"Taste and see that the Lord is good,
blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him."
~ Psalm 34:8 ~
"Let the past sleep, but let it sleep on the bosom of Christ, and go out into the irresistible future with Him."
~ Oswald Chambers ~
"Human nature is what we were put on this earth to rise above." ~ Kate Hepburn in The African Queen ~
"If we are going to be made into wine, we will have to be crushed; you cannot drink grapes." ~ Oswald Chambers ~
"I never look at the masses as my responsibility.
I look at the individual.
I can only love one person at a time."
~ Mother Teresa ~
"We have all had times on the mount when we have seen things from God's standpoint and have wanted to stay there; but God will never allow us to stay there. The test of our spiritual life is the power to descend; if we have power to rise only, something is wrong." ~ Oswald Chambers ~
"The whole trouble is that we won't let God help us."
~ George MacDonald ~
"We are not cisterns made for hoarding;
we are channels made for giving."
~ Billy Graham ~
"We are not built for the mountains and the dawns and aesthetic affinities, those are for moments of inspiration, that is all. We are built for the valley, for the ordinary stuff we are in, and that is where we have to prove our mettle...The mount is not meant to teach us anything, it is meant to make us something." ~ Oswald Chambers ~
"As Christians, we can't love the whole world. But we should remember that God has placed us in a specific community at a particular time. We're called to love those around us. Loving them means serving them--and in doing so, we become the best of citizens." ~ C. S. Lewis ~
"We have to take the first step as though there were no God. It is no use to wait for God to help us, He will not; but immediately we arise we find He is there..."
~ Oswald Chambers ~
"Be like the bird
That, pausing in her flight
Awhile on boughs too slight,
feels them give way
Beneath her and yet sings,
Knowing that she hath wings."
~ Victor Hugo ~
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade-kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God's power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials."
~ 1 Peter 1:3-6 ~
Prayer Keeping ~ leaders of the world, especially our country ~ rain for the west ~ safety ~