Rant On Life: I have never had a desire for other... →
shesgotwhatittakes: What is it to me? Just a piece of paper. That’s lovely, but in my opinion, autographs are only good for selling on E-bay when I need to pay for my college textbooks. When I truly admire a person (musician, actor, public figure, etc.), I don’t want a piece of paper with their name on it. I want to… I feel the same way but I marvel at the strong intensity behind my...
For your own sake, for my sake, for the public sake, I shall pray for the...– Alexander Hamilton to John Laurens, September 16, 1780. In 1780, after Charleston fell to the British, Laurens had been captured and made a prisoner of war in Pennsylvania. He was waiting to hear back about a prospect of prisoner exchange from Benjamin Lincoln, and if it should flounder made threats...
And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep;...– Romans 13:11-14 (via conformingtotheson)
hours: “Distraction is the only thing that consoles us for our miseries and yet it is itself the greatest of our miseries.” — Blaise Pascal Life without hope in the Truth
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kellyoxford: From Arise India Forum: “For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives People grow a lot when they are faced with their own…
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These scriptures helped remind me of how easy it is to think I’ve cleaned up after I see how God has overwhelmed my desire for my familiar sins with a growing love for Him. But if I was aware of the ton of sin deep down inside me, unfamiliar and familiar, then I would never come across to others as stuck up, or imagine myself presentable. But I do come across as stuck up to others and I do often...
mikeclevenger: “The teaching of Christ is more excellent than all the advice of the saints, and he who has His spirit will find in it a hidden manna. Now, there are many who hear the Gospel often but care little for it because they have not the spirit of Christ. Yet whoever wishes to understand fully the words of Christ must try to pattern his whole life on that of Christ.” -Thomas à Kempis,...
Everybody is special. Everybody. Everybody is a hero, a lover, a fool, a...– Alan Moore (V for Vendetta) I have way more fool and villain stories to tell than hero and lover
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The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but...– J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring (via bookoasis) I would much rather see signs of love and what is fair in this world from the viewpoint of someone who recognizes the reality of widespread evil and darkness.
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these scriptures really helped me this morning consider how terrible I can be at communicating with others.
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These scriptures reminded me of how dangerous trusting in possessions and wealth to make me happy; and how dangerous it is to serve my own comfort and self-satisfaction while ignoring the needs of others. I can trust in God and lovingly serve Him by lovingly serving other people; or trust in money and lovingly serve ourselves. Jesus later talks about having two masters: God or money. I watch my...
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Tim Keller of Redeemer Church in NYC sermon “The search for happiness” http://sermons2.redeemer.com/sermons/search-happiness Sermon text: Psalm 1 NIV 1984 1 Blessed Psalm is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. 3 He is...
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These scriptures plus this sermon http://sermons2.redeemer.com/sermons/reason-living by Tim Keller helped me remember that I am created by God and I belong to Him. I owe Him everything and He owes me nothing. But He came to me and in grace and mercy, He asked me to follow Him and gave me His Spirit so I can really do so. Jesus is God with us. God with us makes life joyful regardless of the...
Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader. Not the fact that it...– E.L. Doctorow (via thebookishdark)
But the great thing to remember is that, though our feelings come and go, His...– C.S. Lewis (via redeemedheart)
There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful...– Laurell K. Hamilton (Mistral’s Kiss)
In what might be the most startling finding to come out of the 2010 census, real...– 5 Findings From 2010 Census on Immigration, Population, Demographic Shifts in U.S. | Moneyland (via girlwithalessonplan)
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These scriptures illustrated to me the common hatred toward Jesus as well as the minimizing of Jesus to a good teacher. People hate Jesus when He tells them that they do evil things. We all do evil things and Jesus shows us how evil we are by demonstrating to us the way we should have lived: perfectly good and perfectly loving. He shows us how evil we are by having to die on the cross in order...
Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.– Oscar Wilde (via quote-book)
Advent celebrates the coming of the King, but the Christian tradition has always...– Peter Leithart (via wesleyhill)
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what...– Henry David Thoreau (via myquotelibrary)
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These scriptures below helped me think about the truths that Jesus Christ is God and Jesus Christ was crucified, and that God did this to save people. Thinking about these truths corrects my perspectives on power and helped me as I reflected on discussions with my Korean students about power relations and respect related to what they describe as “high cultured” and “low cultured” peoples. “High...
This basic extension of empathy is one of the great barriers in understanding...– Ta-Nehisi Coates (via wesleyhill)
Becoming a teacher isn’t as simple as going to college and taking the right...– Paula White in Voice Matters-Just Ask My Kindergarteners #blog4nwp « Cooperative Catalyst (via cooperativecatalyst)
How Fox News is helping Barack Obama's re-election... →
newsweek: guardian: Jonathan Freedland writes for Comment is Free: By any normal standards, Obama should be extremely vulnerable. Not only is the economy in bad shape, he has proved to be a much more hesitant, less commanding White House presence than his supporters longed for. And yet, most surveys put him comfortably ahead of his would-be rivals. That’s not a positive judgment on the...
The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but...– G.K. Chesterton (via lostinthesounds)
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Here are four sermon links that tied together to really help me realize how often I and other followers and worshipers of Jesus often become followers and worshipers of the bible and Christian religiousness instead. Emphasized in all of them is the good news that I am saved by faith in Christ-I am in the perfect righteousness of Christ through belief in His name. This belief is a gift to me that...
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These scriptures about Mary’s conversation with God through the angel Gabriel helped me as I thought about Mary’s responses. Mary responded with confusion and a curiosity to the good news about the Lord’s birth through her body. However, what stood out to me was Mary’s response towards the end of the conversation in which she announced that she was willing to accept the Lord’s will for her...
Anybody can become angry — that is easy, but to be angry with the right person...– Aristotle (via myquotelibrary)