Crumbs – Stepping into the Ring Face Time with God, Pt. 5

bored person in meeting

The least productive people are usually the ones who are most in favor of holding meetings.” Thomas Sowell

                                                          day planner
“You are a product of what you do daily. Having daily quiet times with God is the best investment into your all round success in life. Quiet time is the time you spend in God’s presence, reading His word and praying. It is a time you shut down every other thing to focus on God. It is a time to fellowship with God and enjoy the Father-Child relationship. . . . “ Ifeoma Nwoke from Steps with God

Donald Miller

{The following are excerpts from Donald Miller’s “Reflections on Brennan Manning’s Wrestling Match With God” where he writes of his friend, Manning’s death…

                                  Brennan Manning        “What gave Manning his magic was not some gift or skill, but his honest and constant wrestling with Jesus. To Manning, life was not about religion or rules or gaining fame or power; it was only about wrestling with Jesus. Is this grace of yours really true? I believe it and don’t believe it at the same time. You’re saying it’s true, but it’s entirely unnatural and inhuman to be so loving.

“Brennan Manning called back. Done wrestling. Knows it’s true. Can’t write about it now. May we wrestle half as well.”

Donald Miller is the founding Director of Storyline, an organization that helps people live better stories. Get regular updates from Donald on Twitter (@donaldmiller) and read over some of his life ambitions on MySubplot.}

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“The secret of the servant’s life is that he stays in tune with God all the time.” Oswald Chambers


“For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?”  I John 5:4-5 ESV

“And the day came when the risk [it took] to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”  Anais Nin


6 Responses to “Crumbs – Stepping into the Ring Face Time with God, Pt. 5”
  1. Christine L. Greene says:

    Hi Sis, Hope you and yours are doing fine. Wanted to tell you that we had a huge tree to fall on the cottage. It was about 60 feet talll and weighed about 5 tons! Did not crush the cottage but left a bit of structural damage-was deemed as “irreparable”. We have received a check but are holding it until we have a Insurance guy to look at it. I don’t think we are going to rebuild-maybe use the house for storage. Everything is on hold. We are having the house opened this yiear and hope to be there sometime wext year. I will let you know. I have tons of things to do to get it in shape for the “rentors”. Enjoy your blogs-sorry we did not get by when we came up to see about the tree.
    Love, Big Sister

    • Thanks for checking in, Sister. Terrible about the tree but glad it wasn’t the house. Scary! Thanks for allowing me to share my blog with you. It means a lot to me. Love you, Liz

  2. Thank you for the quotables, Liz!

  3. Kathy Biedenharn says:

    Liz. so much of your parts 5 & 6 speak to the area of concern we have for our oldest,
    I particularly love the quote about the blossom So true

    On a happy note, our younger son, Christian will be attending Sewanee this fall and playing football. We are thrilled with his choice

    Keep writing You have a Gos given talent that blesses those that read

    I love you
    Karhy B

    • Kathy, thanks so much for checking in with me. I’m so blessed and pleased that the the series on Face Time with God has spoken into your life in some small way. Sounds like a great choice for Christian. Take care and know that the miles and years that separate us don’t lessen my love for you, dear friend. Liz

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