Wisdom From the World
“Whoever will be free must make himself free. Freedom is no fairy gift to fall into a man’s lap. What is freedom? To have the will to be responsible for oneself.” – Max Stirner
“Every human marriage has crisis times, moments of truth when one partner (or both) is tempted to give up. Older married couples will admit that during those times they questioned the entire relationship. Now, though, they retell the stories with humor and even nostalgia, for the crisis fit together into – indeed they helped form – a pattern of love and trust. Looking back from the vantage point of a few decades, it seems clear that the couple’s mutual response to stormy times was what gave their marriage it’s enduring strength.” – Phillip Yancey
Wisdom From the Word
“Skilled living gets its start in the Fear of God, insight into life from knowing a Holy God. It’s through me, Lady Wisdom, that your life deepens and the years of life ripen. Live wisely and wisdom will permeate your life; mock life and life will mock you.” – Proverbs 9:10-12 (The Message)
“I want you to get out there and work – better yet run – on the road God called you to travel. I don’t want any of you sitting around on your hands. I don’t want anyone strolling off, down some path that goes nowhere. And mark that you do this with humility and discipline- not in fits and starts, but steadily, pouring yourselves out for each other in acts of love, alert at noticing differences and quick at mending fences. “ – Ephesians 4:1 (b) – 3 (The Message)
Keep Me Real, Lord !
“Lord, you are my mentor and you are my source. Love comes from you. I need to love as you loved…actively, consistently and graciously. You never withdraw your love when I fail you and disappoint you. Help me to love my partner with a love that imitates yours. Amen”