Wednesday, April 25, 2018

A Root Of Evil

"If the love of money is a root of evil, then Ecclesiastes - and indeed the whole Bible - has a beautifully simple solution.  Here is how to sever the root, stop the rot, and kill the evil: spend your money on others. Give it away.  Do it regularly, gladly, generously - and you will be happy."  ~ Living Life Backward, David Gibson

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Happiness

"If you can live in this world in such a way that the person or people beside you - your friend, your spouse, your children, your brother, your sister, the people God has put in your path - are you waking concern and your dominant focus, then you will find happiness.  If your head hits the pillow at night full of questions about how you might help and serve someone else, and how you can be a certain kind of person for them, then you will find a gladness and contentment that nothing else can match." ~ Living Life Backward, David Gibson

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Only God Knows

"Living well in God's world means recognizing that when it comes to our own lives, we are not mini-gods, and this is his creation, not ours.  We have all the pieces of our life given to us, and things come and go and seasons change, and it is only God who knows exactly where everything is meant to go, in which order, at what time, and why." ~ Living Life Backward, David Gibson

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

You Can't See the Big Picture

"Part of being wise in this world is learning to accept that we have only very limited access to the big picture . . . If we could see the end from the beginning, and understand how a billion lives and a thousand generations and unspeakable sorrows and untold joys are all woven into a tapestry of perfect beauty, then we would be God. This means that part of growing up in the world is learning to grow small. God intends us to be like children who trust parents to know best because they can see what the children can't see, and they know what the children are not yet able to know." ~ Living Life Backward, David Gibson