Archive for Wisdom

Wednesday Wisdom #6

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February 27, 2008  |  Quotes, Resources, Wisdom  |  Comments Off

Continuing the series:

The first person to use the expression “get a life!” in any dispute is the loser.

Wednesday Wisdom #5

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February 20, 2008  |  Quotes, Resources, Wisdom  |  Comments Off

Continuing the series:

Planning is sometimes just a form of procrastination.

Wednesday Wisdom #4

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February 13, 2008  |  Quotes, Resources, Wisdom  |  Comments Off

Continuing the series:

At the end of my life, I would like to have back all the time I spent untangling cables.

Wednesday Wisdom #3

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February 6, 2008  |  Quotes, Resources, Wisdom  |  Comments Off

“Some conversations are hard because they involve things that are hard to say. Others are hard because they involve things that are hard to hear.”

Wednesday Wisdom #2

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January 30, 2008  |  Quotes, Resources, Wisdom  |  Comments Off

Continuing the series:

Don’t waste your breath proclaiming what’s really important to you. How you spend your time says it all.

Theologically Reflect on that!

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January 27, 2008  |  CYM, Elsewhere, Quotes, Theology, Wisdom  |  Comments Off

The title of this post is a phrase we frequently quote both during and between lectures – and is usually said with tongue firmly planted in cheek. The phrase was my first thought when I read the quote below:

“I wanted a bike, and asked God to give me one. But then I realized God doesn’t work that way. So I decided to steal a bike and ask God for forgiveness. It worked.” – Emo Phillips [via Marko]

I might throw that one into the mix during our Ethics lecture on Tuesday…

Wednesday Wisdom

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January 23, 2008  |  CYM, Quotes, Resources, Wisdom  |  Comments Off

Stamina and material permitting, this is the start of a series of posts which will feature snippets of wisdom from many sources. Please feel free to comment below if you’d like to contribute your own wisdom.

As I’m currently working hard towards the mid-year submission for the long-double Fieldwork module, the following couldn’t be more apt:

Done is better than perfect.

Disclaimer:
Tempting though it may be at times, this does not represent my approach to either my academic work or youth work. It may, however, have been my approach to re-decorating the kitchen recently ;o)