Quotes (Malice, Materialism, Mediocrity, Men and Women, and Minds)

MALICE
“Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity.”
–Nick Diamos–

MATERIALISM
“There are two ways to get enough: one is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.”

–G.K. Chesterton–

“Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn’t always have to be their top priority.”
–William Arthur Ward–

“Just a little bit more.”
John D. Rockefeller
(When asked: How much money would it take to be really satisified?)

“To Americans usually tragedy is wanting something very badly and not getting it. Many people have had to learn in their private lives, and nations have had to learn in the historical experience, that perhaps the worst form of tragedy is wanting something badly, getting it, and finding it empty.”
— Henry Kissinger —

MEDIOCRITY
“I have never met a Christian who sat down and planned to live a mediocre life.” –Howard Hendricks–

MEN AND WOMEN
“The streets of our cities and the pews of our churches are crowded these days with emaciated men and plastic women….I want to keep company with the men and women who expand and deepen our capacity to live our true, God-created, Jesus-saved, Spirit-filled lives.”
— Eugene Peterson, Leap Over a Wall, 10. —

MIND (A Terrible Thing to Waste)

“It is a fundamental principle with us that to renounce reason is to renounce religion, that religion and reason go hand in hand, that all irrational religion is false religion.” –John Wesley–

About pastorjeffsneighborhood

Born and raised in Minnesota, I have served in churches in Minnesota, Ohio, Oregon and California. I am a graduate of Crown College (MN) and George Fox Evangelical Seminary (OR). I have also done additional graduate studies in New Testament Studies at the Center for Advanced Theological Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary (CA). I am also a graduate of the College of Prayer. Having served as the Academic Dean and Program Director at Horizon Institute of Los Angeles for several years, I have returned to the pastorate and serve as Pastor of Big Trees Community Bible Church in Arnold, CA.
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