November 25, 2015

Wednesday Wisdom No. 29

slipping through your fingers

"Excellence requires caring about someone or something enough to invest time, effort, and skill into it, with God's glory and our neighbor's good as the goal.  Biblically defined, true excellence has others in mind―first God, and then our neighbor.  'So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God' (1 Cor. 10:31).  Eating and drinking are fairly common aspects of daily life, and yet even ordinary meals become significant when they draw our attention once again to glorifying and enjoying the God who provides them.” 
~ Michael Horton, Ordinary: Sustainable Faith in a Radical, Restless World

November 18, 2015

Wednesday Wisdom No. 28

solo in a sea of sky

"Do you feel alone today?  Are there ways in which you feel alienated and unloved?  Do you feel misrepresented or misunderstood?  Do you feel passed by and taken for granted?  Do you feel broken and in need of repair?  Do you struggle to find reasons to continue?  Do you wonder if it’s worth it?  Does it seem that there’s no one to share your heart with?  Do you sometimes wonder whether anyone cares?  When the waves of loneliness and discouragement roll over you, where do you run, where do you hide? ...Yes, life can be very hard, people can be very cruel, and there are times when you are left alone, but you are never completely alone because your Father is with you in tender restorative love." ~ Paul Tripp, New Morning Mercies

November 4, 2015

Wednesday Wisdom No. 27

one way

“Father, make of me a crisis man. Bring those I contact to decision. Let me not be a milepost on a single road; make me a fork, that men must turn one way or another on facing Christ in me.”
~ Jim Elliot

October 21, 2015

Wednesday Wisdom No. 26

seeing with different eyes
"Look at that sea, girls---all silver and shadow and vision of things not seen.  We couldn't enjoy its loveliness any more if we had millions of dollars and ropes of diamonds."
~ L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables 

October 14, 2015

Wednesday Wisdom No. 25


“Every time we listen to a sermon, the devil will whisper in our ear: ‘That was good stuff.  Why not do something about it tomorrow?’  And we instinctively want to agree, because tomorrow never comes… ‘Respond to the preaching tomorrow, respond to the preaching yesterday, but never respond today.’  And if we listen to him, we will never respond.” 
~ Christopher Ash, Listen Up! A Practical Guide to Listening to Sermons