Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Problem of Pain - C.S. Lewis

"God is not proud...He will have us even though we have shown that we prefer everything else to Him."

Monday, April 20, 2009

Lately I've been feeling extremely conflicted.
My heart can't stay put in one thought or emotion.
But I've been told that the reason we feel like this is because our hearts haven't caught up with our heads.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

What I must be

1) Follower of Christ - true repentance and regeneration

2) Be submissive to the authority God has placed in your life

(watch her with her father and mother and see her attitude of submission)

3) Be submissive to the biblical picture of marriage

Marriage by Design - Voddie Baucham

Monday, April 13, 2009

Martin Luther said he only had two days on his calendar:
today and "that day."
And that's what I want too.
And I want to live
that day.

(Joseph Bayly)

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Every sun and moon and star
All declaring who You are
We fall silent in amazement
Every word and deed of man
Every sea and grain of sand
All creation speaks
And now we sing to proclaim Your majesty

Listening to Christian music brings my head back down to my heart.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

A little too quiet?

Monday, April 6, 2009

More from Dorian Gray

But I can't help detesting my relations. I suppose it comes from the fact that none of us can stand other people having the same faults as ourselves.

A dream of form in days of thought.

I think you are wrong, Basil, but I won't argue with you. It is only the intellectually lost who ever argue.

The harmony of soul and body-- how much that is! We in our madness have separated the two, and have invented a realism that is vulgar, an ideality that is void.

It is a sad thing to think of, but there is no doubt that genius lasts longer than beauty. That accounts for the fact that we all take such pains to over-educate ourselves. In the wild struggle for existence, we want to have something that endures, and so we fill our minds with rubbish and facts, in the silly hope of keeping our place. The thoroughly well-informed man--that is the modern ideal. And the mind of the thoroughly well-informed man is a dreadful thing. It is like a bric-a-brac shop, all monsters and dust, with everything priced above its proper value.

...The worst of having a romance of any kind is that it leaves one so unromantic.

The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly--that is what each of us is here for. People are afraid of themselves, nowadays. They have forgotten the highest of all duties, the duty that one owes to one's self. Of course, they are charitable. They feed the hungry and clothe the beggar. But their own souls starve, and are naked. Courage has gone out of our race. Perhaps we never really had it. The terror of society, which is the basis of morals, the terror of God, which is the secret of religion--these are the two things that govern us.

It has been said that the great events of the world take place in the brain. It is in the brain, and the brain only, that the great sins of the world take place also.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

All I Need is the Air I Breathe

Do you know where your heart is?
Do you think you can find it?
Or did you trade it for something
Somewhere better just to have it?
Do you know where your love is?
Do you think that you lost it?
You felt it so strong, but
Nothing's turned out how you wanted

Well, bless my soul
You're a lonely soul
Cause you won't let go
Of anything you hold

Well, all I need
Is the air I breathe
And a place to rest
My head

Whenever the end is
Do you think you can see it?
Well, until you get there
Go on, go ahead and scream it
Just say it