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I’ve been studying this week in preperation to teach at Journey on Sunday. We’re in the middle of a series called, “God At the Movies.” Pretty great series and I’m pumped about it’s overall purpose. In my study, and pouring over materials I’ve gathered I came across an old quote I had written down. I heard it years ago, but it just really struck a cord with me today. It challenges me and encourages me to be the man that is talked about.

This quote’s credit is given to Teddy Roosevelt:

“It is not the critic who counts:  not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.  The    credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; who does actually try to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.
Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”

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