Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Holy Children

"Let those parents that desire Holy Children learn to make them possessors of Heaven and Earth betimes. To remove silly objects from before them, to magnify nothing but what is great indeed, and to talk of God to them, and of His works and ways before they can either speak or go."

- Traherne

Saturday, June 10, 2017

a human wish

"'You were merely wishing for the end of pain,' the monster said. 'Your own pain. An end to how it isolated you. It is the most human wish of all.'"

- A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Wings

"Wings are an illusive fallacy. Some may possess them, but they are not very visible, and as for me, there isn't the least sign of a feather. Don't imagine that by crossing the sea and landing on a foreign shore and learning a foreign lingo you 'burst the bonds of outer sin and hatch yourself a cherubim.'"

"We profess to be strangers and pilgrims, seeking after a country of our own, yet we settle down in the most un-stranger-like fashion, exactly as if we were quite at home and meant to stay as long as we could. I don't wonder apostolic miracles have died. Apostolic living certainly has."

"Satan is so much more in earnest than we are -- he buys up the opportunity while we are wondering how much it will cost."

- Amy Carmichael, quoted from A Chance to Die by Elisabeth Elliot

Friday, May 26, 2017

My sweetheart


from New Morning Mercies

"The delusional assessment of independent strength locks you out of the place where true strength is found. The hopelessness of weakness is the only door to the hope of real strength. Grace exposes how deep your need really is, then takes you by the hand to where lasting strength can be found. So you can boast in what most people fear because you have been and are being saved by grace."

- Paul David Tripp

Thursday, May 25, 2017

5.25.17

"Do you think, Madame, that in heaven we will really get to see God face-to-face?"
"We might."
"What if you're blind?"
"I'd expect that if God wants us to see something, we'll see it."
"Uncle Etienne says heaven is like a blanket babies cling to. He says people have flown airplanes ten kilometers above the earth and found no kingdoms there. No gates, no angels. Don't you ever get tired of believing, Madame? Don't you ever want proof?"
Madame Manec rests a hand on Marie-Laure's forehead. The thick hand that first reminded her of a gardener's or a geologist's. "You must never stop believing. That's the most important thing."

- All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr