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01 January 2016

Commonplace Sampler: December

But I don’t mean a passive Bible reading and cool praying. Simply passing your eyes over words of Scripture won’t keep your fire going, and neither will minimal, distracted, disengaged praying. This is like going out to the woods of Minnesota and thinking that if you looked at the trees and said, “God, I need some logs to burn,” you would magically have logs for your fire.
-Jon Bloom, It Takes Work to Stay Warm

Every one of our Father in Heaven’s children is great in His sight. If the Lord sees greatness in you, how then should you see yourself?  
-L Tom Perry, Youth of a Noble Birthright

"I owe much to Eomer," said Theoden. "Faithful heart may have froward tongue."
"Say also," said Gandalf, "that to crooked eyes truth may wear a wry face."
-The Two Towers, JRRTolkein, p161

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