Factober

Whatever crushes individuality is despotism, by whatever name it may be called and whether it professes to be enforcing the will of God or the injunctions of men.

Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

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Your life isn't behind you

Your life isn't behind you
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Ego is like a street urchin, born of fear and wanting and left to its own d

Ego is like a street urchin, born of fear and wanting and left to its own devices....
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

Of course anyone who truly loves books buys more of them than he or she can

Of course anyone who truly loves books buys more of them than he or she can hope to read in one fleeting lifetime. A good book, resting unopened in its slot on a shelf, full of majestic potentiality, is the most comforting sort of intellectual wallpaper.
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Artists create things that point us to beauty, to truth, to God.

Artists create things that point us to beauty, to truth, to God.
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

When I was eight, I would look at the cover of the 'Ghost Rider' comic book

When I was eight, I would look at the cover of the 'Ghost Rider' comic book in my little home in Long Beach, California, and I couldn't get my head around how something that scary could also be good. To me it was my first philosophical awakening - 'How is
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If something inside of you is real, we will probably find it interesting, a

If something inside of you is real, we will probably find it interesting, and it will probably be universal. So you must risk placing real emotion at the center of your work. Write straight into the emotional center of things. Write toward vulnerability.
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard,' I am always tempted to ask, 'Com

When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard,' I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what?'
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

We shouldn’t use God for our purpose alone but also be instruments of the e

We shouldn’t use God for our purpose alone but also be instruments of the extension of His Kingdom
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago

One can live in this world on soothsaying but not on truth saying.

One can live in this world on soothsaying but not on truth saying.
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Some of the freckles I once loved are now closer to liver spots. But it’s s

Some of the freckles I once loved are now closer to liver spots. But it’s still the eyes we look at, isn’t it? That’s where we found the other person, and find them still.
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Satan rejoices when old habits overwhelm [us] and we cave in to the pressur

Satan rejoices when old habits overwhelm [us] and we cave in to the pressure of the crowd . . .perhaps temptation lures [us] into sin . . .a backsliding Christian compromises their faith and causes unbelievers to mock the Gospel.
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I think what medical training does is it gives you the language, the tools

I think what medical training does is it gives you the language, the tools to look up facts. I think medical training gives you a sense of how to approach a problem, how to look at symptoms and go down the list of what it might be.
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago