Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Wednesdays with Words (Thirsting for God-Part 2)


I am still working my way through Thirsting for God: Spiritual Refreshment for the Sacred Journey by Gary Thomas. My mom has been visiting so reading hasn't been a priority even though I've been reading snatches here and there.

This quote comes from a chapter on "Cultivating the Quiet" and how in today's world we really struggle with slowing down and learning to face God while being quiet. In addressing the reasons we hide from God, Thomas writes:
Confronting these tests calls for courage--sometimes more courage than we possess. So rather than face them, we pretend they're not tests at all, and we simply avoid God by staying busy. Just as someone who is allergic to cats recognizes the early symptoms of a reaction and makes haste to get away, so often unknowingly begin to recognize the sensation of God breaking into our hearts, and we rush into some activity or diversion to avoid his presence. p. 122

Monday, November 9, 2015

Happy 16th Birthday, Destini!

I'm a day late in posting, but we are wanting to wish our oldest daughter, Destini, a happy 16th birthday. I don't know where the time is has gone, but it seems like the other day we were working on reading lessons. Happy Sweet 16th, Des!

Sweet 16

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Wednesdays with Words (Thirsting for God)

I am currently reading Thirsting for God: Spiritual Refreshment for the Sacred Journey by Gary Thomas. I am not a person who marks up books, but I have found so many good things in here that I find myself making small marks. Gary Thomas used this quote when he was talking about the importance of taking time to reflect on the progress we are making in our walk with God and he shows how the Puritans, (Ralph Venning was a Puritan) issued calls to remain vigilant and reflective.


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