“I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”
— C.S. Lewis (Mere Christianity)

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A favorite quote of mine, hope you enjoy it too!

“Certain things can only be dealt with
by ignoring them; if you face them you increase
their power. It is absurd to say, Pray about them;
when once a thing is seen to be wrong,
don’t pray about it, it fixes the mind on it;
never for a second brood on it,
destroy it by neglect.”

 Oswald Chambers quote

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MY GOD IS REAL

Some people go from day to day, not thinking about God.

Others say there is no God, that He is not real. As I am sitting here

writing this I am looking out my window viewing the beauty

of nature around me and I wonder how any one could say,

there is no God or He is not real. I see my God, in each flower,

each tree, in each rain drop He sends my way. I see Him in each

wave in the sea and hear His whisper in each gentle breeze. I

hear His majesty in each song the song birds sing and I enjoy the

blessing their melody brings. I know my God is real, when I see

how lives are changed, when they give their life’s reins to Him.

I know my God is real when He gives me joy in my times of

stress. I know He is real when He gives me strength in times

when I am weak and in pain and how He restores my soul when I pray.

Yes dear friend, my God is real because I feel Him in my soul.

Dear friend I trust that you will believe my God is real and feel

the joy He can give your soul.

—– Winston Staples —–

Early Morning [ by Winston Staples ]

It is early morn, no one is around, off in the distance, I hear a sound, it is the sound of a car horn, in the cold air, it sounds so forlorn. It has snowed all night; the ground is so beautiful and white, and in an hour it will be day light. I am watching the horizon, and waiting for the sun to shine so bright, it will change this darkness into beautiful sunlight. I will raise my hands and with a joyful shout, and thank God for all His creation about!

Poem { Precious Moments }

Tic, Toc, tic, toc, go the hands on the old clock; Squeak, squeak goes the old lazy boy chair, as I slowly rock, and relax there. I am thankful, for each second, each moment, each tic, each toc, as I listen to the sound of that old grandfather clock. I count my blessings, and sing as I rock, and I am so thankful, that I can see and hear that old clock. I take a deep breath and joyfully say, I am thankful for each precious moment, God has sent my way.