Garden Veggies

Garden Veggies
Made into tile for my stove backsplash

Portland Rose Garden

Portland Rose Garden
Mike and my 2 youngest sons Ian and Leif

Grandson Michael's Birthday 2014 throwing water balloons

Grandson Michael's Birthday 2014 throwing water balloons
With son Beau, Grandson Luke and his mom Jennifer

Maren

Maren
I cut this out of a wedding line. I must take more pictures of her.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

OUR WILL BY C. S. LEWIS


The non-believer often accuses the Christian of letting the doctrines of their church control them. What they don't understand is that we gain freedom by choosing to follow the precepts we see as good. "And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free." (John 8:32) No one tells me what to do. I choose and feel joy and direction with my choices. The following is a quote by C. S. Lewis from Screwtape.

 

Satan’s aim is the absorption of our will into his, the increase of his own area of selfhood at our expense. But the obedience which God demands of men is quite a different thing. God loves us, and He wants us to be like Him. He wants to fill the universe with us; He wants our lives to be qualitatively like His own, not because He has absorbed us but because our wills freely conform to His. Satan wants cattle who can finally become food; God wants servants who can finally become sons. Satan wants to suck in, God wants to give out. Satan is empty and would be filled; God is full and flows over. Satan’s war aim is a world in which he has drawn all other beings into himself; God wants a world full of beings united to Him but still distinct.

1 comment:

Nana Mary said...

Those were great quotes from our Empty Nester's lesson, Charmaine. I am enjoying working on the lesson on grace. That is a concept I did not fully comprehend. His grace enables us to develope the gifts of the Spirit which we need to become more like Him. When observing people and discerning who they are I remember that "by their fruits ye shall know them." The fruits of the Spirit can be felt and seen by others with spiritual eyes to see.