Ideas are mere illusions until they take on the form of a living and loving person. (Mark Hatfield, late United States senator)

Writer and speaker Earl Nightingale said, “Everything begins with an idea.” When someone says, “I have an idea,” that’s only the beginning of what might turn out to be a worthy thought. But, as Hatfield points out, even the best ideas are of little value until someone moves on it. It takes a person with vision and effort to pursue an idea to completion.

For I know your eagerness to help . . . and your enthusiasm has stirred most of them to action (2 Corinthians 9:2).