Notes From My Nightstand

I rarely read only one book at a time. Usually, there are four or five on the burner at any given time. Here’s a snapshot and a few quotes (emphasis mine) from a few of the books I’ve been reading lately:

The Pursuit of Holiness” by Jerry Bridges


“Introspection can easily become the tool of Satan, who is called the “accuser” (Revelation 12:10). One of his chief weapons is discouragement. He knows that if he can make us discouraged and dispirited, we will not fight the battle for holiness.

The 21 Most Powerful Minutes in a Leader’s Day” by John C. Maxwell


“If you want to become the kind of person that others listen to, then get better acquainted with God. Connect with Him on a consistent basis, and you will increase the likelihood that you will connect with others. Today’s question for reflection: Do you spend enough time listening to God?

Seizing Your Divine Moment” by Erwin Raphael McManus


“No one, not even the apostles, had a perfect understanding. Many of us want a map, but what we get is a compass. We are not given a detailed outline of how we should live each day. We are given a due north, a direction we should move toward. On this journey one thing becomes certain: when you move forward on what you know, things become clearer. When you refuse to act on what you know, all that you do not know paralyzes you.

Yukon, Ho! A Calvin & Hobbes Collection” by Bill Watterson


Calvin: Dad Look! The sun’s setting and it’s only 3 o’clock!
Dad: It’s not 3 o’clock. Your watch stopped.
Calvin: Time doesn’t stop if your watch stops?
Dad: Nope.
Calvin: Phooey. For a moment there, I thought I’d get rich patenting this thing.
Dad: I’d have bought one.

I’d have bought one, too…. 🙂


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