Monday, January 11, 2010

marginalia

exculpate- to show or declare that someone is not guilty of wrongdoing

"If the prudence of reserve and decorum dictates silence in some circumstances, in others prudence of a higher order may justify us in speaking our thoughts." Edmund Burke

"The Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly." Psalm 84:11

"I urge you to trust God. He wants to give you the best. He will help you. He has promised to guide. He knows what you need." Elisabeth Elliot

"But it is within a Christian woman's modesty and willingness to have what God wants for her, doing quietly the work God has given her to do, confident that his promise can be trusted...are you willing to be and have what He wants you to be and have, and nothing else? Will you surrender all your own hopes, dreams, and plans to Him?...if you want His way, nothing more, nothing less, nothing else, you've got to leave it to Him." ibid

"Show me Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day...the humble He guides in justice, and the humble He teaches His way."
Psalm 25:4-5, 9

2 comments:

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Spencer Mom said...

Just what I needed to read this morning. Don't you love Elizabeth Elliot? What an encouragement she is to me. Thanks for sharing what touched your heart.