Obedience isn't pretending I'm always happy and content in my singleness: that's denial.
It is not to Ilium that we should look for wisdom, but to Israel. To the personification of wisdom sitting on a mountain teaching His followers about the blessings of following Him.
How great our joy when a child -- or a sinner -- gains a forever family.
Being dead to self means the simple things become meaningful and the meaningful things become simple.
I often feel unprepared to share the gospel as I do ordering coffee.
I don't think the "cloud of witnesses" from Hebrews is talking about those in heaven looking down on us as we run our race. They're witnesses to us...not of us.
My physical eyes will grow dim, but I want my eyes of faith to grow clearer.