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

Monday, August 26, 2013

...a great mind becomes ordinary the moment its energies are dispersed. 
And nothing disrupts thought the way noise does, Schopenhauer declared, adding that even people who are not philosophers lose whatever ideas their brains can carry in consequence of brutish jolts of sound.
I’m Thinking. Please. Be Quiet. GEORGE PROCHNIK

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

To desire action is to desire limitation... When you choose anything, you reject everything else...Every act is an irrevocable selection and exclusion... it is impossible to be an artist and not care for laws and limits. Art is limitation...The moment you step into the world of facts, you step into a world of limits. 
G.K.Chesterton. ORTHODOXY.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
    Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
     With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run...
John Keats. TO AUTUMN.