Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wheelchairs = Gifts

"Even though I have rough moments in my wheelchair, for the most part I consider my paralysis a gift. Just as Jesus exchanged the meaning of the Cross from a symbol of torture to one of hope and salvation, He gives me the grace to do the same with my chair. If a cross can become a blessing, so can a wheelchair. The wheelchair, in a sense, is behind me now. The despair is over. There are now other crosses to bear, other "wheelchairs" in my life to be exchanged into gifts." ~ Joni Eareckson Tada

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


"I believe the holier a man becomes, the more he mourns over the unholiness which remains in him." ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


"Nothing is more often misdiagnosed than our homesickness for Heaven. We think that what we want is money, sex, drugs, alcohol, a new job, a raise, a doctorate, a spouse, a large-screen television, a new car, a vacation. What we ­really want is the person we were made for, ­Jesus, and the place we were made for, Heaven. Nothing less can satisfy us." Your name and renown are the desire of our hearts (Isaiah 26:8). ~ Repost from Randy Alcorn

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Suffering Can Perfect

"We all know people who have been made much meaner and more irritable and more intolerable to live with by suffering: it is not right to say that all suffering perfects. It only perfects one type of person...... the one who accepts the call of God in Christ Jesus." ~ Oswald Chambers