Saturday, February 23, 2008

kevin's verse

But he's already made it plain how to live, what to do, what God is looking for in men and women. It's quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor, be compassionate and loyal in your love, and don't take yourself too seriously — take God seriously.


But me, I'm not giving up. I'm sticking around to see what God will do.I'm waiting for God to make things right. I'm counting on God to listen to me. Don't, enemy, crow over me. I'm down, but I'm not out. I'm sitting in the dark right now, but God is my light. He's on my side and is going to get me out of this. He'll turn on the lights and show me his ways. I'll see the whole picture and how right he is.

-- Micah 6:8 and 7:7-9

Sunday, February 17, 2008

going there and everywhere

Go there with an open, joyful heart as often as possible; if not always joyful, at least go with a brave and faithful heart.

--ST. FRANCIS DE SALES

Friday, February 15, 2008

the pursuit of God

To have found God and still pursue him is the soul's paradox of love, scorned indeed by the too easily satisfied religionist, but justified in happy experience by the children of the burning heart.

I want to want Thee; I long to be filled with longing; I thirst to be made thirsty still.

--A.W. Tozer

Thursday, February 14, 2008

to remind me how to live

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails... Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, and love extravagantly.

--God, 1 Cor. 13:4-8, 13 NIV/Message

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

if you haven't read it by now, you should

Mrs. Whatsit explaining to Calvin why the fortune teller couldn't see the future. A little predestination and free will.


“If we knew ahead of time what was going to happen we’d be-- we’d be like the people on Camazotz, with no lives of our own, with everything all planned and done for us. How can I explain it to you? Oh, I know. In your language you have a form of poetry called the sonnet… It is a very strict form of poetry, is it not?”

“Yes.”

“There are fourteen lines, I believe, all in iambic pentameter. That’s a very strict rhythm or meter, yes?”

“Yes.” Calvin nodded.

“And each line has to end with a rigid rhyme pattern. And if the poet does not do it exactly this way, it is not a sonnet, is it?”

“No.”

“But within this strict form the poet has complete freedom to say whatever he wants, doesn’t he?”

“Yes.” Calvin nodded again.

“So,” Mrs. Whatsit said…

“You mean you’re comparing our lives to a sonnet? A strict form, but freedom with in?”

“Yes.” Mrs. Whatsit said. “You’re given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself. What you say is completely up to you.”


--Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle In Time.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

i love being a girl.

I take comfort in the fact that God commands my Christian brothers to treat me differently. God's balance, of course, is perfect. He commands that I be respected, but also that I respect. He commands that I be honored, but also that I honor. He commands that I submit to authority, but also commands that authority to submit to Him. He understands my heart.

--Heather Koerner

Friday, February 8, 2008

emerson

All that I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

to the glory of God

The work of a Beethoven and the work of a charwoman become spiritual on precisely the same condition, that of being offered to God, of being done humbly 'as to the Lord'. This does not, of course, mean that it is for anyone a mere toss-up whether he should sweep rooms or compose symphonies. A mole must dig to the glory of God and a cock must crow.

-C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory

Monday, February 4, 2008

sound familiar?

The path of our feet should never contradict the conviction of our heart.

-Jeff

Friday, February 1, 2008

consistently inconsistent

I found my Deviate notebook tonight. :)

I want my heart to be so buried in the depths of God, that a man would have to search the heart of God to find it.