"It is not the experience that is still hurting us, but the stories that we continue to tell ourselves about the experience....It is so good and wise to...extract the helpful wisdom from them...the useful lessons and then let the rest go." --Melody Ross
"The greatest question that can be asked of the "twice born" ones is, "Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed?" This was the password into the early Church." --L. B. Cowman, Streams in the Desert
Acts 19:1, 2 tells us: While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the interior and came to Ephesus. There he found some disciples and asked them, "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you became believers?" "No," they answered, "we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit."
I wanted to write about hope, but found I'd already written a post called Hope. Then I thought I could entitle it Hope and Faith, but found I'd already written about Hope and Faith, too. Then I thought about the framed print on my nightstand. . . .