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More Quiet Strength

I’m still on the road and now about 3/4 of the way through “Quiet Strength”. Below are a few more quotes that really stood out to me as I read them tonight:

“How would your business do if you spent the amount of time on it that you spend on your wife and family?”

“What will people remember us for? Are other people’s lives better because we lived? Did we make a difference? Did we use to the fullest the gifts and abilities God gave us? Did we give our best effort, and did we do it for the right reasons?”

“God’s definition of success is really one of significance-the significant difference our lives can make in the lives of others. The significance doesn’t show up in won-loss records, long resumes, or the trophies gathering dust on our mantels. It’s found in the hearts and lives of those we’ve come across who are in some way better because of the way we lived.”

“I think people look more closely at our actions in the rough times, when the emotions are raw and our guard is down. That’s when our true character shows and we find out if our faith is real. If I’m going to call myself a Christian, I have to honor Jesus in the disappointments, too.”

Talent is God-given; be thankful.
Praise is man-given; be humble.
Conceit is self-given; be careful. (Dave Driscoll)

Strong stuff and a great book. One other point of interest is Tony’s involvement with “All Pro Dad” which he founded while in Tampa Bay. I have been to one breakfast with this group and it is something I recommend highly. Check their web site, which also includes a daily email advice section. For the moms out there, they also have the “imom” program for mothers and Family Minute program for families too. Even more resources are available at

Yep, I’m a fan…..


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Comments · 7

  • Mary · November 8, 2007

    I’ve always liked him. I’ve wanted to read the book, but I think I will just let you read as you travel the globe. Reading is one of my favorite things. Yet, after all day with the kiddos I nod off at night trying to get in one more chapter. Thanks for sharing your insights.

  • Hope · November 8, 2007

    What a wake-up call!

  • Barrabas · November 9, 2007

    Interesting post :)

  • lin · November 9, 2007

    This must be finished

  • Trisha · November 9, 2007

    Thank you for making me rethink my life as a Christian!
    Nothing else matters in this life but what we do for Christ.

    This is just preparation for the life to come and we can’t
    even begin to imagine what God has planned for those who
    love Him and put their faith in His Son Jesus Christ.

    May we always remember this and share Christ with as many
    as God puts in our path!
    It’s not about me! It’s about giving glory to an awesome God!
    Thanks and to all have a fantastic day!
    God Bless

  • FreeMoney · November 9, 2007

    very interesting post

  • Evo · January 10, 2008

    The book is definitely a good book. It reminds me of the quote in the bible that says…

    26What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?

    Matthew 16:26 (New International Version)

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