“Joy is a byproduct experienced by people who are aiming for something else.” (David Brooks)

“Old age is no time to hunker down, unless disability demands it. Old is just another word for nothing left to lose, a time of life to take bigger risks on behalf of the common good.” (Parker Palmer)

“Implosion happens when your charisma has carried you further than your character can take you.”

“The life of faith is lived one day at a time…. not looking forward as though the ‘real’ living were around the next corner. It is today for which we are responsible. God still owns tomorrow.” (Elisabeth Elliot)

“No one ever died saying, ‘I’m so glad for the self-centered, self-serving, and self-protective life I lived.'”

“The temptation of the age is to look good without being good.” (Brennan Manning)

“The way of wisdom is not the way of quick fixes and dramatic turnarounds. It is the way of long training and discipline.”(Tim Keller)

“We do not find [the Apostle] Paul concerning himself with the size of churches or with questions about their growth. His primary concern is with their faithfulness, with the integrity of their witness.” (Lesslie Newbigin)