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"Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the President or any other public office save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country."- Theodore Roosevelt
"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; and may posterity forget that ye were our country men." -Samuel Adams
"A nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly against the city. But the traitor moves among those within the gates freely, his sly whispers rustling through all alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in the accents familiar to his victim, and he wears their face and their garments and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation; he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city; he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared. The traitor is the plague." - Cicero
"If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair." - C. S. Lewis
"The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth." -Albert Einstein
"You don't have a soul. You ARE a Soul. You have a body." - C.S Lewis
"Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art."- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Your life will never make sense until your pain becomes someone else's gain." -Michael Dye
"The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,
to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn,
and provide for those who grieve in Zion to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor."
Here I am, right before my water baptism, in Kona, in the winter of 2004.
This was taken during a class I took in Switzerland, in 2006
A friend and I, taken during a walk in Switzerland.
This was taken during another awesome YWAM class I took, in Kona 2009. I'm in the white shirt, black pants.
Also taken in Kona, 2009.
My roommates and I, taken in Baja California, Mexico.
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