No one can go back and have a new beginning, but everyone can start now and have a new ending. (Buckner Fanning).

Whatever is your best time of day, give that to communion with God. (Hudson Taylor).

People do not lack strength, they lack will. (Victor Hugo).

I don’t ever find compassion a bad precedent. (Ronald Regan).

The diamond cannot be polished without friction, nor the man perfected without trials. (Chinese Proverb).

One reason sin flourishes is because it is treated like a cream puff instead of a rattlesnake. (Billy Sunday).

Be yourself is about the worst advice you can give some people. (Anonymous).

Service can never become slavery to one who loves. (J.L. Masse).

Owe no man anything, but to love one another. (Romans 13:8)

Our opportunities to do good are our talents. (Cotton Mather).

What a vast distance there is between knowing God and loving Him. (Blaise Pascal).

We can complain because rose bushes bear thorns or we can rejoice because thorn bushes bear roses. (A.L. Todd).

Training up a child to follow the straight and narrow is easy for parents. All they have to do is lead the way. (Raymond McHenry) .

Men do not reject the Bible because it contradicts itself, but because it contradicts them. (Unknown).

A poor listener seldom hears a good sermon. (Unknown).

Rick Warren says there are two basic reasons people don’t know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior: (1) They have never met a Christian; and (2) they have met a Christian. Our Christian influence is no small matter. Make sure people see Christ in you.

Erma Bombeck spoke to the graduates of Meredith College in Raleigh North Carolina at their Commencement Ceremonies in May of 1995. Bombeck gave this maternal advice: “Don’t confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Hellen Keller is the other.”

I never got in trouble for what I never said. (Calvin Coolidge)

Sometimes we may learn more from a man’s errors than from his virtues. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

No one knows how bad he is until he has tried to be good. (C.S. Lewis).

Remember, unsaved people are not the enemy. They are victims of the enemy. (Joe Aldrich)

God is not saving the world; it is done. Our business is to get men and women to realize it. (Oswald Chambers)

The quickest way to get back on your feet is to get down on your knees [in prayer]. (Anonymous).

Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy. (Howard W. Newton).

Finally: Joseph Stowell was the President of Moody Bible Institute. The job is obviously very demanding. As a result, people frequently asked him what his biggest challenge was at Moody. Dr. Stowell could share many great challenges, but his standard answer to the question is, ‘Me!” When we take the time to humbly and truthfully reflect on the circumstances of life we must honestly admit our greatest challenge is generally, “Me!”

Your Pastor, Dave Rowser