"For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead..." Romans 1:20

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Lasting Impact

 "Our daily lives are replete with often-unnoticed heroes who simply help people where they can.  You may not read about them in the newspaper and they may never receive prestigious awards, but still they shine like rare jewels." --Alan Cohen, "Wisdom of the Heart"



Saturday, February 22, 2014

Throwing Away Crutches

To be free, to be able to stand up and leave everything behind--without looking back.  To say "Yes"--Dag HammarskjÓ§ld soon after being elected Secretary-General of the UN


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Create a Masterpiece

"You can't get rid of negatives by forcing, resisting, or denying; instead, find a way to turn them into positives."  --Alan Cohen




To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour. 
–from "Auguries of Innocence", William Blake

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Your Own Hell

It is said that if you take a fish out of its bowl and put it in a bathtub it will continue to swim in a small circle as though it is still in the small bowl....

Friday, February 14, 2014

The Greatest Love

  

    “Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.  No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. 
     This is how we know that we live in him and he in us:  He has given us of his Spirit.  And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.  If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God.  And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. 
     God is love.  Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.  This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment:  In this world we are like Jesus.  There is no fear in love.  But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment.  The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 
    We love because he first loved us.  Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar.  For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen , cannot love God, whom they have not seen.  And he has given us this command:  Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.”  1 John 4:7-21


                                 
  

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Hyperseeing

 "But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is." --1 John 3:2b

When I read the above verse I wondered what the connection is between seeing Jesus as He is when He returns and becoming like Him in that moment.  

Have you seen this video morphing Queen Elizabeth from an infant to the the present time.  It's interesting to see how she changes through the years.  When I look at myself in the mirror it is hard for me to imagine myself as ever having been a child, and when I was a child I could not imagine myself as I am now....     

                

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Right Before You


Did you like to play Hide and Seek when you were a child?
William Henry Knight - "Hide and Seek"

I always got a thrill when it was my turn to hide, and when I was the seeker it was just as much fun because I loved solving a mystery.....where could my friend be hiding?!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Routine

 "But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."  Isaiah 40:31

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Caller I.D.

 "There are no accidents--coincidences are just miracles in which God wishes to remain anonymous."  --Alan Cohen, "Wisdom of the Heart"
photo credit: clker.com