“Following Jesus will draw mockery. The message of the cross is offensive to most people. But this doesn’t mean we need to go out of our way to purposefully offend people. It doesn’t mean that if we’re being ‘persecuted’ that we’re somehow doing it right. When people are offended by your faith, hopefully it’s because you’re so ridiculously kind and compassionate and disciplined in the face of a broken world that it doesn’t make sense to them. Sometimes when we’re ‘persecuted,’ it’s just because we’re being a jerk.”
The Two Towers
The music behind one of the most beautifully written and motivational speeches ever. Ever.
"It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines, it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t. Because they were holding on to something… There’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it’s worth fighting for."
“I wrote this poem called “The Calvinist” to capture a glimpse of God’s sovereign intersection with the life of a sinful man. There is no part of life where the greatness of God does not penetrate deeply. I want to help you feel that.”
- John Piper
According to my orgo lab professor, Dr. Hunt, it takes 5 cups of coffee in one day to get addicted to caffeine and it takes 100 cups of coffee in one day to provide enough caffeine to kill you.
I am on cup 3 of the day.
Only 2 more til I am addicted and 97 more til my love for coffee becomes fatal.
- moi:I'm sorry!
- toi:You always say you're sorry but your never change.
There is only one of me. And that is sometimes a very lonely thing.
With progress comes sacrifice.
When is the cost too much?
Where do you stop?
Or do you just keep going
Until the very end
And see who else has made it?
So the little prince tamed the fox. And when the hour of his departure drew near—
Ah,” said the fox, “I shall cry.”
It is your own fault,” said the little prince. “I never wished you any sort of harm; but you wanted me to tame you …”
Yes, that is so,” said the fox.
But now you are going to cry!” said the little prince.
Yes, that is so,” said the fox.
Then it has done you no good at all!”
It has done me good,” said the fox, “because of the color of the wheat fields.””
Antoine de Saint-Exupery ~ The Little Prince
Lord, high and holy, meek and lowly,
Thou has brought me to the valley of vision,
where I live in the depths but see thee in the heights;
hemmed in by mountains of sin I behold
Let me learn by paradox
that the way down is the way up,
that to be low is to be high,
that the broken heart is the healed heart,
that the contrite spirit is the rejoicing spirit,
that the repenting soul is the victorious soul,
that to have nothing is to possess all,
that to bear the cross is to wear the crown,
that to give is to receive,
that the valley is the place of vision.
Lord, in the daytime stars can be seen from deepest wells,
and the deeper the wells the brighter
Thy stars shine;
Let me find Thy light in my darkness,
Thy life in my death,
Thy joy in my sorrow,
Thy grace in my sin,
Thy riches in my poverty
Thy glory in my valley.