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Thoughts, Musings, & Quotes (2013)
Sometimes I just let my mind wander. It goes in a different direction each week, so keep checking back. (Musings are original unless otherwise noted. Many are quotes from other people.)

"Time is what keeps everything from happening
at once." (John Wheeler) (12/29/2013)

Previous musings listed below in reverse chronological order

  • "I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And that which I can do, by the grace of God, I will do." (D.L. Moody) (12/22/2013)
  • Ever wonder how someone can oppose cruelty to animals and yet think nothing at all of the physical suffering an abortion causes the fetus--and the emotional suffering it often causes the mother? (12/15/2013)
  • Not even adults know as much as they often think they do (12/8/2013)
  • Pray. Not to 'change' God?s mind, but to want what He wants (12/1/2013)
  • Why do we accuse non-Christians of being sinners? Sin is anything that blocks our relationship with God, but non-Christians don?t have a relationship with Him to block. (11/24/2013)
  • The Bible tells Christians to discipline sinful believers so they won't contaminate the whole church. Why are we so hesitant to do it? (11/17/2013)
  • "If you can't fly, then run. If you can't run, then walk. If you can't walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward." (Martin L. King, Jr.) (11/10/2013)
  • "A woman's heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her." (source unknown) (11/3/2013)
  • "It is monstrous to charge the providence of God with the consequences of actions which He has forbidden." (W. F. Adeney) (10/27/2013)
  • "Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere." (Albert Einstein) (10/20/2013)
  • "God doesn't expect me to know it all, have it all, or do it all. He just wants me to trust him through it all." (Rick Warren) (10/13/2013)
  • "I have made this letter longer, because I have not had the time to make it shorter." (Blaise Pascal) (10/6/2013)
  • Doing something bad to accomplish something good doesn't change the fact you?ve done something bad (9/29/2013)
  • "God loves you so much He created you and then traded His Son's life for yours to prove it." (source unknown) (9/1/2013)
  • My ignorance is as vast as God's knowledge, my foolishness is as vast as His wisdom, and my hope is as vast as God Himself--the part of Him I understand, that is. (9/15/2013)
  • Sometimes I listen to the old hymn "I Love to Tell the Story" and ask myself whether I truly enjoy sharing God's Good News with other people. Then I ask myself the scarier question: If not, why. . . . ? (9/1/2013)
  • "We should be very careful about what we ask from God, but when we do begin to pray for a thing, we must never give up until we get it, or until God definitely makes it very clear that it is not His will to give it." (R.A. Torrey) (8/25/2013)
  • "Political correctness is not my concern. Biblical correctness is. Life is short. I only have to answer to the world for a short time, but I'll be answering to my maker for eternity." (Gina Holmes)(8/18/2013)
  • "A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the other one." (Baltasar Gracin) (8/11/2013)
  • "Everyone wants to save the world, but no one wants to do the dishes." (Anthony Esolen) (8/4/2013)
  • "Humility isn't denying my strengths; it's being honest about my weaknesses. (Rick Warren) (7/28/2013)
  • "It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default." (Joanne Kathleen Rowling) (7/21/2013)
  • "No matter how often the teeth bite the tongue, they remain together in the same mouth. That's the spirit of forgiveness." (Source unknown) (7/14/2013)
  • The old hymn reminds us to "count our blessings and see what God has done." I'd love to, but I can't count high enough.Nobody can. (7/6/2013)
  • Forgiving is hard, forgetting is harder, and overcoming the stress of being hurt by someone else is harder still. (6/30/2013)
  • "Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea." (Robert A. Heinlein) (6/16/2013)
  • "I'm just corny enough to like to have a story hit me over the heart." (Walt Disney) (6/9/2013)
  • You think learning to drive was a challenge? Try taming your tongue. (6/2/2013)
  • "If you want to run your own world, go make one. God is in charge of this one." (source unknown) (6/26/2013)
  • "Asking a Christian to not tell others about Jesus is like asking grandparents to not talk about their grandchildren!" (source unknown) (6/17/2013)
  • Why is it easier to complain about someone who's offended you to a third party than to talk directly to the one who offended you? (5/12/2013)
  • "Handling pain/grief: I don't SWALLOW it in denial or WALLOW in it with self-pity. I HALLOW it by consecrating it to Jesus." (Rick Warren) (4/28/2013)
  • ?Maybe in order to truly love someone you have to learn to disagree with them." (Christy Barritt) (4/21/2013)
  • Whenever I sing for other people, I always insert a mistake or two so even the critics will be able to enjoy the song. (4/14/2013)
  • "Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them." (James Baldwin) (4/7/2013)
  • Interesting that the date for Christmas was placed on a pagan holiday, while Easter falls properly during the Jewish Passover; clearly, Christ's resurrection is the holier of the two days. (3/31/2013)
  • The person who fails to confront a wrongdoer is not a peacemaker. He's an enabler. (3/24/2013)
  • "There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by sword. The other is by debt." (John Adams, 1826) (3/17/2013)
  • Bring up a child the way he should go. . .and use the Bible as your guide. (3/3/2013)
  • "Love is an act of endless forgiveness." (Peter Ustinov) (2/24/2013)
  • If you're tempted to do something wrong, rest assured it's not God talking. (2/10/2013)
  • "Trying to live without God is like trying to dribble a football." (source unknown) (02/3/2013)
  • A non-Christian can't help but sin. A Christian still living on earth is able not to sin. The Christian in heaven cannot sin. (source unknown) (1/27/2013)
  • Being a Christian doesn't eliminate sin, but maintaining a close relationship with God minimizes the desire to sin. (1/20/2013)
  • Sin is something that gets in the way of your relationship with God. It can be something good like possessions or work or family. It can even be church. (1/13/2013)
  • "Tell the truth; it's easier to memorize." (Charles Krauthammer) (1/6/2013)
  • "A Christian following the world's ways instead of God's would be like a fetus trying to stay in the womb." (source unknown) (12/30/2012)