zondag 14 mei 2017

Some good

"There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for."
~J.R.R. Tolkien

vrijdag 12 mei 2017

What You want to give me

"Dear God,
I am so afraid to open my clenched fists!
Who will I be when I have nothing left to hold on to?
Who will I be when I stand before you with empty hands?
Please help me to gradually open my hands
and to discover that I am not what I own,
but what You want to give me."
~Henri Nouwen

My favorite spot in Amsterdam

Prinsengracht with Westerkerk and Westertoren

dinsdag 25 april 2017

Trying to have a bright day

"Trying to be happy without a sense of God’s presence is like trying to 
have a bright day without the sun."
~A.W. Tozer

dinsdag 4 april 2017

At the door of God's mercy

"A ragamuffin knows he's only a beggar at the door of God's mercy."
~Brennan Manning

maandag 3 april 2017

Little things

"Little things comfort us because little things distress us."
~Blaise Pascal

woensdag 29 maart 2017

The shelter of the Most High

"He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will abide in the shadow of the Almighty."
~ Psalm 91:1

maandag 20 maart 2017

As you come to Him

"As you come to Him, the living stone -- rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious 
to Him -- you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house."
~1 Peter 2:4

zondag 19 maart 2017

O Lord my God: lighten mine eyes


 "How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?
How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?
Consider and hear me, O Lord my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;
Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.
But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.
I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me."
~Psalm 13

woensdag 15 maart 2017

There are three things that will remain

"If you try to have faith, you will be attacked by doubts you never knew you were capable of.
But you keep on believing, even if you fall, even if you struggle with doubts, you keep on believing.

And if you live a life that is marked by hope, by the belief that God is good, and there is goodness in the world that awaits us, you'll be disappointed. You'll be crushed, even, sometimes.
But you keep on hoping.

And if you choose to love, you will be misunderstood, you will be betrayed, you will be rejected by the people who most desperately need the love you have to offer.
We are blemished people, and in order to love anybody,
in any way, we have to expose that part of us that we'd rather keep hidden.
Our own selfishness, our own fears, our own hangups, and it's embarrassing. So humiliating.
But you keep on loving.

Many of us are obsessed with becoming rich, many of us are obsessed with becoming smart.
But all of our wisdom, all of our great insights; we see in part and we prophesy in part..
But when that which is perfect comes, that which is in part is done away with.
But There are three things that will remain: faith, and hope, and love.
Make sure you live in those."
―Rich Mullins

dinsdag 14 maart 2017

I shall not be afraid

"When I am afraid, I put my trust in You.
In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid.
What can flesh do to me?"
~Psalm 56:3-4

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