Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A few favorite quotes and verses

I can't tell you how many times in my month-long absence I've clicked "new post". I've been busy, as I wrote about in my last post. I think of things to say… and just never get around to saying them. It occurs to me that I have other things to do, or I don't have enough things to say to fill one post, or do I really feel like writing a post right now. This post alone has almost become a quotes post, then I was going to do a Top Ten Tuesday post (twice) then went back and decided to do a quotes/verses post again.
There will probably *SNEAK PEAK* be a sewing tutorial in the next month, the nature of which shall be revealed to you… then. I'm working on another short-story fairytale (as well as plugging slowly along with Arthur) so probably I'll be posting some snippets of that soon (that is if I keep on track of writing it…).
I don't know about you, but I'm super excited about school ending. Being homeschooled, it's not all ending at the same time, and some will go through the summer. But math and chemistry were both over last Friday (EEK!). I liked chemistry, I really did. But just now I'm the gladdest I've ever been about school being done. Tomorrow we're leaving for a two-week trip, the longest trip I've ever been on. It will be a sorely needed break.
In the meantime before I post about wildly mysterious tutorials or hopefully-interesting story snippets, I decided to post a few favorite quotes and Bible verses. Because that's a lazy man's post. And I'm lazy (really this post is mostly just to let you know I'm still alive and I didn't quit on you, you know).


I will hold to principles received by me when I was sane, and not mad – as I am now. Laws and principles are not for the times when there is no temptation: they are for such moments as this... If at my individual convenience I might break them, what would be their worth?
-Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë

I really think that is such a great quote. If people actually understand that, think of how things would be different (ie, perhaps there would be no divorce, because people would remember those vows that were made for such moments as this. You don't need the vows when you're having fun, do you?)


Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.
-C. S. Lewis

This makes me think of the Bible verse, 1 Corinthians 15:19, 'If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men'. Jesus can't just be a morally sound teacher. If he didn't die and rise again being a Christian is pointless.


For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. Psalm 33:4
Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the great deep. Psalm 36:5-6

I was thinking today how when I fail, I think, 'God is surely tired of this. Because I've been unfaithful over and over, he will stop being faithful – it is his right.' But his faithfulness is so much more than mine, he is even more faithful than any measure of fairness says he should be. Because God isn't fair; he is merciful. Think of the whole surface area of the earth, filled from the ground to the clouds with faithfulness. I think that's pretty awesome (in the truest sense of the word).


If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.

C. S. Lewis.

Okay, I told myself I wouldn't make a comment on this because I've made a comment on all the quotes so far, but I really love this quote. So often I have this longing for more. Longings to go to Narnia, to Middle Earth, to live a fairy tale – longings however many book-readings or book-writings or imaginary game-playings can't satisfy. And it is such a comfort to me to know that in heaven, it will be satisfied.


Ascribe to the Lord, you heavenly beings,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.

The voice of the Lord is over the waters; 
the God of glory thunders,
the Lord thunders over the mighty waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful;
the voice of the Lord is majestic.
The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes Lebanon skip like a calf,
Sirion like a young wild ox.
The voice of the Lord strikes
with flashes of lightning.
The voice of the Lord shakes the desert;
the Lord shakes the desert of Kadesh.
The voice of the Lord twists the oaks,
and strips the forests bare.
And in his temple all cry, "Glory!"

The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
the Lord is enthroned as King forever.
The Lord gives strength to his people;
The Lord blesses his people with peace.

Psalm 29

Till later,
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