|Chocolate-peppermint-candy-cane cupcakes: yum!|
|probably about half of the ornaments i made total...|
|Sheet music ornament|
"Now here comes in the whole collapse and huge blunder of our age. We have mixed up two different things, two opposite things. Progress should mean that we are always changing the world to suit the vision. Progress does mean (just now) that we are always changing the vision. It should mean that we are slow but sure in bringing justice and mercy among men: it does mean that we are very swift in doubting the desirability of justice and mercy: a wild page from any Prussian sophist makes men doubt it. Progress should mean that we are always walking towards the New Jerusalem. It does mean that the New Jerusalem is always walking away from us. We are not altering the real to suit the ideal. We are altering the ideal: it is easier." [G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy]
"We found one particularly horrible jail in the bush [in Uganda] that had warehoused more than a dozen kids behind an old wooden door for years. A couple of amazing guys from Pepperdine Law School came over and prepared those cases for trial. Those cases were heard, and when the last kid was dropped off at home after their trial, I had that old wooden door ripped off of its hinges. It now stands in the corner of my office. It's a reminder to me that God searches for us, no matter what dark place we're in or what door we're behind. He hears our impossible, audacious prayers for ourselves and others. And He delights in forgiving us and then answering those prayers by letting us return home to Him. It reminds me that when we take Jesus up on His promises, He doesn't just stand in our lives knocking. He rips our small view of Him and what He can make possible right off the hinges."
[Bob Goff, Love Does, 181-182]
|Students worshipping at the evening session. |
"Steadfastness, that is holding on;~S.D. Gordon, Quiet Talks on Prayer
patience, that is holding back;
expectancy, that is holding the face up;
obedience, that is holding one's self in readiness to go or do;
listening, that is holding quiet and still so as to hear."