Dreams

If you win the lottery and can have everything you ever dreamed of, then your dreams are far too small.

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History

“Human history is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.”

— C.S. Lewis

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Weakness

“God uses chronic pain and weakness, along with other afflictions, as his chisel for sculpting our lives. Felt weakness deepens dependence on Christ for strength each day. The weaker we feel, the harder we lean. And the harder we lean, the stronger we grow spiritually, even while our bodies waste away. To live with your ‘thorn’ uncomplainingly—that is, sweet, patient, and free in heart to love and help others, even though every day you feel weak—is true sanctification. It is true healing for the spirit. It is a supreme victory of grace.”

— J.I. Packer

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Nostalgic

Does anyone else ever get nostalgic for things that you never actually experienced?

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Shoddy

There is no reason that people who turn to the risen Christ should have to swallow shoddy music and shallow worship.

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Revival

“We cannot organize revival, but we can set our sails to catch the wind from Heaven when God chooses to blow upon His people once again.”

— G. Campbell Morgan

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Invade

“That will not be the time for choosing: it will be the time when we discover which side we really have chosen.”

“Why is God landing in this enemy-occupied world in disguise and starting a sort of secret society to undermine the devil? Why is He not landing in force, invading it? Is it that He is not strong enough? Well, Christians think He is going to land in force; we do not know when. But we can guess why He is delaying. He wants to give us the chance of joining His side freely. I do not suppose you and I would have thought much of a Frenchman who waited till the Allies were marching into Germany and then announced he was on our side. God will invade. But I wonder whether people who ask God to interfere openly and directly in our world quite realise what it will be like when He does. When that happens, it is the end of the world. When the author walks on to the stage the play is over. God is going to invade, all right: but what is the good of saying you are on His side then, when you see the whole natural universe melting away like a dream and something else–something it never entered your head to conceive–comes crashing in; something so beautiful to some of us and so terrible to others that none of us will have any choice left? For this time it will be God without disguise; something so overwhelming that it will strike either irresistible love or irresistible horror into every creature. It will be too late then to choose your side. There is no use saying you choose to lie down when it has become impossible to stand up. That will not be the time for choosing: it will be the time when we discover which side we really have chosen, whether we realised it before or not. Now, today, this moment, is our chance to choose the right side. God is holding back to give us that chance. It will not last forever. We must take it or leave it.”

― C.S. Lewis

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Think

Think before you hit “send.” Jon Gruden’s emails just cost him $60 million and his reputation.

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Halloween

I’m so old, I remember when Halloween was for kids.

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More

“We are more sinful and flawed than we ever dared believe, yet more loved and accepted in Jesus than we ever dared hope.”

— Timothy Keller

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