Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Gospel According to Starbucks

The Gospel According to Starbucks by Leonard Sweet is a fun read. Here are some quotes from the book:

The powers of a man's mind are directly
proportional to the quantity of coffee he drinks
---Sir James Mackintosh (1765-1832)

Coffee, according to the women of
Denmark, is to the body what the
Word of the Lord is to the soul,
-- Isak Dinesen

A cup of coffee commits one
to forty years of friendship
-- Turkish Proverb

Starbucks is less about coffee
and more about community
-- Market Researcher Wendy Liebmann

I'm scheduled to do the Wednesday night
devotional at church in Nov. and
plan to use this book as a guide in
preparation for that.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Victor Frankl Quote

I read this book when I was 23 or 24. It was great. I wish I had remembered this tidbit. For too many of my middle years did I long for a release from stress, thinking the struggle was for nought.

The quote was in an email from Metanexus.

“What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him.”

Victor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

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