What I’m Learning From My Students, Part 5

by Andy Wood on April 24, 2015

in Following Your Passion, Half-baked Ideas, LV Cycle

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(The Spiritual Passion Edition)

What happens when senioritis and spring fever hit at the same time?  That all depends, I guess, on whether you’re the student who’s writing or the one who’s grading.

But even if you’re neither – if you’re the poor soul who must trudge off to work, there is something to be learned and something to be challenged by.

So while I’m plowing through papers in search of the next little nuggets of profound writing, I thought I would share some insights from former students.  These aren’t about spring fever, but spiritual passion. And they’re very well put. It’s a quick read, but I think you’ll be blessed and challenged.  And if you’d like to see more of these, click here and here.

So slow down a minute, enjoy these seven nuggets of great writing, but also take your spiritual pulse while you’re at it. You’ll be glad you did.


I have found that passion plays an increasingly important role in today’s flatter organizations and Church life. You have to believe in what you’re doing or it’s like flat soda, or salt that tastes more like sand.

–Mary Bosack


It is easy to spot two people who are in love.  This should be the case for all Christians who are in love with Christ.

–June Jones


I wonder if I am being open enough to His leading and taking free-falls of faith sufficient to show His power to sustain me.

–Louise Polkinghorn


Frequently I find that I am so busy with life that I don’t always stop to recognize the source of life.

–Manson Smith


Christianity is not merely the culmination of facts and figures that denote the existence of God, but spiritual encounters with Jesus Christ that captivate one’s attention and adoration.

–Colleen Batchelder


I am committed to following the Lord even when I am not seeing the upper story.

–Kelli Rogers


As a pastor, I have the conviction it is sin to bore someone with God’s Word.

–William Royal

A.Hoffman April 26, 2015 at 5:26 pm

these were great! Thank you for posting them and sharing them with us.

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