Some people seem to be unable to say two things: “Thank You,” and “I’m sorry.” CS
Unforgiveness and intolerance of imperfection are the two things that have caused me more pain than anything else. (And faithlessness and argumentativeness.)
Unforgiveness leads to anger, deadly resentment and suicidal depression.
Perfectionism makes the whole world torment you day and night, because you intensely hate how imperfect everything is–everything disappoints you.
Acceptance of reality, appreciation of every little thing, thankfulness, and loving sinners and enemies cause you to enjoy the world, to enjoy people, and enjoy the life God has given you, while you make everything as good as it can be.
Faithlessness leads to worry and every endless misery. Argumentativeness turns all of life into a miserable stressful battle.
Pride is intense suffering, so inadequate it is for the reality of life.
Humbly trust God almighty in this cursed world, and enjoy and appreciate every little thing is the way to live.
Enjoy God’s tender forgiveness and love and peace in Jesus every day, led by His Spirit.
The deepest reality is not that we become one with the universe, and not that we realize that we are one with the universe, but that we become one with God, who created the universe, and who created our souls.
There is a difference between studying a topic or a question—and reading an entire Bible text (paragraph, chapter, book, Testament, or the entire Bible) and seeing the whole picture. -Curtis Smale
I sense my faith in Jesus, and I know in the intuition and conscience of my spirit that I believe in Him, when I think of who He is in the Bible, when I sense His extreme and sacrificial love, His pure and absolute goodness, His holiness, His grace, His glory, His forgiveness, His words, His Spirit, His life, His peace, His divinity, His power, His humanity, His heavenliness.
The difference between entertainment and art is that entertainment is cool and fun; but art is beautiful and meaningful. – Curtis Smale