Last Call for Wisdom (part 4 of 4)

PIC blog last callOK, so it’s not really the last call for wisdom. (Because seriously, how unwise would that be? Wait — actually, wouldn’t that make it wisDUMB? …I know — pure, creative genius right there. For free.) Moving on.

So it’s actually the last of my collected pearls of wisdom quotables from 2013. I happen to think they’re some of the best, but don’t take my word for it.

On work:

  • If you go to work & do only what you’re told, your lack of initiative costs us all. Not adding value is the same as taking it away. –– Seth Godin
  • Over deliver. No matter what your boss asks of you. Think bigger. Make him smarter than he was before he met you. — Jack Welch
  • When we are spiritually disciplined, we are often more vocationally effective. — Brad Lomenick
  • A person desiring to function in an area of obvious weakness is a hard conversation someone didn’t have. –– J. Bryson
  • Often the difference between a completed project & one that died is the ten minutes you needed to get past the roadblock you were facing. — Cary Nieuwhof

On loving God:

  • Legalistic remorse says, “I broke God’s rules,” while real repentance says, “I broke God’s heart.” – Tim Keller
  • My soul seems often content to sit upon some other resting place than God. Then God is obliged to upset that place because it is not Him. — Hannah Whitall Smith
  • It’s easier to follow religious rules and guidelines than to give your whole heart to Jesus. Dylan Dodson (What’s that? Is this my son? Why, yes. Yes, it is.)

On prayer:

  • The more precise the prayer, the more faith it takes. If you want specific answers to prayer, you need to make specific requests. — Dave Earley
  • You can’t be anyone’s Savior. But you can be someone’s prayer warrior.— Ann Voskamp
  • The key to prayer is simply praying. – A.W. Tozer (Technically not a 2013 quote since Tozer died in 1963, but it’s a truth I needed to be reminded of in 2013. And probably in 2014. And maybe in 2015.)

And on given day this year, I sincerely pray I choose wise paths and sage advice even  if when the path proves challenging and the advice does not tickle my ears.

Whoever is wise, let him heed these things and consider the great love of the Lord.”
— Psalm 107:43


Parts 1-3:

Part 1 – “These are a few of my favorite…er, Quotes
Part 2 – On Family, Fears and Forgiveness
Part 3 – “If This, Then That


2 Comments on “Last Call for Wisdom (part 4 of 4)

  1. Really good stuff…love these. The Bryson quote gets lived out on reality competition shows all the time! We all need grace & truth.


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