Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

Dear GCPC Saints

I cannot find sufficient words to express the deep gratitude I feel today for my congregation. You are, by-and-large, a pleasant people: kind, gracious, merciful and abounding in good works. There’s nothing like a trip around the block to make home more beautiful. Dorothy was right: “There’s no place like home.” We all know that we have a long way to go in our journey in sanctification but I am so glad that we’re marching to Zion together. G.K. Chesterton observed that “Because our expression is imperfect we need friendship to fill up the imperfections.” Thank you for filling up that which is lacking in me (which is much). Your trust, support, prayers and encouragement keep me going. Happy Thanksgiving! ―Pastor Booth

Monday, November 23, 2015

Christin's Quote Book - Reading Books #9

  • Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life. ― Mortimer Adler
  • I cannot live without books.―Thomas Jefferson
  • A book is like a garden carried in the pocket. ― Chinese Proverb
  • Except a living man, there is nothing more wonderful than a book. ― Charles Kingsley
  • Fiction is like a spider’s web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. ― Virginia Woolf
  • When I discovered libraries, it was like having Christmas every day. ― Jean Fritz
  • When I got [my] library card, that was when my life began. ― Rita Mae Brown
  • The books that help you the most are those which make you think the most. ―Theodore Parker
  • I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Wear the old coat and buy the new book. ―Austin Phelps

Monday, November 16, 2015

Christin's Quote Book - Reading Books #8

  • Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else. ―Mark Twain
  • There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all. ― Jacqueline Kennedy
  • A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us. ― Franz Kafka
  • To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark. ― Victor Hugo
  • There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island. ― Walt Disney
  • It is better to read a little and ponder a lot than to read a lot and ponder a little. ―Denis Parsons Burkitt
  • Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting. ―Edmund Burke
  • Reading will give you lasting pleasure. ―First Lady Laura Bush
  • I was born with a reading list I will never finish. ― Maud Casey
  • There is no substitute for books in the life of a child. ― May Ellen Chase

Monday, November 9, 2015

Christin's Quote Book - Reading Books #7

  • Reading is equivalent to thinking with someone else’s head instead of with one’s own. ― Arthur Schopenhauer
  • The best advice I ever got was that knowledge is power and to keep reading. ―David Bailey
  • Learn as much by writing as by reading. ―Lord Acton
  • If a book is well-written I always find it too short ―Jane Austen
  • He that loves reading has everything within his reach. ―William Godwin
  • There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book. ―Josh Jameson
  • I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense. ―Harold Kushner
  • A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it or offer your own version in return. ―Salman Rushdie
  • Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all. ―Abraham Lincoln
  • I can’t imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once. ― C.S. Lewis

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Christin's Quote Book - Reading Books #6

  • I need to experience books, not just read them. ― Lauren Morrill
  • I learned to write by reading the kind of books I wished I’d written. ― Barbara Kingsolver
  • Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading! – Rainer Maria Rilke
  • There is no such thing as a bad book, I just like some books more than others… ― Chris Geiger
  • If you cannot judge a book by its cover, surely we should not judge an author by one book alone? ― E.A. Bucchianeri
  • Reading feeds the soul, writing nourishes it! ― J.C. McClean
  • Everyone should read, we say, but we act as if only those with special talent should write. ― Roy Peter Clark,
  • Reading is food for the brain. ― Maribel C. Pagan
  • Who needs to go somewhere when you can read about it. ― Pseudonymous Bosch
  • When you read a great book, you don’t escape from life, you plunge deeper into it. ― Julian Barnes

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Marrying for Love

Very few people ever state properly the strong argument in favour of marrying for love or against marrying for money. The argument is not that all lovers are heroes and heroines, nor is it that all dukes are profligates or all millionaires cads. The argument is this, that the differences between a man and a woman are at the best so obstinate and exasperating that they practically cannot be got over unless there is an atmosphere of exaggerated tenderness and mutual interest. To put the matter in one metaphor, the sexes are two stubborn pieces of iron; if they are to be welded together, it must be while they are red-hot. Every woman has to find out that her husband is a selfish beast, because every man is a selfish beast by the standard of a woman. But let her find out the beast while they are both still in the story of "Beauty and the Beast." Every man has to find out that his wife is cross—that is to say, sensitive to the point of madness: for every woman is mad by the masculine standard. But let him find out that she is mad while her madness is more worth considering than anyone else's sanity.

—G.K. Chesterton, The Common Man

Monday, October 26, 2015

Christin's Quote Book - Reading Books #5

  • Books are best preserved in the minds of readers. ―Kat Lowe, Dream Cat
  • Man is what he reads. ―Joseph Brodsky
  • Never judge a book by its movie. ― J.W. Eagan
  • There is much to discover that’s not on the back cover! ― E.A. Bucchianeri
  • Nothing can compare to the feeling evoked by turning the page in a great book. ― Aneta Cruz
  • Some books are so familiar that reading them is like being home again. ― Louisa May Alcott
  • When I’m reading, wherever I am, I’m always somewhere else. ― Rebecca Wells
  • Even in the most stressed times there is always time for reading. ― Emilie and Stephanie
  • Read to lead in order to succeed. ― Habeeb Akande

Monday, October 19, 2015

Christin's Quote Book - Reading Books #4

  • Books are absent teachers. ― Mortimer J. Adler
  • The best book is not one that informs merely, but one that stirs the reader up to inform himself. ― A.W. Tozer
  • Books and doors are the same thing. You open them, and you go through into another world. ― Jeanette Winterson
  • Every book is judged by its cover until it is read. ― Agatha Swanburne
  • There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing. ― Isaac D’Israeli
  • Reading makes me feel like I’ve lived a thousand lives in addition to my own. ― Arlaina Tibensky
  • You can’t enjoy art or books in a hurry. ― E.A. Bucchianeri
  • Reading a great work of literature can truly be likened to having a conversation with a great mind. ― Jennie Chancey
  • Books are like friends to me. Words come alive on the page. ― Beverly Lewis
  • Owning a book is a third of the goal. The others are actually reading it and applying it. ― Israel Wayne

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Whistling Past the Graveyard

Whistling Past the Graveyard: verb. (idiomatic, US); to attempt to stay cheerful in a dire situation; to proceed with a task, ignoring an upcoming hazard, hoping for a good outcome. Let’s see if we can keep whistling past this GRAVEYARD

Monday, October 12, 2015

Christin's Quote Book - Reading Books #3

  • Reading gives one something to think about other than one’s self. ― Tom Bissell
  • Once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with you. ― Louis L’Amour
  • The reason a writer writes a book is to forget a book and the reason a reader reads one is to remember it. ― Thomas Wolfe
  • A fondness for reading, properly directed, must be an education in itself. ―Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
  • Read to escape reality . . . Write to embrace it. ― Stephanie Connolly
  • Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere. ― Elizabeth Hardwick
  • I did realize, as do you, how blessed I was to know bookjoy, the private pleasure of savoring text.― Pat Mora
  • Reading is dreaming with open eyes ― YoYo
  • When I get hold of a book I particularly admire, I am so enthusiastic that I loan it to someone who never brings it back. ― Edgar Watson Howe
  • A good reading strengthens the soul. ― Toba Beta