Here is a quick quote from John Calvin’s Commentary on Genesis 2:23. Continue reading
I wish I could write like this Will.
But release me from my bands
With the help of your good hands:
Gentle breath of yours my sails
Must fill, or else my project fails,
Which was to please. Now I want
Spirits to enforce, art to enchant,
And my ending is despair,
Unless I be relieved by prayer,
Which pierces so that it assaults
Mercy itself and frees all faults.
As you from crimes would pardon’d be,
Let your indulgence set me free.
Shakespeare’s The Tempest
C.H. Spurgeon on liberty. Continue reading
My wife won To My Sons, subtitled Lessons For the Wild Adventure Called Life by Bear Grylls for my birthday. There are some great quotes in it. Continue reading
I gave up doing New Year’s Resolutions about three years ago because I never kept them and ended up condemning myself for my “failure”. I hope you will give up yours too and exchange resolutions for goals. Every year I do try to set a goal for what I hope God will do in my life that year. What’s the difference? One is about making much of me. The other is about God making much of himself through me. New Year’s resolutions are generally started with the best of intentions and never fulfilled. I try to listen and wait on God to see what he’s going to do each new year. Why? He’s faithful, even when I am not (maybe especially when I am not). I also change during that period. If it’s his will, it will happen. If not, no biggie. It’s a win, win. Continue reading
“Letter from a Birmingham Jail [King, Jr.]”
16 April 1963
My Dear Fellow Clergymen:
While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement calling my present activities “unwise and untimely.” Seldom do I pause to answer criticism of my work and ideas. If I sought to answer all the criticisms that cross my desk, my secretaries would have little time for anything other than such correspondence in the course of the day, and I would have no time for constructive work. But since I feel that you are men of genuine good will and that your criticisms are sincerely set forth, I want to try to answer your statement in what I hope will be patient and reasonable terms. Continue reading
For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body (Jews or Greeks, slaves or free) and all were made to drink of one Spirit.
Lust of the eyes,
Lust of the flesh,
the pride of life,
meet in forbidden pleasure,
drain all souls of
If your feelings get hurt from a disagreement,
do not call it persecution,
unless your bones have been broke,
or your dignity forsaken. Continue reading
If you argue with a fool long enough,
soon you shall see two.
-Modern Proverbs that I have learned,
and ocassionally proved.