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daydreamer // creativity evangelist // bike junkie // taco enthusiast // advocate for recess

There are many things that catch my eye, but few that catch my heart; it is those I consider to pursue. • Tim Redmond


Give me the love that leads the way, The faith that nothing can dismay, The hope no disappointments tire, The passion that will burn like fire, Let me not sink to be a clod: Make me Thy fuel, Flame of God. • Amy Carmichael


Heal my heart and make it clean

Open up my eyes to the things unseen

Show me how to love

Like you have loved me

Break my heart for what breaks yours

Everything I am

For Your kingdom's cause

As I walk from earth into eternity. • Brooke Fraser, partial lyrics from the song Hosanna, Hillsong


Be, and not seem. • Ralph Waldo Emerson


It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger for them. • George Eliot


Go all the way; don’t let anything keep you from appropriating the promises of God in your own life. • A.A. Allen


If your heart takes more pleasure in reading novels, or watching TV, or going to the movies, or talking to friends, rather than just sitting alone with God and embracing Him, sharing His cares and His burdens, weeping and rejoicing with Him, then how are you going to handle forever and ever in His presence...? You'd be bored to tears in heaven, if you're not ecstatic about God now! • Keith Green


The starting point of all achievement is desire. • Napoleon Hill


No power on earth or in hell can conquer the Spirit of God living within the human spirit; it creates an inner invincibility. • Oswald Chambers


Longing is the heart's treasury. • Saint Augustine


There comes a moment that defines winning from losing. The true warrior understands and seizes the moment by giving an effort so intensive and so intuitive that it could be called one from the heart. • Pat Riley, Championship-winning NBA coach


A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject. • Winston Churchill


If you can’t fly, run! If you can’t run, walk! If you can’t walk, crawl! But by all means keep moving. • Martin Luther King Jr.


When you believe a thing, believe it implicitly and unquestionably. • Walt Disney


Complete weakness and dependence will always be the occasion for the Spirit of God to manifest His power. • Oswald Chambers


Never tell a young person that something cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for somebody ignorant enough of the impossible to do that thing. • John Andrew Holmes


Vision does not ignite growth, passion does. Passion fuels vision, and vision is the focus of the power of passion. Leaders who are passionate about their call create vision. • Ken Hemphill


I want deliberately to encourage this mighty longing after God. The lack of it has brought us to our present low estate. The stiff and wooden quality about our religious lives is a result of our lack of holy desire. Complacency is a deadly foe of all spiritual growth. Acute desire must be present or there will be no manifestation of Christ to His people. He waits to be wanted. Too bad that with many of us He waits so long, so very long, in vain. • C.S. Lewis


He Himself is the fuel our spirits were designed to burn, or the food our spirits were designed to feed on. There is no other. • C.S. Lewis


Catch on fire with enthusiasm and people will come for miles to watch you burn. • Charles Wesley


Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently--they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do. • Steve Jobs


Strength of my heart, I need not fail,

Not mind to fear but to obey,

With such a Leader, who could quail?

Thou art as Thou wert yesterday.

Strength of my heart, I rest in Thee,

Fulfill Thy purposes through me. • Amy Carmichael


Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. • Harriet Tubman


This is what we live for, and die for: to make much of Jesus Christ and his glorious, universe-encompassing kingdom. The heart cry of our lives, young and old, men and women, rich and poor, is the glory of Jesus Christ so that with full courage now as always Christ might be honored in our bodies, whether by life or by death. • John Piper (emphasis taken from Philippians 1:20-21)


The universe was created for this—making much of Christ. • John Piper


The true mark of the saint is that he can waive his own rights and obey the Lord Jesus. • Oswald Chambers


Define yourself radically as one beloved by God. This is the true self. Every other identity is illusion. • Brennan Manning

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