Monday, August 04, 2008

I have moved...

to www.makabasa.org. See you there. :)

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Tales, not Fairy Tales

“When we are very young children we do not need fairy tales: we only need tales. Mere life is interesting enough. A child of seven is excited by being told that Tommy opened the door and saw a dragon. But a child of three is excited by being told that Tommy opened a door.”


from p.54 of "Orthodoxy" by GK Chesterton, found through the latest DG Taste and See email.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Help me fight the rebel sigh

help me fight the rebel sigh
and trust in You, not to ask why
for You've been proven good above all
though reasons are concealed, none of them fall

short of your wise and generous plan
to receive glory and bring joy to man
may Your will be fulfilled, Your Name lifted high
to You may my thoughts and affections fly

and when pain accompanies uncertain things
and tears fall for what the trial brings
may my soul exclaim, "God is enough!"
there's no suffering that is too hard, too rough

that is not worth seeing my Savior's face
His pleasure bestowed by undeserved grace
my joy is tied to His glory-shine
oh may I be found wholly thine!

-may 9, 2008
-for those who noticed, yes, "rebel sigh" is a phrase borrowed from elisabeth elliot's writings. :) there was no improving on the combination of these two words.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Die a thousand deaths

Faith is a living and unshakable confidence, a belief in the grace of God so assured that a man would die a thousand deaths for its sake.
-Martin Luther