Knowing and loving God is our greatest privilege, and being known and loved is God’s greatest pleasure.
— Rick Warren
As a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you.
— Isaiah 62:5
There is nothing you can do to make God love you more. There is nothing you can do to make God love you less. His love is unconditional, impartial, everlasting, infinite, perfect.
— Richard Halverson
How precious it is, Lord, to realize that you are thinking about me constantly!
— Psalm 139:17 (TLB)
The crowd loves a football coach when he succeeds on the fourth-and-one call they were screaming for. But where are they when it fails, when the team loses, when you’ve made a mistake that puts a ball game out of reach? That’s when you learn what the world really thinks of you. Cast your lot with God. He loves you as much when you’re on the bottom as when you’re on top.
— Joe Gibbs
Anxiety is the natural result when our hopes are centered in anything short of God and His will for us.
— Billy Graham
I believe in God, the creator and ruler of the universe. I hold that a man’s religious faith is the greatest single force in his life for good.
— Andy Kerr
You will never grow a close relationship with God by just attending church once a week or even having a daily quiet time. Friendship with God is built by sharing all your life experiences with Him.
— Rick Warren
“Whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
— John 4:14
I believe that players who truly are intent on honoring God with their lives and with their play make a difference. The spiritual atmosphere on our team, although not perfect, was generally conducive to mutual respect and self-sacrifice. It certainly enhanced the chemistry of our team.
— Tom Osborne
Though I am always in haste, I am never in a hurry because I never undertake more work than I can go through with calmness of spirit.
— John Wesley
The trouble with cleaning the house is it gets dirty the next day anyway, so skip a week if you have to. The children are the most important thing.
— Barbara Bush
Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling five balls: work, family, health, friends and spirit. Work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will never be the same.
— Brian Dyson
I have decided not to let my time be used up by people to whom I make no difference while I neglect those for whom I am irreplaceable.
— Tony Campolo
People often ask me now, “Zinger, is golf still as important to you as it was before you had cancer?” Yes and no. Yes, of course, golf is important to me. I love the game; it is how I make a living. But no, golf is no longer at the top of my priority list. In fact, it runs a slow fourth. My priorities now are God, my family, my friends and golf.
— Paul Azinger
Try to be happy in this very present moment; don’t wait for a better day.
— Thomas Fuller
When you’re not thinking about yourself, you’re usually happy.
— Al Pacino
One can get just as much exultation in losing oneself in a little thing as in a big thing. It is nice to think how one can be recklessly lost in a daisy.
— Anne Lindbergh
God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
— C.S. Lewis
If you observe a really happy man, you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son or growing double dahlias. He will not be searching for happiness as if it were a collar button that had rolled under the radiator, striving for it as the goal itself. He will have become aware that he is happy in the course of living life twenty-four crowded hours of each day.
— Beran Wolfe