It is, in a way, an odd thing to honor those who died in defense of our country in wars far away. The imagination plays a trick. We see these soldiers in our mind as old and wise. We see them as something like the Founding Fathers, grave and gray-haired. But most of them were boys when they died, they gave up two lives — the one they were living and the one they would have lived. When they died, they gave up their chance to be husbands and fathers and grandfathers. They gave up their chance to be revered old men. They gave up everything for their county, for us. All we can do is remember.
Ronald Wilson Reagan, Remarks at Veteran’s Day ceremony, Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, Virginia, November 11, 1985
Why is it that some Christians, although they hear many sermons, make but slow advances in the divine life? Because they neglect their closets, and do not thoughtfully meditate on God’s Word. From such folly deliver us, O Lord.
Charles Spurgeon (1834 – 1892)
If God should be as angry with me for every provocation as I am with those about me, what would become of me?
Matthew Henry (1662-1714)
Without time for prayer, nothing can be accomplished.
W. Graham Scroggie (1877-1958)
Your experiences will vary, but his love and promises are always unchangeable.
John Newton (1725 – 1807)
The ministry of proclaiming the gospel is the ministry, not of testimony merely, but of reconciliation. It has as its object the actual reconciliation of the whole world.
B.B. Warfield (1851-1921)
Sin demands to have a man by himself. The more isolated a person is, the more destructive will be the power of sin over him.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945)