Tuesday, May 19, 2015

I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.

-Helen Keller

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Five Basic Truths:

1. God has spoken to man, and the Bible is his word, given to us to make us wise unto salvation.
2. God is Lord and King over his world; he rules all things for his own glory, displaying his perfections in all that he does, in order that men and angels may worship and adore him.
3. God is Savior, active in sovereign love through the Lord Jesus Christ to rescue believers from the guilt and power of sin, to adopt them as his children and to bless them accordingly.
4. God is triune; there are within the Godhead three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The work of salvation is one in which all three act together, the Father purposing redemption, the Son securing it and the Spirit applying it.
5. Godliness means responding to God’s revelation in trust and obedience, faith and worship, prayer and praise, submission and service. Life must be seen and lived in the light of God’s Word.             This, and nothing else, is true religion.

-J.I. Packer, Knowing God

Saturday, May 02, 2015

The first thing Christianity does is to make people think... The (Holy) Spirit always leads people to think. And, as I want to show you, the greatest trouble in life is that men and women do not think. They just go through life. They think for a moment but it is painful so they stop, moving on to a bottle of whiskey or television or something else; anything but to think. But that is unintelligent. Christianity is something that always calls upon you to think, to face facts, and to reason. The Spirit makes you do this; we will not do this until the Spirit makes us. And is it not obvious that the world is in a spiritually and intellectually doped condition? Men and women are just evading the facts. They do it in all sorts of ways. They can be very, very energetic in doing it, they can be very intellectual, but ultimately they are not facing the facts and they always end with nothing.

- Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Saturday, March 14, 2015

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. For the law was given through Moses, whereas grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God. But the only God, who is at the Father's side, he has made him known.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

The Bible is the best gift God has ever
given to men.  All the good from the Savior
of the world is communicated to us through
this book.

-Abraham Lincoln

Monday, July 08, 2013

Imagination is more important
than knowledge.

-Albert Einstein

Sunday, July 07, 2013

When sin is your burden,
Christ will be your delight.

-Thomas Watson

Saturday, July 06, 2013

If you bungle raising your children,
I don't think whatever else you do
matters very much.

-Jackie Kennedy

Friday, July 05, 2013


One of the most beautiful qualities
of true friendship is to understand
and to be understood.


Thursday, July 04, 2013


I know.  It's the 4th of July. 
So why am I showing you
this new postage stamp? 
Because I like it.  Go buy
some down at the P. O.
(when they open back up).

Wednesday, July 03, 2013


because you could fly. But they forget the
negative side, which is the preening.

-Jack Handey

Tuesday, July 02, 2013


The jury consists of twelve persons chosen
to decide who has the better lawyer.

-Robert Frost

Monday, July 01, 2013

No day is so bad it can't be
fixed with a nap.

-Carrie Snow

Sunday, June 30, 2013

I rejoice at your word like
one who finds great spoil!

-Psalm 119: 162

Saturday, June 29, 2013

A good lather is half the shave.

-William Hone

Friday, June 28, 2013

Gluttony is not a secret vice.

-Orson Wells

Thursday, June 27, 2013


We are stripped bare by the curse
of plenty.

-Winston Churchill

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Nothing you have not given away
will ever really be yours.

-C. S. Lewis

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

I wear black because I'm comfortable in it.

-Johnny Cash (stamp available down at the P.O.)

Monday, June 24, 2013

The mind is not a vessel to be
filled, but a fire to be kindled.


Sunday, June 23, 2013

For everyone who exalts himself will
be humbled, and he who humbles
himself will be exalted.

-Luke 14:11

Saturday, June 22, 2013

A great artist is a great man
in a great child.

-Victor Hugo

Friday, June 21, 2013

There is nothing more enticing,
disenchanting, and enslaving
than the life at sea.

-Joseph Conrad

Thursday, June 20, 2013

To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is
not what it's about, but the inner music
that words make.

-Truman Capote

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

It's the friends you can call up
at 4am that matter.

-Marlene Dietrich

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

It's a neighborly day in this
beauty wood.

-Fred Rogers

Monday, June 17, 2013

Better by far that you should
forget and smile than remember
and be sad.

-Christina Rossetti

Sunday, June 16, 2013

rembrandt van rijn

But when he came to himself, he said,
"How many of my father's hired servants
have more than enough bread, but I perish
here with hunger!  I will arise and go to my
father, and I will say to him, "Father, I have
sinned against heaven and before you.  I am
no longer worthy to be called your son. 
Treat me as one of your hired servants." 
And he arose and came to his father.

-Luke 15: 17-20

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Habit is stronger than reason.

-George Santayana