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28 Todd Burpo Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Todd Burpo Sayings: A friend of ours, the wife of a pastor at a church in Colorado, had A friend of ours, the wife of a pastor at a church in Colorado, had once told me about something her daughter, Hannah, said when she was three years old. After the morning service was over one Sunday, Hannah tugged on her mom's skirt and asked. "Mommy, why do some people in church have lights over their heads and some don't?" At the time, I remember thinking two things: First, I would've knelt down and asked Hannah, "Did I have a light over my head? Please say yes!" I also wondered what Hannah had seen, and whether she had seen it because, like my son, she had a childlike faith.
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Todd Burpo Sayings: Cassie suggested He's Back, but He's No Angel. Cassie suggested He's Back, but He's No Angel.
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Todd Burpo Sayings: What is childlike humility? It's not the lack of intelligence, but the lack of guile. What is childlike humility? It's not the lack of intelligence, but the lack of guile. The lack of an agenda. It's that precious, fleeting time before we have accumulated enough pride or position to care what other people might think. The same un-self-conscious honesty that enables a three-year-old to splash joyfully in a rain puddle, or tumble laughing in the grass with a puppy, or point out loudly that you have a booger hanging out of your nose, is what is required to enter heaven. It is the opposite of ignorance - it is intellectual honesty: to be willing to accept reality and to call things what they are even when it is hard.
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Todd Burpo Sayings: A student is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master."1 A student is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master."1
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Todd Burpo Sayings: I'd once heard a spiritual "riddle" that went like this: "What's the only thingin heaven I'd once heard a spiritual "riddle" that went like this: "What's the only thing
in heaven that's the same as it was on earth?"
The answer: the wounds in Jesus' hands and feet.
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Todd Burpo Sayings: Sometimes laughter is the only way to process tough times Sometimes laughter is the only way to process tough times
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Todd Burpo Sayings: You might as well tell God what you think. He already knows it anyway. You might as well tell God what you think. He already knows it anyway.
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Todd Burpo Sayings: I think sometimes we think faith is about having all the answers. It isn't. But I think sometimes we think faith is about having all the answers. It isn't. But (it's) the thing that keeps you steady and in peace in the midst of storms.
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Todd Burpo Sayings: The Bible's been attacked. What is truth? It's relative. The Bible's been attacked. What is truth? It's relative.
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Todd Burpo Sayings: Jesus has markers. Jesus has markers.
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Todd Burpo Sayings: How do you scare some sense into a child who doesn't fear death? How do you scare some sense into a child who doesn't fear death?
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Todd Burpo Sayings: Jesus told me that he died on the cross so we could go see his Jesus told me that he died on the cross so we could go see his Dad - Colton Burpo
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Todd Burpo Sayings: Now was not the time to quit and mourn. Now was the time for prayer Now was not the time to quit and mourn. Now was the time for prayer and action.
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Todd Burpo Sayings: We learned the value of being vulnerable enough to let others be strong for us, We learned the value of being vulnerable enough to let others be strong for us, to let others bless us. That, it turned out, was a blessing to them as well.
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Todd Burpo Sayings: Being a pastor, of course, obviously people would say it (shouldn't) have done much but, Being a pastor, of course, obviously people would say it (shouldn't) have done much but, boy, it sure gave me a peace I never had before. I think we struggle in life. Even people of faith struggle when things don't work out quite the way we think they should.
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Todd Burpo Sayings: Yeah, she said she just can't wait for you and Daddy to get to heaven. Yeah, she said she just can't wait for you and Daddy to get to heaven. ... From that moment on, the wound from one of the most painful episodes in our lives, losing a child we had wanted very much, began to heal.
Todd Burpo Sayings: When I was angry at God because I couldn't go to my son, hold him, When I was angry at God because I couldn't go to my son, hold him, and comfort him, God's son was holding my son in his lap.
Todd Burpo Sayings: The Scripture says that as Jesus gave up his spirit, as he sagged there, lifeless The Scripture says that as Jesus gave up his spirit, as he sagged there, lifeless on that Roman cross, God the Father turned his back. I am convined that he did that because if he kept on watching, he couldn't have gone through with it.
Todd Burpo Sayings: Is heaven a hope or as real as the earth and sky? Is heaven a hope or as real as the earth and sky?
Todd Burpo Sayings: I smoothed Colton's blanket across his chest and tucked him in snug theway he liked I smoothed Colton's blanket across his chest and tucked him in snug the
way he liked - and for the first time since he started talking about heaven, I
intentionally tried to trip him up. "I remember you saying you stayed with
Pop," I said. "So when it got dark and you went home with Pop, what did
you two do?"
Suddenly serious, Colton scowled at me. "It doesn't get dark in heaven,
Dad! Who told you that?"
I held my ground. "What do you mean it doesn't get dark?"
"God and Jesus light up heaven. It never gets dark. It's always bright."
The joke was on me. Not only had Colton not fallen for the "when it gets
dark in heaven" trick, but he could tell me why it didn't get dark: "The city
does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives
it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.
Todd Burpo Sayings: When God does a miracle somehow you have to respond. When God does things for When God does a miracle somehow you have to respond. When God does things for you - maybe we don't deserve them and we can never really repay God but God really wants us to respond to them. He doesn't want us to stay the same. So, for us to respond to what God has done in our lives is probably the same way he would want anyone to do - "Just tell people what I've done for you and what you've seen and heard." That's what we're doing.
Todd Burpo Sayings: As a pastor and as a dad, I want my son to know I tell As a pastor and as a dad, I want my son to know I tell the truth. He can read the book. He knows if I exaggerated or if I didn't. My son is forever gonna believe that I'm an honest person or I'm a liar by what I wrote in that book, because he can read.
Todd Burpo Sayings: We'd been given a gift and our job now was to unwrap it ... and We'd been given a gift and our job now was to unwrap it ... and see what's inside.
Todd Burpo Sayings: Like an engineer understands a car he or she designed, no one understands your limitations Like an engineer understands a car he or she designed, no one understands your limitations and possibilities better than the God who created you.
Todd Burpo Sayings: Where are there lots of colors, Colton?" "In Heaven, Dad. That's where all the rainbow Where are there lots of colors, Colton?" "In Heaven, Dad. That's where all the rainbow colors are!
Todd Burpo Sayings: It's fun to talk about heaven, about the throne of God and Jesus and Pop It's fun to talk about heaven, about the throne of God and Jesus and Pop and the daughter we thought we had lost but will meet again someday. But it's not fun to talk about how we got there.
Todd Burpo Sayings: Jesus clearly viewed children as precious - and that if he loved kids enough to Jesus clearly viewed children as precious - and that if he loved kids enough to say that adults should be more like them, we should spend more time loving them too.
Todd Burpo Sayings: If I'd let my mind roll with that boxing metaphor just a little longer, I If I'd let my mind roll with that boxing metaphor just a little longer, I might've followed it to its logical conclusion: In a boxing match, the fighters absorb some vicious blows because they're ready for them. And usually, the knockout punch is the one they didn't see coming