Saturday, January 08, 2005

The Challenge

Jim Elliott Posted by Hello

8 comments:

Rodney Olsen said...

We are often so good at grasping for the temporary that we miss what really matters.

Saija said...

amen . . . i find i have to remind myself daily, that the material things i possess are "wood, hay and stubble" . . . i need to cultivate my inner man, which is the only thing that won't perish . . .

by the way, thanx for popping by Rodney - i enjoy your blog and take on life - as well as hearing about the warm weather you guys have now! blessings, saija

J. said...

Tis so true. I must admit that I'm in a bit of a snit today, still, over that article I posted yesterday. My next comment reflects that. Sometimes I wish people could be expedited to their eternal ... uh, reward. I know, I know, God loves everyone equally. (sigh)

Hugs to you.

Saija said...

even in your "snit", you manage to make me smile, Jeanette ...

i was watching Bishop JD Jakes last week, and he had a neat exercise for stuff that bothers us . . . he walked around the stage, graceful tho' he is far from little, and he said "you just shake if off" - and he shimmied and shook his whole body like a dog shaking water off . . . i told leo that when i get annoyed and i start twitching, it's because i'm shaking if off - not having a seizure . . . so make yourself laugh and try "shaking if off!". . . hugs to you!

J. said...

Heh. That's why I blog. :) I put forth all my insanities in black and white. That way, they can be used against me at some point in the future (can't tell I work for lawyers, can you?)... :)

Saija said...

i compose blogs all the time now ... 95% which don't get put down in black and white, but it's turned into a new mental exercise for me ... and my ole brain needs all the exercise i can get ... :o) ... yes, i noticed that you work for lawyers - chuckle!

Bekah said...

Ah, Jim Elliot! I have enjoyed reading many a book about Jim. Both books that he wrote (his journals) and also (mostly) those that Elisabeth has written. He was a great role model. His life was a great example - one that can still be followed!
Hope you're staying warm :-).

Saija said...

hi Bekah ... we are staying warm - thanx - how 'bout you? :) .. i agree re jim elliott - it is amazing how God used something so awful, for something so wonderous - a witness that stirred so many ... and keeps doing that! what an amazing God we serve!