In lieu of trying to belong to any number of societies: Chesterton, Sherlock Holmes, the Inklings, and so on: I propose and establish one of my own. Don your intelligence cap at the door; dust off your logic and imagination; did you bring your inspiration and encouragement? We are shapers, my friends; lit lamps; light-bringers. Bring quotes*; poetry should be uplifting and thoughtful, or witty and clever, (or both). Humor is encouraged; laughter is invited back. Pull up a chair. Anyone for tea?



Dead to Self. . .

. . . and Alive to God

Are you now trusting in Jesus Christ alone for the forgiveness of your sins and the fulfillment of all God's promises to you, even eternal life?
. . . I am.
Do you forsake Satan and all his works and all his ways? . . . I forsake them.
Do you intend with God's help to obey Jesus' teaching and follow him as your Lord?
. . . I do.
Siblings all over again

With a Christian home I was greatly blessed
For knowing God was always stressed
Foundations deep were layed of trust
My God was always known as just
Doctrines true were taught to me
And "to be saved" I longed to be
I aught to "do His will" I learned
I took small steps; in faith I yearned
So many more things I needed to know
In knowledge of sin I continued to grow
Forgiveness for failing I asked o'er and o'er
For graces I thanked Him and learned more and more
And then as I walked on, He showed me His face
The great peace of knowing!--I thanked Him for grace
I continue to follow with stumbling tread
A new joy I found in Christ raised from the dead
Such worth in His person! Such value I see!
He formed every cell, all the land, all the sea
His greatness, and love for me, glory above
Once shown of these beauties I cannot but love
Creation I can and cannot comprehend
So you see I cannot see my Creator's end
How I long to go up and see Christ on His throne
So that I could love Him with all of my own
But right here on earth I shall stand till He call
To show Jesus' value to you and to all
If I can have Christ, you can take all my stuff
For by Him I've found and know: Christ is enough


Mary said...

hello SISTER :)
thinking of you on your birthday, found my way to this lovely blog, bonus: seeing your smiling face in all it's glory :)
hugs and kisses from the sparkly south...i miss you people...

Olivia said...

Miss Mary! Is that you?
Thank you for thinking of me. My birthday was lovely!
The concensus around here is that you MUST visit us immediately or we will be very sad. There is time before the long winter months, I promise, or during them. . .
hugs and kisses back: miss U lots love you more. ~Livi
P.S Chips and Dip!

Ana said...

Olivia your words are so wonderful! :) Praise to the Lord and God forever!

Leah said...

Congratulations Olivia! It is truly a blessing to have you in our Membership! :)