Saturday, December 27, 2014

J.I. Packer (b. 1926)

Once you become aware that the main business that you are here for is to know God, most of life's problems fall into place of their own accord (Knowing God, Good Reads Website).  Added 12/27/2014

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Patrick Henry (1736-1799)

This is all the inheritance I give to my dear family. The religion of Christ will give them one which will make them rich indeed (Patrick Henry's Last Will and Testament). Added 12/24/2014

Image: The oil canvas painting of Patrick Henry is in the Public Domain.

Betty Smith (1896-1972)

Forgiveness is a gift of high value. Yet its cost is nothing (Good Reads, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn). Added 12/24/2014

Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory (SparkNotes, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn). Added 9/2/2011

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Ligon Duncan (b. 1960)

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Ligon Duncan

I think our fundamental problem is that we are all idolaters. And when it gets down to it—that is the temptation of the Garden. The serpent looked at Eve and Adam and said, ‘God is not worth living for.’ And every single one of us has that play out every day. A person can say, yes, all of this Bible and Christianity stuff is nice, but the place where I’m really going to find joy is in my ‘fill in the blank.’ Whatever you think is going to give you ultimate satisfaction in life is what you worship. And so the real challenge as you share the gospel is to let people know that God is the ultimate joy and treasure and satisfaction and delight in life. If you don’t have Him, nothing else matters because nothing else measures up and nothing else can last (As Quoted in Mississippi Christian Living, April 1, 2014). Added 12/20/2014

Grace is not an argument against the obligation of obedience. Grace is the means by which we are enabled to obedience! In an age allergic to words like "duty," law," "authority," "ought," and "must," Gods Words are good medicine. We, like Israel, have grown very comfortable with the unrighteousness and irreligion of our own age. We need to hear both of the grace and the demands of the covenant (Source Page on Web was Removed). Added 11/29/2012

About Ligon Duncan:

Photo: The photo of Ligon Duncan is in the Wikipedia Creative Commons and submitted by james.thompson. 

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

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Abraham Lincoln

I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong (Brainy Quote). Added 12/20/2014

If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will (Quotes and Added 8/19/2013

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today (Lincoln Archives). Added 8/12/2013

To ease another's heartache is to forget one's own ( Added 8/8/2013

There is nothing stronger than gentleness (As Quoted by Academy of Achievemnt).  Added 5/15/2012

All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother (Source). Added 5/13/2012

Note: Abraham Lincoln has been featured on my Pol Light Blog as well. To view all Abraham Lincoln posts search with Abraham Lincoln label at Pol Light.

Photo: The photo in this post of Abraham Lincoln is in the Public Domain.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Magglio Ordonez (b. 1974)

You have to get used to winning. Winning is a habit. Losing is a habit (Successories/Magglio Ordonez). Added 12/17/2014

When I try to do too much I don't do too much (Twitter via @spoonersewell)  Added 9/6/2011.

Magglio Ordonez was a Major League Baseball player who played for the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers in a career that spanned 15 years from 1997-2011.

Photo: The photo of Magglio Ordonez is in the Wikipedia Creative Commons and is attributed to CBl62.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Betty Ford (1918-2011)

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Betty Ford

It's always been my feeling that God lends you your children until they're about eighteen years old. If you haven't made your points with them by then, it's too late (Search Quotes). Added 12/15/2014

You never know what you can do until you have to do it (, Women's History, Betty Ford Quotes).  Added 8/30/2011

Photo: The photo in this post is in Public Domain and was obtained from Wikipedia.

John Calvin (1509-1564)

John Calvin

Again, it is certain that man never achieves clear knowledge of himself unless he has first looked upon God's face, and then transcends from contemplating him to scrutinize himself  Institutes I, I, 1-2, (Reformed Online, Basic Course Lesson 3). Added 12/15/2014

Our prayer must not be self-centered. It must arise not only because we feel our own need as a burden we must lay upon God, but also because we are so bound up in love for our fellow men that we feel their need as acutely as our own. To make intercession for men is the most powerful and practical way in which we can express our love for them (Protestant Reformers: John Calvin). Added 5/20/2012

Photo: The photo in this post is in the Public Domain in the United States because the copyright has expired.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

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Robert Louis Stevenson

We require higher tasks, because we do not recognize the height of those we have. Trying to be kind and honest seems an affair too simple and too inconsequential for gentleman of our heroic mould. (A Christmas Sermon, Published 1900). Added 12/14/2014

Photo: The photo of Robert Louis Stevenson is in the Public Domain.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Nathan Hale (1755-1776)

I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country (Wikipedia: Nathan Hale). Added 12/2/2014

Photo: The photo of a statue of Nathan Hale is in the Public Domain.