31 March 2015

A thought about faith


Faith Without Works Is Dead

James 2:14-26

14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?

15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,

16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?

17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.

19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?

22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?

23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.

24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.

25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?

26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

Song in my head this afternoon

451

If they give you ruled paper, write the other way.
~Juan Ramón Jiménez

This quote is one Ray Bradbury attached to the story and it is found after the table of contents and before the story begins. It means to think for yourself; do not follow the rules or laws just because you are told to do so. In Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury warns people not to become, like the character of Faber, complacent. He tells the reader to read, learn, and think. "Ruled paper" means paper with lines on it. A person will usually write on those lines, no matter how large or small the person's handwriting might be - thus conforming to the standards imposed by those lines. The quote says to write how YOU want to write and where you want to write. It's an overly simplistic presentation of Bradbury's idea presented in the book perhaps, but it is meant to get across the point of thinking for oneself unlike most of the people of the society in which the story takes place. Those people just followed the trends and then became a doomed society that will be bombed into oblivion by the end of the book.

29 March 2015

Perspective.

if you're stranded on a deserted island and you have a gold bar and i have a cheeseburger, who's rich?



The Way Out Is Through

I discovered how to add the image for one of my novellas, available on Amazon Kindle and put on this blog! It's called The Way Out Is Through. To the right side of this blog is the link:


28 March 2015

Just a thought

I'm trying to figure out why I can't seem to let go of people who either have let go of me or have constantly treated me like an afterthought.

this.






                               a habitual liar can always tell when others are lying

27 March 2015

Quote

You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles. 
C. JoyBell C.

26 March 2015

The worst thing

The worst thing of which anyone has accused me  was that I didn't love someone, and that I was using them to get close to someone else. The accusation made me realize that the accuser didn't really know me, and it saddened me, because she's known me as long as my mother-

24 March 2015

Just a thought




                               There has to be more to life than living to barely pay bills until you die, right?


20 March 2015

WTF

oh  Jesus.

I hope this is photoshopped.

Any fool can count the seeds in an apple. Only God can count all the apples in one seed. 

~Robert H. Schuller

Quote

When I dare to be powerful - to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.

 --Audre Lord

18 March 2015

Good morning

Be good to each other, dear ones.
There are a lot of you who are dealing with some pretty major stuff right now, so be extra-doubly gentle with one another and yourselves.
Life is tough, beloveds, plenty difficult without us being horrible to ourselves and our neighbors.
Build nests for one another.
It helps.

16 March 2015

What?





                                                                                                             You deserve exactly what you’ve given. 



                                                                                           What have you given?



#youreapwhatyousow




                      whatever your favorite flowers are, don't expect to see them grow and bloom if you plant poison ivy seeds.

think about it.


I happen to love purple calla lillies (actually any flower that's purple).

ToWhomItMayConcern


15 March 2015

Question of the day

Have you ever felt the need to compromise your authenticity in order to conform to your company's standard of demeanor and style?


08 March 2015

new Jordan Rakei


06 March 2015

The realest




                I'm the realest from the fake. That's why I'm the hardest to hate.


-Missy Elliott

Inside out.




               I always hear that God doesn't like ugly. That's why I try to be beautiful.
                     
                         -Alieuxgeorge

04 March 2015

The Pretense

i feel like  i'm in a boat and there's a hole with a plug in it and my boss  secretly has his hand  on the plug ready to unplug it  at any moment while at the same time assuring me  that it’s smooth sailing 
(stay tuned). 
I can't swim. 



01 March 2015

Sometimes







                                                    I used to care, but sometimes I get tired.