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    When you love someone, the best thing you can offer is your presence. How can you love if you are not there?

    Thich Nhat Hanh
    So keep your candles burning
    "Nevertheless, she persisted."
    a.k.a. starchild, starburst, stardust, sweetpea, and dumber than dirt.

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    "Around the country, progressive bullies have attacked Christians for daring to put their faith ahead of the pet causes of those who feign compassion while destroying life-giving liberties. What we are seeing is a scorched-earth, take-no-prisoners approach as the wildfire burns across our land. It is not enough that Christians be quiet. Christians must be silenced and punished. Their faith cannot be respected. Legislation that ensures people are free to live and work according to their faith without fear of being punished by government must be stopped and decried as discrimination...There is one key reason that those on the Left must force their beliefs on the rest of us: if they didn't force their craziness on us, we would never embrace it." ~Erick Erickson

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    ďThe internet has become a carefully controlled and heavily monitored illusion. It has turned into both a circus and battleground." - Suzy Kassem

    You aren't what you eat, but you're always what you swallow.

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    A stagecoach passed by on the road and went on;
    And the road didnít become more beautiful or even more ugly.
    Thatís human action on the outside world.
    We take nothing away and we put nothing back, we pass by and we forget;
    And the sun is always punctual every day.

    Alberto Caeiro
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    But next morning, at the first bend of the river shutting off the houses of Patusan, all this dropped out of my sight bodily, with its colour, its design, and its meaning, like a picture created by fancy on a canvas, upon which, after long contemplation, you turn your back for the last time. It remains in the memory motionless, unfaded, with its life arrested, in an unchanging light. There are the ambitions, the fears, the hate, the hopes, and they remain in my mind just as I had seen them ó intense and as if for ever suspended in their expression. I had turned away from the picture and was going back to the world where events move, men change, light flickers, life flows in a clear stream, no matter whether over mud or over stones. I wasnít going to dive into it; I would have enough to do to keep my head above the surface. But as to what I was leaving behind, I cannot imagine any alteration.

    Joseph Conrad
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    The birds they sang
    At the break of day
    Start again
    I heard them say
    Don't dwell on what
    Has passed away
    Or what is yet to be

    Ah the wars they will
    Be fought again
    The holy dove
    She will be caught again
    Bought and sold
    And bought again
    The dove is never free

    Ring the bells that still can ring
    Forget your perfect offering
    There is a crack, a crack in everything
    That's how the light gets in

    We asked for signs
    The signs were sent:
    The birth betrayed
    The marriage spent
    Yeah the widowhood
    Of every government
    Signs for all to see

    I can't run no more
    With that lawless crowd
    While the killers in high places
    Say their prayers out loud
    But they've summoned, they've summoned up
    A thundercloud
    And they're going to hear from me

    Ring the bells that still can ring
    Forget your perfect offering
    There is a crack, a crack in everything
    That's how the light gets in

    You can add up the parts
    You won't have the sum
    You can strike up the march
    There is no drum
    Every heart, every heart
    To love will come
    But like a refugee

    Ring the bells that still can ring
    Forget your perfect offering
    There is a crack, a crack in everything
    That's how the light gets in

    Ring the bells that still can ring
    Forget your perfect offering
    There is a crack, a crack in everything
    That's how the light gets in

    Leonard Cohen
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    Discipline
    If you set out to seek freedom, then learn above all things to govern your soul and your senses,
    for fear that your passions and longings may lead you away from the path you should follow.
    Chaste be your mind and your body, and both in subjection, obediently, steadfastly seeking the aim set before them;
    only through discipline may a man learn to be free.

    Action
    Daring to do what is right, not what fancy may tell you,
    valiantly grasping occasions, not cravenly doubting –
    freedom comes only through deeds, not through thoughts taking wing.
    Faint not nor fear, but go out to the storm and the action,
    trusting in God whose commandment you faithfully follow;
    freedom, exultant, will welcome your spirit with joy.

    Suffering
    A change has come indeed.
    Your hands, so strong and active, are bound; in helplessness now you see your action is ended;
    you sigh in relief, your cause committing to stronger hands; so now you may rest contented.
    Only for one blissful moment could you draw near to touch freedom;
    then, that it might be perfected in glory, you gave it to God.

    Death
    Come now, thou greatest of feasts on the journey to freedom eternal;
    death, cast aside all the burdensome chains, and demolish the walls of our temporal body, the walls of our souls that are blinded,
    so that at last we may see that which here remains hidden.
    Freedom, how long we have sought thee in discipline, action, and suffering;
    dying, we now may behold thee revealed in the Lord.


    -Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Written a couple of months before his execution.
    "By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace." (Luke 1:78-79)

    The Light Eternal, breaking through,
    the world to gleam anew;
    His beams have pierced the core of night,
    He makes us children of the light.

    -Martin Luther

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    "This book will keep you from sin, sin will keep you from this book." -Dr. John G. Mitchell
    My New Years Resolution: 1 Peter 3:15
    Omniscient without man's qualification. John 1:3 "Nothing"
    Colossians 1:17 "Nothing" John 15:5 "Nothing"
    Mighty, ALL mighty (omnipotent). Revelation 1:8
    No possible limitation Isaiah 40:25 Joshua 24:15
    Infinite (Omnipresent) Psalm 145:3 Hebrews 4:13

    Is Calvinism okay? Yep

    Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think... Amen. -Ephesians 3:20 & 21

    1Co 13:11 ... when I became an adult, I set aside childish ways. Titus 3:10 Ephesians 4:29-32; 5:11

    Separation of church and State is not atheism "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights..."

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