John Battelle's Quotes
Biography of John Battelle
Google is a global Rorschach test. We see in it what we want to see. Google has built an infrastructure that makes a lot of dreams closer to reality.Tags: Dreams, Makes, Reality
A broken heart is what makes life so wonderful five years later, when you see the guy in an elevator and he is fat and smoking a cigar and saying long-time-no-see.Tags: Heart, Life, Saying
For her fifth wedding, the bride wore black and carried a scotch and soda.Tags: Black, Her, Wedding
If you haven't had at least a slight poetic crack in the heart, you have been cheated by nature.Tags: Cheated, Heart, Nature
A reporter discovers, in the course of many years of interviewing celebrities, that most actors are more attractive behind a spotlight than over a spot of tea.Tags: Attractive, Behind, Tea
Routines are normal, natural, healthy things. Most of us take a shower and brush our teeth every day. That is a good routine. Spiritual disciplines are routines. That is a good thing. But once routines become routine you need to change your routine.Tags: Change, Good, Spiritual
Too often the word 'prayer' induces guilt because we don't do enough of it. After all, I've never met anyone who said they pray too much! All of us fall short. And we often feel like our prayers fall flat.Tags: After, Enough, Short
In my experience, take the Holy Spirit out of the equation of your life and it spells boring. Add it into the equation of your life and you never know where you are going to go, what you are going to do, or who you are going to meet.Tags: Boring, Experience, Life
Email helps me keep in touch with my family. I wouldn't know what my extended family was doing every day if we weren't emailing each other.Tags: Family, Keep, Touch
I'm a lifelong Vikings and Packers fan because I lived in both Minnesota and Wisconsin as a kid.Tags: Both, Kid, Lived
If Jesus were living in our culture, he would probably hang out in coffeehouses.Tags: Culture, Jesus, Living
If you really believe in the message you're preaching, you want as many people as possible to listen.Tags: Listen, Message, Possible
It's hard for me to imagine why a church that has younger members wouldn't have a blog component.Tags: Church, Hard, Why
New media is like a megaphone. It amplifies your ability to reach more people.Tags: Ability, Media, Reach
Part of my driving desire as a pastor is to remove every obstacle except the cross that would keep people from coming to faith in Christ.Tags: Desire, Faith, Keep
Prayer is not about letting God know your will; it's about completely submitting to him. You die to yourself.Tags: God, Him, Yourself
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The greatest tragedy in life is that some prayers go unanswered as they go unasked.Tags: Greatest, Life, Tragedy
To me, growing into spiritual maturity is becoming less self-conscious and more God-conscious.Tags: Less, Maturity, Spiritual
What's unique about Washington is that no one's from here. Almost everybody came here to change the world, to make a difference.Tags: Change, Here, Unique
I think a pastor used to be viewed as the one-stop ministry shop. The pastor served on every committee, volunteered at every event, and made all the hospital visits. I think that is changing and I think that is healthy. Both for the pastor and the congregation.Tags: Both, Healthy, Used
I think faith is the small mustard seed of opportunities every day. For example, 'Am I going to love this person? Am I going to share my faith with this person? Am I going to pray that little prayer?' It really is a daily thing where you seize those little mustard seed opportunities and then see what God does.Tags: Faith, God, Love
I think you often say more by saying less. And interestingly enough, I mean, Jesus really set the standard. I mean, he could say more with fewer words than anybody. Most of the parables were less than 250 words. And, boy, did he have some one-liners just packed with truth.Tags: Mean, Saying, Truth
I've always believed in the power of prayer. One prayer can accomplish more than a thousand plans. That isn't a magic formula, but it's an idea that if you pray, keep praying and then praying some more.Tags: Keep, Power, Prayer