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“Guide me in your truth & teach me, for you are God my Savior, & my hope is in you all day long.: ~ Psalm 25:5

Love Is the Key by Donald Gray Barnhouse

“Love is the key.  Joy is love singing.  Peace is love resting.  Patience is love enduring.  Kindness is love’s truth.  Goodness is love’s character.  Faithfulness is love’s habit.  Gentleness is love’s self-forgetfulness.  Self-Control is love holding the reins.”

A Year with Aslan from The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe

“The days ought to have been delightful.  The weather was nice, they were outside swimming & fishing & climbing trees … but Lucy couldn’t properly enjoy any of it.”


“We can’t proclaim the Jesus truth any old way we like.  Nor can we follow the Jesus way without speaking the Jesus truth – but in America, Jesus as the truth gets far more attention than Jesus as the way.  Too often we turn it into a consumer enterprise of wanting more.  If we want more people at church, we identify what they want & offer it to them.  It’s the language we grew up on.  But we can’t skip the way of Jesus in our hurry to get to the truth of Jesus.  The way of Jesus is how we practice – in our homes & workplaces, with our friends & family – & it’s how we come to know the truth ourselves.: ~ Eugene Peterson, The Jesus Way

“Think for yourself whether much of your sorrow hasn’t come from someone speaking ill of you.  That’s what happens when you set yourself up as a little god.  When you have to be loyal to that idol, how can you ever hope to have peace?  The heart’s fierce effort to protect itself will never let the mind have rest.” ~ A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God

Is there a thought in your heart about anyone that you wouldn’t want brought to light?  Envy, jealousy & strife?  They don’t necessarily come from your old nature of sin, but from the flesh which was used to these things in the past.  Put them away.  That means not resorting to something simply to make a point.  The greatest spiritual crisis, he says, comes when a person has to move a little farther on in his faith that the beliefs he has already accepted.” ~ Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest

YouVersion – Verse of the Year 2013


Mark 4:26-34

Philippians 1:14

Proverbs 6:5

Revelation 3:20

Romans 12