Happy Birthday Billy!

In the late 1970s my wife and I worked at a Billy Graham crusade and I got to hear this wonderful man up close and personal - sort of. A few years ago a much older Graham preached at the 'K' (Royals Stadium) and I heard once again. Thanks to my blogging friend Bill Tammeus I know that Billy Graham turns 92 today. To celebrate the day I share with you these things that Mr Graham once said:

A real Christian is a person who can give his pet parrot to the town gossip.

Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength.

Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.

The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, 'O God, forgive me,' or 'Help me.'

The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course.

Only those who want everything done for them are bored.

God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give with.

It is not the body's posture, but the heart's attitude that counts when we pray.

Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness.

Nothing can bring a real sense of security into the home except true love.

We are not cisterns made for hoarding, we are channels made for sharing.

There is nothing wrong with men possessing riches. The wrong comes when
riches possess men.

Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion - it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.


  1. Wonderful post, wonderful man. So full of God grace and passion for the gospel.

    Had the opportunity to be in the choir in one of his crusades in the 50's when I was in High School.

    Happy Birthday Billy!

  2. A truly holy man, a great Christian, a model of integrity. I know he misses his wife, and I rejoice to know they will be reunited before their Lord.

    I enjoyed these quotes. Thanks!


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