  • #22
    William Paul Young
    “Love is not the limitation; love is the flying.”
    Wm. Paul Young, The Shack
    tags: love

  • #23
    William Paul Young
    “You... were created to be loved. So for you to live as if you were unloved is a limitation, not the other way around... Living unloved is like clipping a bird's wing and removing its ability to fly... A bird is not defined by being grounded but by his ability to fly. Remember this, humans are defined not by their limitations, but by the intentions I have for them; not by what they seem to be, but by everything it means to be created in my image. Love is NOT the limitation; love is the flying. I AM love. ”
    William P. Young, The Shack

  • #24
    William Paul Young
    “Forgiveness is first for you, the forgiver...to release you from something that will eat you alive; that will destroy your joy and your ability to love fully and openly. Do you think this man cares about the pain and torment you have gone through? If anything, he feeds on that knowledge. Don't you want to cut that off? And in doing so, you'll release him from a burden that he carries whether he knows it or not--acknowledges it or not.”
    William P. Young, The Shack

  • #25
    William Paul Young
    “So, why do I have so much fear in my life?"
    "Because you don't believe. You don't know that we love you. The person who lives by his fears will not find freedom in my love. I am not talking about rational fears regarding legitimate dangers, but imagined fears, and especially the projection of those into the future. To the degree that those fears have a place in your life, you neither believe that I am good not know deep in your heart that I love you. You sing about it, you talk about it, but you don't know it.”
    Wm. Paul Young, The Shack

  • #26
    William Paul Young
    “You don't play a game or color a picture with a child to show your superiority. Rather, you choose to limit yourself so as to facilitate and honor that relationship.”
    William P. Young, The Shack

  • #27
    William Paul Young
    “I," she [the Holy Spirit] opened her hands to include Jesus and Papa, "I am a verb. I am that I am. I will be who I will be. I am a verb! I am alive, dynamic, ever active and moving. I am a being verb. And as my very essence is a verb, I am more attuned to verbs than nouns. Verbs such as confessing, repenting, living, loving, responding, growing, reaping, changing, sowing, running, dancing, singing, and on and on. Humans, on the other hand, have a knack for taking a verb that is alive and full of grace and turning it into a dead noun or principle that reeks of rules. Nouns exist because there is a created universe and physical reality, but the universe is only a mass of nouns, it is dead. Unless 'I am' there are no verbs and verbs are what makes the universe alive.”
    Wm. Paul Young, The Shack

  • #28
    William Paul Young
    “It (trying to keep the law) grants you the power to judge others and feel superior to them. You believe you are living to a higher standard than those you judge. Enforcing rules, especially in its more subtle expressions like responsibility and expectation, is a vain attempt to create certainty out of uncertainty. And contrary to what you might think, I have a great fondness for uncertainty. Rules cannot bring freedom; they only have the power to accuse.”
    Wm. Paul Young, The Shack

  • #29
    John Boyne
    “There's things that happen in a person's life that are so scorched in the memory and burned into the heart that there's no forgetting them.”
    John Boyne

  • #30
    Sara Gruen
    “With a secret like that, at some point the secret itself becomes irrelevant. The fact that you kept it does not.”
    Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants



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