zaterdag 30 januari 2016

Come to life as well

"We die daily. Happy those who daily come to life as well."
~George MacDonald

vrijdag 29 januari 2016

A Love Affair

"Let your religion be less of a theory and more
of a love affair."
~G.K. Chesterton

"My heart is in Ireland, it's there I long to be.
Her hills and her valleys are calling to me.
Though born here in this land, my heart is in Ireland."
~The Wolve Tones

Coumeenoole, Dingle Peninsula, West-Ireland

One of my favorite spots on Earth!

donderdag 28 januari 2016

Trust is our gift back to God

☼    Midwinter Sunflowers    

"The splendor of a human heart that trusts it is loved unconditionally,
gives God more pleasure than Westminster Cathedral, the Sistine Chapel,
Beethoven’s "Ninth Symphony", Van Gogh’s "Sunflowers",
the sight of 10,000 butterflies in flight, or the scent of a million orchids in bloom.
Trust is our gift back to God,
and he finds it so enchanting that Jesus died for love of it."
~Brennan Manning

dinsdag 26 januari 2016

All the way


All the way my Savior leads me
What have I to ask beside?
Can I doubt His faithful mercies?
Who through life has been my guide
Heavenly peace, divinest comfort
Here by faith in Him to dwell
For I know whatever fall me
Jesus doeth all things well
~Fanny J. Crosby

maandag 25 januari 2016

A fool's paradise

"It is better to be unhappy and know the worst, than to be happy in a fool's paradise."
~Fjodor Dostojevski, The Idiot

Worden we nog op tijd Wakker in Europa?..!

zaterdag 23 januari 2016

Far better things

Muckross House

"There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind."
~C.S. Lewis

vrijdag 22 januari 2016

The joy of thy salvation

"Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation."
~Psalms 51:11,12

maandag 18 januari 2016

What he cannot lose

"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose."
~Jim Elliot

woensdag 13 januari 2016

Without the cold of winter

"What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness."
~John Steinbeck

zaterdag 9 januari 2016

Everything for us

"God must do everything for us. Our part is to yield and trust."
~A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God

vrijdag 8 januari 2016

Capacity for beer

"When I get honest, I admit I am a bundle of paradoxes.
I believe and I doubt,
I hope and get discouraged, I love and I hate,
I feel bad about feeling good,
I feel guilty about not feeling guilty. I am trusting and suspicious.
I am honest and I still play games.
Aristotle said I am a rational animal;
I say I am an angel with an incredible capacity for beer."
~Brennan Manning
The Ragamuffin Gospel

maandag 4 januari 2016

The marriage of the Lamb is come

"Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come,
and his wife hath made herself ready."
~Revelation 19:7

zondag 3 januari 2016

Sensibility is the definition of life

"Sensibility is the definition of life."
~G.K. Chesterton, Heretics

zaterdag 2 januari 2016

I believe what I believe

"And I believe what I believe is what makes me what I am,
I did not make it, no it is making me."
~Rich Mullins

vrijdag 1 januari 2016

Three things that will remain ( Joyful 2016 )

2015  2016 --- Blíjf geloven, blíjf hopen, en blíjf liefhebben.
Want ons resten geloof, hoop en liefde; maar de grootste daarvan is de liefde.
(1 Kor. 13:13)

"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

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