So I am now reading When God Writes Your Life Story by Eric & Leslie Ludy. Below is a quote from the end of the first chapter.
Think on that this week. I have a feeling I'm going to like this book.
|Grillin' it up in one of our "Before" photos! 11/04/11|
|Our glowing "After" faces! (technically) 11/05/11|
"Perhaps [gentlemen] are rarer personages than some of us think for. Which of us can point out many such in his circle--men whose aims are generous, whose truth is constant, and not only constant in its kind, but elevated in its degree; whose want of meanness makes them simple: who can look the world honestly in the face with an equal manly sympathy for the great and the small? We all know a hundred whose coats are very well made, and a score who have excellent manners, and one or two happy beings who are what they call, in the inner circles, and have shot into the very centre and bull's-eye of the fashion; but of gentlemen how many?"
"Then [Naomi] said, 'Wait, my daughter, until you know how the matter turns out; for the man will not rest until he has settled it today.'"Ruth 3:18 (NASB)
"Ah! Vanitas Vanitatum! Which of us is happy in this world? Which of us has his desire? or, having it, is satisfied?--Come, children, let us shut up the box and the puppets, for our play is played out."
From chapter 67 ("Births, Marriages, and Deaths") page 680.
|17 March 2008 : snapped during intermission|
|our first photo together : 03/11/15|
"Joseph Sedley then led a life of dignified otiosity such as became a person of his eminence."This is straight out of chapter 60 ("Returns to the Genteel World"), and is found on page 592 in my copy. Yes, you heard me right. Chapter 60. Page 592. This book is no joke.
"It may perhaps have struck her that to have been honest and humble, to have done her duty, and to have marched straightforward on her way, would have brought her as near happiness as that path by which she was striving to attain it. But,---just as the children at Queen's Crawley went round the room, where the body of their father lay;---if ever Becky had these thoughts, she was accustomed to walk round them, and not look in. She eluded them, and despised them---or at least she was committed to the other path from which retreat was now impossible. And for my part I believe that remorse is the least active of all a man's moral senses---the very easiest to be deadened when wakened: and in some never wakened at all. We grieve at being found out, and at the idea of shame or punishment; but the mere sense of wrong makes very few people unhappy in Vanity Fair."
|my Robin Jones Gunn shelf|
"Who has not seen how women bully women? What tortures have men to endure, comparable to those daily-repeated shafts of scorn and cruelty with which poor women are riddled by the tyrants of their sex? Poor victims!"
|Both photos from our May 2011 Spain adventures.|