From Explore the Bible - Learner Guide, Fall 2011:
There is no real peace without grace. Grace initiates the journey, while peace eliminates hositility toward God. This is why we tell others about the gospel of Jesus Christ. ~ Dr. Paul Norman JacksonFrom The Rurban Church:
Fear of criticism kills spontaneity; it prevents men from showing themselves and expressing themselves freely, as they are. Much courage is needed to paint a picture, to write a book, to erect a building designed along new architectural lines, or to formulate an independent opinion or an original idea. Any new concept, any creation, falls foul of a host of critics. Those who criticize the most are the ones who create nothing. ~ Paul Tournier, Guilt and Grace (New York, 1962), page 98.Linking with Barbara at Stray Thoughts.