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Coffee Break: Want of Wonder

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Time for a coffee break.

Take your coffee with a side of good reading, why don’t you? In these random coffee break blogs you’ll find some quotes, links to other blogs, or Q&As with different people. Here’s one of my favorite quotes from writer and philosopher G. K. Chesterton.


“We may, by fixing our attention almost fiercely on the facts actually before us, force them to turn into adventures; force them to give up their meaning and fulfill their mysterious purpose. … The world will never starve for want of wonders; but only of want of wonder.”
-G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936)


Previous Coffee Break posts:
Meet My Best Friend
Corrie ten Boom
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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Coffee Break: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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Time for a coffee break.

Take your coffee with a side of good reading, why don’t you? In these random coffee break blogs you’ll find some quotes, links to other blogs, or Q&As with different people. Here’s a quote from German pastor (he was also a spy and theologian, among other things), Dietrich Bonhoeffer.


“There is no way to peace along the way of safety. For peace must be dared, it is itself the great venture and can never be safe. Peace is the opposite of security. To demand guarantees is to want to protect oneself. Peace means giving oneself completely to God’s commandment, wanting no security, but in faith and obedience laying the destiny of the nations in the hand of Almighty God, not trying to direct if for selfish purposes. Battles are won, not with weapons, but with God. They are won where the way leads to the cross.”
-Dietrich Bonhoeffer


Previous Coffee Break posts:
Meet My Best Friend
Corrie ten Boom

 

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Coffee Break: Corrie ten Boom

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Time for a coffee break.

Take your coffee with a side of good reading, why don’t you? In these random coffee break blogs you’ll find some quotes, links to other blogs, or Q&As with different people. Here’s a quote from one of my favorite people, Corrie ten Boom.


Many persons make the mistake of thinking they can measure the certainty of their salvation by their feelings. It is the Word of God that is their foundation and therefore it is essential for the new convert in Christ to have a practical knowledge of the Bible. More than anyone else it is the new convert who will come under the fire of the enemy. He needs the knowledge of the Sword of the Spirit. As the Lord Jesus used this sword to overcome the evil one in His temptation experiences, so we must learn to defend ourselves against every sort of attack.

–Corrie ten Boom, Tramp for the Lord


Previous Coffee Break posts:
Meet My Best Friend

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Coffee Break: Meet My Best Friend

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Time for a coffee break.

Take your coffee with a side of good reading, why don’t you? In these random coffee break blogs you’ll find some quotes, links to other blogs, or Q&As with other people, starting with this one.

Meet My Best Friend

World, meet Haley. She is my other half, the one with whom I share everything (including a love of writing, Gilmore Girls, Jane Austen, British period films, traveling and queso), and my fellow over-thinker.

Also, today is her 23rd birthday. Eeee! *throws confetti*

She's a beaut.

She’s a beaut.

Is it possible for someone to be your exact opposite but your identical at the same time? Because that’s our friendship to a T.

Haley is a learner, a dreamer, and a doer. She is intelligent and giving and hilarious and wonderful and so worth knowing. Get to know her more in the following Q&A.

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