Joy & Orthodoxy

Thoughts on joy from G.K. Chesterton’s Orthodoxy: “Man is more himself, man is more manlike, when joy is the fundamental thing in him, and grief the superficial. Melancholy should be an innocent interlude, a tender and fugitive frame of mind; praise should be the permanent pulsation of the soul. Pessimism is at best an emotional half-holiday;…

Fear Not

From Tolle Lege: “Get rid of fear, because fear is painful. How it torments the spirit! When the Christian trusts, he is happy; when he doubts, he is miserable. When the believer looks to His Master and relies upon Him, he can sing; when he doubts His Master, he can only groan. What miserable wretches…

Art & Beauty

“We live in a world that provides us a glimpse of much that is beautiful, but not of beauty in its consummate state. Nevertheless, a homesickness for that consummate beauty dwells within our heart. That heart impulse leads to attempts to conjure up that elevated beauty for eye and ear. From such endeavors art is…

Sunshine & Tears

Beauty slips unnoticed through dusty windows Rays of light arrayed in glorious arcs Tears stream unnoticed down lonely cheeks Silent shoulders shake from heart caverns Brilliant light dries and dissipates floods Deep love washes even deeper wounds   “They who feel their captivity shall have their mouths filled with laughter and joy: that is, redemption…

Rejoice! The Lord is More Patient Than Us | Blogging Theologically

Rejoice! The Lord is More Patient Than Us | Blogging Theologically. Have a headache? Pop a liquid gel caplet and within 30 minutes it’s working. Hungry? Place your dish in the microwave and enjoy a hot dish in 30 seconds. Want to find and read a book? Go online and download it within 15 seconds…

When God Takes You Through The Desert

When God Takes You Through The Desert. When we’re in the desert it can feel like God’s not doing anything.  Or he’s set us aside.  But God is always at work. He uses desert experiences in many ways, as we see in Dt 8:2-6… read more via When God Takes You Through The Desert.

Six Resolutions For Living in Light of the Gospel | Blogging Theologically | Jesus, Books, Culture, & Theology

Six Resolutions For Living in Light of the Gospel | Blogging Theologically | Jesus, Books, Culture, & Theology. Don Carson, during his final session at The Gospel Coalition’s 2012 Ontario Regional Conference, offered an exhortation to the attendees as he concluded the conference’s message preaching fromPhilippians 4:4-20. In this message, he offered six resolutions for…

Suffering Brings Joy

Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me? To “drink the cup” was a greater thing than calming the seas or raising the dead. The prophets and apostles could do amazing miracles, but they did not always do the will of God and thereby suffered as a result. Doing God’s will and…

Seven Ways To Pray for Your Prayer Life | Challies Dot Com

From Seven Ways To Pray for Your Prayer Life | Challies Dot Com. Here are seven ways that you can pray about your prayer life. These are seven items you can add to your prayer list as you consider your own prayer life or another person’s. 1) Pray that your prayers would be the expressions of a…

“I will be a light to you” by Joseph Alleine | Tolle Lege

From “I will be a light to you” by Joseph Alleine | Tolle Lege. “The LORD God says to His people: My wisdom shall be your counselor. If any lacks wisdom, let him ask of Me, and it shall be given him (James 1:5). I will be your deliverer. When you are in darkness, I will…

Take Heed Over Your Sins

RT: J.C. Ryle Quotes Keep a jealous watch over your repentance. Keep it up, and let not the fire burn low. Whenever you find a slackness coming over your soul—whenever you feel slow, dull, heavy, cold, and careless about little sins—look to your own heart then, and take heed lest you fall. Say to your…