Satan doesn’t have to destroy us, he just has to distract us.
“Do what you will, there is going to be some benevolence, as well as some malice, in your patient’s soul. The great thing is to direct the malice to his immediate neighbours whom he meets every day and to thrust his benevolence out to the remote circumference, to people he does not know. The malice thus becomes wholly real and the benevolence largely imaginary.” ~The...
You only live life once.– Jimmy Brazell
Oh Christ, He is the fountain, The deep, sweet well of love! The streams on earth I’ve tasted More deep I’ll drink above: There to an ocean fullness His mercy doth expand, And glory, glory dwelleth In Immanuel’s land.
A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be...– Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
What would your church (and the worldwide church) look like if everyone was as...– Forgotten God by Francis Chan
“It is the hard things in life that really teach us about God and ourselves and others and how we are supposed to live. God has really used hardship to bring me close to Him. My best dog died about 10 years ago and that was a turning point in my life, it is really when I started following Jesus. But I have always seen hardship as something we are made to handle; how we respond to ...
Why am I an optimist? Because I have read the last book of the bible, and we...– Billy Graham
When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.” The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you...
Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be...– Abraham Lincoln
oh, I’m running to Your arms, I’m running to Your arms, the riches of Your love, will always be enough. nothing compares to Your embrace, light of the world, forever reign…
It takes a lot of love to live.– Jimmy Brazell
In Him grace almost out-graced itself.– Valley of Vision
at the cross You beckon me, You draw me gently to my knees, and I am, lost for words, so lost in love, I’m sweetly broken, wholly surrendered…
My valentine, A love to come, I do not know your name. I’m waiting still, I’ll wait until, God makes our hearts the same. My valentine, A future hope, I treasure God’s great plan. While I await, What some call fate, I rest within His hand. My valentine, I pray that you, Are waiting patiently. That in your heart, There is a part, You’re holding safe for me. My valentine,...
The dark of night, Sleeping still, Is silent where it lies. The stars begin, To steal away, And leave the darkened sky. The dawn approaches, Cautiously, Its finger to its lips. The moon, it fades, The sun pervades, An opposite eclipse. The light now dances, Painting clouds, And twirling in its cheer. The colors sing, Their voices ring, While silent to the ear. The morning...
Life is too short and God is too glorious to pretend to be a Christian.– Lydia Shanks
You cannot be both prideful and truly loving.
There are, we know, illustrious and powerful atheists. When all’s said and done, these people are brought back to the truth by their very power, are not really sure of being atheists; the whole thing is little more than a matter of definitions to them, and, in any case, even if they don’t believe in God, being great minds, they prove God’s existence. ~Les Miserables, pg. 429
“Knowing God and not our own wretchedness makes for pride. Knowing our own wretchedness and not knowing God makes for despair. Knowing Jesus Christ strikes the perfect balance because He shows us God and our own wretchedness.” ~Blaise Pascal
The wisdom of God devised a way for the love of God to deliver sinners from the...– John Piper
When my mind is fixed on the gospel, I have ample stimulation to show God’s love to other people. For I am always willing to show love to others when I am freshly mindful of the love that God has shown me. Also, the gospel gives me the wherewithal to give forgiving grace to those who have wronged me, for it reminds me daily of the forgiving grace that God is showing me. ~A Gospel Primer
He did not study God, he was dazzled by Him.– Les Miserables, pg. 48
Do not think you are getting no good from the Bible, merely because you do not see that good day by day. The greatest effects are by no means those which make the most noise, and are most easily observed. The greatest effects are often silent, quiet, and hard to detect at the time they are being produced. Think of the influence of the moon upon the earth, and of the air upon the human...
Thou art all my good in times of peace, my only support in days of trouble, my...– Valley of Vision, “The All-good.”
Lead me to the cross, where Your love poured out. Bring me to my knees, Lord, I...
Of all Thy gifts and infinite consolings, I ask but this: in every troubles hour, To hear Thy voice through all the tumults stealing, And rest serene beneath its tranquil power. Content to know there comes a radiant morning, When from all shadows I shall find release, Serene to wait the rapture of its dawning - Who can make trouble when Thous sendest peace? ~Streams in the Desert
Drop Thy still dews of quietness, Till all our strivings cease: Take from our souls the strain and stress; And let our ordered lives confess The beauty of Thy peace. Breathe through the pulses of desire, Thy coolness and Thy balm; Let sense be dumb, its beats expire: Speak through the earthquake, wind, and fire, O still small voice of calm. ~Streams in the Desert
The beautiful is just as useful as the useful.” After a pause, he added,...– Les Miserables, pg 21
“Monseigneur, don’t go, for Christ’s sake! You’re taking your life into your hands!” “My dear mayor,” said the bishop, “isn’t that just the point? I’m not in this world to take care of my life. I’m here to take care of souls.” ~Les Miserables, pg. 24
A hundred years - that is young for a church and old for a house. It seems that...– Les Miserables, pg. 359