zaterdag 26 december 2015

Wonder





home of thé master ..









"Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge."
~Abraham Joshua Heschel



Children of the burning heart



"To have found God and still to pursue Him is the soul's paradox of love,
scorned indeed by the too-easily-satisfied religionist,
but justified in happy experience by the children of the burning heart."
~A.W. Tozer


vrijdag 25 december 2015

Happy Birthday, dear mom



2015
  

    72    









dinsdag 22 december 2015

Should be celebrated in every home



"Christmas is built upon a beautiful and intentional paradox;
that the birth of the Homeless should be celebrated in every home."
~G.K. Chesterton


vrijdag 18 december 2015

Only when I fall



Sterrennacht boven de Rhône, 1888


"Even the knowledge of my own fallibility cannot keep me from making mistakes.
Only when I fall do I get up again."
~Vincent van Gogh

donderdag 17 december 2015

For a little time



"For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, 
and then vanisheth away."
~James 4:14


woensdag 9 december 2015

Fairy tales are more than true



"Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist,
but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten."
~G.K. Chesterton


maandag 7 december 2015

Suffering come upon us


"Drei Turme", Montafon, Oostenrijk, long time ago

"When pain and suffering come upon us,
we finally see not only that we are not in control of our lives
but that we never were."
~Timothy Keller


zaterdag 5 december 2015

Our greatest love



"Only when our greatest Love is God, a love that we cannot lose even in death,
can we face all things with peace."
~Timothy Keller
Walking with God through Pain and Suffering



vrijdag 4 december 2015

Without listening speaking no longer heals




"Somewhere we know that without silence words lose their meaning,
that without listening speaking no longer heals, and
that without distance closeness cannot cure."
~Henri Nouwen


donderdag 26 november 2015

For individuals



"God isn't looking for people of great faith, but for individuals ready to follow Him."
~Hudson Taylor


donderdag 12 november 2015

When one is most alive



"There is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life, and beyond which life cannot rise.
And such is the paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive,
and it comes as a complete forgetfulness that one is alive."
~Jack London, The Call of the Wild


maandag 9 november 2015

For what is your life?



"Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life?
It is even a vapor that appears for a little time, and then vanishes away."
~James 4:14


woensdag 4 november 2015

When I am weak



"When I am weak then am I strong, Grace is my shield and Christ my song."
~Charles Spurgeon


maandag 2 november 2015

As water reflects



"As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart."
~Proverbs 27:19


vrijdag 30 oktober 2015

The constant gracious listener



"God is the constant gracious listener to our every thought,
and prayer begins when we bring what we most naturally think about before God."
~John Ortberg


donderdag 29 oktober 2015

Delicious autumn!



"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it,
and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns."
~Mary Ann Evans (Georg Eliot)



maandag 26 oktober 2015

Wisp of smoke


Last sunflowers of 2015

"A great fire burns within me, but no one stops to warm themselves at it,
and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke."
~Vincent van Gogh, 1880


zondag 25 oktober 2015

The uglier, older, iller, poorer I get



"The uglier, older, meaner, iller, poorer I get,
the more I wish to take my revenge by doing brilliant color, well arranged, resplendent."
~Vincent van Gogh


donderdag 22 oktober 2015

My portion forever



"My flesh and my heart fail;
But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever."
~Psalm 73:26


dinsdag 20 oktober 2015

Boats up on shore



"So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed Him."
~Luke 5:11


maandag 19 oktober 2015

Expect holiness



"It is not because angels are holier than men or devils that makes them angels,
but because they do not expect holiness from one another,
but from God only."
~William Blake

vrijdag 16 oktober 2015

Some things



"Some things just have to be believed to be seen."
~Philip Yancey


donderdag 15 oktober 2015

Dragons can be beaten



"Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist,
but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten."
~G.K. Chesterton


woensdag 14 oktober 2015

To feel that there is a God, a living One



"To believe in God for me is to feel that there is a God, not a dead one, or a stuffed one,
but a living One."
~Vincent van Gogh, 1881


vrijdag 9 oktober 2015

The whole of our life-story



Drying sunflowers in evening sunbeams


"Job does not say in the end, 'Now I see it all.' He never sees it all. He sees God (Job 42:5). 
Perhaps it is better if God never tells any of us the whole of our life-story."
~Timothy Keller
Walking with God through Pain and Suffering


zaterdag 3 oktober 2015

Nothing to lose



"The ragamuffin gospel says we can't lose, because we have nothing to lose."
~Brennan Manning


vrijdag 2 oktober 2015

He waited



"Jesus himself did not try to convert the two thieves on the cross;
He waited until one of them turned to Him." 
~Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Letters and Papers from Prison


donderdag 1 oktober 2015

Simplicity is an intellectual achievement



"Simplicity is an intellectual achievement, one of the greatest."
~Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters Papers from Prison


dinsdag 29 september 2015

Light to you in dark places



"May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out."
~J.R.R. Tolkien



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