“Time is the enemy of impact.” – Bob Whitesel D.Min., Ph.D., 7/30/18 (while thinking about leadership missteps I have known, and committed).
“But is there need of visiting them in person?
May we not relieve them at a distance?
Does it not answer the same purpose if we send them help as if we carry it ourselves?’
… But this is not properly ‘visiting the sick’; it is another thing. The word which we render ‘visit’ in its literal acceptation means to ‘look upon’. And this, you well know, cannot be done unless you are present with them.
Wesley, J. (2013). “On Visiting the Sick,” in The sermons of John Wesley: A collection for the Christian journey. K.J. Collins & J.E. Vickers (Eds.). Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, Kindle Edition. (The above was cited by Barb R. in LEAD 600. Good sleuthing Barb.)
“By means of the ‘Gentile on the bridge’ there came to be in town after town within a comparatively short time a considerable number of Gentile converts who remained in close organic connection with large numbers of unconverted relatives.” – Donald McGavran
- The above quote is from p. 34 of The Bridges of God, by Donald A. McGavran.
- Secure your copy of McGavran’s biography by Gary McIntosh by clicking the link.
“If conversion makes no improvements in a man’s outward actions then I think his ‘conversion’ was largely imaginary.”
“I learned that good judgment comes from experience and that experience grows out of mistakes.”— Omar Bradley
“Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.”— Don Wilder
“Success is going from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”— Winston Churchill
“I’ve failed over and over and over again. And that is why I succeed.”— Michael Jordan
“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. It is delay, not defeat. “It is a temporary detour, not a dead-end street.”— Denis Waitley
“It’s not your circumstances that shape you, it’s how you react to your circumstances.”— Anne Ortlund
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”— Thomas A. Edison
“Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do.”― John Wooden
“I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail, than to attempt nothing and succeed.”— Robert H. Schuller
“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”— Leonardo da Vinci
“The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.”— Ben Okri
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.”— Mary Anne Radmacher
“Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.”— Billy Graham
“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”― Albert Einstein
“God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons that we could learn in no other way.”— C.S. Lewis
“Unless the church participates in God’s mission to reconnect and reconcile with his wayward offspring, the greatest need of humanity has been deprived.”
– Bob Whitesel, The Healthy Church: Practical Ways to Strengthen A Church’s Heart (Indianapolis: Wesleyan Publishing House, 2013), p. 44.
“A conglocal church is a congregation that has a balanced three-fold heart for foreign missions, local missions, and congregants.”
– Bob Whitesel, The Healthy Church: Practical Ways to Strengthen A Church’s Heart (Indianapolis: Wesleyan Publishing House, 2013), p. 120.
“So many churches inadvertently create an imbalance by focusing on needs in exotic locales and ignoring the needs next door.”
– Bob Whitesel, ibid., p. 118.