Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Pieces of Words #3

The quotes for today's Pieces of Words come from a book, a blog, a sermon, and musicians on Twitter. There's some really great stuff here.

Book:

"To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket- safe, dark, motionless, airless--it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable." -C. S. Lewis in The Four Loves

Blog:

"...after awhile you start believing your own lies, which all essentially say the same thing: 'I'm not good enough.' Suddenly, and unknowingly, you defeat yourself. Has anything positive come from guilt and shame? Has any life flourished after believing that it was worthless? The only thing left after believing our own lies is our own defeat." -Matt MacDonald, lead singer of The Classic Crime

Sermon:

"David lost the battle with his eyes, which opened the door for him to lose the battle over his heart, all because he was not in the battle he was born for. When you turn away from the battle you're assigned to, you face the battle you're not equipped for." –Pastor Bill Johnson of Bethel Church

Twitter:

"There will always be someone more talented, but never someone more called. Live according to your calling, not your talent." –Alyssa Barlow of BarlowGirl

"Just when you think you can depend on something or someone, Jesus reminds you that He's your ONLY Hope." –William Matthews of Bethel Music

Do you have any quotes you've heard or read over the past week that you'd like to share? Please feel free to leave them in the comments. I love reading what people find.

Becca Johnson

3 comments:

Susan said...

Love them all.

Becca Johnson said...

Thank you!

miruialiel.eternalprincess said...

"Hope lives," said Grant. "And we're going to show this city what it looks like." Taken from Fearless by Robin Parrish.