Lead me from death

“Lead me from death to Life, from falsehood to Truth. Lead me from despair to hope, from fear to trust. Lead me from hate to love, from war to peace. Let peace fill our hearts, our world, our universe. Let us dream together, pray together, work together, to build one world of peace and justice for all.”
~ Mother Teresa

Internet Quotes

 

  • All our fret and worry is caused by calculating without God.
  • We must continually remind ourselves of the purpose of life. We are not destined to happiness, or to health, but to holiness.
  • No love of the human heart is safe unless it has been satisfied by God first.
  • Beware at looking back at what you once were, when God wants you to become someone you’ve never been.
  • When a man is at his wits end it is not a cowardly thing to pray. It is the only way he can get in touch with reality.
  • Worry is an indication that we think God cannot look after us.
  • Prayer does not fit us for the great work – prayer is the great work.
  • Pray with your eyes on God – not on the difficulties.
  • When you are in the dark, listen, and God will give you a very precious message.
  • If we are in love with our Lord, obedience does not cost us anything – it is a delight.
  • Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the one who is leading.
  • Have you been asking God what he is going to do? He will never tell you. God does not tell you what He is going to do. He reveals to you who He is.
  • Let the past sleep, but let it sleep on the bosom of Christ, and go out into the irresistible future with Him.
  • Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time.

–Oswald Chambers

 

Ahsoka Music Video

This is an excellent music video that you should watch right now even if you never watch the Clone Wars TV show. The premise is that the heroine is being hunted down by her own organization, and her mentor is trying to protect her while still obeying orders. They have a younger sister/ older brother relationship, and they are both trying to do what is right when the organization they gave their life to is disappointingly flawed.

 

My new theme song

My theme song for last month was Mat Kearney’s Air I breathe which I heard on the radio at pandora. I listened to it every morning on loop, so several hundred times total or so. It was about surrendering to God. You are the war that I can’t win, here is my white flag in the wind!

This month’s theme song is Tenth Avenue’s Strong enough to save:

You fought
but you were just too weak
so you lost
all the things you try to keep…

Look
now is not too late
lift up your head
let the rain fall on your face

 

How long

If all you want is love, and all is fair in love and war…. you will find yourself at the bottom of the pit, clawing your way over others to seize your own chance at romantic happiness.

It ends in heartache, shame, and betrayal.

How long before people admit that the progressive dismantling of traditional sexual morality has produced… well, we know what it has produced. This isn’t even a matter of picking the rose that withers. It’s worse than that. For the silver cord is severed, and the golden bowl is broken; the pitcher is shattered at the fountain, and the wheel broken at the well….

Please don’t go down that path. Please get off that path. For the frenzied gods of love lead only to ruination and despair.

Return to the fountain at the edge of the world.

“Come, all you who are thirsty,
    come to the waters;
and you who have no money,
    come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
    without money and without cost.

For I will pour water on the thirsty land,
    and streams on the dry ground...

I have swept away your offenses like a cloud,
    your sins like the morning mist.
Return to me,
    for I have redeemed you.” 

 

How America is weird

This is from Patrick Eagan, whose links are here: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipMFWP8avRY_8RtCDP0qiaXksF1xG0zFddeVY1nw0PyrIZNMRQhMTHho0aNaIrWZwg/photo/AF1QipNfcmcpu184dYdTCzjpqJ6UgDNEJ0o5n6dCwVjs?key=T2V0VkpuakpWSE83ZHRRUkxkYXQtT2xGY1B3dmNB

 

America-the-exception

See, this is exactly what I mean by “American Exceptionalism”. We don’t follow the curve. To our high GDP peers, we are “backward”, and by God, it’s a backwardness that I pray may never fade. Let us show the universe that there is a way — to be successful/educated and still revere the gods, both free and moral. It’s the Great Experiment, folks. God help us.

These cracked me up

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Man Not A ‘Christian Pastor’—He’s A Pastor Who Happens To Be Christian

And this one is even better:

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After Night Of Heavy Drinking, YRR Man Wakes To Massive Amazon Order Of Questionable Books

 

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Southern Baptists Announce Plan To Silently Judge Donald Trump

Seminarian Unable To Locate Bible Among Towering Stacks Of Theology Books