11 February 2015 § Leave a comment
Brother Jobe to Mandy Stokes, upon reflection of her crimes of murder…
“It is important for you to know that grace means getting mercy that you may not deserve or think you deserve. God is abundant in grace and mercy. It is what God means, what He is all about. His greatest grace is salvation, and He loves us with a love everlasting. It says here in Hebrews: Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
4 February 2015 § Leave a comment
“Are you favored by God?”
“I never thought so.”
“I felt cursed my whole life.”
“You’re not,” Andrew said. “It’s just something you tell yourself. The truth is we’re blessed just to be here. In that college you went to, did you ever hear of a philosopher named Wittgenstein?”
“Oh, well, of course. He said, It’s astonishing that anything exists.”
Jack flinched and his eyes widened.
“What if it’s just an illusion?”
“I dunno,” Andrew said. “If reality is faking it, it’s doing a great job.”
27 January 2015 § Leave a comment
I can’t remember when or where I found this, but these daily lessons are extremely important to practice.
22 January 2015 § Leave a comment
“Always store beer in a dark place.”
“All men are created unequal.”
“It is better to copulate than never.”
“Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.”
“You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don’t ever count on having both at once.”
“When a place gets crowed enough to require ID’s, social collapse is not far away. It is time to go elsewhere. The best thing about space travel is that it made it possible to go elsewhere.”
What is your favorite Lazarus Long quote?
21 January 2015 § Leave a comment
Describing Pastor Loren Holder after his brutal treatment in Karptown:
…he seemed to hedge his bets by saying it was more possible that the human race possessed a spark of divinity that was worth cultivating than that a mysterious being was up there in the ether somewhere with anthropomorphic qualities of goodness and mercy running the whole show, and maybe it was the job of the clergy to nurture that divine spark in us and make something of it. The word worship always rubbed him the wrong way, anyhow…
19 January 2015 § Leave a comment
“The world has become such a wicked place,” she said quietly, just a statement of fact.
“There’s goodness here too.”
“Where is it?”
“In all the abiding virtues. Love, bravery, patience, honesty, justice, generosity, kindness. Beauty too. Mostly love.”
“I’m afraid sometimes that we drove those things out of existence.”
“No, we carry them in our hearts. They’re always with us.”
“I don’t know what’s in my heart anymore. It’s too dark to see.”
“Light follows darkness.”
20 December 2014 § Leave a comment
Unlike many who live in Sweden, we will not be travelling to someplace warm for the holidays. Neither will we be swooshing down the slopes in Austria or Switzerland. Instead, we are saving ourselves for multiple travels during 2015.
So this holiday, like so many before it, we will spend our time at home, which is also very nice. We will try to get a few things done and enjoy each other’s company while doing them. Perhaps we’ll take in a film, do a little after-holiday shopping, and, if we have the energy, go take a dip at the local swim hall.
We wish everyone joyous celebrations, wherever you find yourselves during the holidays.
See you all in 2015.