Thursday, January 4, 2018

(the year of Peace)

Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. Colossians 3

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

2018

((the naming of a year, Ann's idea))


2018, for me, a year of Peace





Monday, November 20, 2017

R. Albert Mohler Jr., Hebrews

“There are only two options in the Christian life: we can either sail forward in fidelity or we can drift backward in faithlessness. There is no such thing as standing still in the Christian life.” 
 “The danger of spiritual drift is not only that we might miss out on a spiritually flourishing life; the true danger of spiritual drift is that we abandon the gospel itself and find ourselves under the judgment of God.”
“... fight against the danger of spiritual drift: we must pay attention to and obey the Word of God.”
from Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary, Exalting Jesus in Hebrews
 

Friday, November 10, 2017

contentment

yes Lord, this prayer:

Teach me to believe that if ever I would have any sin subdued I must not only labor to overcome it, but I must invite Christ to abide in the place of it, and he must become to me more than vile lust had been; that his sweetness, power, life may be there (from The Valley of Vision, italics mine).



Amen.  

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

my toes, my heart



if this were the only line in the book, it would be enough

“The ministry of presence is a gift with an expiry date.”

((this is one of those books, where more is underlined and highlighted than not))


by His grace may i learn to be the gift