Quote for today

“We may have to face destitution in order to maintain our spiritual connection to Jesus, and we can only do that if we love Him supremely. Every now and again there is the ‘last bridge’ – ‘I have gone far enough, I can’t go any further.’ If you are going on with God it is impossible to secure your interests at all. We have to go on in perfect confidence that our Father in heaven knows all about us. Are we prepared to fulfil these conditions when they arise?”

-Oswald Chambers-


Quote for the day

“We are often our own worst enemies. We feed our fears. Deny our abilities. Doubt God’s grace and forgiveness. Undermine our confidence. Suppress the promptings of the Spirit. We therefore need others to challenge, confront, and encourage us. Through another we can hear the voice of God and receive the words of consolation and challenge that we need to hear.”

-Charles Ringma

Quote for Today

“Nothing can fill the gap when we are away from those we love….It is nonsense to say that God fills the gap: He does not fill it, but keeps it empty so that our communion with another may be kept alive, even at the cost of pain.”

-Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“God never promises to soothe every pain, resolve every difficulty, heal every heartache, and fill every void in our lives. The unresolved issues in our lives become the opportunity for us to pray, persevere, adjust, and grow to become more open, caring, patient, and giving. And when there is no resolution, the delicate plant of hope can grow.”

– Charles Ringma

Quote for Today

“Work should never become so all-consuming that no time is left for prayer. Prayer should not draw us away from the reality of life so that we no longer fulfill our duties and responsibilities. Prayer should no alienate us from the world. Work should not draw us away from God. Our prayer should result in work and our work should be sustained by prayer. Work without prayer can become a worldly activity. Prayer without work may become mere piety.”

Charles Ringma

Quote for Today

“There is much we can and should do for each other: encourage, challenge, support, and serve. But we cannot and should not do everything for others. This will only breed dependence. What we can always do, however, is to pray that God will bring hope, help, grace, and courage to those for whom we share concern. And it is our prayerful concern for others which may well lead us to practical actions based on discernment rather than a compulsive need to rescue others.”

-Charles Ringma