Today my new co-worker asked me if I wanted a piece of candy. I said sure, thinking it was going to be one of these red strawberry candies or a similar type of candy.
You know, the ones that they always have in Asian restaurants. And being that my new co-worker is a Korean lady the same age as my mom, I thought that this was a somewhat logical guess because my mom always seems to have one in her purse. Anyways, I didn’t get to have this strawberry candy because she ended up giving me a Halls cough drop. I guess we have different connotations of “candy.”
Today I was driving to work and as I was stopped at a red light, I saw that a car from the opposite direction was also stopped at a red light hoping to make a left turn. I thought it was strange that I could see so clearly the front bumper of this car across the intersection, but then I realized that this car was aligned directly in my path! This car was actually stopped to make a left turn in the wrong lane (the lane I’m supposed to be driving in), past the double yellow lines that separate traffic. As the light turned green and I drove across the intersection, I changed lanes because the car was blocking the lane that I was supposed to go to. I drove by the car and thought to myself, “Please don’t be Asian, please don’t be Asian…” I looked, and she was Asian.
Oh, God, be my everything, be my delight
Be, Jesus, my glory My soul’s satisfied
I want to love You more and more each day.44 plays
This is probably one of my favorite names for God because no matter how many times I say it, I am humbled each and every time. You aren’t just my God, my Father, my Savior, Emmanuel, but You are the King of Glory, the Lord Almighty.
While it may be comforting to know exactly where I’ll be in a year, it is still evermore comforting to know where I’ll be in eternity’s time. And with the eternal life I am granted through Christ, I am also granted an eternal perspective that reveals my career, my wants, my arguments, and my material belongings as ultimately and simply, insignificant. For what value do these things have in the face of a god who created us, who created man, and who created the universe?
So many worries right now. Deep breaths.
Waiting for the clouds and chill to complement this beautiful and melancholic piece.39 plays
There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and those to whom God says in the end, “Thy will be done.” All that are in hell, choose it. Without that self-choice there could be no hell.
In Syria, once, at the headwaters of the Jordan, a camel took charge of my overcoat while the tents were being pitched, and examined it with a critical eye, all over, with as much interest as if he had an idea of getting one made like it; and then, after he was done figuring on it as an article of apparel, he began to contemplate it as an article of diet. He put his foot on it, and lifted one of the sleeves out with his teeth, and chewed and chewed at it, gradually taking it in, and all the while opening and closing his eyes in a kind of religious ecstasy, as if he had never tasted anything as good as an overcoat before in his life.
I have developed a newfound appreciation for Mark Twain.
Let my sighs give way to songs that sing about Your faithfulness
Let my pain reveal Your glory as my only real rest
Let my losses show me all I truly have is You
Raw emotion and heartfelt passion for all to hear.535 plays
It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.
"‘If you have not chosen the Kingdom of God, it will make in the end no difference what you have chosen instead.’ … We shall have missed the end for which we are formed and rejected the only thing that satisfies. Does it matter to a man dying in a desert by which choice of route he missed the only well?"-C.S. Lewis
"Christ died for men precisely because men are not worth dying for; to make them worth it."-C.S. Lewis
There is one God, He is Holy.
There is one Lord, over everything.
There is one King, He is Jesus.
King of Glory, strong and mighty.
Thankful for all that God has given me; thankful for the opportunities, the blessings, the friends, the family, and the life that I have in Him. Thankful that I am able to see and thankful that I have Him.
Thankful for the trials, the temptations, the ups, and the downs. Thankful for the hardships and the suffering; thankful for Christ’s hardships and Christ’s suffering. Thankful for the cross and thankful for the Resurrection. Thankful for His sovereign hand and faithful presence, and for His unending comfort and surpassing peace.
Thankful for His love to a wretched sinner like me.