One of the good things that come of a true marriage is, that there is one face on which changes come without your seeing them; or rather there is one face which you can still see the same, through all the shadows which years have gathered upon it.
All that is not God is death.
But God lets men have their playthings, like the children they are, that they may learn to distinguish them from true possessions. If they are not learning that he takes them from them, andtries the other way: for lack of them and its misery, they will perhaps seek the true!
A condition which of declension would indicate a devil, may of growth indicate a saint.
If we do not die to ourselves, we cannot live to God, andhe that does not live to God, is dead.
The love of our neighbor is the only door out of the dungeon of self.
A Baby Sermon- The lighting and thunder, they go and they come: But the stars and the stillness are always at home
Not even nothingness preceded life. Nothingness owes its very idea to existence.
If we knew as much about heaven as God does, we would clap our hands every time a Christian dies.
If God were not only to hear our prayers, as he does ever and always, but to answer them as we want them answered, he would not be God our Saviour but the ministering genius of our destruction.
Ambition is but the evil shadow of aspiration.
God is nearer to you than any thought or feeling of yours… Do not be afraid.