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Questions:
"Where is God when it hurts?"
"Where is the church when it hurts?
"Where are you when your neighbour hurts?"

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"Are the things you are living for
worth Christ dying for?"


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Don't feel bad about feeling bad;
feel good about it.
Be glad your conscience is still
sensitive and responsive to God.

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Anger is the wind
That blows out
The lamp of the mind.


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AN EASTER THOUGHT
We talk to Jesus:
"After You ascended, we turned in despair,
only to see You in each of us."

Augustine

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Matt. 11:29-30 Which version or paraphrase is your favourite?

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"Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart,

and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” NKJV

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“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion?

Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life.

I’ll show you how to take a real rest.

Walk with me and work with me — watch how I do it.

Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.

I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you.


Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” MSG

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“Work with me and learn from me, for I am gentle and kind

and you will discover a peace in your soul beyond anything you thought possible.

My requirements are easy and the load you carry will be light.” Clear Word



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The Cross is an addition sign
because it puts Christ in the proper place.

                                                                                                                     Kent Hansen

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Meekness is not weakness.
It is power under control.


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"God gives opportunities;
success depends upon the use made of them."

 
Prophets & Kings, p. 318                                 
 
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The only thing worse than being blind,

is having sight but no vision.

 

Helen Keller                                                   

 

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When everyone thinks alike,

no one thinks very much.


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"We cannot allow the elbows in Christ's body

to determine our direction."

 
Chris Blake in "Swimming Against the Current."                     

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"The Creator made His human creatures

with not only the capacity for love

but also the necessity."

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A kind Christian

leaves behind him

a trail of happy people.


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Pain is temporary.

Quitting lasts forever.

-- Lance Armstrong


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Jesus inspired an agitated Peter

to go fishing

and he caught grace.


Matthew 17:24-27

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"Nothing tends more to promote

health of body and of soul

than does a spirit of gratitude and praise.

It is a positive duty to resist melancholy,

discontented thoughts and feelings ,

as much a duty as it is to pray."


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"When every other voice is hushed

and in quietness we wait before Him,

the silence of the soul makes more distinct

the voice of God."


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Worry gives small problems big shadows.

Corrie ten Boom said,

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows;

it empties today of its strength.”


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You have never tested
God's resources
until you have attempted
the impossible.