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The Church Mouse Says:


“Anyone who can no longer listen to their brother or sister will soon no longer be listening to God.”

“The kingdom of God advances by people lovingly placing themselves under others, in service to others, at cost to themselves.”

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life; it goes on.”

“When one door closes, another opens, but we often look so long and regretfully at the closed door, we do not see the one that has opened for us.”

“It is not that we want to be called a Christian, but actually to BE one.  Yes, if we prove to be one, then we can have the name.”

“Perfection, in a Christian sense, means becoming mature enough to give ourselves to others.”

“Faith is not merely you holding on to God; it is God holding onto you.”

“Love is not communicated in the big event, but in small acts of kindness.”

“God is like a person who clears his throat while hiding and so he gives himself away.”

“We must be careful what we bury in our heart.  To bury something does not mean it is dead.  It may simply mean we have buried something alive what will devour and destroy us from within.”

“What we see as we go through life always depends upon where we stand to look.”

“Expect great things from God; attempt great thing for God.”

“’The Lord is my shepherd’ is written on more tombstones that lives.”

“What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life.”

“God, who sees us in our worst moments, does not measure us by them.”

“A sad soul can kill you quicker, far quicker than a germ.”

“As soon as you are really alone, you are with God.”

“We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope.”

“Faith is not merely your holding on to God; it is God holding on to you.”

“Do not fret, for God did not create us to abandon us.”

“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”

“You cannot pull people uphill who do not want to go, you can only point the way.”

“There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice.”


“Nothing of God’s is obtainable by money.”

“The Bible doesn’t mind prosperity; it insists that it be shared.”

“This one thing I know;  The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.”

“Some people get so caught up in their own holiness that they look at the Trinity for a possible vacancy.”

“Perfection, in a Christian sense, means becoming mature enough to give ourselves to others.”

There are two kinds of light - the flow that illuminates and the glare that obscures.”

“Shadow owes its birth to light.”

“God, who sees us in our worst moments, does not measure us by them.”

“The greatest good we can do for another is not just share our riches, but to reveal to them their own riches.”

“The love of Christ was demonstrated through suffering, and those who experience that love can never put it into practice without some cost.”

“To have God do God’s own work through us, even once, is better than a lifetime of human striving.”

"We worship work, work at our play, and play at our worship."

"Humankind is born broken.  We live by mending.  The grace of God is the glue."

"We make a living by what we get.  We make a life by what we give."

“God needs no one, but when faith is present, God works through anyone.”

“We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope.”

“Trust the past to God’s mercy, the present to God’s love and the future to God’s providence.”

“When we stand before god at the end of out life, we hope that we would not have a single bit of talent left and each one of us can say, ‘I used everything you gave me.’”

“To have a right to do something is not all the same as to be right in doing it.”

“God creates out of nothing.  Wonderful, you say.  Yes to be sure, but God does something what is still more wonderful; God makes saints out of sinners.”

“Life is like a onion: you peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep!”

“God whispers to us in our well being; God shouts to us in our suffering.”

“We have committed the Golden Rule to memory; let us now commit it to life.:

“To have a right to do something is not all the same as to be right in doing it.:

“Do not seek to understand in order that you may believe, but believe so that you may understand.”

“Life has value only when it has something valuable as its object.”

“Jesus became what we are that he might make us what he is.”

“There are no such things as prominent service and obscure service; it is all the same with God.”

“Jesus works on us in all sorts of ways, but above all, he works on us through each other.”

“Today’s world is said to be multiplying cries all around us, but we must never forget, each crisis is an opportunity.”

“The future is as bright as the promises of God.”

“Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway.”  (John Wayne)

“The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.”  (Mother Teresa)

“God is like a person who clears his throat while hiding and so gives himself away.”

“Faith like Job’s cannot be shaken, because it is the result of having been shaken.”

“Nothing about having a 176 IQ means you have good judgment.”

“There is not a better evangelist in the world than the Holy Spirit.”

“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can,to all the people you can, for as long as you can.”

"A person travels the world over in search of what they need, and returns home to find it."

"A person can have an open mind without having holes in their head."

"Some people learn from their experiences, the rest of us are lucky to survive them."

"Beauty of character comes from close fellowship with God"

"The 3 essentials of happiness: something to do, something to love, something to hope for."

"All the BIG problems in the world could have been solved when they were small."

"A person who is too big for a small job is too small for a big job."

"It is harder to conceal ignorance than to acquire knowledge."

"Bad habits, like a comfortable bed, are easy to get into but hard to get out of."

"After you have heard two stories describing an auto accident, you begin to wonder about history."

"There is no fool like an old fool, you just can't beat experience."

"Life can be understood only backwards, but we must live it forwards."

"Life is like a ladder, every step we take is either up or down."

