No one has greater love than this – that one would lay down his life for his friends.
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.”
Psalm 33:12 KJV
Be on your guard: stand firm in the faith: be men of courage: be strong.
I Corinthians 16:13 NIV
Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim his greatness.
Let the whole world know what he has done.
Sing to him;
yes, sing his praises.
Tell everyone about his wonderful deeds.
Exult in his holy name;
you who worship the Lord.
~PSALM 105 1-3
“‘Men and women who have lived wisely and well will shine brilliantly,
like the cloudless, star-strewn night skies.
And those who put others on the right path to life will glow like stars forever.
DANIEL 12:3 The Message (MSG)
I remember my mother’s prayers and
they have always followed me.
They have clung to me all my life.
God, I want to be a mother who contends for her children…
one of the greatest evangelists of the 1700’s
(speaking to crowds of 20,000 or more) was raised by a mother who prayed.
Susanna Wesley raised John in a home dedicated to the Word of God and prayer.
In the midst of raising 10 children she would spend two hours a day in personal prayer.
Many days she couldn’t find a place of solitude
so she would lift her apron over her head to be alone with God.
There she prayed with children playing about her.
Another of her other children, Charles Wesley,
wrote over 9,000 hymns we still sing today.
“If you want to get warm you must stand near the fire:
if you want to be wet you must get into the water.
If you want joy, power, peace, eternal life,
you must get close to,
or even into, the thing that has them.”
~ C. S. Lewis
“There is nothing more important than your eternal salvation.”
“There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.”
~Marianne Williamson. author and lecturer.
“Besides this May
There is Another—
Our Speculations of the Foreigner!
Some know Him whom We knew—
A Nature be
Where Saints, and our plain going Neighbor
– Emily Dickinson, Besides This May, #977, 1875