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Random things

First, I should note that I put a small update on the Baby page — and in a week or so, we’ll have NEW baby pics (in utero, of course)!  If you’re one of the many following that… check back soon!

I also posted some links on the Nations page

 Next: A Quote.  Because this stirred me so, I feel I must share: 

From Story of a Soul (l’Histoire d’une Ame): The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux Just as a torrent carries into the depths of the sea all that it meets on its way, so, my Jesus, does the soul who plunges into the shoreless ocean of Thy Love bring with it all its treasures. My treasures are the souls it has pleased thee to unite with mine; Thou hast confided them to me, and therefore I do not fear to use Thy own words, uttered by Thee on the last night that saw Thee still a traveller on this earth. Jesus, my Beloved! I know not when my exile will have an end. Many a night I may yet sing Thy Mercies here below, but for me also will come the last night, and then I shall be able to say: “I have glorified Thee upon earth: I have finished the work which Thou gavest me to do. I have manifested Thy name to the men whom Thou hast given me out of the world. …” – St. Therese of Lisieux (1873-1897), from “Chapter 6: A Canticle of Love,” in Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux

Read this classic at the CCEL.

The phrase that rocks my world: “the shoreless ocean of Thy Love”.  C’mon – think about that!  What does a shoreless ocean look like?  Ha!  Well — that is the love of God!  You gotta dive in and never look back! 🙂  It’s about abandon.  Who says following Jesus (aka “Christianity”) is for the weak and faint of heart??  

Thinking about God’s love. . . .  He is full of love, and fiercely JEALOUS for what He loves!  And God will not change His mind.  He can never love us more than He does right now and He will never love us less that He does RIGHT now — regardless of wether we are good or bad today….  are you IN the shoreless ocean . . or just looking at it now and then?

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About Jessie

Lover of God. Husband. Dad. Director of the Furnace at Michigan State University.

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