Archive for June, 2009

Joy

June 30, 2009

“Joy comes from seeing the complete fulfillment of the specific purpose for which I was created and born again, not from successfully doing something of my own choosing.”

– Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest

Desperate Faith

June 24, 2009

“Desperation is better than despair. Remember, our faith did not create our desperate days.  Faith’s work is to sustain us through those days and to solve them.  Yet the only alternative to desperate faith is despair.  Faith holds on and prevails.”

– S. Chadwick, Streams in the Desert

These Pains and Troubles

June 23, 2009

“These pains and troubles here are like the type that printers set.  When we look at them, we see them backwards, and they seem to have no meaning.  But up there, when the Lord God prints out our life to come, we will find they make splendid reading.”

– Martin Luther (1483-1546)