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28 November 2020Just a thought

Prayer: 

Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder, and your hand over my mouth. 

27 November 2020Just a thought

People often get upset when you teach them what is in the Bible rather than what they presume is in the Bible. 

— Prof. N. T. Wrigh

26 November 2020Just a thought

Sometimes God will put a Goliath in your life, so you can find the David within you.

25 November 2020Just a thought

Love: 

If you send out goodness from yourself, or if you share that which is happy or good within you, it will all come back to you multiplied ten thousand times.  In the kingdom of love there is no competition; there is no possessiveness or control.  The more love you give away, the more love you will have. 

― John O'Donohue, in Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

24 November 2020Just a thought

O God, when my faith gets overladen with dust, blow it clean with the wind of your Spirit. When my habits of obedience get stiff and rusty, anoint them with the oil of your Spirit. Restore the enthusiasm of my first love for you. 

- Eugene H. Peterson 

23 November 2020Just a thought

"Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." - Isaiah 40:28-31 (NIV)

21 November 2020Just a thought

Swallowing your pride rarely leads to indigestion.

20 November 2020Just a thought

Worry: 

Take one day at a time.  Today, after all, is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. 

 - Billy Graham

19 November 2020Just a thought

Love is what God is, love is why Jesus came, and love is why he continues to come, year after year to person after person. … May you experience this vast, expansive, infinitely indestructible love that has been yours all along.  May you discover that this love is as wide as the sky and as small as the cracks in your heart no one else knows about, and may you know, deep in your bones, that love wins. 

 - Rob Bell (American author, speaker, and former pastor) 

18 November 2020Just a thought

Success: 

Thomas Merton, the American monk, pointed out that we may spend our whole life climbing the ladder of success, only to find when we get to the top that our ladder is leaning against the wrong wall. 

― Richard Rohr, in Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life.

17 November 2020Just a thought

Our task as image-bearing, God-loving, Christ-shaped, Spirit-filled Christians, following Christ and shaping our world, is to announce redemption to a world that has discovered its fallenness, to announce healing to a world that has discovered its brokenness, to proclaim love and trust to a world that knows only exploitation, fear and suspicion. 

— Prof. N. T. Wright 

16 November 2020Just a thought

You have left your old sinful life and the things you did before.  You have begun to live the new life, in which you are being made new and are becoming like the One who made you.  This new life brings you the true knowledge of God. 

 - Colossians 3:9-10, New Century Version

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