For those who think that God is in his heaven and just lets it all roll by without taking much interest in what happens on earth, here’s an ancient word for people who thought the same. Continue reading
Then the devil led him up to a high place … Then the devil brought him to Jerusalem, had him stand on the highest point of the temple …
Luke 4.5, 9 NET
On the high places also does the devil throw down his temptations at us. At the peaks of life he comes to offer us the easy way and the show of pride.
I do the best I can,
My best I do, no more;
Are mine the powers of man,
But not the spells of lore.
the shifting crowd
that swings like a vane in the wind,
rejects the constant north of truth,
and cheers the tellers of tales,
while sneering at God’s
Glory to God for his power that saves us from forces too strong for us, that does for us what we cannot do, that comes always in the nick of time. (2Sm 22.18)
Discipline, commitment, intentionality, planning, carry-through, consistency, dedication. These qualities will get you to your goals. Continue reading
We excuse heinous transgressions in ourselves and condemn small faults in others. Continue reading
The neutral mind — no moving gear —
A spinning wheel — a deafened ear —
Untaken steps — all sight a blur —
Its only fault: failure to stir.
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Ever have those moments when your head can’t seem to get it in gear? Most of us probably have them. The Internet is full of suggestions on how to kickstart the brain. I might even come up with some once the thoughts start clicking. How do you get your mind to working?
An UPLift offering by YoursTruly.
We do not need a new vision, a shiny new scheme of work full of bells and whistles, a new idea of what objectives and goals should be. No great and tall king deserves our oohs and ahs. Continue reading
When breaks at last the silver cord,
when the hour has come for wings to fly —
a precious name in the faceless horde
the Lord will call — and rise will I