Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Absolutely Satisfied with Life?

"Sad is the day for any man when he becomes absolutely satisfied with the life he is living, the thoughts he is thinking and the things he is doing; when there ceases to be forever beating at the doors of his soul a desire to do something larger--which he seeks and knows that he was meant and intended to do." (Phillip Brooks)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Wonderful Show at Daybreak

“If your efforts are sometimes greeted with indifference, don’t lose heart. The sun puts on a wonderful show at daybreak, yet most of the people in the audience go on sleeping.” (Ada Teixeira)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Cross and Losses

"After crosses and losses men grow humbler and wiser." (
Benjamin Franklin)

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Labor Day Weekend

What a great day was mine!

I can't believe this is the final weekend before school begins and we all settle back into our pre-fall routines!!

I need a vacation so I can enjoy summer a little more slowly than I just did!!!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Deliverance from Our Warring Ways

Here's what I've been reading in my time with the Lord this morning. It's from Isaiah, one of the major prophets:

"He will judge between the nations
and will settle disputes for many peoples.
They will beat their swords into plowshares
and their spears into pruning hooks.
Nation will not take up sword against nation,
nor will they train for war anymore." (Isaiah 2)

As I read, I sensed the overwhelm that so many feel because this prophecy has yet to be fulfilled. We have false judges who refuse to settle disputes righteously. Swords flash wildly about us and spear wound and destroy. Nations turn against nations and the training for war continues unabated, as if by training for battle, we can battle what ails us as human beings.

We a deep sigh I exclaim, "Come soon, Holy One of Israel. Deliver us from our warring ways!?