Category Archives: Thursday’s Thought

Thursday’s Thought – Ann Voskamp on Homeschooling

Scholastically, our aim for our children asks the same question that esteemed educator Charlotte Mason asked: “The question is not, ‘how much does the youth know?’ when he has finished his education––but how much does he care?  And about how … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Thought – Abraham Lincoln on Success

“I am a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down…” – Abraham Lincoln

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Thursday’s Thought – Rachel Evans … Accidental Fences

Today’s thought is actually a link to another blog post.  Almost a year ago, blogger and writer Rachel Held Evans started a project she called “A Year of Biblical Womanhood” in which she committed one year of her life “to … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Thought: Bill Johnson and Brother Lawrence on Introspection and Sanctification

In my own pursuit of God, I often became preoccupied with ME!  It was easy to think that being constantly aware of my faults and weaknesses was humility.  It’s not!  If I’m the main subject, talking incessantly about my weaknesses, … Continue reading

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Thomas Merton’s Prayer of Trust

Almost a year ago, desperately in need of prayer, I wrote the following email to a friend: I can’t be what God wants me to be.  I can’t do what he wants me to do.  I can’t love people the … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Thought: Washington Irving on Being a Sissy ;)

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief. . . and unspeakable love. -Washington Irving . Crying is … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Thought: Prior Marc Foley on Affability

(Once again, it’s not Thursday.) Found this while reading the archives at Conversion Diary… Affability is the virtue of maturity and not of youth. It requires the discipline and strength of character to be even-keeled in one’s demeanor, regardless of … Continue reading

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