Thursday, March 31, 2011

No Man Is An Island

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is apiece of the Continent, a part of the main.  John Donne

No true test of civilization is, not the census, nor the size of cities, nor the corps, but the kind of man that the country turns out. Ralph Waldo Emerson

To seek the society of others and to shun it are two blameworthy extremes in the devotion of those who live in the world.  St. Francis de Sales

God is the judge of all social systems. -- Oscar Romero

Civilization is always in danger when those who have never learned to obey are given the right to command.  Fulton John Sheen

Therefore, as opportunity offers, let us work for the good of all, especially of the household of the faith. Galatians 6:10

We have the gospel of Jesus Christ which transforms society, not just glues all the bits together.  Elaine Storkey

Just Another Mountain by Jami Slocum

"Yes, we will have struggles in this world. That's what John 16:33 says. But as this song says, God is in control. And what John 16:33 also says is "Take heart, for I have overcome the world!" My favorite line in this song is "How Your grace fills me with hope." Yes, we will have mountains to climb in this lifetime, but God will help us to reach the mountaintop." - coolram52

Prayer Request   Like a woman in labor the tiny island nation of Japan has had over 700+ earthquakes since March 22th,2011.   

C.S. Lewis writes "The divine art of miracle is not an of suspending the pattern to which events confirm but to feeding new events into the pattern. God shapes the world by prayer. As believers let us feed new events into this pattern through prayer.

It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23

Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy. Matthew 5:7

He that demands mercy and shows none ruins the bridge over which he himself is to pass. Thomas Adams

 When adverse circumstances suddenly arise My children should immediately get "into faith" [love] rather than "into fear".

...."'In righteousness you will be established; You will be far from oppression, for you will not fear; And from terror, for it will not come near you. If anyone fiercely assails you it will not be from Me. Whoever assails you will fall because of you. Behold, I Myself have created the smith who blows the fire of coals and brings out a weapon for its work; And I have created the destroyer to ruin. No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their vindication is from Me,' declares the LORD".... Isaiah 54:14-17 NASB

...."For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind".... 2 Timothy 1:7 KJV

1 comment:

Patti said...

Your writing is simply exquisite, and for me SO timely... thank you!