Christian Quotes: John Chrysostom

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“Since it is likely that, being men, they would sin every day, St. Paul consoles his hearers by saying ‘renew yourselves’ from day to day. This is what we do with houses: we keep constantly repairing them as they wear old. You should do the same thing to yourself. Have you sinned today? Have you made your soul old? Do not despair, do not despond, but renew your soul by repentance, and tears, and Confession, and by doing good things. And never cease doing this.”

John Chrysostom


You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds…”

Ephesians 4:22-23


Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.”

2 Corinthians 4:16

Christian Quotes: A.J. Jacobs

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“Unconditional love is an illogical notion, but such a great and powerful one.”

 A.J. Jacobs


The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: ‘I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.”

Jeremiah 31:3

Christian Quotes: Billy Graham

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“We are the Bibles the world is reading; we are the creeds the world is needing; we are the sermons the world is heeding.”

Billy Graham

“Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.”

1 Peter 2:12


Today’s Worship Walk: Romans 12:1

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“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.”

Romans 12:1

As I was watching an online worship service this past Sunday morning, I was having trouble settling into it. My mind was distracted, and I didn’t feel like singing along with the worship team. It actually took until the middle of the second song for me to engage.

I felt a little guilty but then an amusing, and also true, thought occurred to me. Most mornings I have muscle stiffness in my body, and I realized that sometimes my worship “muscles” start out that way, too.

The cure for both is similar, I think: taking time right at the beginning of my day to warm up. For my physical muscles, yoga and other stretches will do the trick. But for my spirit, I need to turn my attention to God and spend some time with Him. 

Expressing my gratitude and love first thing is like rekindling a flame that starts to warm my heart. Then I can move on to lifting up praises and requests. Pretty soon, I’m “limbered up” for the day, ready to move and embrace being that living sacrifice that God desires.

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Christian Quotes: Elizabeth Hawn

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“Mothering is the gospel lived out as you hold your child’s heart in beauty, prayer and patience. It’s not the big decision, but the little ones, trusting God through it all.”

Elizabeth Hawn

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Happy Mother’s Day! 

I am so grateful to the women in my life, starting with my own mom, who have taught me what it means to love selflessly. You have all helped equip me for this most important work, and I’ve been blessed by your examples.

Christian Quotes: Chuck Swindoll

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We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.”

Chuck Swindoll


“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
    neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth,
    so are my ways higher than your ways
    and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Isaiah 55:8-9

Christian Quotes: Reverend Billy Graham

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“The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, ‘O God, forgive me,’ or ‘Help me.’”  

Billy Graham


Answer me, Lord, out of the goodness of your love;
    in your great mercy turn to me.
 Do not hide your face from your servant;
    answer me quickly, for I am in trouble.
Come near and rescue me…”

Psalm 69:16-18

Today’s Worship Walk: 1 John 1:9

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“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

(1 John 1:9)

I used to be scared of God. Not the healthy sense of awe that we need to approach Him with, but outright fear. That came from my childhood. Through my best friend’s Sunday School stories, I got the impression that God was stern, and on the lookout for mistakes He could punish people for.

That image stubbornly stuck with me until I started learning about God for myself as an adult. Even then, it took a long time before I could believe that God wouldn’t strike me down if I confessed my sin. To be honest, I punished myself as much as I thought God might – perfectionism combined with guilt never ends well.

It’s been a process over the last decade or so, of rooting out this faulty thinking, and then accepting the truth. Now, coming before God is easier. Confession has become a time for reflection and release. And instead of fear, I feel a sense of peace about being in God’s presence. Quite a wonderful switch!

Click here for more info about Heather and Worship Walk Ministries.