Better People
A Referendum on Divinity

A Digest of Certainty, Uncertainty, and Generalizations for the Day

False generalizations

Lincoln joke on self

"Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene." -- A.C. Benson

14th amendment plus

On this day in 1896 – The city of Miami, Florida is incorporated.
On another day, probably around 1958, the kid next door told me he was going to Miami.
I marched up to my mom and asked, "Do we have an Ami?"
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The adjective, רַבָּֽה׃ informs the verb for being moved and the adverb, "not," creating a sense that while we might be shaken, we shall not fall completely over. We may lose our balance a bit, but we regain it. Our rock and salvation are strong even when we are not.
 
"For God alone my soul waits in silence;
from him comes my salvation.
He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken."
(Psalm 62:1-2 ESV)
 
 

 

"... unfreezes pride and unwinds secrecy; it makes men forget themselves in the presence of something greater than themselves ..." - G.K. Chesterton

The World is waiting to hear an Authentic voice, a Voice from God—not an Echo of what Others are doing and Saying, but an Authentic voice.” -A.W. Tozer
“There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they'll take you.” - Beatrix Potter
 
“Laugh till you weep. Weep till there’s nothing left but to laugh at your weeping. In the end it’s all one.” - Frederick Buechner
 
"Where can I go then from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I climb up to heaven, you are there; if I make the grave my bed, you are there also. " - Psalm 139:6-7
 
"Success is not so much what we have as it is what we are." -- Jim Rohn
 
“Love for the Lord is not an ethereal, intellectual, dream-like thing; it is the most intense, the most vital, the most passionate love of which the human heart is capable.” – Oswald Chambers, from Biblical Psychology in The Complete Works of Oswald Chambers
 
Frederick Buechner Quotes
 
 
 
 

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