Give me my scallop-shell of quiet,
My staff of faith to walk upon,
My script of joy, immortal diet,
y bottle of salvation.
My gown of glory, hopes true gauge,
And thus I'll take my pilgrimage.

~Sir Walter Raleigh

A hiker, walking for pleasure, likes to choose between several alluring trails.
The pilgrim desires only the road that leads home.

~Frank W. Boreham

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Good News

The sun is shining oh so brightly on my world today. That's always good news in the Northwest.

But here's the best news ever as written by J. B. Phillips (yes, the same who translated the New Testament into Modern English)

"Each Advent season the original, quiet, and simple Christmas story takes our breath away.
For human beings no long exist in insignificance and fear on a lonely, whirling planet floating in terrifying space...God has become Man!

God has not only made His personal visit,
not only given us the pattern of true and happy living,
not only died to reconcile us to Himself,'
not only is risen again both to shatter the fear of death and prove His own claims,
but there is no barrier now between him and us.
God in Christ is our contemporary.

If that is not Good News, it would be difficult to know what is!"


  1. Ah, i like his words, love the truth of them.

  2. JB? Yes, I'd forgotten the beauty of the man and his words. I shall once again visit him. Thanks Ru, for the reminder. :-)