“When you spent most of your life living lies, being lied to and lying to others, I guess the Truth just seems worth taking care of!” ~James
Archive for April, 2011
“In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.” -John Bunyan
“You shall not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block before the blind,
but you shall [reverently] fear your God. I am the Lord.” (Leviticus 19:14)
“God does everything he does to uphold and display the worth of his glory.” ~John Piper
“Turn to me and be gracious to me,
as is your way with those who love your name.”
“The huge challenge of life: To live in such a way that people see Jesus as more valuable than anything.” ~John Piper
Bare feet. Cold lemonade. Green grass. Bird song. Children’s laughter. Sun tans. Warm breeze. Long walks. …SUMMER.
People often try to change the outside of you (your actions, performance or appearance), without ever knowing the inside of you (your heart or internal struggles).
“We would not have you ignorant, brethren, about those who fall asleep [in death], that you may not grieve for them as the rest do who have no hope [beyond the grave]. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. …The Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we, the living ones who remain on the earth, shall simultaneously be caught up along with [the resurrected dead] in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air; and so always (through the eternity of the eternities) we shall be with the Lord!” (1 Thessalonians 4:13b-17)
“The words of the godly encourage many.” (Proverbs 10:21a)