"The most fascinating people in the world are the people who are most fascinated by the world, and those same people are the ones who change the world. No one who’s ever influenced this planet has ever done so without being remarkably curious."
- Josh James Riebock
"What I have learned from about twenty-years of serious reading is this. It is sentences that change my life, not books. What changes my life is some new glimpse of truth, some powerful challenge, some resolution to a long-standing dilemma, and these usually come concentrated in a sentence or two. I do not remember 99% of what I read, but if the one percent of each book or article I do remember is a life-changing insight, then I don't begrudge the 99%. And that life-changing insight usually comes in a moment, a moment whose value is all out of proportion to its little size. That's why I call it an "immeasurable moment."
-John Piper (Pastor/Professor)
I ain't the world's best writer, ain't the world's best speller
But when I believe in something, I'm the loudest yeller
"The gospel of salvation through sheer grace holds a second implication for work. While ancient monks may have sought salvation through religious works, many modern people seek a kind of salvation---self-esteem and self-worth---from career success. This leads us to seek only high paying, high status jobs, and to "worship" them in perverse ways. But the gospel frees us from the relentless pressure of having to prove ourselves and secure our identity through work, for we are already proven and secure. It also frees us from a condescending attitude towards less sophisticated labor and from envy over more exalted work. All work now becomes a way to love God who saved us freely; and by extension, a way to love our neighbor."
- Tim Keller in "Every Good Endeavor"
"There are two kinds of people in this world, people who realize they are dorks and people who haven't realized they are dorks yet."
- Spencer Davis
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I'm Nathan Branson and I teach community college English.