It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas indeed! Tezi and I are decorating the noble fir Christmas tree that we purchased yesterday. It’s an exciting and joyous time. We wanted to share our love with you, wishing you all of the blessings of God during this season where we celebrate the birth of the Christ, Jesus of Nazareth, called… Read more »
“We are not all born at once, but by bits. The body first, and the spirit later… Our mothers are racked with the pains of our physical birth; we ourselves suffer the longer pains of our spiritual growth.”
“You are being called to live a bigger life. Answer the call. Playing small does not serve you.”
“If you want to overcome the whole world, overcome yourself.” ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky No truer words, nor more difficult to enact. True to form, Dostoyevsky says sit like it is, even when it cuts to the heart… and daunts even the strong in faith. Such is my prayer… Lord have mercy.
“To destroy abuses is not enough; Habits must also be changed. The windmill has gone, but the wind is still there.” ~old man G— to Monseigneur Bienvenu Myriel” (Victor Hugo, I’m remembering more and more, is one of my favorite authors of all time. He speaks to my heart.)
“and I’m not sure what the trouble was that started all of this… The reasons all have run away… But the feeling never did…” -Bright Eyes
“What is to give light must endure burning…” – victor frankl (perhaps it’s why God allows suffering, to make us burn His light the brighter)
“Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, For I am your God. I will strengthen you, Surely I will help you, Surely, I will uphold you by My righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10 May this promise extend even to me, most unworthy.