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{Day 14} St. Augustine’s Confidence / Photo of the Week Thirty Nine

“You [God] stir man to take pleasure in praising you, because you have made us for yourself, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.”

– Saint Augustine (from “Confessions”)

Keep Calm and Carry On

Have you ever seen this “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster?

                                                            Source: en.wikipedia.org via Emily on Pinterest


I’m pretty much in love with art that incorporates words. I don’t know why. I just love it. I’m also sort of into origins (as illustrated by this post). And while I’ve liked this poster for some time now, after watching this video last night (thanks to Young House Love‘s post on twitter!) and seeing the words in their historical context, I have a whole new appreciation for it. The video is only a few minutes long and much of the photography is beautiful. Such a fascinating story!

{Day 22} Quiet Passionate Insistence

“Remove the thought from your mind of expecting God to come to force you or to plead with you. When our Lord called His disciples, He did it without irresistible pressure from the outside. The quiet, yet passionate, insistence of His ‘Follow Me’ was spoken to men whose every sense was receptive.”

– Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest

{Day 6} God’s Promise

“Not merely does God will to guide us in the sense of showing us his way, that we may tread it; he wills also to guide us in the more fundamental sense of ensuring that, whatever happens, whatever mistakes we may make, we shall come safely home.

Slippings and strayings there will be, no doubt, but the everlasting arms are beneath us; we shall be caught, rescued, restored. This is God’s promise; this is how good he is.”

– J.I. Packer (Knowing God)

“Gracious Sovereignty”

“Is it the same when a Christian wakes up to the fact that he has missed God’s guidance and taken the wrong way? Is the damage irrevocable? Must he now be put off course for life? Thank God, no. Our God is a God who not merely restores, but takes up our mistakes and follies into his plan for us and brings good out of them.

“This is part of the wonder of his gracious sovereignty. . .The Jesus who restored Peter after his denial and corrected his course more than once after that, is our Savior today and he has not changed.”

– J.I. Packer (Knowing God)