Wednesday, August 30, 2017

If we rush through Bible reading and prayer time, we miss the blessing and the power. Often because of misplaced priorities we unwittingly limp along on a starvation diet of Scripture, forgetting that we have an appointment with Satan, our deceiver and accuser, the minute we rise from our reading chair. Our time in the Word and in prayer should change us. Through it, we should be transformed, equipped, encouraged, prepared. We should never neglect our Bible reading and prayer time, knowing that we do so only at our own spiritual peril.
- Rosaria Butterfield, Openness Unhindered

Saturday, March 04, 2017

I must keep alive in myself the desire for my true country, which I shall not find till after death. I must never let it get snowed under or turned aside. I must make it the main object of life to press on to that other country and to help others to do the same.
- C.S. Lewis

Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Word of God is the only power that can subdue the rebellion of our heart. There is a power in our fallen nature which revolts against divine truth, and which nothing human can overcome. No teaching of man will do it, not even that of your father and mother. The teaching of the church, and of the most beloved pastors will not do it, nor time-worn tradition, which is the teaching of the ages. All this is as powerless as the slenderest thread to lift the weight which presses us down. To make the Kingdom of God enter our hearts we need a battering-ram that can overthrow the strongest walls, and that ram is the Word of God.
- Merle d'Aubigne (1794 - 1872)

Thursday, February 16, 2017

God assumed from the beginning that the wise of the world would view Christians as fools and He has not been disappointed. Devout Christians are destined to be regarded as fools in modern society. We are fools for Christ’s sake. We must pray for courage to endure the scorn of the sophisticated world. If I have brought any message today, it is this: Have the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity. Be fools for Christ. And have the courage to suffer the contempt of the sophisticated world.

- Justice Antonin Scalia

Thursday, January 05, 2017

The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily 
laid on them by their own governments.

- George Washington

God formed us originally for himself, and has therefore given the human mind such a vastness of desire, such a thirst for happiness as He alone can answer; and therefore, till we seek our rest in him, 
in vain we seek it elsewhere.

- Letters of John Newton

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Whenever people agree with me 
I always feel I must be wrong.

- Oscar Wilde

Sunday, June 05, 2016

I will pour water upon the thirsty one.
- Isaiah 44: 3

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Til sin be bitter, Christ will not be sweet.

- Thomas Watson

Sunday, April 10, 2016

In peace I will both lie down and sleep; 
for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.

Psalm 4: 8

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

- Jesus of Nazareth

Saturday, April 02, 2016

God subdued me.

(John Calvin's entire account of his conversion)

Thursday, March 03, 2016

My grand point in preaching is to break the hard heart, and to heal the broken one.

- John Newton

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The King keeps his best wine in the cellar of affliction.
- Samuel Rutherford

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