Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Your wishes are bad, when you desire that one whom you hate or fear should be in such a condition that you can conquer him.
St. Augustine. City of God. Book 4. Chapter 15.—Whether It is Suitable for Good Men to Wish to Rule More Widely

Monday, May 18, 2015

Great Question // Not so great Question

When the two disciples [of John] heard him say [Look, the Lamb of God!], they followed Jesus. Turning around, Jesus saw them following  and asked, "What do you want?"

 They said, "Rabbi, where are you staying?"
Men are God's method. The church is looking for better methods; God is looking for better men... What the church needs today is not more machinery or better, not new organizations or more and novel methods, but men whom the Holy Ghost can use...

E.M. Bounds

Friday, March 14, 2014

a lenten confession

They have a zeal for religion; but it is accompanied with want of forebearance and universal righteousness. They deny prodigality, but with worldliness; they separate from the world but live wholly to themselves, taking no care to exercise loving-kindness in the earth;  or they talk spiritually and life vainly; mention communion with God and are every way conformed to the world; boasting of forgiveness of sin, and never forgiving others. 

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Christmas marks the birthday of Love … sacrificial, extravagant, redemptive, sweeping, healing, breathtaking love. The story goes that love was about to be born, but no one had room to welcome it. Everywhere was full, booked, closed, busy. But love found room, as it always does, in the most humble, surprising places...
I wish you Love – human, divine, inexplicable, magical, hopeful, joyful and complete.
Kristen Armstrong. Making Room.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The church that is missional had better know how to attract people to Christ.
Leonard Sweet. SO BEAUTIFUL: Divine Design for Life and The Church

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Exultation is the going
Of an inland soul to sea,
Past the houses—past the headlands—
Into deep Eternity—
Bred as we, among the mountains,
Can the sailor understand
The divine intoxication
Of the first league out from land?
Emily Dickinson

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

20 Ways to Find Your Calling

# 20. Relax.
There’s no right answer, but there are thousands of viable options.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

 Like soil and seed work together to bear fruit... [ so Reason and Revelation]
The way to teach someone to think is to make them do the thinking.
John Mason Hodges.

Friday, November 01, 2013

In his writings, a wise Italian
says that the best is the enemy of the good...

Remember: Every activity has a point of diminishing returns.

Give them the third best to go on with; the second best comes too late, the best never comes.
Sir Robert Alexander Watson-Watt