Sunday, February 22, 2015

peace of conscience, peace with God

All her debts were cast on Me,
And she must and shall go free.
All her debts were cast on Me,
And she must and shall go free.

Peace of conscience, peace with God,
We obtain through Jesus’ blood;
Jesus’ blood speaks solid rest;
We believe, and we are blest.
We believe, and we are blest.

Should the law against her roar,
Jesus’ blood still speaks with power,
“All her debts were cast on Me,
And she must and shall go free.
She must and shall go free.

[William Gadsby]

Sunday, February 15, 2015

dinner of herbs

"Better is a dinner of herbs where love is
than a fattened ox and hatred with it." 
[Proverbs 15:17]

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Thursday, February 12, 2015

weakness with razzle-dazzle rhetoric

"Simple prose is clear prose. And simple prose, if smooth and rhythmical, is readable prose. Let your ideas alone do the impressing. If they look banal to you, there's only one remedy: upgrade them. Don't try to camouflage their weakness with razzle-dazzle rhetoric. You'll razzle-dazzle yourself right into a bog of bull." John R. Trimble, Writing with Style 30 (2d ed. 2000).

[from Garner's Usage Tip's Quote of the Day]

Friday, February 06, 2015

try and try and try to be simple again




But I'm ain't looking for an easy way out
This whole life it's been about
Try and try and try
And try and try and try
To be simple again

[Songs Ohia, "Just Be Simple"]