The Sound of Silence


When we hear the sound of silence it is imperative to stop and listen. It comes in the form of stillness. It comes to everyone at one time or another; the key is to be aware and allow it to unfold.

Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together; that at length they may emerge, full-formed and majestic, into the delight of life, which they are thenceforth to rule.  Thomas Carlyle

Mother Theresa said: “The most important thing is silence. We cannot place ourselves directly in God’s presence without imposing upon ourselves interior and exterior silence.”

And Simon and Garfunkel had this to say about the Sound of Silence. Happy Saturday.

Living Proof


There are so many arguments about God and science, the premise being that science can be proved and God cannot. This brings me to the conclusion that God is the ultimate Scientist and we are the proof.

It reminds me of that old saying, ‘the proof is in the pudding’. This is said to mean the proof of the pudding is in the eating which is also said to mean that you can only judge the quality of something after you have tried, used or experienced it. (Internet May 27, 2020)

I choose to believe I am a child of God rather than a tadpole and that the ultimate Scientist taught earthly scientists everything they know.

A neurosurgeon once stated that the brain is the artwork of God.

Take Stephen Hawking, renowned scientist who was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS) in 1963 at the age of 21. Mr. Hawking’s life expectancy at that time was two years and yet he was seventy-six when he died in 2018.

Hawking once wrote that achieving a theory of everything would be the ultimate triumph of human reason…for then we should know the mind of God. (A Brief History of Time).

A self proclaimed Atheist, Stephen Hawking, to my mind, was living proof that God is the ultimate scientist.

 

 

Doing What’s Right


The difference between doing right or wrong could, and often does lead to death. But do the perpetrators actually know the difference? I don’t think so because I don’t want to believe that humans can be that callous and cruel.

Here are a few quotes on doing what’s right:

Do what is right, not what is easy. Roy T. Bennett

The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it. Norman Schwarzkopf

Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching. C.S. Lewis

Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right. Theodore Roosevelt

Two wrongs don’t make a right.

You can’t do wrong by doing right.

Happy Sunday.

Romans 12:21 — Today's Verse for Wednesday, December 21, 2016

 

 

Venturing Out


Today I’m thinking of venturing out to Canadian Tire for a couple of paint brushes. It will be my first retail experience in three months if you don’t count getting my snow tires changed over. Back in the eighties, one of my daughters gave me the following quote in the form of a wall plaque. It will be in my mind the whole time I’m out.

Lord, help me to remember that nothing is going to happen today that You and I can’t handle together.

Using Our Talents


So many have so much in the way of talents, yet so many are not applying them in their lives. Whatever your talents are they are  God-given and not to be set on the back burner. Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10. Happy Sunday