August 31, 2005
" Every song you love, every memory you cherish, every moment that has moved you to holy tears has been given to you from the One who has been pursuing you from your first breath in order to win your heart. God’s version of flowers and chocolates and candlelight dinners comes in the form of sunsets and falling stars, moolight on lakes and cricket symphonies; warm wind, swaying trees, lush gardens, and fierce devotion."
taken from the book ‘Captivating’ by John & Stasi Eldredge
August 30, 2005
Yesterday I had the worst headeache of my entire life. Usually when I’ve had headaches before they stay in one general area, such as the back of my head, above my eyes or around my temples, etc. But yesterdays headache was just everywhere in my head. It literally felt like someone was stuffing bricks in through my ears. I tried to take a nap and sleep it off and I could even feel it in my sleep and the wretched thing stayed with me all day long. Needless to say, my highlight of today was waking up this morning with a normal feeling head!
August 29, 2005
" I was supposed to be writing last night, but instead sat on the couch thumbing through a Williams-Sonoma catalog. It calls itself " a catalog for cooks," but really it’s a catalog of the life we wish we had. Everything is beautiful, delicious, elegant. The kitchens portrayed are immaculate-there are no messes. Cooking there would be a joy. The tables are sumptuous with their beautiful place settings, wine glasses brimming with nectar, gourmet foods deliciously prepared, invitingly presented. Fresh flowers abound. The homes are lovely and spacious; the view out the window is always a mountain lake, a beach, or perhaps a English garden. Everything is as it ought to be. Glancing through it’s pages, you get a sense of rest. Life is good. You see, the images whisper, it can be done, Life is within your grasp. And so the quest continues. But of course then, our address used to be Paradise remember? "
– Taken from ‘ Journey of Desire’ written by John Eldredge
August 29, 2005
We were in the car yesterday, on a way to a birthday party when,
low and behold we passed, a woman on a big motercycle, you
know the kind that have the side car. And in that side car was
a dog, were guessing of Put-bull/Rottweilerish decent,
decked out in the coolest pair of aviator type sunglasses you have
ever seen, with a bandana around his neck. I wondered if I had just
imagined the sunglasses and David thought nothing of it at first
glance, because he said " they looked so natural" and then it hit our
August 27, 2005
Today I discovered my fairy name:
Emmeline Pussy Willow Cheeks (middle) Lavender Twinkly Lemon Grove….
now, isn’t that delightful?
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August 26, 2005
" God keeps no one waiting unless He sees that it is good for him to wait."
" as far as the east is from the west… " ( Ps. 103:12 ) Your sins have been washed away (1 Cor. 6:11 ) When God looks at you he does not see your sin. He has not one condeming thought toward you. ( Rom. 8:1) But that’s not all. You have a new heart. That’s the promise of the new covenant: "I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit in you: I will remove from you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws." There’s a reason that it’s called good news. Sin is not the deepest thing about you. You have a new heart. Did you hear me? Your heart is good. You are not your sin; sin is no longer the truest thing about you. Enemy-occupied territory-that’s what this world is."
" But even the best Christian that ever lived is not acting on his own steam – he is only nourishing or protecting a life he could never have aquired by his own efforts."
" To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it careful round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of selfishness. But in the casket-safe, dark, motionless, airless-it will change. It will not be broken; it will be become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable…The only place outside Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers…of love Hell."
" Until you have given yourself to Him you will not have a true self."
" What one calls the interruptions are precisely one’s real life – is the life God is sending one, day by day; what one calls ones "real life" is a phantom of one’s own imagination."
" Our whole destiny seems to lie in ourselves, in aquiring a fragrance that is not our own but borrowed, in becoming clean mirrors filled with the image of a face that is not ours (but God’s)."
"We do not want merely to see beauty…we want…to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to recieve it unto ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it."
"When we see the face of God we shall know that we have always known it. He has…sustained…all our earthly experiences of innocent love. All that was true love in them was, even on earth, far more His love than ours, and ours only because His."
" Earth, if choosen instead of Heaven, will turn out to have been, all along only a region of Hell: and earth, if put second to Heaven, to have been from the beggining a part of Heaven itself."
" The Christians are right: it is Pride which has been the cheif cause of misery in every nation and every family since the world began."
" Abstain from all thinking about other people’s faults, unless your duties as a teacher or parent make it necessary to think about tommrow.’
" Safe? Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good."
-taken from the Cronicles of Narnia, talking about Aslan, the Lion.
" Pain, is God’s megaphone. He whispers to us in our joys, speaks to us in our conscience, and shouts to us in our pain."
August 26, 2005
" God (the greatest Lover) so loved (the greatest Degree) the world (the greatest Number) that he gave (the greatest Act) His only begotten Son (the greatest Gift) that whosoever (the greatest Invitation) believeth (the greatest Simplicity) in Him (the greatest Person) should not perish (the greatest Deliverance), but (the greatest Difference) have (the greatest Certainty) everlasting life (the greatest Possesion). "