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Thoughts?

A thought which does not result in an action is nothing much, and an action which does not proceed from a thought is nothing at all. -Georges Bernanos

The Long Leisure of Eternity

"He makes us walk when we want to run, sit still when we want to walk, for He has things to do in our souls that we are not interested in.

There have been times, on the otherhand, when He wanted me to run but I only walked; Let me remember, however, that the Shepherd Himself sometimes makes us lie down. Some of the "delays" are His own choice for us, sowe must not always chide ourselves when the pace is not what we thought it should be. We must learn to move according to the timetable of the Timeless One, and be at peace." - Elizabeth Elliot

There is much to say on this matter, but that is for another time. At the moment, our God is at work within many of us. His Spirit is stirring in my heart and mind...and I feel that He may be working in yours too. That seems to be the way it has been going lately.

This afternoon I'm reminded of the song that goes, "there's a Stirring deep within me, could it be my time has come?" I appologize for the vagueness o…

Knowing

Beautiful insight in so few words: the best kind.

"The sound of 'gentle stillness' after all the thunder and wind have passed will the ultimate Word from God."
-Jim Elliot

Broadening the Path

You broaden the path beneath me, so that my ankles do not turn. -Psalm 18:36


In the past, I've approached the Psalms looking for the words to match my joy or frustration, or to provide comfort and encouragement. More often than not, these words put me in my place, reminding me of the greatness of our God. When writing cards, as many of you may have noticed, the Psalms are a great place to find the words for the emotion you wish to express. One thing I haven't done is approach this book for advice or wisdom.

The future is ultimately beyond our control- you know that, I know that. But I'm sure you still have your own plans laid out, if not specifically, then you probably have a general idea of the course you would like to be on 10, 20, 50 years from now, right?? Of course! We like security, we like knowing Jeremiah 29:11,For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Knowing that, we kno…

It All Started With A Little Puppy Chow

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There are things beyond what words can describe. The craziness between friends is one of them. But also, the things we do when we recognize another's weakness...can lead to some of the best nights ever!