"Hope is a better traveling companion than fear."

"Some people give and forgive, others get and forget."

"You can preach a better sermon with your life that with your lips."

"People will follow your footsteps more readily than your advice."

"When a smile meets a frown, the smile wins."

"As we build our ideals, they in turn build us."

"Children have more need of models than critics."

"It is easy to lose interest in a church where you have nothing invested."

"Some people talk so fast and so much they often out run their facts."

"A person can have an open mind without having holes in their head."

"Funny, but can't learn much from a person who thinks they know it all."

"No matter your lot in life, be sure to build something on it."

"The correct way to measure any individuals life is not by its duration, but by its donation."

"A person who lives not by what they love, but by what they hate is a weak person.""The only thing that grows without nourishment is an ego.""Some people, like ships, toot loudest when they are in a fog."

"When we cease to wonder, God's secrets remain unrevealed."

"What we see in this world depends largely upon what we are looking for."

"Our faith is the song that helps us sing in harmony with God even when our life sometimes hits sour notes!"

"It is not necessary to blow out the other person's light to let your own shine."

"Hate is a prolonged form of suicide>"

"A great memory does not make a mind any more than a dictionary is a piece of literature."

"God will finish the good work begun in us, even if it takes eternity."

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of times our breath is taken away in living life."

"To know how to wait is a great secret of success."

"Even though you are on the right track, you will still get run over if you just sit there."

"Optimists are often as wrong as pessimists, but they are a lot more fun."

"To assure the triumph of evil, it is only necessary that good people do nothing."

"A person is as big as the thing to which they give their life."

"Failure is not defeat unless you stop trying."

"If you were another person, would you like to be your friend?"

"Courage is fear that has said its prayers."   

"Our thoughts make us, our words reveal us."

"Some hope for the best and get the best, but still make the worst of it."

"Tears are often the telescope through which we see far into heaven."

"Tears are often the telescope through which we see far into heaven."

"God has never put anyone in a place too small to grow."

"Character is one structure you can't hire to be built."

"One sees best when one looks with one's heart."

"It is easier to find the road to success than it is to travel it."

"In youth we learn; in age we understand."

"Life is like a bicycle, stop pedaling and you fall off."

"A person is only as good as what they love."

"It may take a crucified church to bring a crucified Christ before the eyes of the world."

"Faith, Hope and Love....our going away presents beyond time to carry with us through time to lighten our step as we go.”

"Conceit is an odd disease; it makes everyone sick, but the one who has it."

"Good example has twice the value of good advise.”

“A good example has twice the value of good advise."

"A smile adds greatly to your FACE value."

"One has a right to criticize who has a heart to help."

“Some people know how to live everyone's life, but their own."

"Perhaps it is best not to tell all you know. you may have to respond with an encore."

"Kindness is one commodity of which we should spend more than we earn."

"Conscience is a still small voice tat too often finds the line busy."

"The fact that you are always harping on something is no indication you are an angel."

"It is not well for a person to pray cream and to live skim milk."

"Kindness is the oil that takes the friction out of life."

"God likes help when helping people."

"The family altar alters the family."

"Today's homes build tomorrow's world."

"A fair idea put to use is better than a good idea put in the file."

"Blaming your faults on your nature doesn't change the nature of your faults."

"Success consists not in doing extraordinary things but doing ordinary things extraordinarily well."

"A great many open minds should be closed for repairs."

"Some people never do right for fear of doing wrong."

"Even a fish could stay out of trouble it it kept its mouth shut."

"May your troubles in the New Year be as short lived as your resolutions."

"When stretching the truth, watch out for the snap back."

"Tact is the gentle art of giving a person a shot in the arm without letting them feel the needle."

"If we could have half our wishes, we'd probably double our trouble."

"A smart person not only asks questions, but listens to the answers."

"In prosperity our friends know us, in adversity we know our friends."

"A person is always as young as they feel, but seldom as important."

“Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible, and receives the impossible."

"The only thing that grows without nourishment is an ego."

"Conceit is an odd disease; it makes everyone sick, but the one who has it."

"Good example has twice the value of good advise."

"Some people talk so fast and so much they often out run their facts."

"A person can have an open mind without having holes in their head."

"Funny, but can't learn much from a person who thinks they know it all."

“Jesus became what we are that He might make us what He is.”

“We must be careful what we bury in our heart.  To bury something does not mean it is dead.  It may simply mean we have buried something alive that will devour and destroy us from within.”

“We make a living by what we get.  We make a life by what we give.”

“If we are to better the future, we must disturb the present.”

“Perfection, in a Christian sense, means becoming mature enough to give ourselves to others.”

“I have found the paradox, that if I love until it hurts, then there is no more hurt.”

“A saint is someone whose life makes it easier to believe in God.”