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Archive for December 16th, 2008

Too much preaching is merely gazing at a menu

                   – talking about how good food is;

 

Too little preaching is actual food itself         – eab, 4/2002         

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He has no snowy evenings,

Wherever he as gone.

Whether up the steeps of light,

Or down the hills of non-dawn.

Unless the Lord of all weather,

The Worker of all that’s best,

Has snow in eternal heaven;

Snow with beauty but no mess,

Snow that falls but never stays,

Or stays but causes no stormy days.   – eab, 12/2001

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If my attitude be one of fear not faith about one who has disappointed me; if I say “Just what I expected,” if a fall occurs, then I know nothing of Calvary love.

                – Amy Carmichael, If (Ft. Washington, PA: Christian Literature Crusade, 1966), 25.  

 

If I cast up a confessed, repented & forsaken sin against another and allow my remembrance of that sin to color my thinking and feed my suspicions, then I know nothing of Calvary love.

                – Amy Carmichael, If (Ft. Washington, PA: Christian Literature Crusade, 1966), 27.

 

If I do not give a friend “the benefit of the doubt” but put the worst construction instead of the best on what is said or done, then I know nothing of Calvary love.

                – Amy Carmichael, If (Ft. Washington, PA: Christian Literature Crusade, 1966), 43.

Amy Carmichael was born this day in Millisle, Ireland.  She spent many years of her life in another country beginning with an “I,” India.  Amy arrived in India in 1895 and never left there.  She died in 1951   

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