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I’m a follower of Christ who is not a trained bible scholar and I hoped that exposing this reflective journal of my bible readings to the public may help people gain insight into that kind of perspective. But I do regularly listen to trained bible scholars explain scripture regularly and their research and explanations shape my understandings of scriptures. These scriptures below helped me...
True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the...– William Penn (via thesearepeopleyouknow)
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These scriptures written by Paul helped remind me that there is good behavior that we should seek and evil behavior that we should avoid. Good behavior involves love and seeks the good of others while evil behavior is divisive and self-serving. People have an appetite for evil. These scriptures suggest to me an effort to lovingly tolerate different ideas of what is good, but also suggest...
hours: “There is no mother tongue, only a power takeover by a dominant language within a political multiplicity.” — Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus (translated by Brian Massumi)
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These scriptures helped me remember to not run around looking to for better opportunities in a panicky way. Rather, I should remember that God is in control and everything good and bad that happens is something that He has allowed for the purposes of His good will. If I trust in His love for me and the perfect goodness of His almighty purposes, then I can seek better opportunities without the...
Sometimes it seems as though not a moment has moved, but then you look up and...– Jacqueline Woodson, Between Madison and Palmetto (via creatingaquietmind)
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This week, I have been greatly helped through a reading of the Book of Esther . http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Esther+1&version=CEV This book helped me to realize that God is in control and is working through everything going on around me in so many different ways that I can only imagine a few of them. Also helpful was this DA Carson blog...
I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never...– Mark Twain (via myquotelibrary)
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These scriptures helped me remember I should focus my attention on is glorifying God each day, because my efforts are not wasted. Everything is going away but God and His kingdom are forever. Other reasons for glorifying God are that He is good and loving. He is also the creator. But if He was not everlasting and His kingdom is not everlasting, than it is nothing more than a tragic love story. ...