He answered their prayers, because they trusted in Him.– 1 Chronicles 5:20
They, of course, do tend to regard death as the prime evil and survival as the greatest good. But that is because we have taught them to do so. Do not let us be infected by our own propaganda. I know it seems strange that your chief aim at the moment should be the very same thing for which the patient’s lover and his mother are praying—namely his bodily safety. But so it is; you should...
music and silence and how the devil hates them!
They guard as jealously as the Enemy Himself the secret of what really lies behind this pretence of disinterested love. The whole house and garden is one vast obscenity. It bears a sickening resemblance to the description one human writer made of Heaven; “the regions where there is only life and therefore all that is not music is silence” Music and silence—how I detest them both!...
time & "mine"
You must therefore zealously guard in his mind the curious assumption ‘My time is my own’. Let him have the feeling that he starts each day as the lawful possessor of twenty-four hours. Let him feel as a grievous tax that portion of this property which he has to make over to his employers, and as a generous donation that further portion which he allows to religious duties. But...
I will never be the same again, I can never return, I’ve closed the door. I will walk the path, I’ll run the race And I will never be the same again. Fall like fire, soak like rain, Flow like mighty waters, again and again. Sweep away the darkness, burn away the chaff, And let a flame burn to glorify Your name. There are higher heights, there are deeper seas, Whatever you need to do,...
1 Samuel 2:2
“There is no one holy like the LORD; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God.”
The Mystery of Genuine Humility
You must therefore conceal from the patient the true end of Humility. Let him think of it not as self- forgetfulness but as a certain kind of opinion (namely, a low opinion) of his own talents and character. Some talents, I gather, he really has. Fix in his mind the idea that humility consists in trying to believe those talents to be less valuable than he believes them to be. No doubt they are...
Now it may surprise you to learn that in His efforts to get permanent possession...– Letter 8, The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.– Neal Donald Walsch
God comforts us not to make us comfortable, but to make us comforters
Thank you for, just when I am doubting and second-guessing my decision regarding you, revealing yourself to me as a completely changed-for-the-worse person and a freak at that. You have only made me more certain of my choices. What happened to the salvation you claimed? It breaks my heart to see how much you’ve changed. No, you ain’t nothing like you used to be.
sometimes we complain about the cross we bear not realizing that it’s preparing us for the dip in the road that God can see and we cannot… Yes God!!! Forever reblog! :]
I just finished reading the Law of Moses in a daily Bible I’ve read for a few years (I always feel so accomplished when I finish that part. And grateful that I was not a Jew). The reading begins February 18 and ends March 6. 78 pages of laws and decrees and regulations. I know we are under the New and better Covenant now, but God still cares about every little detail of every little thing we...
I need to work on honestly seeking to love, not to be loved.
God is my OtterBox
Back in July, I replaced my beloved, worn-out pink Blackjack 2 with an iPhone 4, one of my graduation presents since I did not go on a senior trip. It was a big step for me. For Christmas in ninth grade, I got the original Blackjack, basically the newest and spiffiest phone on the market at that time. I used it so much that there was literally no salvaging the phone in summer 2008. I killed it,...
the truth about truth
This topic has been heavy on my heart for awhile, placed there by my observations and experiences here at Harding and in the modern world and spurred on especially by the recent controversial events on campus that are now launching towards public attention and scrutiny (a segment on the issue will supposedly be covered on today’s episode of Ellen). Here’s the topic: truth. Perhaps due to my...
In the parable of the vine and the branches, Jesus talks about how the...– God Girl Hayley DiMarco
The Queen’s Pride was his ship, and he loved her. (That was the way his...– The Princess Bride