Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Honour & Shame

"You come of the Lord Adam and the Lady Eve," said Aslan. "And that is both honour enough to erect the head of the poorest beggar, and shame enough to bow the shoulders of the greatest emperor in earth. Be content."
-Prince Caspian, C.S. Lewis

If We, Let Us Also

Galatians 5:22-23a, 25
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control;

If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.

*in Italian just for fun

Lettera Ai Galati 5:22-23a, 25
Il frutto dello Spirito invece é amore, gioia, pace, pazienza, benevolenza, bontà, fedetà, miteza, dominio di sé;

Se pertanto viviamo dello Spirito, camminiamo anche secondo lo Spirito.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Right On Target

I know I am a little on the game, but I just discovered how awesome John Derian's collection at Target is. Right? And these are just some highlights. 

Saturday, September 11, 2010

At the name of Aslan...

At the name of Aslan each one of the children felt something jump in its inside. Edmund felt a sensation of mysterious horror. Peter felt suddenly brave and adventurous. Susan felt as if some delicious smell or some delightful strain of music had just floated by her.  And Lucy got the feeling you have when you wake up in the morning and realize that it is the beginning of the holidays or the beginning of summer. 
-C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Etsy's Song of the Day

Josh and I walked into a children's book store tonight; I was immediately drawn to the Madeline book in the back corner by the beautifully illustrated cover and an overwhelming sense of nostalgia. Then I thought of how awesome it would be to have your own Madeline hat! Granted it would never stay in place and you, most likely, would be chasing it from one adventure to the next, but is that such a bad thing?

Surrender Your Crown

Sing it, Bob. These lyrics are so powerful, I included them below.

The iron hand it ain't no match for the iron rod
The strongest wall will crumble and fall to a mighty God
For all those who have eyes and all those who have ears
It is only He who can reduce me to tears
Don't you cry and don't you die and don't you burn
Like a thief in the night, he'll replace wrong with right
When he returns.

Truth is an arrow and the gate is narrow 
that is passes through
He unreleased His power at an unknown hour 
that no one knew
How long can I listen to the lies of prejudice?
How long can I stay drunk on fear out in the wilderness?
Can I cast it aside, all this loyalty and this pride?
Will I ever learn that there'll be no peace, 
that the war won't cease
Until He returns?

Surrender your crown on this blood-stained ground, 
take off your mask
He sees your deeds, He knows your needs 
even before you ask
How long can you falsily and deny what is real?
How long can you hate yourself for the weakness you conceal?
Of every earthly plan that be known to man, 
He is unconcerned
He's got plans of his own to set up His throne
When He returns.

Best Seat Out Of The House

Can you imagine sitting down to read here?

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Saturday, September 4, 2010

It's All In The Smile

"It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced-or seemed to face-the whole external world for an instant, and than concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just so far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself and assured you that it had precisely the impression of you that, at your best, you hoped to convey."

-F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby 


I will; be thou clean.
-Mark i. 41

Primeval darkness heard the Almighty fiat, "light be," and straightway light was, and the word of the Lord Jesus is equal in majesty to that ancient word of power. 

Redemption like Creation has its word of might. Jesus speaks and it is done. Leprosy yielded to no human remedies, but it fled at once at the Lord's "I will".... The sinner is in a plight more miserable than the leper; let him imitate his example and go to Jesus, "beseeching Him and kneeling down to Him." Let him exercise what little faith he has, even though it should go no further than "Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean;" and there need be no doubt as to the result of the application. Jesus heals all who come, and casts out none. 

In reading the narrative in which our morning's text occurs, it is worthy of  devout notice that Jesus touched the leper... He made an interchange with the leper, for while He cleansed him, He contracted by that touch a Levitical defilement. Even so Jesus Christ was made sin for us, although in Himself He knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him...

The love of Jesus is the source of salvation. He loves, He looks, He touches us, we live.
- C.H. Spurgeon 

Thursday, September 2, 2010