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Friday, 23 February 2018

Quotes 24 Feb 18

I think God has sent it [Parkinson's Disease] at
this age to show me that I'm totally dependent
on Him.
     --Billy Graham (1918-2018)
      _Midwest Today_ [January 1997]

  When I was a child,
I hid as a child,
I hoped as a child,
I prayed as a child.
When my government didn't protect me,
I put away childish things.
--Christopher Weyant
      (Political cartoon; February 21, 2018)

Official figures suggest crime is on a downward trend but officers say many victims have stopped reporting incidents while organised crime syndicates have been given a free rein.
“Only one in nine criminal groups can be tackled with the current people and resources,” the report given to the De Telegraaf newspaper says. “Detectives see that small criminals develop into wealthy entrepreneurs who establish themselves in the hospitality industry, housing market, middle class, travel agencies.”
The paper from the Dutch police union, based on interviews with 400 detectives, adds: “The Netherlands fulfils many characteristics of a narco-state. Detectives see a parallel economy emerge.”- The Guardian

Quotes 23 Feb 18

Atheism is the ultimate delusion - Debating Delusions – Proclaiming Christ in the Public Square by theweeflea 2018-02-21 @wordpress.com>

The kingdom of God is camouflaged in carnage. It grows like a seed, with division, delay, disappointment; it is hidden in plain sight, it is dressed in riddles and paradox, it will grow to be a tree that will fill the whole earth.- David Gibson@davidngibbo

Correction does much, but encouragement does more.
Encouragement after censure is as the sun after a
shower.
     --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

    If a friend tell thee a fault, imagine always that he telleth
thee not the whole.
        --Thomas Fuller (I), _Introductio ad Prudentium_, 1731

        It is well, when one is judging a friend, to remember that he
is judging you with the same godlike and superior impartiality.
        --Arnold Bennett

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Quotes 22 Feb 18

Atheism is the ultimate delusion - Debating Delusions – Proclaiming Christ in the Public Square by theweeflea 2018-02-21 @wordpress.com>

The kingdom of God is camouflaged in carnage. It grows like a seed, with division, delay, disappointment; it is hidden in plain sight, it is dressed in riddles and paradox, it will grow to be a tree that will fill the whole earth.- David Gibson@davidngibbo

 Jesus invited us, not to a picnic, but to a pilgrimage;
not to a frolic, but to a fight.  He offered us, not an
excursion, but an execution.  Our Savior said that
we would have to be ready to die to self, sin, and
the world.
     --Billy Graham (1918-2018)
      (In Martin H. Manser's _The Westminster Collection
       of Christian Quotations_ [2001], "Discipleship")

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Quotes 21 Feb 18

'It has been obvious for years that Richard Dawkins had a fat book on religion in him, but who would have thought him capable of writing one this bad? Incurious, dogmatic, rambling and self-contradictory, it has none of the style or verve of his earlier works.'-Prospect magazine on R Dawkins, The God Delusion

A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study.-Chinese Proverb

Those in a state of salvation are to attribute it to sovereign grace alone, and to give all the praise to God, who makes them to differ from others. Godliness is no cause for glorying, except it be in God. - Jonathan Edwards@Heart_Aflame

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Quotes 20 Feb 18

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. -Samuel Johnson

Busy in California helping my sick friend and walking his dog. More t/f D.V. 

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Quotes 19 Feb 18

Charles Spurgeon ...called slavery, 'the foulest blot ... which may have to be washed out in blood...a crime of crimes, a soul destroying sin, and an iniquity which cries out for vengeance.' quoted in The Book of Books,Melvyn Bragg, p.239 from Charles Haddon Spurgeon: A Preachers Progressby Patricia Stallings Kruppa, it was in a letter written by Spurgeon to Henry Ward Beecher.

THE SOn of Mary, the adopted son of a carpenter, sits now on the throne of the universe. A man now stands, no longer a victim to the serpent’s wiles, but a true king, utterly victorious.-Mike Reeves@mike_reeves
 
Wisdom has a price.  It costs not by purchasing it 
with money, but with the willingness to abandon 
certain pleasures of the world.  The cost may 
pertain to our pride.  The cost could result in 
changing our lifestyles. 
A high IQ is not required.  This is because the 
wisdom that we are talking about in this book comes 
only from God.  It is His prerogative to give or 
withhold wisdom.  It is one of His greatest gifts 
to us.  It is promised to those who make a wise 
choice--to choose to follow his ways. --R. T. Kendall (1935-    ) 
      _Charisma_ [October 2015], "Secrets of Gaining Wisdom" 
       https://view.imirus.com/306/document/11863/page-name/56 

The past reflects eternally between two mirrors — the bright mirror of 
words and deeds, and the dark one, full of things we didn't do or say. 
==>Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram (2003)  

Quotes 17 Feb 18

There is no loneliness to the believer.  He may be
misunderstood, slandered, disliked, persecuted; but
near him is the presence of a sympathizing Father,
shaping, guiding, influencing every step in the path
through life towards a definite and blessed end.
     --Basil Wilberforce (1841-1916)
      (In Marion Parker's _Thoughts Of The Great:
       A Scrapbook of Quotations_ [1960])

Without God at the wheel of the human heart, we
are like a driverless car careening down the
freeway.  A crash is inevitable.
This depravity, or godlessness, is the root cause
of America's moral decline.  We grasp for what
feels good instead of what is good.
 --David Jeremiah (1941-    ) _Is This The End?_ [2016], "The Age Of Anything Goes"

Time is your most precious gift because you only
have a set amount of it.  You can make more money,
but you can't make more time.  When you give someone
your time, you are giving them a portion of your
life that you'll never get back.  Your time is your
life....The most desired gift of love is not diamonds or
roses or chocolate.  It is focused attention.  Love
concentrates so intently on another that you forget
yourself at that moment.  Attention says, "I value
you enough to give you my most precious asset--my
time." Whenever you give your time, you are making a
sacrifice, and sacrifice is the essence of love.
-Rick Warren (1954-) _The Purpose Driven Life_ [2002], Chapter 16

My book wants to look at what has been neglected:a history that no longer dares to speak its name. A history of positive achievement catalysed by the King James Bible and the Protestant movement. - The Book of Books,Melvyn Bragg, p.202

"Everything that is lovely in God is in Him, [Jesus] and everything that is or can be lovely in man is in him...for He is man as well as God, he is the holiest, meekest, most humble, and every way the most excellent man that ever was." - Jonathan Edwards,/// Children Ought to Love the Lord Jesus Christ