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The problem of pain, of war and the horror of war, of
poverty and disease is always confronting us. But a God
who allows no pain, no grief, also allows no choice. There is
little unfairness in a colony of ants, but also there is little
freedom.                                                —Madeleine L 'Encle

Newbery-Award-winning author

Most successful football players are free to perform at their best only when they know what the expectations are, where the limits stand. I see this as a biblical principle that also applies to life, a principle our society as a whole has forgotten; you can't enjoy true freedom without limits.

Tom Landry former head coach of the Dallas Cowboys


God's plan made a hopeful beginning,

But man spoiled his chances by sinning.

We trust that the story

Will end with God's glory,

But at present, the other side's winning.

Robert Bork judge and former nominee for the Supreme Court

Racial reconciliation

Racism isn't a bad habit; it's not a mistake; it's a sin. The answer is not sociology; it's theology.

Anthony Evans pastor and author

One sign and wonder, biblically speaking, that alone can
prove the power of the gospel is that of reconciliation....
Hindus can produce as many miracles as any Christian mira­
cle worker. Islamic saints in India can produce and duplicate
every miracle that has been produced by Christians. But
they cannot duplicate the miracle of black and white to­
gether, of racial injustice being swept away by the power of
the gospel.                                                         —Vinay Samuel

Christian leader and author


We ask less of this life because we know full well that more is com­ing in the next. The art of living with suffering is just the art of readjusting our expectations in the here and the now.

Joni Eareckson Tada

When you can go through contemporary life fudging
and evading, indulging and slacking, never really hungry
nor frightened nor passionately stirred—your first real con­
tact with primary and elemental necessities will be the
sweat of your deathbed.                                —H. C. Wells

science-fiction author


I wish there was a knob on the tv so you could turn up the intelligence. They have one marked brightness, but it doesn't work, does it?

Gallagher comedian Television: Chewing gum for the eyes.

Frank Lloyd Wright


The turning point in our lives is when we stop seeking the God we want and start seeking the God who is.

Patrick Morley in The Seasons of a Man's Life

Yogi Berra, former New York Yankees baseball player, demonstrated the linguistic gymnastics that earned him. —«-eight entries in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations when he ad­dressed graduates at Montclair State University:

First, never give up, because it ain't over 'til it's over.

Second, when you come to a fork in the road, take it.

Third, don't always follow the crowd. Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded.

Fourth, stay alert. You can observe a lot just by watch­ing.

Fifth, and last, remember that whatever you do in your life, 90 percent of it is half mental.

—Parade (12/26/96)


Summer 1997


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