Gordon T. Smith Famous Quotes & Sayings

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11 Gordon T. Smith Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Gordon T. Smith Sayings: For many, hectic activity provides a kind of perpetual adrenalin rush. Often those consumed by For many, hectic activity provides a kind of perpetual adrenalin rush. Often those consumed by busyness feel as though this pattern of life and work legitimizes them. They feel important; they feel needed; they feel alive. However, they have a false sense of life and importance, and eventually it leaves them feeling hollow.
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Gordon T. Smith Sayings: Richard Lovelace's book Dynamics of Spiritual Life, Richard Lovelace's book Dynamics of Spiritual Life,
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Gordon T. Smith Sayings: The wisdom of spiritual direction is precisely that we refuse to stand between God and The wisdom of spiritual direction is precisely that we refuse to stand between God and the person who so needs to hear God for himself, for herself.
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Gordon T. Smith Sayings: There are many unknowns in life. This is patently clear again and again when we There are many unknowns in life. This is patently clear again and again when we face vocational transitions. We cannot see around the bend in the road. We make decisions about our lives with implications for the lives of those we love and those for whom we have some responsibilities, and there are so many unknown variables. But there is one key variable that can be a known factor in our lives: The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in from this time on and forevermore. (Ps 121:8) On this we can depend. It will be the same now and for each transition of our lives. If we believe this, it will be evident because fear will no longer co-opt our lives.
Gordon T. Smith Sayings: I just can't imagine my life without Dostoevsky and The Brothers Karamazov. I can spin I just can't imagine my life without Dostoevsky and The Brothers Karamazov. I can spin off of that and talk about Crime and Punishment and Tolstoy. I could talk about other novels, but for me it's Dostoevsky. His sheer size and grandeur, his sacramentality, his ecclesiology, and his sense of the human predicament are as powerful as it gets. Can't imagine not reading the Russians.
Gordon T. Smith Sayings: Nothing is so fundamental to the spiritual life as learning to give thanks. Nothing is so fundamental to the spiritual life as learning to give thanks.
Gordon T. Smith Sayings: Something is askew when our passion for the truth blinds us to other perspectives and Something is askew when our passion for the truth blinds us to other perspectives and to the grace to be able to differ graciously from others and learn from others who may see things very differently than we do.
Gordon T. Smith Sayings: If Roman Catholic Christianity has always struggled with the threat of works righteousness, Reformed Protestantism If Roman Catholic Christianity has always struggled with the threat of works righteousness, Reformed Protestantism has always struggled with the threat of cheap grace. For many, if not the majority of Protestants, God's love and acceptance do not lead to personal transformation. Evangelical formation often involves seeking to reestablish a pattern of maturing behaviour that should be integral to one's conversion. So both traditions can be challenged on whether there is a genuinely helpful connection between conversion and transformation.
Gordon T. Smith Sayings: Good work requires of us an appreciation of the value of routine, ordinary, mundane rhythms Good work requires of us an appreciation of the value of routine, ordinary, mundane rhythms of doing what needs to be done, each day and each week, thoroughly and with care.
Gordon T. Smith Sayings: Part of the reason why we feel these transitions so keenly is that we know Part of the reason why we feel these transitions so keenly is that we know that our lives matter.
Gordon T. Smith Sayings: The antidote to exhaustion may not be rest but wholeheartedness ... we are typically exhausted The antidote to exhaustion may not be rest but wholeheartedness ... we are typically exhausted because we are not doing our TRUE work.