"Moderns have so commodified the Bible that we have forgotten that revelation brings us the very presence of God and not merely teachings about God. We have forgotten what it means to be afraid. We have so objectified the biblical text that we do not recognize our own position as object under the … [Read more...] about The Bible and the Presence of God
“Have you realized that most of your unhappiness in life is due to the fact that you are listening to yourself instead of talking to yourself? Take those thoughts that come to you the moment you wake up in the morning. You have not originated them but they are talking to you, they bring back the … [Read more...] about Talk to Yourself
“The point is this: I saw more clearly than ever, that the first great and primary business to which I ought to attend every day was, to have my soul happy in the Lord. The first thing to be concerned about was not, how much I might serve the Lord, how I might glorify the Lord; but how I might get … [Read more...] about Happiness is Job One
Musicianship includes at least three aspects. They are technique, theory, and taste. A grasp of these three areas will provide the foundation necessary for anyone to become a well-rounded musician. You could have excellent technique, but poor taste and your ideas will be well executed and poorly … [Read more...] about What is Musicianship?
"The only thing that consoles us for our miseries is diversion, and yet this is the greatest of our miseries. For it is this which principally hinders us from reflecting upon ourselves, and which makes us insensibly ruin ourselves. Without this we should be in a state of weariness, and this … [Read more...] about Diversions
Greed is a corrosive force that saps the joy out of life. As greed increases its presence in our lives, our sensitivity to the spirit of God decreases. Greed is dangerous because it is more subtle and more pervasive than we often realize. Greed comes in many forms. Jesus warned His disciples … [Read more...] about Greed – How to Break Free and Enjoy Life Again