Best of 2014 – Volume 7

$Best of 2014 2The most significant visions are not cast by great orators from stage. They are cast at the bedsides of our children. -Andy Stanley

“Simplicity locates the spiritual life where it belongs – in the ordinary events of daily life.”

When the curtain goes up on the story of humanity, we see God in a flurry of breathtaking, dramatic actions that we rather blandly call “creation.”

Pastors don’t live off of a paycheck, but off of their hard earned investments (in people).

My Facebook wall is a grotto of etchings, sayings and songs that preserve me from inside the cave of my heart. They offer light into darkness. They provide space to my narrow confines. They speak into my silence. They carve their way into my being.

Start living again, stop creating this fake world to fit your brokenness! -Bsp Jakes

Watch out: there are tests connected with prosperity that are far worse than adversity.

“A life of faith is an original life.” Eugene Peterson

“A new logo is nice, a new brand is wonderful, but if the old culture persists you are destined for self sabotage!” – TD Jakes

“Once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.” –The Skin Horse in The Velveteen Rabbit

Great Leaders: they listen more to God before they talk to people and they listen more to people before they talk to God.

“Church is the textured context in which we grow up in Christ to maturity.” Pastor Eugene Peterson

The disease is common, the patient is unique. -Rabbi AJH

We should not counsel what should be cast out! TD Jakes

“We are not the church when we come to church if we’re not the church before we come to church.” — Dallas Willard

human spiritA regular practice of meditation will reinforce the neural pathways that bring us to wholeness, while also refusing to strengthen any toxic, self-destructive, or negative pathways. Without such changing of our “software” real and sustained change is almost impossible. We might have new information, but it will be the old self processing that information.  -Fr Richard Rohr

This last post by Fr. Rohr was the moleskine entry of the year for me.

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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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