Thoughtful Thursday: I Need Your Quote Linkage

March 13, 2008 at 8:44 am 1 comment

Collecting quotations is an insidious, even embarrassing habit, like ragpicking or hoarding rocks or trying on other people’s laundry. I got into it originally while trying to break an addiction to candy. I kicked candy and now seem to be stuck with quotations, which are attacking my brain instead of my teeth. -Robert Byrne

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My Personal “Hold Onto This One” Quote of the Week:  Isa. 30:15, 18  Topic:  “pride” (15-20 is best: link, but I’ll shorten it here for space)

15 This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says:
       “In repentance and rest is your salvation,
       in quietness and trust is your strength,
       but you would have none of it…

 18 Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you;
       he rises to show you compassion.
       For the LORD is a God of justice.
       Blessed are all who wait for him!

A friend sent me this a few days ago.  I LOVE the image of God “rising”, standing up from that stately, heavenly throne where He rules and reigns, to show us compassion.  The thought of him offering us so much, and our pride keeping us from receiving it…how sad.  I find myself there so often.

In personal bloggy news:  I think I fractured my wrist a few weeks ago ice skating.  It became painful last night and we decided it needed to be immobilized.  Therefore, typing will be sparse for a few days.  Perhaps a few pics or copy and pasting will get done. My back is very tight and knotted.  I hope I can get on top of that and see a heating pad in my future and some meds to get inflammation down…I think the strain on my wrist of that arm isn’t helping.  

We can rest contentedly in our sins and in our stupidities, and anyone who has watched gluttons shoveling down the most exquisite foods as if they did not know what they were eating will admit that we can ignore even pleasure. But pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world. Pablo Casals

I left the pic up this morning on the blog for the family to see.  Baby Zach is SO cute!

You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move. You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel.  -Pablo Casals

In leaving that post up, Goldilocks, while I got dressed, sat down and scrolled down the blog to see the headline for family news.  I don’t mind.  It opened the door for another conversation and was another step in preparing her.  I told her that preparing our hearts is a process, and yes, it does hurt to think about. 

“If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.”  -Rotarian

Goldilocks also contracted pink eye yesterday — putting eye drops in kids eyes for them?  Mercy.  Painful for all of us, let me just say.  It went better this morning with some new strategies, but she’ll remain in my prayers today. 

Grand-dad is doing well after his round of chemo seed implants for prostate cancer.  Thanks for your concern.  I’ll answer that here rather than individual emails as I’d like to minimize my typing this morning.

Blessings to you all!  Don’t forget to post quotes if you run across them today or found a great one in a book or study to share!  I look forward to them!


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