Saturday, January 13, 2018

To gain entire likeness to Christ, I ought to get a high esteem of the happiness of it. 
I am persuaded that God's happiness is inseparably linked in with his holiness. Holiness and happiness are like light and heat. God never tasted one of the pleasures of sin. Christ had a body such as I have, yet he never tasted one of the pleasures of sin. The redeemed, through all eternity, will never taste one of the pleasures of sin; yet their happiness is complete.... Every sin is something away from my greatest enjoyment... The devil strives night and day to make me forget this or disbelieve it. He says, Why should you not enjoy this pleasure as much as Solomon or David? You may go to heaven also. I am persuaded that this is a lie - that my true happiness is to go and sin no more. 
Robert Murray M'CheyneBiography compiled by Andrew Bonar. 

Saturday, December 30, 2017

#overheard @acoffeeshopinTN

She's the Yankee of the family so she's not passive aggressive, she's just aggressive aggressive."

Monday, December 04, 2017


 A writer learns more from what he writes than the reader, and often applies the perspectives after the book is written... I hope something like my experience in writing this book happens to you in the reading.
Donald Miller. TO OWN A DRAGON. Prologue.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

...man is destroyed only by his sin and can be healed only by forgiveness.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer. LIFE TOGETHER.

Monday, February 06, 2017


If your plan is for one year plant rice. 
If your plan is for ten years plant trees. 
If your plan is for one hundred years educate children.
Confucius quoted by Dhiraj

Saturday, August 27, 2016

reading a poem i can't quite figure out
i realize:

i like ornamentation 
on buildings, 
not on thoughts.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

I strongly feel that one of the great curses of much of evangelical Christianity is people feeling they have the right to tell other people what the will of the Lord is for them....
If standards are raised which are not really Scriptural, and especially if these are put forth as the spiritual standard for which we should strive, it can only lead to sorrow. if we try to have a spirituality higher than the Bible sets forth, it will always turn out to be lower. 
Francis Shaeffer. Letters of Francis A. Shaeffer.

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