Growing together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ...

"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Monday, March 2, 2015

sense of wonder...


"...innocence of eye has a quality of its own.
It means to see as a child sees,
with freshness and
acknowledgment of the wonder;
it also means to see as an adult sees
who has gone full circle
and once again sees as a child -
with freshness and
an even deeper sense of wonder."

- Minor White

Sunday, March 1, 2015

keeping warm...

keeping warm

When it is cold outside, the best thing to do
is to get close, hug, and keep warm together.
These two have that down to a science.

Cats like to cuddle more than any other living creature.”
- Jarod Kintz


How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose,
if there were no winter in our year!”

-
Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Saturday, February 28, 2015

dream...

dream

During my brief stay in Second Life,
I was honored to have a small exhibit
of some of my real life photography
in an upstairs gallery above a sim coffee shop.
Something to dream about...
my very own photographic gallery...
perhaps along with appropriate quotes. :)


"You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream."

- C. S. Lewis

Friday, February 27, 2015

divine grandeur...

divine grandeur

"Not in achievement, but in endurance,
of the human soul,
does it show its divine grandeur
and its alliance with the infinite."

- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Thursday, February 26, 2015

waiting...

waiting

Waiting can be hard, however...

"I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits,
and in his word I put my hope.”
- Psalm 130:5 NIV

"Those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.” 
- Isaiah 40:31 NIV

"If the Lord Jehovah makes us wait,
let us do so with our whole hearts;
for blessed are all they that wait for Him.
He is worth waiting for.
The waiting itself is beneficial to us:
it tries faith, exercises patience, trains submission,
and endears the blessing when it comes.”

- Charles Spurgeon


"Biblically, waiting is not just something
we have to do until we get what we want.
Waiting is part of the process
of becoming what God wants us to be.”

– John Ortberg

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

lack of shelter...

lack of shelter

"They are drenched by mountain rains
and hug the rocks for lack of shelter."

- Job 24:8 NIV

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

first date anniversary...

Anniversary of 1st date

Yesterday, the 23rd, was the anniversary
of our first date.
It was a double date and a blind date
set up for us by two friends.
We went to see the movie,
“Guess Who is Coming to Dinner”.
After, we had a butterscotch sundae
at the Ramona.
That was 47 years ago.

Each year on this date we now
split a “small” butterscotch sundae.


"Love is that condition in which
the happiness of another person
is essential to your own."

- Robert A. Heinlein

Monday, February 23, 2015

journey...

journey

"It's funny how,
in this journey of life,
even though we may begin
at different times and places,
our paths cross with others
so that we may share our love,
compassion, observations, and hope.
This is a design of God
that I appreciate and cherish."

- Steve Maraboli


"The greatest thing in this world
is not so much where we stand
as in what direction we are moving."

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Sunday, February 22, 2015

attainment...

attainment

A new body, a new life,
attainment of a new height.
Use your new life in Jesus
to soar to new heights...
to attain everything
God meant for you.

And remember that the butterfly
had to go through the period of the cocoon
and the struggle to free itself from that confinement.
God will enable you to do this.
Trust in Him.


"To begin to think with purpose
is to enter the ranks of those strong ones
who only recognize failure
as one of the pathways to attainment."

- James Allen

Saturday, February 21, 2015

signs...

signs

Just like we can forecast the weather
through signs, we can see
through many different signs,
and through prophecy,
that our Lord will come soon.

No one can predict when that will occur...
but I tell you this...
it is closer than it was 100 years ago;
closer than 10 years ago;
closer than it was yesterday.

TRUST in Him...
He is coming soon, very soon.
Prepare yourself and tell others...
you know who needs to be told,
and what they need to do.
If you already have told them,
then gently and lovingly,
tell them again!


Time is running out.

Friday, February 20, 2015

honest differences...

honest differences

"Friendship that insists upon agreement
on all matters is not worth the name.
Friendship to be real must ever sustain
the weight of honest differences,
however sharp they be."

- Gandhi