Cafe Church May 2008



What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expected generally happens.
Benjamin Disraeli

DT 18/4/8: Mystics see trouble ahead over EU law

Woe to him who says to wood, 'Come to life!' Or to lifeless stone, 'Wake up!' Can it give guidance? It is covered with gold and silver; there is no breath in it.
Habakkuk 2:19, NIV

Another possible source of guidance for teenagers is television, but television's message has always been that the need for truth, wisdom and world peace pales by comparison with the need for a toothpaste that offers whiter teeth and fresher breath.
Dave Barry

Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction
Anne Sullivan

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.
Psalm 119:105, NIV

Give people enough guidance to make the decisions you want them to make. Don't tell them what to do, but encourage them to do what is best.
Jimmy Johnsone

Hillary [Clinton] and Nancy [Reagan] have a lot in common -- they're both smarter than their husbands and both consulted the stars for guidance, Nancy with astrology and Hillary with Barbra Streisand.
Bill Maher

Saul died because he was unfaithful to the LORD; he did not keep the word of the LORD and even consulted a medium for guidance,
1 Chronicles 10:13, NIV

I don't believe in Astrology. But then I would say that, being a Picese.
Dara O'Brain

If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.
James 1:5, NIV

The rest, called literature, is a dossier of human imbecility for the guidance of future professors.
Tristan Tzara

If the staff lacks policy guidance against which to test decisions, their decisions will be random.
Donald Rumsfeld

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Romans 12:2, NIV

It is . . . sometimes easier to head an institute for the study of child guidance than it is to turn one brat into a decent human being.
Joseph Wood Krutch

But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.
John 16:13, NIV

People are changed, not by coercion or intimidation, but by example.
Unknown Source

For lack of guidance a nation falls, but many advisers make victory sure.
Proverbs 11:14, NIV

Is a dream a lie if it don't come true, or is it something worse?
Bruce Springsteen, The River

It is an easy thing for one whose foot is on the outside of calamity to give advice and to rebuke the sufferer.

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.
Erica Jong

Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance
Proverbs 1:5, NIV

I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.
Oscar Wilde

The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.

"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat.
"I don't much care where --" said Alice.
"Then it doesn't much matter which way you go," said the Cat.
"-- so long as I get somewhere," Alice added as an explanation.
"Oh, you're sure to do that," said the Cat, "if only you walk long enough."
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

A life without direction goes nowhere.
Nathaniel Summers

Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose direction and begin to bend.
Walter Savage Landor

I recommend you to take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves.
Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield

Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor.
Brian Tracy

You cannot be lost on a road that is straight.

The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.
Isaiah 58:11, NIV

There are known knowns. There are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns. That is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns. The ones we don't know we don't know.
Donald Rumsfeld

The one who doesn't know the answer is wiser than the one who knows the wrong answer.
Hans Ude

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.
Matthew 7:7-8

Men give advice; God gives guidance.
Leonard Ravenhill

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