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I have been to rock concerts with music so loud my bones resonate, but this one was different. I have been part of crowds where every hand is raised high as hundreds of bodies jump to the same beat; even the synchronicity of the most devoted music followers cannot compete with the one Spirit. I have felt music that pulls on my heartstrings, but this kind of worship shifts foundations and breaks...
It doesn’t make sense to call ourselves ugly, because we don’t really see...– (via findingnimah)
The ambiguity of The Miracle depends on your idea of what a miracle is, which depends on your belief of a God in relation to your understandings of the Natural Law. If you accept a miracle to be true, you are accepting that the Natural Law has been broken, in which case your understanding of the world is not one of the Natural Law but of Divine Intervention, rendering your ‘miracle’...
Don’t depend too much on anyone in this world because even your own shadow...– Ibn Taymiyyah (via rainydaysandblankets)
The Undating Game from a somewhat more mature pov
Qualifications to play the game: 1. Jesus is the only Significant Other. 2. Must not be in a relationship with the non-significant other (NSO) 3. Must be only playing the Undating Game with one NSO 3a. Said NSO must also be dating Jesus 3b. and no one else Official Rules of The Undating Game: 1. Strictly no cuddling 1a. Always make room for the Holy Spirit 1b. Although prolonged...
All things (for example a camel’s journey through a needle’s eye) are possible,...– C.S. Lewis
O Genotype, O Phenotype, This kiss had better last her; He’s off to see his other love, Drosophila melanogaster —Dani S. Grady, Love on the Fly
It is better not to view a particle as a permanent entity, but rather as an...– E. Schrödinger
It thus seems clear that the physicists’ description of atoms is not the...– Francois Jacob
the Dartmouth Apologia →
Science, above all things, could make men see clearly; from the constancy,...– Ptolemy’s Almagest
In our description of nature the purpose is not to disclose the real essence of...– Niels Bohr
there's no place i'd rather be
findingnimah: but here in Your love.
To leave spiritual transformation in the background as a sort of optional extra,...– Matthieu Ricard, The Quantum and the Lotus
Science’s domain is to explore nature. God’s domain is in the...– F. Collins, The Language of God
Today, we are learning the language in which God created life. We are gaining...– President Clinton, on the completion of the Human Genome Project
Early on, I made the mistake of wanting spiritual feelings to endure and remain...– Donald Miller, Blue like Jazz
For a while I felt as though the world were a watch and God had lifted the lid...– D. Miller
When Prophet Muhammad (sallahu alayhi wa sallam) was travelling on the road with his cousin, Al-Fadl ibn Abbas, a woman stopped him to ask him a question. The woman was very beautiful, and Al-Fadl couldn’t help but stare at her. Seeing this, Prophet Muhammad reached out his hand and turned his cousin’s face away. He didn’t tell the woman to cover her face. He didn’t tell her to change her...
Perhaps you can see it as an act of social justice. The entire world is falling...– D. Miller, Blue Like Jazz
I’m never gonna wait that extra twenty minutes to text you back, and I’m never gonna play hard to get when I know your life has been hard enough already. When we all know everyone’s life has been hard enough already it’s hard to watch the game we make of love, like everyone’s playing checkers with their scars, saying checkmate whenever they get out without a broken heart. Just to be clear I don’t...
I once listened to an Indian on television say that God was in the wind and the...– Donald Miller, Blue like Jazz
My life had become something to hide; there were secrets in it. My thoughts were...– D. Miller, Blue like Jazz
Harry Potter isn’t real? Oh no! Wait, wait, what do you mean by real? Is this...– John Green