Monday, January 1, 2007

Random Thoughts from Three Seasons in 2006

When your best friend stabs you in the back, do you forgive him seven times seventy times and become best friends again?

"Why is light given to those in misery, and life to the bitter of soul, to those who long for death that does not come, who search for it more than for hidden treasure…"? (Job 3:20)


My heart aches for the hurt of the ones I love. I also miss them terribly.


The eye is the lamp of the body…(Matt 6). It is also the window of the soul…

Does the penalty pay the debt?

My purpose: To do the will of the Father. Will I be sold out like Jesus?


When man is disconnected from God, the woman is disconnected from the man.


"Evil triumphs in the world when good men do nothing"- Edmund Burke. It says the same thing in James 4:17.


"Keep loving Jesus more than anything"- Jon Graham


God, I thank you for this current discomfort and disruption to my life. I deserve my consequences, and my hope is in you.


"You gotta listen to Hosea, and follow the @#$! Plumb line"- Inmate


ME defined: Who I am, not what I do.


The Apostle Paul knew: Suffering and pain are the truest ways, the only ways for some of us, to draw out that within which answers the purpose of it all.


ESSE QUAM VIDERI- TO BE, RATHER THAN APPEAR


Who can give a man this, his own name? God alone. For no one but God sees what this man is.—George MacDonald.