Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. John 15:13 NKJV Immeasurable. Inconceivable. Unlimited. I wake grateful. Overcome with the love of a Savior. Soli Deo gloria. Sunday’s coming.
Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead. C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters We decide to go to the trampoline place that opened here last fall. We took our granddaughter there when she was here at Christmas and it was a big hit. I tucked the
For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver. Martin Luther A bit o’ the green to mark this St. Patrick’s Day. No shamrocks around here so a hosta leaf shot last summer will have to suffice.
There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind. C.S. Lewis I’ve been thinking about my mothers: my adoptive mom who died suddenly at age fifty-five from a pulmonary embolism, and my birth mom who died suddenly at age fifty-nine from a pulmonary embolism. It messes with me every time I remember
That feeling stayed with me for months. In fact, I had grown so accustomed to that floating feeling that I started to panic at the prospect of losing it. So I began to ask friends, theologians, historians, pastors I knew, and nuns I liked, What am I going to do when it’s gone? And they
Be willing to be a beginner every single morning. Meister Eckhart And so . . . we begin again. This morning, the sun is shining and a familiar fog leviathan is snaking its way through the valley. The sun, the beautiful sun, makes everything better. It makes it slushy and dirty at this time of
Let temporal things be in the use, eternal things in the desire. Thou canst not be satisfied with any temporal good, for thou wast not created for the enjoyment of these. Thomas Kempis I’m contemplating what to write about this morning and grab a quote from my nighttime reading to ruminate on. I consider the