Monday, May 18, 2009

wise words

this mom is drinking this in this morning as i start a new week, praying that I will not be so busy that I don't see Him all around me:

"My sin is to look on my faults and be discouraged, or to look on my good and be puffed up. I fall short of the glory every day by spending hours unprofitably, by thinking that the things I do are good, when they are not done to thy end, nor spring from the rules of the Word. ...I am sometimes discouraged by the way, but though winding and trying it is safe and short. Death dismays me, but my great high priest stands in its waters, and will open me a passage, and beyond is a better country. While I live let my life be exemplary. When I die may my end be peace.

--from The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions

and this from Margie Haack:

"I love those moments when peace mysteriously falls on your head in the midst of chaos, when you know that just to quietly be and to do what you can, and that is quite enough and all that God expects. "

Lord, let me know this today!