Evening He who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. … for let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called … Continue reading Little children, abide in Him.
by Sarah Walton “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” … Continue reading Hope When It Hurts
Yesterday, I was out with my oldest daughter. We had a good time together shopping for crafty things. I mentioned what I read in someone’s blog about how Christians want to “fix” other people. She then told me how mad it has made her through the years when I have tried to “fix” her.
“Remember when I told you I don’t read the Bible and you wrote me a letter?”
I said, “Yes.”
“Well that upset me. I just delete things you write me about religion. You have your relationship with God your way and I have my relationship my way.”
I felt really bad and told her I was sorry. I told her I was always terrified she wouldn’t be saved and I knew that faith comes by hearing the Word of God.
I could tell that didn’t help. She is still angry about the times I’ve talked with…
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Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction… Narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. § The kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force. § Do not labor for … Continue reading Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest.
I was rushing all my life.
But now the pain in my joints is forcing me to slow down.
And I like it.
Not a pain but slowing down. 🙂
Going slow I’m avoiding tripping, falling down and breaking my old aching bones.
And I have time to think where I’m going, why I’m going there and what I will do when I get there. 🙂
Sure, I can hurry up if there is emergency.
Than I will forget the pain and I will do whatever have to be done under the circumstances.
This old Italian Proverb explains why going slow is better:
Chi va piano
Means: He who go slowly
And goes far
So slow down if you want to go sano and go lontano. 🙂
And someone Anonymous said:
Slow down happiness is trying to catch you.
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Ons is Jesus se kinders en hier op aarde geplaas om ’n oes te lewer, maar duiwel kom probeer ’n spanner in die wiele gooi. Source: Onkruid uittrek
It occurs to me that I never really talked about where my blog’s identity: “Be Persuaded” came from. It hails from an unlikely Bible verse: Hebrews 13:17, which says:
“Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account, so that they can do this with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you.” – HCSB
You might say: “I don’t really see how you’d get “be persuaded” out that. True – it’s not exactly suggested in any of the English versions of the text. But this verse wasn’t originally written in English.
One way of writing it looks like this: “peithesthe tois hēgoumenois hymōn kai hypeikete autoi gar agrypnousin hyper tōn psychōn hymōn hōs logon apodōsontes hina meta charas touto poiōsin kai mē stenazontes alysiteles gar hymin touto”
As a version of this: Πείθεσθε…
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by Chris Staples I love shepherds! I accept that there are some who abuse the privilege but the vast majority of those that I meet really love Jesus and serve their socks off for their flock. As a church leader, there are times when we expect gratitude from the ones that we love but instead … Continue reading When Sheep Bite
By Barbara Shafer Today, I’m going to let you in on a few secrets of my life. Things that people don’t necessarily know about me. They are all related to today’s message on The Powerful Beauty of a Closed Door. We all know what closed doors are like. Sometimes it’s a closed door of a … Continue reading The Powerful Beauty of a Closed Door.