Category: Quotations

Hope Is An “Anchor For The Soul”

Hope Is An “Anchor For The Soul”

To what have you given your first hope? Relationships? A career?  Promotions?  Higher Salary? Achievements?  Fame? Books written about you? Vacations?  Trips of a lifetime? Bucket Lists...things to do before you die?  Retirement? Our first hope should always be placed in the return of our Lord. When it is, instead, given over to other things … Continue reading Hope Is An “Anchor For The Soul”

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Love is the “means” and the “end”

Love is the “means” and the “end”

“It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one’s neighbor.” ~Eric Hoffer. We so frequently speak of love – Love is love…Love drives out hate…Love your neighbor. Believing our own intentions are rooted in love, why do we so frequently act outside of love? There are scores of daily examples in … Continue reading Love is the “means” and the “end”

The Path to Love doesn’t begin with Self-Righteousness

Racism is sinful. Do you know what else is sinful -- and, by the way, not wholly disconnected from racism? Self-righteousness. Social media is overflowing with it.   Being impressed with ourselves weakens are ability to effectively engage a real person with different ideas. In fact, engaging in meaningful interpersonal dialogue is a learned skill … Continue reading The Path to Love doesn’t begin with Self-Righteousness

One Source for a Lasting Joy

One Source for a Lasting Joy

You've felt it before.  It’s insatiable.  Our search for joy; the hungering, thirsting, aching demand for joy.  Unquenchable. With one exception. Lasting joy comes from our Creator, and him alone.  If you’re filling the void with any other substitute, you’re most effective efforts provide only temporary results. One cannot be permanently satisfied with what this … Continue reading One Source for a Lasting Joy

Redefining American Exceptionalism

Redefining American Exceptionalism

Recently posting that American exceptionalism was dead, a friend listed as evidence a list of social initiatives, mainly from the current politically hot-topic list, from European countries that were rated above similar programs in the USA.  Her autopsy report was simply ranking of federal programs. America is exceptional because of the freedom and liberty that … Continue reading Redefining American Exceptionalism

Book Review:  The Utter Relief of Holiness

Book Review: The Utter Relief of Holiness

Oswald Chambers once wrote, "Holiness, not happiness, is the chief end of man." The most important things in life are often the most simple.  At our center, we see and understand their simplicity. Hugging your little girl.  Throwing the ball with a grandson.  Playing with your puppy.  Marveling in the Lord's creation, especially during these … Continue reading Book Review: The Utter Relief of Holiness

Guard your Heart!

Guard your Heart!

As a child, I often heard the phrase, "See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil."  So many times, the lessons of our childhood ring with truth in our adult years. Solomon wrote, "Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it." (Proverbs 4:23). As the center of our being, … Continue reading Guard your Heart!