Saturday, June 09, 2007

'Til We Have Faces

Food for thought...
Quotes from things I am learning, enjoying lately...

DORY: Hey, Mr. Grumpy Gills. When life gets you down, you know what you gotta do.
MARLIN: I don't wanna know what you gotta do when life gets you down.
DORY[singing]: Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. What do we do? We swim, swim.

*Everything you have will one day come to an end; it is going away. Every single thing is going. If you can acknowledge that we only have this for a season, then you can truly enjoy it.* Mark Rood

"Soon Bardia was teaching me (Princess Orual) to ride on horseback as well as to fence with the sword. He used me, and talked to me, more and more like a man. And this both grieved and pleased me." Til We Have Faces, C.S. Lewis
This ties in to what I am learning through "Five Aspects of Woman" about how our curse as women we try to dominate our men (rule them). The author says, "I used to hear my father say, 'The woman will always try to take over, but she will not be happy if she succeeds.' There is a lot of truth to that. Women will try to push their men, but everybody is happier if the man plays the man, holds his ground, takes responsibility, and stays in the seat of leadership." Barbara K. Mouser

Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."

"Study of church history should increase our humility about who we are and what we believe. There is nothing that the modern church enjoys that is not a gift from previous generations of God's people." Mark A. Noll "Turning Points"

*And this is the confidence we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.* 1 John 5:14-15

1 Samuel 18:1-3~As soon as he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. And Saul took him that day and would not let him return to his father's house. Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own soul.~
Their hearts were knit!! It didn't matter who was King, for Jonathan, his heart was knit to David's so that he could not see where his interests ended and David's began. It pleased him just as much to see David king.~ Tonight's fellowship.

*Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of JOY and they said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them." The LORD has done great things for us; we are glad... Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy! He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of JOY, bringing his sheaves with him.* Psalm 126:2-3,5-6

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