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Saturday May 6, 2017

During this Easter season, as we prepare for the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, we're offering a sampling of what others have said about that mysterious 3rd person of the Trinity. Please send in your own thoughts about the Holy Spirit. Celeste+   "I also came to see that I should not worry about tomorrow, next week, next year, or next century. The more willing I was to look honestly at what I was thinking and saying and doing now, the more easily I would come into touch with the movement of God's Spirit in me, leading me to the future. God is a God of the present and reveals to those who are willing to listen carefully to the moment in which they live the steps they are to take toward the future. "Do not worry about tomorrow," Jesus says, "tomorrow will take care of itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own" (Matthew 6:34)."   - Henri J.M. Nouwen, In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership
Henri J.M. Nouwen

Friday May 5, 2017

During this Easter season, as we prepare for the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, we're offering a sampling of what others have said about that mysterious 3rd person of the Trinity. Please send in your own thoughts about the Holy Spirit. Celeste+   "The Sermon on the Mount is not a set of principles to be obeyed apart from identification with Jesus Christ. The Sermon on the Mount is a statement of the life we will live when the Holy Spirit is getting his way with us." -Oswald Chambers
Oswald Chambers

Thursday May 4, 2017

During this Easter season, as we prepare for the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, we're offering a sampling of what others have said about that mysterious 3rd person of the Trinity. Please send in your own thoughts about the Holy Spirit. Celeste+   "When God laughs at the soul and the soul laughs back at God, the persons of the Trinity are begotten. When the Father laughs at the Son and the Son laughs back at the Father, that laughter gives pleasure, that pleasure gives joy, that joy gives love, and that love is the Holy Spirit."   -Meister Eckhart
Meister Eckhart

Wednesday May 3, 2017

During this Easter season, as we prepare for the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, we're offering a sampling of what others have said about that mysterious 3rd person of the Trinity.  Please send in your own thoughts about the Holy Spirit.  Celeste+ Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. Matthew 1:18   There seems to be an inherently creative aspect to the Holy Spirit. In the beginning the Spirit of God shows up and things begin to happen, earth and seas, fish and flamingos. You never quite know what will appear. Mary is just going about her daily tasks. I imagine she had spent a good deal of time dreaming of the next part of her life, marriage, building a home, even starting a family. Yet the Holy Spirit shows up and things spin out of control. New life overwhelms her and life comes all out of order. The Holy Spirit does that. Often the Holy Spirit barges in arms filled with unexpected abundance, with a new life that is unforeseen and unimagined.   What new life is the Holy Spirit bringing to you? Linnae Peterson, M.Div.
Linnae Peterson, M.Div.

Tuesday May 2, 2017

During this Easter season, as we prepare for the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, we're offering a sampling of what others have said about that mysterious 3rd person of the Trinity. Please send in your own thoughts about the Holy Spirit. Celeste+   "When you strip it of everything else, Pentecost stands for power and life. That's what came into the church when the Holy Spirit came down on the day of Pentecost." - David Wilkerson, The Cross and the Switchblade
David Wilkerson

Monday May 1, 2017

During this Easter season, as we prepare for the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, we're offering a sampling of what others have said about that mysterious 3rd person of the Trinity.  Please send in your own thoughts about the Holy Spirit.  Celeste+ "In Christ, for the first time, we see that in God himself there exists--within his inseparable unity--the distinction between the Father who gives and the Gift which is given (the Son), but only in the unity of the Holy Spirit."  - Hans Urs von Balthasar, Unless You Become Like This Child
Hans Urs von Balthasar

Sunday April 30, 2017

During this Easter season, as we prepare for the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, we're offering a sampling of what others have said about that mysterious 3rd person of the Trinity. Please send in your own thoughts about the Holy Spirit. Celeste+   "The nativity mystery "conceived from the Holy Spirit and born from the Virgin Mary", means, that God became human, truly human out of his own grace. The miracle of the existence of Jesus , his "climbing down of God" is: Holy Spirit and Virgin Mary! Here is a human being, the Virgin Mary, and as he comes from God, Jesus comes also from this human being. Born of the Virgin Mary means a human origin for God. Jesus Christ is not only truly God, he is human like every one of us. He is human without limitation. He is not only similar to us, he is like us." - Karl Barth, Dogmatics in Outline
Karl Barth

Saturday April 29, 2017

During this Easter season, as we prepare for the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, we're offering a sampling of what others have said about that mysterious 3rd person of the Trinity. Please send in your own thoughts about the Holy Spirit. Celeste+   "... self-control is not control by oneself through one's own willpower but rather control of oneself through the power of the Holy Spirit." - Jerry Bridges, Holiness Day by Day: Transformational Thoughts for Your Spiritual Journey
Jerry Bridges

Friday April 28, 2017

During this Easter season, as we prepare for the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, we're offering a sampling of what others have said about that mysterious 3rd person of the Trinity.  Please send in your own thoughts about the Holy Spirit.  Celeste+ "The spirit of bondage works by fear for the slave fears the rod: but love cries, Abba, Father; it disposes us to go to God, and behave ourselves towards God as children; and it gives us clear evidence of our union to God as His children, and so casts out fear. So that it appears that the witness of the Spirit the apostle speaks of, is far from being any whisper, or immediate suggestion or revelation; but that gracious holy effect of the Spirit of God in the hearts of the saints, the disposition and temper of children, appearing in sweet childlike love to God, which casts out fear or a spirit of a slave."  - Jonathan Edwards, The Religious Affections
Jonathan Edwards

Thursday April 27, 2017

During this Easter season, as we prepare for the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, we're offering a sampling of what others have said about that mysterious 3rd person of the Trinity. Please send in your own thoughts about the Holy Spirit. Celeste+   "Holiness, as taught in the Scriptures, is not based upon knowledge on our part. Rather, it is based upon the resurrected Christ in-dwelling us and changing us into His likeness." - A.W. Tozer, Preparing for Jesus' Return: Daily Live the Blessed Hope
A.W. Tozer

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