Best of 2014 – Volume 1

$Best of 2014Here is the reality of my existence…I talk in the tongues of angels, I read the words of God, I listen for the voice of a Ghost, I eat the body and drink the blood of a man who was dead, I talk to someone I can’t see, I live on a ball that is floating in space and I believe that when I die I will actually be alive…What do you base your life and reality on?

My ongoing resolution is my own conversion. Christians must of a necessity continually be converted. What areas of your life are under construction, demolition, restoration, excavation, interrogation, etc? Don’t settle for stagnant, stale, safe, settled…be converted.

There are gulf streams in seas, jet streams throughout the skies, highways across the plains, trails winding through mountains and there is a Way to walk with God.

God writes on crooked lines and speaks in dark tales in contemplative prayer.
I know no God but the man Jesus Christ. -Karl Barth

Jesus cleansed a leper and then required him to bring a gift. I am all out of excuses.

“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

$ Best of 2014I’m afraid that because what I am doing is small and struggling you won’t think its valuable.

All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake up in the day to find it was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. – T.E. Lawrence

In the history of the world, there’s no major religion founded by someone claiming to be God…except for Jesus and Christianity.

Trust is earned, value is delivered, concepts are learned. Day by day we improve and build an asset, but none of it seems to be paying off. Until one day, quite suddenly, we become the ten-year overnight success. -Seth Godin

Do you get angry at a compass, or a GPS device when it points you in the right direction? Is it wrong to correct you? Wouldn’t that be considered as judging you? -Jan Grace

When you go into a “new land” where you’ve never been- rising to your destiny being ALL you can be, don’t expect a welcome mat! It’s war!

Are you living out a life in front of your children that you would be proud to see them live out for themselves?

“Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.” – General Norman Schwarzkopf

Journal“The Best of” …is a series of notes and quotes from my Moleskine Journal

 

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About Michael Welchert

My wife Diana and I have been married since 1985 and have five wonderful children. I have been in ministry since 1980 and we currently reside in the Denver, CO area.
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