All from the writer who calls herself Free Spirit and blogs at With Unveiled Face. The first line of each section is also the link.
… I don’t have it to begin with.
If you don’t SHOW them Father’s love,
then don’t be surprised when they don’t believe a word you say.
There is really only one way to touch another life.
If manipulation is a viable option for getting good behavior from another individual, then you’ve got the wrong God.
Heard this today:
We weren’t called to teach the scriptures, we were called to preach Christ.
Teaching scriptures with the desire to obligate people to a certain set of (“Godly”) expectations is the polar opposite of preaching Christ.
I want everything about my person to preach Christ… with or without the scriptures.
The best way to teach your kids not to live a life consumed with self is to not live a life consumed with self.
Contrary to religious public opinion, you are under no obligation to beat anyone over the head with truth. If they are not interested in hearing it, feel free to let it rest, and wait to feed it to the hungry ones.
Came across this interesting quote today:
“Because man was made in the very image of God, man is not ultimately a liar. He may pervert the things of God for his own ends, but he can never fully efface the image of God in him. He can never really be satisfied with lies. He can never escape who he really is.”
Wrath = Love’s extreme passion coming against that which seeks to destroy the object of its affection.
Gonna keep chewin’ on that for awhile. It’s worthy of my understanding.
Wrath IS an expression of Love. Period.
The author/collector of all these appeared previously at Thinking Out Loud exactly one year ago here.