The Good News

Discussion of the Best News in the World, the Gospel of Jesus, and related topics

Monthly Archives: November 2017

The Broken Way

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I Shall Not Want

Gratitude, is Thanksgiving!

How to not have or want more but how to BE more because that’s the ultimate goal

Image result for child holding leavesThere are only so many full orbits around the sun, and who makes time to lie in bed and listen to rain thrumming on roofs or to take someone for strawberry ice cream sundaes and linger down at the bridge, the river running underneath like the present running through your hands?

Your time is limited— so don’t limit your life by wanting someone else’s. …  The hands of the clock are bound by the decisions of our hands. And He has made our hands free to be His. …  Smiling at anyone is to awe at the face of God.  …  What if the truth really is that every tremor of kindness here erupts in a miracle elsewhere in the world?  …  Five random acts of kindness in a week can increase happiness for up to three months later.

Get the whole story from simple Ann (profound)

Have a wonderful day!  Have a glorious Thanksgiving if you celebrate it today.  Live a life of Gratitude–that is what giving thanks should lead us to everyday.

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Why Gratitude is Not Enough

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Fair Trade Friday

 

 

 

The Names of God

Amazing Grace

Ephesians 2

 

 

Heaven and Hell, Part 2

Evil can be undone, but it cannot ‘develop’ into good.  Time does not heal it.  The spell must be unwound, bit by bit, ‘with backward mutters of dessevering power’–or else not.  It is still ‘either-or’.  If we insist on keeping Hell (or even Earth) we shall not see Heaven: if we accept Heaven we shall not be able to retain even the smallest and most intimate souvenirs of Hell.

I think earth, if chosen instead of Heaven, will turn out to have been, all along, only a region in Hell: and earth, if put second to Heaven, to have been from the beginning a part of Heaven itself.

The Great Divorce Preface, C. S. Lewis

Heaven and Hell

The attempt (to marry Heaven and Hell in this life) is based on the belief that reality never presents us with an absolutely unavoidable ‘either-or’: that, granted skill and patience and (above all) time enough, some way of embracing both alternatives can always be found; that mere development or adjustment or refinement will somehow turn evil into good without our being called on for a final and total rejection of anything we should like to retain. This belief I take to be a disastrous error.  You cannot take all luggage with you on all journeys…

The Great Divorce Preface, by C. S. Lewis

Hell

No! There is no escape!  There is no heaven with a little of hell in it–no plan to retain this or that of the devil in our hearts or our pockets. Out Satan must go, every hair and feather.

— George MacDonald, in The Great Divorce (A Dream)

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