“God’s true love, the highest divine love, is not mainly God making much of us, but giving the highest price imaginable in his Son to free us from our bondage to joy-destroying self so that we can enjoy making much of him forever.” --John Piper In this was manifested the love of God toward us, … Continue reading Loved with an astounding love!
January is my time of year for creating ambitious book lists. I dove into this year's reading with three books at once-- Chesterton's Orthodoxy, Pressfield's War of Art, and a creative biography mixed with personal memoir, The Paper Garden. But all of these took a back seat to Elizabeth Goudge's The Scent of Water when … Continue reading The Scent of Water*
I'm reading Wendell Berry's book along with the folks at Living our Days blog at https://michelemorin.wordpress.com We're on the home stretch now! Each Thursday we talk about a few more chapters together and reflect on what we've noticed. Feel free to join us even if you're not reading along. There is always good food for thought! Jayber … Continue reading Jayber Crow–Chapters 21-23
We are sometimes poor judges of what love looks like. When pain is involved we are apt to say, this cannot be love. (Thus spanking of children has gone out of vogue, for instance.) But God's love is our model. And this kind of love goes far beyond the cozy warm feeling we get singing the … Continue reading Behold, the Father’s love for us…
from The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the … Continue reading Destined for Glory!
'If God is Love, He is, by definition, something more than mere kindness. And it appears, from all the records, that though He has often rebuked us and condemned us, He has never regarded us with contempt. He has paid us the intolerable compliment of loving us, in the deepest, most tragic, most inexorable sense.' --C.S.Lewis … Continue reading If God is love