Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Making Time for God's Word

"Oh, " saith one, "I would think on God with all my heart, but meditation work is a work of time, it will cost time, and I have no time; my hands are so full of business,and so full of employment, I have no time for this work. Meditation is not a transient thought, but it is a work of time, and will ask time, and I have no time." Mark therefore what (the psalmist) saith in Psalm 119, "Lord incline my heart unto Thy testimonies," how so? "Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity." The way to have one's heart inclined to the testimonies of God, is to turn away one's eyes from these outward vanities. Would you therefore meditate on God and the things of God, then take heed that your hearts, and your hands, be not full of the world and the employments thereof....Friends, there is an art, and a divine skill of meditation, which none can teach but God alone. Would you have it, go then to God, and beg of God these things." William Bridge, The Works of the Reverend William Bridge (From Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald S. Whitney

Monday, April 15, 2013

Keep a Quiet Heart by Elisabeth Elliot

"Measure thy life by loss instead of gain; Not by the wine drunk but by the wine poured forth; For love's strength standeth in love's sacrifice, And whoso suffers most hath most to give." Ugo Bassi
From Elisabeth Elliot's book, Keep a Quiet Heart

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Working as Unto the Lord, not Unto Man

"May I strive to please no one or fear to displease anyone except Yourself."
St. Thomas Aquinas

I pray this for myself as I can tend to be a "people pleaser". I need to remember to do my work diligently as unto the Lord, not unto man. I can get deflated pretty quickly when man is not pleased with me or my performance but it shouldn't be this way.

Girls Glitter Flip-Flops | Old Navy

These are so pretty and look durable. The glitter is inside the plastic so won't rub off!

Girls Glitter Flip-Flops | Old Navy

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Freckles and a Samanthaism

Man! I wish I would've heard this saying when I was younger, "A girl without freckles is like a sky without stars."

Sadly we know a family that has gone through a divorce. That is definitely not funny and weighed heavy on my heart. Samantha said something funny relating to it. Probably the funniest thing about it is how seriously she said it. The mom now has a live-in boyfriend and Samantha saw him driving to their house. She said, "Mom, here comes so and so's(child's name) fake dad." Maybe she thought she meant step but I got a kick out of it. Just a side note: Some step-parents may as well be blood if you know what I mean. I'm just trying to relay the funniness of it. :)