Monday, November 26, 2007

Augustine Quote

"However philosophers may boast, anyone can easily understand that religion is not to be sought from them" (Augustine Of True Religion Pg. 10).

This was true then and it is no less true now.

Monday, November 19, 2007

a kempis Quote

"What does a man gain from being held in high repute by someone else? When one man praises another it is a case of one hypocrite deceiving his fellow hypocrite, the blind cheating the blind, the weak the weak; and so meaningless the praise is, it's really more of a disgrace to its recipient than anything else" (Thomas a Kempis, Imitation Bk. iii Pg. 196).

Sunday, November 18, 2007

a Kempis Quote

"Lord, grant that I may know what I ought to know, love what I ought to love, praise what best pleases you, value what you deem precious, condemn whatever in your eyes seems filthy. Let me not judge things by outward appearances or form my opinions on the hearsay of those who know but little; give me that true judgement which can form a correct opinion on matters both of the world we see and that other world of the spirit; and let me above all else ever seek what best pleases your will" (Thomas a Kempis, Imitation Bk. iii Pg. 196).

Saturday, November 17, 2007

a Kempis Quote

"There [heaven] will your will and my will [God's] be ever as one, and you will desire nothing I do not desire, nothing for yourself alone" (Thomas a Kempis, Imitation Bk.iii Pg. 192).

What a glorious day it will be when we no longer contend with selfish desires that distract us from a singular object of purpose and have only God to contemplate. I long to be in this state.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


More often than not those we would like to impress aren't very impressed by us. Here again we see the vanity of pride!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Jeremiah 31:34

It has been said that "to err is human, to forgive divine." But truthfully it is human to forgive and divine to forget. "I will remember their sins no more" (Jeremiah 31:34).

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Crab Flavored Potato Chips!

I have seen it all now. McDonald's has hot wings and Lay's has crab flavored potato chips. They are awesome! Taste just like crab.

This is me in front of the Black Sea.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Mary Jones and Her Bible

Though not on my list, one book that I just finished reading is Mary Jones and Her Bible. It is about the contribution of a little girl in the founding of the British and Foreign Mission Society. At about age sixteen Mary Jones, having saved for six years, walked twenty five miles one way (bare footed) to buy a bible, in that they were so unavailable. Her love of the word of God was instrumental in the founding of the society. The book is well written with a vivid description of every event. The author is unknown. It is not a hard read at all and so I would recommend it to youth to read, but it is also inspirational for adults as well.