For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!
— 2 Corinthians 4:17 (NLT)
For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.
— 2 Corinthians 5:19 (NLT)
Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit.
— Romans 8:5 (NLT)
Splitting firewood, mending fences, cutting hay - I have never done more fulfilling work than the seasonal preparation that’s so essential to country dwelling.
— Scott Avett
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
— Romans 12:2 (NLT)
The lips of the godly speak helpful words, but the mouth of the wicked speaks perverse words.
— Proverbs 10:32 (NLT)