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Eugene H. Peterson Quotes: I didn't write because I had anything to say, but in order to find out what there was to say.
         

I didn't write because I had anything to say, but in order to find out what there was to say.


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When we sin and mess up our lives, we find that God doesn't go off and leave us- he enters into our trouble and saves us.

When we sin and mess up our lives, we find that God doesn't go off and leave us- he enters into our trouble and saves us.



All the persons of faith I know are sinners, doubters, uneven performers. We are secure not because we are sure of ourselves but because we trust that God is sure of us.

All the persons of faith I know are sinners, doubters, uneven performers. We are secure not because we are sure of ourselves but because we trust that God is sure of us.



One way to define spiritual life is getting so tired and fed up with yourself you go on to something better, which is following Jesus.

One way to define spiritual life is getting so tired and fed up with yourself you go on to something better, which is following Jesus.



Wisdom is the art of living skillfully in whatever actual conditions we find ourselves.

Wisdom is the art of living skillfully in whatever actual conditions we find ourselves.



Worship is an act that develops feelings for God, not a feeling for God that is expressed in an act of worship.

Worship is an act that develops feelings for God, not a feeling for God that is expressed in an act of worship.



Prayer is the disciplined refusal to act before God acts.

Prayer is the disciplined refusal to act before God acts.



No life of faith can be lived privately. There must be overflow into the lives of others.

No life of faith can be lived privately. There must be overflow into the lives of others.



Worship does not satisfy our hunger for God; it whets our appetite.

Worship does not satisfy our hunger for God; it whets our appetite.



I will not try to run my own life or the lives of others; that is God's business.

I will not try to run my own life or the lives of others; that is God's business.



Waiting means going about our assigned tasks, confident that God will provide the meaning and the conclusions.

Waiting means going about our assigned tasks, confident that God will provide the meaning and the conclusions.





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You do not have to know which path you must take. That's not how life works. You simply must be curious and daring enough to take a step into the unknown. That's how you come to know.

You do not have to know which path you must take. That's not how life works. You simply must be curious and daring enough to take a step into the unknown. That's how you come to know.



While America will always, I think, feel foreign to me, New York City is my home. This is where I can construct my own identity freely and reject labels imposed on me.

While America will always, I think, feel foreign to me, New York City is my home. This is where I can construct my own identity freely and reject labels imposed on me.





In the factory we make cosmetics in the drugstore we sell hope.

In the factory we make cosmetics in the drugstore we sell hope.



Be sure your sins will find you out, especially if you're married and her name's Bertha

Be sure your sins will find you out, especially if you're married and her name's Bertha



The purpose of The Motherhood Manifesto is: mothers really need to be given the ability to parent.

The purpose of The Motherhood Manifesto is: mothers really need to be given the ability to parent.



The true defense against wealth is not a fear of wealth - of its fragility and of the vicious consequences that it can bring - the true defense against wealth is an indifference to money.

The true defense against wealth is not a fear of wealth - of its fragility and of the vicious consequences that it can bring - the true defense against wealth is an indifference to money.



I have always known that I wanted to work with youth through the arts and I believe the arts can help young people cope with hardship.

I have always known that I wanted to work with youth through the arts and I believe the arts can help young people cope with hardship.





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