Monday, April 22, 2019

Different



We do not want to accumulate information and become smarter. We want to know God's word and become different. 

                                                                                   -Richard Kennedy, Faith Seminary

Monday, April 15, 2019

A Different Plan





Most of us feel outnumbered and outgunned by our current situation. We want to be freed from our problems so that we can get on with our pleasures. But God has a different plan. He wants our problems to serve as the context for knowing him and living out the story he invites us to write for his glory. This means the present is not meant primarily to be resolved, or even learned from, but to be written in a way that allows us to reveal God to others and to let him reveal himself to us.

                                                            -Dan Allender, To Be Told

Friday, April 12, 2019

Learning




Learning never exhausts the mind

                                                                                                  -Leonardo da Vinci

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Moments




Life is not about who gets there first,
Who has the best performance,
Or who aces the test.
It's about enjoying what you have,
Giving thanks for the moments,
Letting go of worry
And trusting,
Even when things don't make sense.
Slipping your hand into God's
And letting Him lead,
Content to go
At the pace He chooses.


                  -Jodie Pine

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Limit Your Computer Time





So much is out of balance these days. And I would include the computer in that because I believe that it is out of alignment with our greatest human values. Think about it. Steve [Jobs] and the tech industry made the computer into one of the most seductive, affordable tools for mass use of any century—perhaps the golden calf of our day. There’s no doubt that computers are incredibly useful and elegant. They increase organization, speed, and efficiency, and help us make virtual connections to people and ideas worldwide. Computers have helped us increase our productivity and creativity by magnitudes. And yet, At the risk of sounding naïve, I think it is what is inside us that makes them useful—if and when they are useful. I think it’s important not to only look at how they free us up but also how they limit us. The computer flattens the emotional and spiritual dimensions of our lives, as it coaxes us away from real-time, face-to-face relationships with people and the natural world. I fear that one day we will finally have the science to show that generations of children have been harmed from using computers way too early and way too much.

                                                                             -Chrisann Brennan,
                                                                               The Bite in the Apple