SOUND BITES Ministry™ 

Something to chew on that is good for the soul™

By Rev. Dave Wilkinson
Throughout my ministry I have collected quotes that pertain to the Christian faith and life in general. As I have read or studied what others have written, I have been struck by the profound thought that is captured in their few short words. I have accumulated these quotes and categorized them. I have used these short quotes in sermons I have preached, in free devotional booklets I have published for our congregation, in small-group studies I have led, and in articles I have written. It has been a great resource to me.

How it all began...
During Lent 1999 God prompted me to think about a new idea as to how I might share these thoughts with a broader audience. At the same time, our family was experiencing the first anniversary of the death of our son, Dustin, who died at the age of sixteen from a brain tumor. So, beginning on that anniversary, March 29, 1999 I began an e-mail ministry in memory of Dustin that I call SOUND BITES: Something to chew on that is good for the soul.™ Five days a week, Monday through Friday, I share one of these quotes with subscribers. Hopefully recipients find something of faith and life to think about and chew on, which feeds their soul and helps them grow spiritually. Since its inception, over 5,000 daily quotes have been sent out. The subscriber list continues to grow numerically and geographically with subscribers across the country and around the world.
The following definitions from Webster's Dictionary provide some understanding of the name chosen.
SOUND: solid; logically valid and having true premises; agreeing with accepted views, orthodox; showing good judgment or sense.
BITES: (vb) to take hold of; to take in; to grip and impress deeply; (n) morsel; a small amount of food; a keen incisive quality; a sharp penetrating effect.

The first quote I sent out was by John F. Kavanaugh from “The Word Encountered”. "If our faith is something that really does not make a big difference, if it is actually not crucial that we or others believe, no wonder it seems boring to some of our young. Anything we don't care about can't be very interesting. The things we do care about, however, we inevitably talk about... If faith is real, it seeks expression. It will communicate and profess. It will have the energy of passion."

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