03 August 2020Just a thought...
Faith in the Lord: Never give up:
We never give up. Our bodies are gradually dying, but we ourselves are being made stronger each day. These little troubles are getting us ready for an eternal glory that will make all our troubles seem like nothing. Things that are seen don’t last forever, but things that are not seen are eternal. That’s why we keep our minds on the things that cannot be seen. - 2 Corinthians 4:16-18, CEV
01 August 2020Just a thought....
Lord, fill my mouth with worthwhile stuff
And nudge me when I've said enough.
31 July 2020Just a thought...
If your cup runneth over, spill a little.
- Wayside sign
30 July 2020Just a thought..
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows; it empties today of its strength.
— Corrie Ten Boom.
29 July 2020Just a thought...
Prayer: an active silence
Prayer has been described as an active silence in which one listens acutely for the still small voice, as if prayer were not asking and getting through to God, but becoming so composed that He might come through to me.
— James Hillman, A Sacred Voice Is Calling
28 July 2020Just a thought...
Christianity, rather than being one myth alongside many others, is the fulfilment of all previous mythological religions. Christianity tells a true story about humanity, which makes sense of all the stories that humanity tells about itself.
― Alister E. McGrath in C. S. Lewis: A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet
27 July 2020Just a thought...
‘You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hidden. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.
Matthew 5:14-16, New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised
25 July 2020Just a thought...
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
— Mark Twain
24 July 2020Just a thought...
The grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried at all once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on dawn and gleaming on the sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.
— John Muir in The Wilderness World of John Muir
23 July 2020Just a thought...
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
— Martin Luther King, Jr
22 July 2020Just a thought...
God – in the sky?
There are so many who never get past the childhood stage of when God is in the sky. But if God remains “in the sky” forever, then we lose him, because he would not be much use there anyway.
The God “up there” is a pretty irrelevant God. If we would keep the presence of God real and vital and living, God must come out of the sky into the world – which is just what he did in Jesus.
“The Word became flesh and lived among us” (John 1:14)
― William Barclay