Wednesday, April 1, 2009


I have been reading a fantabulous book called Seeing with an Eye of Faith by Grant Von Harrison, a follow up to Drawing on the Powers of Heaven. (Thanks to my husband who has such a good variety of faith promoting books in his personal collection)

In this book he discusses how you can know your true self by examining the thoughts you think and how you spend your free time, (I'm thinking I'm in big trouble with this one) to name a few.

He states that we will be judged as much by our conversations as by our conduct.
That humour filled with sarcasm and sexual innuendo has no place among those who desire to be closer to God.

So my goals are going to be:

Erase sarcasm (or humour at another's expense,take your pick)as a form of humour.
Keep both my thoughts and my conversations in a state where I would be
comfortable with the Savior there.

I want my true self to be someone I'm proud of, not someone I hide from the world.

Just something to think about.


  1. I'm right there with ya sister! Here's another quote for you that blew my mind recently (it's kinda long)

    As we begin to mature spiritually, "we begin to notice, besides our particular sinful acts, our sinfulness; we begin to be alarmed not only about what we do, but about what we are. This may sound rather difficult, so I will try to make it clear from my own case. When I come to my evening prayers and try to reckon up the sins of the day, nine times out of ten the most obvious one is some sin against charity. I have sulked or snapped or sneered or snubbed or stormed. And the excuse that immediately springs to mind is that the provocation was so sudden and unexpected: I was caught off my guard, I had not time to collect myself. Now that may be an extenuating circumstance as regards those particular acts: they would obviously be worse if they had been deliberate and premeditated. On the other hand, surely what a man does when he is taken off his guard is the best evidence for what sort of a man he is? Surely what pops out before the man has time to put on a disguise is the truth...

    If there were rats in a cellar you are most likely to see them if you go in suddenly. But the suddenness does not create the rats: it only prevents them from hiding. In the same way the suddenness of the provocation does not make me an ill-tempered man: it only shows me what an ill-tempered man I am... And if what we are matters even more than what we do-if, indeed, what we do matters chiefly as evidence of what we are-then it follows that the change which I most need to undergo is a change that my own direct, voluntary efforts cannot bring about... I cannot, by direct, moral effort, give myself new motives. After the first few steps in the Christian life we realize that everything which really needs to be done in our souls can be done only by God."

    That's C.S. Lewis as quoted by Sheri Dew in "If Life Were Easy, It Wouldn't Be Hard" (a good book!)

    So we need to ask Heavenly Father to change our very natures! I've been asking and it's been working!!

  2. Looks like our friendship is over. What else will we have to talk about? JUST KIDDING. I obviously need to read these books. Just as soon as I'm done with my trashy romance novel. (JK)


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