Come alive

Ask not what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive… then go do it.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

~ Howard Thurman


Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

~ William Ernest Henley

Solid diet of theology

Those who hope to survive with any measure of emotional sanity and mental stability must have a solid diet of sound biblical theology, clearly understood, consistently digested, regularly put into action.

– Chuck Swindoll

No poetry

On no account should you allow a Vogon to read poetry at you.

~ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy